2022 Volkswagen Golf R lit up in front of photo spies while drifting in the snow. One of the key features of the 2022 Golf R is the advanced 4Motion all-wheel drive system.
In the old Golf R, this system could transfer up to 50% of the engine power to the rear axle, but the new car is equipped with an improved torque vectoring system, which uses a rear differential with two multi-plate clutches. They can distribute up to 100% of the torque to the individual rear wheels. VW says this will reduce the vehicle’s turning radius.
“This is one of the key technologies that makes this Golf R the best to date. It transforms the car, giving the driver a sense of dynamics and intuition. It provides comfort on a winding road or track while minimizing oversteer and understeer, ”said Jan Schidek-Yacht, head of technical development for Volkswagen Golf R, in a statement.
The new Torque Vectoring System also allowed VW engineers to implement a “drift” mode that alters stability control parameters and shifts all available rear wheel torque to the outer wheel, initiating drift.
2022 VW Golf R models sold in the US are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing 315 hp. and 420 Nm. Pricing and availability information has not been confirmed as VW simply stated that the vehicle “will arrive later this year.”