The Golf R Variant is a family-friendly sports Variant that is relatively new to the Volkswagen range. Until 2014, the Golf R was only available in two-door and four-door versions. In 2015, Volkswagen launched an Variant version of its top-of-the-range Golf model. The current version has a power output of 228 kW / 310 PS and an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. However, the speed limiter can be deactivated by the optional R-Performance package, in which case, the maximum speed is boosted to 267 km/h. The Golf R Variant always has a seven-speed DSG gearbox and therefore has Launch Control as a standard feature. With this function activated, the all-round sports car can accelerate to 100 km/h in only 4.8 seconds.