The new version features a range of subtle changes and costs more money to buy.
The Golf R Estate blends the rocket-ship performance of its hatchback sister with useful load-carrying capacity and the new version is faster than ever.
Top speed of the made-over R estate is 270kph with a scorching zero to 100kph benchmark time of 4.9 seconds.
The new model builds on the standard Golf estate in much the same way as the car it replaces.
Subtle exterior styling changes mark it out as the range-topping flagship without looking too flashy into the bargain.
At €51,585 (RM247,000), the R estate will also be the most expensive Golf when it first goes on sale in Germany later this year
VW manages to extract 320hp from the two-litre, turbocharged engine and the suspension and brakes have been modified to take the strain.
The new R estate has extra driving modes for sporty driving, including one designed for laps of Germany's famous Nuerburgring where skilful amateur drivers can test their prowess.