Following its introduction at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Volkswagen Golf R Variant is now available to order in Germany from €42,925.

Following its introduction at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Volkswagen Golf R Variant is now available to order in Germany from €42,925.

The all-round vehicle combines the practicality of a wagon with the hot temper of a sportscar as it carries 605 liters of trunk capacity in the back while the front is home to 300 HP (221 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft). Output is provided by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine coupled to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to both axles thanks to the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system.

Featuring a sport chassis, the Golf R Variant sits 20mm lower than the standard version and needs just 5.1 seconds to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) from a standstill before reaching an electronically-capped 155 mph (250 km/h). Aside from being practical and powerful, the hot wagon is also quite frugal as it will consume only 7 liters / 100 km (33.6 mpg US or 40.3 mpg UK) and emit 163 g/km of CO2.

It comes as standard with a generous array of equipment such as bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, sport seats, blue ambient lighting, automatic climate control system, touchscreen display while at an additional cost the customer can add a Carbon Style Nappa leather package.

Deliveries of the Volkswagen Golf R Variant will kick off this spring in Europe.

Volkswagen Golf R Variant now available on order in Germany from €42,925