Volkswagen dealers to sell the Golf R

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Volkswagen Canada says it will begin importing the Golf R in early 2012.

The popular European model is based on the five-door GTI. The high-output 4-cylinder turbo engine will be tuned to produce an estimated 256 horsepower.

This, coupled with the six speed manual transmission and 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, promises plenty of go. Golf R specific wheels, brakes and suspension will ensure that the stop is just as well controlled.

The Golf R will feature a host of interior and exterior enhancements, which will make it the most distinctive member of the award-winning Golf family.
More details will be made available as the launch date approaches.

There is no word on a Canadian MSRP.