The sporty Volkswagen R32, which earned the “Drivers wanted” car ever, features a powerfully 3.2-liter version of the famous VR6 engine. The VR6’s powerful output is due to its unique narrow angle V design. All this volume fits under a single aluminum alloy cylinder head. On the outside, the VW R32 comes with true dual exhaust pipes, newly designed bumpers, front one acting as a spoiler, large honeycomb ventilation grill in the lower front apron, darkened taillights, rear spoiler, side skirts and model specific badging on the front grille and left rear.
Its interior reveals high performance sport seats, alloy pedals, leather shift knob, instrument cluster, three-spoke leather steering wheel, doorsills and floor mats. Chrome surrounds the instrumentation, with the pivot heads of the needles matching. Alloy touches are used at nearly every visible or usable niche, including the side footrest, center console trim, interior door handles, doorsills, and even the handbrake button. The rear seats fold flat and allow for a 60/40 split.
Standard items include automatic climate control (Climatronic™), heated front seats and washer nozzles, premium CD stereo with eight speakers, Monsoon® Sound System, power one-touch up and down windows, power glass sunroof, heated electrically adjustable side mirrors, antitheft alarm, radio remote control locking, cruise control, trip computer, and rain sensor wipers.
The R32’s 4MOTION system is a key new feature that adds to its ability to handle varying road conditions. It has Volkswagen’s unique electronically controlled Haldex coupling in the rear axle differential. 4MOTION uses hydraulic and electronics to detect grip conditions, power train forces and then determine whether power should go to the front or rear wheels.
4MOTION facilitates handling and acceleration in slippery conditions to control the car’s power by helping manage wheel traction and thereby reducing sudden steering jerks, even when spurts of power are applied. Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) and Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) overlay this sophisticated system. Safety features include equipped with an advanced side-impact safety system called Side Curtain Protection™, an airbag supplemental restraint system to protect heads and upper torsos from injury. Side Curtain Protection deploys a protective curtain of air from the important A-pillar to C-pillar areas to provide occupant protection on all side windows.
VW R32 also offers front and side airbag supplemental restraints; front integrated head rests and three-point safety belts in all seating positions, with front seatbelt pre-tensioners and shoulder height adjustment; and the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system in the rear outboard seating positions for installation of child seats.
What makes the Volkswagen R32 the most wanted car by drivers the world over? The parts that make up every inch of the VWR32 are one of the reasons.
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