Volkswagen has rolled out three new R-Line packages for the Golf, comprising exterior and interior kits along with a Sport Pack. Any one of them can be had on the Comfortline or Highline trims, but for different prices. The exterior add-ons include logos, new front and rear bumpers and a rear spoiler, new side sills and a black diffuser. It runs 995 euros ($1,297 US) on the Highline, 1,180 euros ($1,538 US) on the Comfortline.

The interior package includes items like aluminum-look instrument and door panels, new door sills, a black headliner, stainless steel pedal caps and sports seats. It goes for 640 euros on the Highline trim or 945 euros ($1,231 US) on Comfortline. You can add Vienna leather to that, upgrading from cloth, for either 1,755 ($2,287 US) euros on the Highline or 2,115 euros ($2,756 US) on the Comfortline.

Finally, the Sport package gets a new suspension and revised steering, plus tinted windows. It's the most economical of the lot, needing just 430 euros ($560 US) for both Comfortline and Highline. The Salvador wheels in either 17- or 18-inch sizes can finish the whole thing off, and the press release below can tell you more about the tidbits included.
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The new Golf R-Line packages complement the sporty offering from Volkswagen

Wolfsburg, 25 April 2013 - The range for the Golf is extended by three new R-Line packages designed by Volkswagen R GmbH. They emphasize the sporty design and are now available for order as optional R-Line "Exterior" package, R-Line 'interior' pack, and R-Line Sport Package.

The R-Line "Exterior" package emphasizes the striking appearance of the Golf and provides the following accessories:
- Rear spoiler in body color
- Fog lights
- Radiator grille with "R-Line" logo
- R-Line specific grille black, shiny
- R-Line front and rear bumpers with "R" styling
- Flared sills
- Sporty, black painted diffuser of visible and non-visible exhaust pipes

The package is available for the Highline equipment lines for the price of 995 euros and Comfortline for the price of 1180 euros.

The R-Line 'interior' pack ensures the interior an especially sporty feel and includes:
- Inlays in aluminum look "Black Lead Grey" for the dashboard and door panels
- Front door sills in stainless steel
- Black headlining
- Pedal caps in stainless steel
- Sports seats in cloth design "Race", cheek insides in microfiber "San Remo", "R-Line" logo in the front seat
- Ambient lighting
- Leather multifunction sports steering wheel with "R-Line" logo and decorative stitching in gray crystal
- Gear lever knob in leather, switching tulip and center armrest with decorative stitching in gray crystal
- "R-Line" logo on the Home screen

The package is available for the Highline equipment lines for the price of 640 euros and Comfortline at a price of 945 euros.

Alternatively, the "Vienna" leather for the R-Line interior package is offered for Highline for the price of 1755 euros and Comfortline for a price of 2115 euros.

The optionally available R-Line Sport Package provides a particularly dynamic driving experience and consists of:
- Sports suspension
- Progressive Steering
- Tinted side windows and rear window

The R-Line Sport Package costs 430 euros and is available for the Comfortline and Highline.

The offer is completed by the new 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels "Salvador" from Volkswagen R GmbH, compatible with all R-Line equipment lines.


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      Felspawn
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nathan Langford is racist against mexican GTIs, news at 11
      Randy Walton
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd like to see an option package that actually improves performance - cold air intakes, exhaust modifications, or chips that improve HP, torque or even fuel economy - within warranty...
        Nathan Langford
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Randy Walton
        There is a performance package which adds 10 HP... But that's besides the point... I want an option that gets my car built in Germany and not Mexico!
        Brennok
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Randy Walton
        Well they have the Performance Pack which bumps the HP and torque. It is on the MKVII and I believe they have confirmed it will be an option when the new Golf hits the states.
        th0mb0ne
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Randy Walton
        Driving these days is all about image unfortunately.
      www.AmishStories.net
      Volkswagen really needs to clean-up its quality issues, you would think after making cars for over 70 years they would have pretty much solved some of that. Richard from Amish Stories
        Jim Pease
        • 1 Year Ago
        @www.AmishStories.net
        I was buying into the quality problems being gone. But two friends have dumped their VW's after less than three years and one of my brother's patients just had VW buy back her Jetta Hybrid. Maybe quality is better than my Rabbit but certainly not decent.
          Nathan Langford
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jim Pease
          New Golf including the GTi is built in Mexico! Quality problems are just starting for this once great brand.
      me
      • 1 Year Ago
      I swear if wasnt for Audi I would think vw knows absolutely nothing about performance..the golf gti have been hovering around the same hp for at least 20yrs I remember the old 1.8t was rates at 180 and the vr6's of the that era were 200hp. Where are we now?????200-220??
        Brennok
        • 1 Year Ago
        @me
        I think Audi is what holds them back since they can't exceed what Audi offers.
        Lachmund
        • 1 Year Ago
        @me
        why do some people think everything is about horsepower?! especially the ones from slow drivin' countries?!
        Matt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @me
        I think low 200s is the sweet spot for power in a FWD car. Any higher is a torque-steering disaster (see MazdaSpeed 3). Golf should be be about balance between practicality, economy, and the driving experience. Tire-shredding power is best saved for RWD cars.
          RDRR
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Matt
          Torque-steering disaster? there is torque steer in the MS3 but nothing close to what people that want to criticize the Mazda to defend their preferred brand always try to make it up to be. Both are good cars with some differences in their approach to performance on a budget.
      Mr Sled
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks great. Those pics on the other hand, were too dark/over processed.
      ChrisD
      • 1 Year Ago
      We\'ve had multiple VW\'s over the past 17 years, my wifes 1996 jetta III GLS, my 99.5 GTI GLX VR6, or 2003 20AE GTI, 2004 R32, 2008 R32, my wifes current 2010 Touareg and my 2012 Golf R and quality has improved ten fold over the past 17 years. The touareg and golf R have been perfect with not a single problem. I have had a Suabru WRX (worst car ever) a 2004 EVO 8, a 2010 EVO X a 2005 VolVo V70R, a 2001 BMW X5 3.0 and a 2005 BMW X3 3.0 and ALL of them have had more issues than the VW\'s. I suppose I could surrender to boredem and buy a Toyota or Honda but I think i\'d rather walk.
        Nathan Langford
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ChrisD
        And now the GTi's are made in Mexico... *smh*
        06SI
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ChrisD
        Thats funny I have experienced the exact opposite. Had a mk 4 GTI, my sister had a mk 5 golf. Most unreliable cars I have ever seen. So many weird electrical problems. My WRX is the most reliable (and most fun) car ive ever had.
      desinerd1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Given their target demographic they should offer it in pink
      carlotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just because the Fusion and MKZ are made in Mexico that doesn't mean the VW's will be poorly built too.
        SatinSheetMetal
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carlotta
        Ford Fusion http://www.edmunds.com/ford/fusion/2012/reliability.html VW Golf http://www.edmunds.com/volkswagen/golf/2012/reliability.html
      Sean Victorine
      • 1 Year Ago
      This generation of GTI is looking ÜBER dull and its not good when the RLine looks dull too. Actually, all VW's have entered a really dull design phase. Sucks for VW enthusiasts.
      Jai302
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can someone please tell me why they can't come up with original headlights for this car instead of lifting it off BMW's 6 and 7 series that cost 4-5 times as much? I wonder why people only hate on Hyundai and Kia for copying designs and not Volkswagen..
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'll keep my Wolfsburg made GTI, thanks. Still romps and chomps like a pit bull in a track suit.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn, looks clean!
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