Ralliart Returning To America, Golf R Anniversary Model Revealed, BMW Z4 M40i Getting A Manual: Cold Start

Ralliart Returning To America, Golf R Anniversary Model Revealed, BMW Z4 M40i Getting A Manual: Cold Start



A few months back, Volkswagen in Europe revealed a 328-horsepower special edition of the Golf R, the most powerful production Golf ever. This also got an Akrapovic exhaust system, two-tone blue-and-black Estoril wheels, an Emotional Start feature that revs the engine on startup, and retuning of the DSG transmission for more “noticeable” feedback. Awesome right? Well, not for us.The American version gets none of these upgrades, although it does gain some blue R badges, real carbon fiber in the cabin for the first time ever, and blue mirrors on models ordered in white or black. “Around 1,800” will be made at a cost of $44,940 for the manual (which is exclusive to North America) or $45,740 for the dual-clutch variant. But with no more power, is it worth the premium of a couple of hundred bucks over a regular R?Click here to see the 20th Anniversary Edition and decide for yourself