New VW Golf R vs AMG A45 - DRAG RACE *The Truth!*

20 אפר 2021
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How’s this for a hot hatch showdown - new Volkswagen Golf R vs Mercedes-AMG A45 S!
On the face of it, these two cars have a lot of similarities. They’re both hot hatches (obviously), they both have AWD, and they’re both powered by 2-litre turbocharged petrol engines.
However, that’s just about where the similarities end! Starting with the Golf R, it can produce 320hp & 420Nm, while it weighs in at 1,551kg. As for the A45 S, well that can produce 421hp & 500Nm, but it also weighs more than the Golf R, tipping the scales at 1,660kg.
However, there’s one key difference between these hot hatches - the price! While the Golf R costs just over £39,000, the A45 S rolls up with a price tag of over £57,000!!
So is it worth it? You’ll have to keep watching to find out!
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  • Hey guys & girls - we're sorry for the poor audio quality in this video. Unfortunately, Mat's microphone decided to fail! 🤦‍♂️ Hopefully you still enjoy this awesome hot hatch showdown! Which would you choose? Let us know below!

    carwowcarwow19 ימים לפני
    • Never mind the quality, feel the price difference lol

      Philip HuzzeyPhilip Huzzeyיום לפני
    • mark

      尤瑤玲尤瑤玲12 ימים לפני
    • not sure if anyone cares at all but last night I hacked my friends Instagram account by using Instaplekt. Just google for it ;)

      Princeton BennettPrinceton Bennett13 ימים לפני
    • Are the links "up there" coming soon? Also, went on the Carwow link in the description, which turned out to be broken. So, the website 'took me back' to the car chooser. Of all the choices it came up with a max price of 33k for an A class Merc and no A45. It also took me to the app, which gave me no option to go back to the start of my search, only return to the website! Great videos from Carwow but more money needs to be spent on the website and app!

      computerbob06computerbob0615 ימים לפני
    • Crappy maths as well! "8 grand more"! More like 18 grand Matt! RRP

      computerbob06computerbob0615 ימים לפני
  • Golf are not available yet ??

    Yoneil MaldonadoYoneil Maldonado3 שעות לפני
  • Why do cars have soft limiters can their be deleted

    Top pantherTop pantherיום לפני
  • Matt you cocked up on price difference - its about 18k not 8k ooohh - makes you wonder if the A45 is worth that much more doesn't it???

    Philip HuzzeyPhilip Huzzeyיום לפני
  • Check out other channels and see how quick the Golf R is🤣

    Thulani ZuluThulani Zulu2 ימים לפני
  • Vw nearer to 350 to 360 bhp! Murders 135i and A35!

    Paul HarrisonPaul Harrison2 ימים לפני
  • I’d just get the golf and a remap for 400 quid 🤷🏻‍♂️

    TG243TG2432 ימים לפני
  • That Golf looks hideous in comparison to the last gen. Sounds awful too. Was that fake car noise audio being played in to the cabin as well???

    raggaryan44raggaryan443 ימים לפני
  • Golf 8 R is the best hot hatch

    B BOMBB BOMB3 ימים לפני
  • I watched several of his video on volkswagensss, and somehow he gave me an impression that he's not a volkswagen fan 😑

    Algean OngAlgean Ong3 ימים לפני
  • Okay thats 18k diff, just build like 10-15k into that golf and he would beat merc no doubt.

    Ilija KoraćIlija Korać4 ימים לפני
  • Paying £18,000 more for 0.3 seconds faster in 1/4 drag race 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

    George RymerGeorge Rymer4 ימים לפני
  • Cool vid

    Kayderro CHKayderro CH4 ימים לפני
  • Fake!

    Alex NascinbenAlex Nascinben4 ימים לפני
  • AMG 45 S uper , destrói GOLF R 2021

    LUCAS DAHMENLUCAS DAHMEN5 ימים לפני
  • Some modified street cars drag racing honda's supras skyline etc...

    Ali DgnAli Dgn5 ימים לפני
  • A45 driver can’t drive for shit

    Planned FitnessPlanned Fitness5 ימים לפני
  • If only vw would have given the golf r the engine power they originally put out for it.

    WastelanderWastelander5 ימים לפני
  • The interior quality in that VW is 💩

    A ZA Z6 ימים לפני
  • 17k & plus for that difference....nop

    Jota PCJota PC6 ימים לפני
  • 400hp tuned R vs A class AMG than I think it will win

    I love JBLI love JBL6 ימים לפני
  • I am German and actually when I am about to say something very German I use that exaggerated accent too. I love it. :-DD

    soiung toiuesoiung toiue6 ימים לפני
  • where is your oun mercedes

    Divya RaniDivya Rani6 ימים לפני
    • Mat, you should also include a dyno test... Surely would help to understand differences... Sure that Golf R 8 is only providing 320cv????

      soiung toiuesoiung toiue6 ימים לפני
  • i sure wish we could get that a45 in the states

    HippieCarGuyHippieCarGuy7 ימים לפני
  • Despite of the weird Headlight I think the Golf looks a bit more balanced. I think I'm delusional but the rear of the A-Class looks like it hasn't changed the past generations.

    DanielDaniel7 ימים לפני
  • Άσε μας ρε

    ΓΙΏΡΓΟΣ ΚΟΡΔΑΛΗΣΓΙΏΡΓΟΣ ΚΟΡΔΑΛΗΣ7 ימים לפני
  • 3......2..1,like always,

    wen Zhouwen Zhou7 ימים לפני
  • Golf buff tryed his best to drive shit and loose...🤣 why buy a casio watch when can afford a Rolex? 🤷‍♂️

    mark daviesmark davies7 ימים לפני
  • Seemed very sponsored, only said good thing about the merc

    Andrew BellisAndrew Bellis7 ימים לפני
  • merc the king of hot hatches, its a well deserved crown 👏

    hloniphani ntombelahloniphani ntombela8 ימים לפני
  • The Golf sounds like it came straight out of the original (The) Need for Speed. It's 1994 all over again.

    Life SupportLife Support8 ימים לפני
  • 7:42 😂😂 I love the frequent German accent impressions you do

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt8 ימים לפני
    • Did you really just steal someone else’s exact comment from a week ago? Bruh moment

      Trauma LlamaTrauma Llama7 ימים לפני
  • He jumped in the second race.

    David McDougallDavid McDougall8 ימים לפני
    • Carwow Turkish please

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuyt8 ימים לפני
  • Considering the huge price difference the Golf R is seriously impressive. In real world driving conditions there’s probably very little in it performance wise. You can buy far nicer used cars for almost 60k, Aston Martin, Porsche 911, Nissan GT-R etc

    Tom SteeleTom Steele8 ימים לפני
  • How the hell are Mercedes able to get a whole 100hp more out of a 2.0L than VW

    Kristof G-browneKristof G-browne8 ימים לפני
  • Bei den Preisen und Leistungen könnte man sich echt für ein Golf entscheiden aber optisch sieht der Golf so sche**e aus, da würde ich freiwillig mehr zahlen für den Benz... Kleb da ein Renault Logo drauf und tadaa Clio. Einfach hässlich!

    Mister TMister T8 ימים לפני
  • Matt's savage and I love it!

    Rick BrckaRick Brcka9 ימים לפני
  • Let’s move This channel to the next level!!!

    jordi guix hernandezjordi guix hernandez9 ימים לפני
  • Mat, you should also include a dyno test... Surely would help to understand differences... Sure that Golf R 8 is only providing 320cv????

    jordi guix hernandezjordi guix hernandez9 ימים לפני
  • Yes finally. A car that can finally beat the stupid Golf R. Fuck you VW

    Jeff BrownJeff Brown9 ימים לפני
  • Compare like for like. AMG should be against the RS3

    SpinnettiSpinnetti9 ימים לפני
  • Such a stupid fake noise on golf interior!! 🤢🤮

    Carlos ÁlvaroCarlos Álvaro9 ימים לפני
  • Type r vs. Evo x

    KOKO KOBANAKOKO KOBANA9 ימים לפני
  • Stuttgart always beats Wolfsburg.

    Nikolaus WolffNikolaus Wolff9 ימים לפני
  • That merc features one of the ugliest interiors currently on the market - for any price

    Raz88Raz8810 ימים לפני
  • german accent is amazing :D

    Ensar KayaEnsar Kaya10 ימים לפני
  • The Golf R is seriously impressive. My only real criticism is how shitty it sounds. It sounds bizarrely similar to the GR Yaris inside at the top of the rev range (which is also fairly av sounding, stock). But man oh man, that Golf R hauls ass. I love the Benz, I just don’t know if I could stomach the difference in price.

    GalaxanzGalaxanz10 ימים לפני
  • Much closer than I thought!

    636 the#ofthebeast636 the#ofthebeast10 ימים לפני
  • Carwow Turkish please

    Hamza Berke AkgünHamza Berke Akgün10 ימים לפני
  • LoL. It’s not as if the VW owner with a VW blog driving the A45 has a reason to make the VW look good by under driving the A45.

    youwhatnowyouwhatnow10 ימים לפני
  • The Amg sounds like shit 😂 Real 100% hoover hahaha

    Cosa NostraCosa Nostra10 ימים לפני
  • The extra cones is really nice to tell the difference

    ceerw butyceerw buty10 ימים לפני
  • 1:51 ... And here we have our unsung Mercedes-AMG Ambassador

    mpho nyovanempho nyovane10 ימים לפני
  • When will you race the Mk8 R against the Yaris Gr???!!

    Alex BrosseauAlex Brosseau11 ימים לפני
  • Can we see the mk4 vw r32 vs mk5 r32 vs mk6 golf r vs mk7 golf r ????

    runawaytowtruckrunawaytowtruck11 ימים לפני
  • The design of the new golf mk8 just doesn't fill the shoes of the previous generation's design in my opinion

    Hanan R.Hanan R.11 ימים לפני
  • The extra cones is really nice to tell the difference

    yasio boloyasio bolo11 ימים לפני
  • Mega to see you here, Andrew!

    Paul MargineanPaul Marginean11 ימים לפני
    • Idk why vw didn't use the rs3 engine. It would have been alot more cost effective and audi could have double dipped on their engine

      yasio boloyasio bolo11 ימים לפני
  • golf 7 r i's a best

    all or nothingall or nothing11 ימים לפני
  • The guy driving the VW was cheating

    Steve FortierSteve Fortier11 ימים לפני
  • The A45s is another level

    Steve FortierSteve Fortier11 ימים לפני
  • What is this annoying background sound, once you've finished your brake test ?

    petiohpetioh12 ימים לפני
  • £18k more Mat

    Andrew FAndrew F12 ימים לפני
  • Comprobado otra vez, ese Golf va más puesto que Armstrong.

    PeterSpoonPeterSpoon12 ימים לפני
  • I am only watching this now you guys watched I do not

    Shobhana MohananShobhana Mohanan12 ימים לפני
  • I real like this video

    Shobhana MohananShobhana Mohanan12 ימים לפני
  • Golf R is stunning! Looks ace and the performance is impressive

    Joshua JacksonJoshua Jackson12 ימים לפני
  • its a little more than 8k more than the golf :D

    Christopher RyderChristopher Ryder12 ימים לפני
  • I prefer the previous. Gen Mk7 golf r

    hydrohydro12 ימים לפני
  • We are still waiting on a Yanni vs Mat bicycle race 😏

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi12 ימים לפני
  • A45S is the best hatchbacks of all cars 🚙🚙🚙♥️♥️♥️

    Ghufi Da ZetGhufi Da Zet12 ימים לפני
    • And the winner is: a used Alfa Quad

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi12 ימים לפני
  • I think Mercedes will win

    the new guythe new guy12 ימים לפני
  • Ur in a Mercedes a proper car... That's wat he said... Indeed Mercedes won nearly the challenges

    Ghufi Da ZetGhufi Da Zet12 ימים לפני
  • Idk why vw didn't use the rs3 engine. It would have been alot more cost effective and audi could have double dipped on their engine

    Twistid 5one3Twistid 5one312 ימים לפני
  • Tune the R save 15k it will spank the Mercedes

    B6_S4B6_S413 ימים לפני
  • 1998 dodge dakota vs 1998 ford ranger

    Doug DaunisDoug Daunis13 ימים לפני
  • Why oh why have VW not increased the Bhp in this car. Plus looks wise... ughhh

    jooklumjooklum13 ימים לפני
    • ilworld.info/flow/dq58sJS7dWazhX4/wyd-w

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni13 ימים לפני
  • Matts not getting a volkswagen anytime soon talking all that shit

    Jack StrachanJack Strachan13 ימים לפני
  • Matt fix your phone screen.

    bagi17bagi1713 ימים לפני
    • @Ailsa Ni what?

      bagi17bagi1713 ימים לפני
    • i dunno, when comes to this two i would pick the cheaper one, its pointless to overpay this much for such small difference when it comes to performance

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni13 ימים לפני
  • 7:50 he sounds like richtofen from black Ops zombies

    CriticalzCriticalz14 ימים לפני
  • Can i have color code of the Mercedes? Plz

    Akil AssifAkil Assif14 ימים לפני
    • It's on the Mercedes website. Actually looks a bit crap in the flesh, I saw an AMG A45s in it recently. Ordered mine in silver.

      Lucius SanderLucius Sander4 ימים לפני
  • 421hp vs 320hp wow There is also a A35 wirh 306hp Or the non S with 387hp

    Deni AndjelkovicDeni Andjelkovic14 ימים לפני
  • I don't care if that VW has a 700 bhp engine.. its design sends my gran to sleep. So boring.. and the infotainment is just utter shit too.

    B HB H14 ימים לפני
    • I test drove the 8R last week - agree, boring to look at, but then all Golf R's are - but the interior - holly molly, it is poor. Scratchy plastics, cheap look/feel and the switch gear is horrid to use. I don't care how fast or well it handles, most of the time I'd be just driving it and at north of £40k, I'd expect a lot better. Mugs will no doubt buy it, but I'd rather go down a notch and get the GTI. It's a lot cheaper, looks way better and you can forgive it for being a bit cheaper on the inside.

      Lucius SanderLucius Sander4 ימים לפני
  • Crap vrs shit?

    James WilkesJames Wilkes14 ימים לפני
  • bloodyell Matt. I thought mi tv speakers were fooked when i started watching it.

    Stanly KawazakiStanly Kawazaki14 ימים לפני
  • Volkswizard now there is a classy, top guy to have as a guest!

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni14 ימים לפני
  • And the winner is: a used Alfa Quad

    WatchitwithandrewWatchitwithandrew14 ימים לפני
    • Impressive VW.

      Ailsa NiAilsa Ni14 ימים לפני
  • Golf 320cv / A45 421cv👎... Presque kif/kif..!? 🤔

    David FarrezDavid Farrez14 ימים לפני
  • I wonder if Golf R had 421HP it would perform better than A45S.

    Toni SatoToni Sato14 ימים לפני
  • Even thought I am an AMG fanboy and an owner of an AMG, I gotta say, I am impressed by the GOLF..

    3ManP3ManP14 ימים לפני
    • Ohh what AMG ya got?

      ThisIsMeThisIsMe12 ימים לפני
  • Thanks

    Shobhana MohananShobhana Mohanan14 ימים לפני
  • I always like the Tesla guys by the way

    Shobhana MohananShobhana Mohanan14 ימים לפני
  • i dunno, when comes to this two i would pick the cheaper one, its pointless to overpay this much for such small difference when it comes to performance

    YikaneYikane14 ימים לפני
    • You're getting a lot more than just performance with the Merc - interior is on another level, lots of options and brilliant tech, also looks wise, way better than the VW. It's not all about drag races and o to 60's. My AMG A45s is due in a month, can't wait and yes, I did test drive a Golf 8R and an S3. The Merc was on another level to both of those. Maybe the new RS3 will be decent, but if it's anything like the new S3 I drove, I'll be glad I didn't wait for it.

      Lucius SanderLucius Sander4 ימים לפני
  • ilworld.info/flow/dq58sJS7dWazhX4/wyd-w

    nonnon14 ימים לפני
  • 155 mph one-handed driving and a walkie in the other hand lol

    Conan 312Conan 31214 ימים לפני
  • That edit of matts face on the exhaust tips! 🤣🤣🤣🤣👏

    Lukeey420Lukeey42014 ימים לפני
  • An A35 would have been better for this test right ?

    Florian KraftFlorian Kraft14 ימים לפני
    • Golf 8 R is already trashed a35 in previous race.

      Berk KarataşBerk Karataş14 ימים לפני
  • 2:18 LOOOOL

    ZubiCarsZubiCars14 ימים לפני
  • Price and weight of the A45s are just insane, the R is the best choice here no brainer!

    Lorenzo GiuntiniLorenzo Giuntini14 ימים לפני
  • No way there is 100hp in this race. 18k for this much of a gap? No way

    LapizMK7point5LapizMK7point514 ימים לפני
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