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Is the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Faster Than the 2019 Golf R?

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R comes equipped with many new features, including a powerful new 2.0-liter turbocharged direct-injection engine. This translates to a faster speed and quick acceleration. Additional performance upgrades include the new vehicle dynamics settings and new rear-axle torque vectoring feature, which help with handling and cornering abilities.
A blue 2022 Volkswagen Golf R drifts through the snow

Watch the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R Shred Through Snow

While the standard Golf has been discontinued in the US, Volkswagen hasn’t left its hatchback buyers high and dry. In addition to the upcoming Mk8 GTI, we’re also getting the next-gen Volkswagen Golf R. And while the ongoing pandemic has made reviewing cars trickier, YouTube team The Straight Pipes still wanted to witness the Golf …
A photo of the Mercedes-AMG A 45 S utilizing its drift mode on track.
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Drift Mode Is a Pointless Hot Hatch Feature We Actually Love

The recent unveiling of the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R brought along the announcement of a unique new feature. The Golf R now features a new drift mode, which in theory, should allow its owners to do wonderful skids on the track. The VW isn’t even the only hot hatchback to offer it. So far, only …