My '15 R makes some noise on potholes, but I can't recall it ever being quite so loud as that recording, especially at such low speeds. I will tell you though that the tires make a big difference in the ride and sound. My R came stock wearing Bridgestone RE 050A 19x235/35 tires. About a year back I switched to a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S's. I was shocked at how much more compliant and quieter the Michelins were. Though I still had great "feeling," bump absorption, as well as the accompanying "thud" was noticably improved. I know that VW has long dropped mounting those Bridestones, but your tires might be part of the problem. I emphasize "might."