Mercedes-AMG A45 versus Volkswagen Golf R review | 4wd hot hatches go head to head | Autocar

Which is the hot-hatchback champion of champions? We've long loved the Volkswagen Golf R - a five-star car by our reckoning - but is it a match for the vastly more powerful and, to be fair, vastly more expensive, Mercedes-AMG A45?​ Our testers pitch the two head-to-head, to see which is faster and, crucially, which is better to drive and own. Join us at our test track for the most exciting, and entertaining, hot hatch test of the year. Which would your rather have? Comment below... New videos are uploaded to Autocar each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe now: http://smarturl.it/autocar Now watch these: 600bhp RX car driven | Rallycross special | Autocar https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=JvDWJuSqEJQ Audi TT RS v Mercedes-AMG A45 v Ford Focus RS | Ultimate all-weather Audi TT RS review | Autocar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFxq98EpDqA New Volkswagen Golf GTI review | Better than a Ford Focus ST? | Autocar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwNjSOUdKAs Visit our website at http://www.autocar.co.uk Read the full Volkswagen Golf R 2017 review here https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/volkswagen/golf-r/first-drives/volkswagen-golf-r-2017-review Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our team of experts. Our presenters include some of the world's top motoring journalists who have unrivalled access to the world's fastest, rarest, most exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race tracks. Follow AUTOCAR here: LIKE Autocar on Facebook: https://goo.gl/mWG2I5 FOLLOW Autocar on Twitter: https://goo.gl/DSAnav FOLLOW Autocar on Instagram: https://goo.gl/N2Id68 +1 Autocar on Google+: https://goo.gl/h6UHVu Check out our full video catalog: https://goo.gl/xHxfRA For car reviews you can trust, subscribe to Autocar: http://smarturl.it/autocar

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2017 Ford Focus RS vs. 2017 Volkswagen Golf R - Head 2 Head Ep. 80
On this episode of Head 2 Head, presented by Tire Rack (http://www.tirerack.com), Jason Cammisa and Jonny Lieberman set out to find the ultimate hot hatch. These cars feature plenty of power, grip, agility, and, most importantly, fun — and who doesn’t love fun? There’s perhaps no quicker, more enjoyable way to bomb down a winding road than in a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive compact hatchback. Volkswagen invented the hot-hatch genre in the mid-1970s with the front-wheel-drive GTI. Adding all-wheel drive and more power to the GTI begets the 292-hp Golf R, which makes it the fastest iteration of the car that won Motor Trend’s 2015 Car of the Year award. But it’s got a new competitor, and, looking at the numbers, the Ford Focus RS could be king of the segment. With 350 hp from a 2.3-liter turbocharged I-4 and a fancy torque-vectoring rear differential, it threatens to out-gun the Golf R both in a straight line and in the corners. Plus, it has Drift Mode! Can the Ford’s fancy technology beat the VW? You’re going to have to watch to find out! Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsAegdhiYLEoaFGuJFVrqFQ?sub_confirmation=1 Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & https://www.facebook.com/head2headshow Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend & https://twitter.com/head2headshow Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+motortrend/posts Instagram - head2headshow Website - http://www.motortrend.com





RS 3 v A45 AMG v Civic Type R v Golf R v Focus RS - DRAG & ROLLING RACE | Head-to-Head
The Audi RS3: 2.5 litres, 400hp, and four wheel drive... But just how fast is it? I compare it to its arch rival the Mercedes-AMG A45, plus three cheaper - but equally exciting - rivals: the Ford Focus RS, the VW Golf R, and the all-new Honda Civic Type R. This is a drag race you don't want to miss! Subscribe – http://www.youtube.com/c/Carwow?sub_confirmation=1 Save – http://www.carwow.co.uk Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/carwowuk/ Insta – http://www.instagram.com/carwow_uk Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/carwowuk A big thank you to Inchcape Mercedes-Benz for lending us the A45 – https://www.mercedes-benz.inchcape.co.uk/ See the drag race in a 360 degree view here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOFHuf21ZBM Awkward haggling is a thing of the past with carwow. Choose your perfect car with our configurator tool and let the country’s best dealers compete over you. Compare the five best offers by price, location and dealer ratings and choose the one that’s right for you – no hassle, no haggling, just a great deal. Visit our site to save money on your new car – https://www.carwow.co.uk/





Honda Civic Type R meets VW Golf R | World's best hot hatchbacks reviewed and tested | Autocar
The new Honda Civic Type R is one of the world's best, and most exciting, hot hatchbacks. But, then, so is the Volkswagen Golf R. Subscribe now: http://smarturl.it/autocar The Honda has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine driving the front wheels. It's fun, it's agile, it's wild to look at and thrilling to drive. The Volkswagen Golf R gives, we think it's fair to say, a more mature driving experience. It has four-wheel drive, more understated looks and slips into your life like a favourite pair of slippers. But which is the best hot hatchback; the better driver's car? Join Dan Prosser and Matt Prior on some great roads as they find out. New videos are uploaded to Autocar each week. Don't miss a single one. Subscribe now: http://smarturl.it/autocar Watch next: - Audi RS3 vs BMW M140i: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIdnkyilYKI - Frankfurt Motor Show round up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eELK109g0Q - 2018 Renault Megane R.S. revealed - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfQ4SdUoWBg Visit our website at http://www.autocar.co.uk Autocar, the world's leading motoring magazine and website, delivers industry-leading news, the most in-depth car reviews and opinion from our team of experts. Our presenters include some of the world's top motoring journalists who have unrivalled access to the world's fastest, rarest, most exotic and most exciting cars on some of the world's best roads and race tracks. Follow AUTOCAR here: LIKE Autocar on Facebook: https://goo.gl/mWG2I5 FOLLOW Autocar on Twitter: https://goo.gl/DSAnav FOLLOW Autocar on Instagram: https://goo.gl/N2Id68 +1 Autocar on Google+: https://goo.gl/h6UHVu Check out our full video catalog: https://goo.gl/xHxfRA For car reviews you can trust, subscribe to Autocar: http://smarturl.it/autocar





Audi RS3 vs Volkswagen Golf R | evo DEADLY RIVALS
On paper, the 362bhp Audi RS3 has got the 297bhp Volkswagen Golf R trumped. But on track, can the underdog Golf reign supreme? Read our Audi RS3 review here - http://www.evo.co.uk/audi/rs3 And our Golf R review here - http://www.evo.co.uk/volkswagen/golf-r BMW M3 vs Mercedes-Benz C63 S AMG: https://youtu.be/Hf67GoQhFMk Porsche turbo 911 S: https://youtu.be/Uv8z7inZKpU Follow us: https://twitter.com/evomagazine https://facebook.com/evomagazine Subscribe to the evo channel: http://bit.ly/1MAnWVi Subscribe to evo magazine: http://subscribe.evo.co.uk/




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