This powerful vehicle with torque of 400 Newton meters and 221 kW / 300 PS under the hood is also designed with sporty driving in mind: The T-Roc R is the new top model of its series and combines sophisticated design with technical features to complement its high-performance look. The modern 2.0 liter engine with TSI technology and the intelligent all-wheel drive 4MOTION system give the new R model of the successful T-Roc series an exceptional handling performance. Turbocharging and direct injection provide the CUV with a jolt of agility, that enables it to go from zero to 100 km/h in just 4.8 seconds and to hit a top speed of 250 km/h. In combination with its striking design, the vehicle will excite its future drivers. It is something that Marvin Klöpper, the new owner of the first T-Roc R, confirmed when he took possession of the vehicle, painted in White Silver Metallic, at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg. “When I saw that the T-Roc R is available to order, I was contemplating to purchase it “says Klöpper, who works at Volkswagen’s Research and Development team. Following another colleague’s professional opinion, as well as watching race driver Benny Leuchter driving the car around the famous Nürburgring, the decision was made. It was not a specific detail that made Klöpper complete the configuration process of his new T-Roc R, “There is no one thing made my decision, it was the whole package that convinced me.”
Peter Jost, the Head of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen R, added: “Handing over the first T-Roc R in the Autostadt to a customer is an important event. The vehicle combines the best of two worlds: The eye-catching CUV provides our customers with the unlimited ability to handle everyday jobs while offering exceptional performance and driving pleasure. The T-Roc R is also initiating a product offensive that we will energetically continue in the future. The vehicle symbolizes the pioneering spirit of the Volkswagen R brand: new products and a multifaceted customer experience.”
The performance brand Volkswagen R represents the sportiest models in the Volkswagen portfolio. Since 2002, the R models have been at home on racetracks throughout the world and, in addition to high-performance engines, have offered their owners the combination of everyday usability and stylish understatement. Along with the Golf R in four generations, the portfolio includes the Passat R36, the Touareg R50, the Scirocco R and the Golf R Convertible. Aside from the Golf Rand the Golf R Variant, the new T-Roc R is also currently available.