After numerous photos of the Volkswagen Golf R 3 Door surfaced across Australia, Volkswagen has now come out and confirmed the model for the Australian market.
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Speaking to fans through its FaceBook page, Volkswagen Australia said:

"As a direct result of overwhelming customer interest and dealer enquiry, we are pleased to announce the local avaiability of the 3 door body style for the coming new Golf R. The 3 door model will compliment the 5 door model."

The Volkswagen Golf R is powered by 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with power put to the ground using a fourth-generation Haldex all-wheel drive system. The three and five door versions of the Golf R will be available in either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.

European specifications put performance figures at 199kW/350Nm and 0-100km/h time of 5.7 seconds for the manual. However as reported previously Australian delivered models will be slightly detuned to produce 188kW at 6000rpm.

As was the case with the Volkswagen Golf R32 which the Golf R replaces, the top of the range Golf comes with 345mm front and 310mm rear performance brakes (with black calipers) applying pressure to 18-inch alloys sport tyres (we suspect Pirelli).

A set of 19" wheels, sporting 235/35R19 rubber will be optionally available.

It will gain sports body kit and hence sit 25mm lower than the standard Golf and come with Xenon headlights as well as LED tail lights and daylight running lights.

Although Australian specifications and pricing is yet to be officially announced, we suspect it will be similar in pricing to the R32. Coming it at around $57,000 for the 3-door and $59,000 for the 5-door.

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