Fuel-Efficient High-Performance Cars

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Volkswagen Golf R
22 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy / 25 mpg combined
The VW Golf is offered in many variations, but it’s the R that sits at the top of the stack. In fact, with its 292-horsepower turbocharged engine the R is the most powerful Golf Volkswagen has ever sold. Power gets transmitted to all four wheels via VW’s advanced 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. When cruising or coasting, the system can disengage the rear wheels for improved fuel economy; however, when needed, the rear wheels can re-engage in fractions of a second. Golf R can be equipped with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox — the latter offers better city mpg and considerably quicker sprints to 60 mph.

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