A moderator on the VW Watercooled website has apparently stumbled across Australian pricing for the forthcoming Volkswagen Golf R. Also included in the list was pricing on options available, but of course, it's all recommended retail pricing, and not driveaway.

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Considering the power increase over the standard GTI and the addition of all-wheel-drive, the pricing looks quite sharp.

3 Door Manual $48,490

3 Door DSG $50,990

5 Door Manual $49,990

5 Door DSG $52,490

Options:

Electric glass sunroof $1,900

RNS510 satellite navigation system $2,500

Dynaudio 300W premium audio system $1,300

RNS510 with Dynaudio 300W premium audio $3,500

Media Device Interface (MDI) $270

Rear View Camera (RVC) $500

Adaptive chassis control $1,500

Vienna leather appointed upholstery $3,300

Micro fibre/leather racing style front seats $5,300

Electrically adjustable driver‘s seat (with 5 door & leather seats only, not recaros) $600

Talladega 19“ alloy wheels in SILVER $1,300

Talladega 19“ alloy wheels in BLACK $1,300

The New MY11 VW Bluetooth $550

The Golf R is powered by a 188kW, 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder, running through all four wheels. Look out for CarAdvice's first stint behind the wheel in the coming week, along with a review of the new Volkswagen GTD.