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

20 Apr 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!

    carwowcarwowVor 18 Tage
    • mark

      尤瑤玲尤瑤玲Vor 10 Tage
    • 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 BennettVor 12 Tage
    • 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!

      computerbob06computerbob06Vor 13 Tage
    • Crappy maths as well! "8 grand more"! More like 18 grand Matt! RRP

      computerbob06computerbob06Vor 13 Tage
    • I thought my phone speaker tore LoL

      Hemiendren aaronHemiendren aaronVor 13 Tage
  • Check out other channels and see how quick the Golf R is🤣

    Thulani ZuluThulani ZuluVor 13 Stunden
  • Vw nearer to 350 to 360 bhp! Murders 135i and A35!

    Paul HarrisonPaul HarrisonVor Tag
  • I’d just get the golf and a remap for 400 quid 🤷🏻‍♂️

    TG243TG243Vor Tag
  • 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???

    raggaryan44raggaryan44Vor Tag
  • Golf 8 R is the best hot hatch

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

    Algean OngAlgean OngVor 2 Tage
  • Okay thats 18k diff, just build like 10-15k into that golf and he would beat merc no doubt.

    Ilija KoraćIlija KoraćVor 2 Tage
  • Paying £18,000 more for 0.3 seconds faster in 1/4 drag race 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

    George RymerGeorge RymerVor 2 Tage
  • Cool vid

    Kayderro CHKayderro CHVor 3 Tage
  • Fake!

    Alex NascinbenAlex NascinbenVor 3 Tage
  • AMG 45 S uper , destrói GOLF R 2021

  • Some modified street cars drag racing honda's supras skyline etc...

    Ali DgnAli DgnVor 3 Tage
  • A45 driver can’t drive for shit

    Planned FitnessPlanned FitnessVor 3 Tage
  • If only vw would have given the golf r the engine power they originally put out for it.

    WastelanderWastelanderVor 4 Tage
  • The interior quality in that VW is 💩

    A ZA ZVor 4 Tage
  • 17k & plus for that difference....nop

    Jota PCJota PCVor 4 Tage
  • 400hp tuned R vs A class AMG than I think it will win

    I love JBLI love JBLVor 4 Tage
  • 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 toiueVor 4 Tage
  • where is your oun mercedes

    Divya RaniDivya RaniVor 5 Tage
    • 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 toiueVor 4 Tage
  • i sure wish we could get that a45 in the states

    HippieCarGuyHippieCarGuyVor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    DanielDanielVor 5 Tage
  • Άσε μας ρε

  • 3......2..1,like always,

    wen Zhouwen ZhouVor 5 Tage
  • Golf buff tryed his best to drive shit and loose...🤣 why buy a casio watch when can afford a Rolex? 🤷‍♂️

    mark daviesmark daviesVor 6 Tage
  • Seemed very sponsored, only said good thing about the merc

    Andrew BellisAndrew BellisVor 6 Tage
  • merc the king of hot hatches, its a well deserved crown 👏

    hloniphani ntombelahloniphani ntombelaVor 6 Tage
  • The Golf sounds like it came straight out of the original (The) Need for Speed. It's 1994 all over again.

    Life SupportLife SupportVor 6 Tage
  • 7:42 😂😂 I love the frequent German accent impressions you do

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytVor 6 Tage
    • Did you really just steal someone else’s exact comment from a week ago? Bruh moment

      Trauma LlamaTrauma LlamaVor 5 Tage
  • He jumped in the second race.

    David McDougallDavid McDougallVor 6 Tage
    • Carwow Turkish please

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytVor 6 Tage
  • 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 SteeleVor 7 Tage
  • How the hell are Mercedes able to get a whole 100hp more out of a 2.0L than VW

    Kristof G-browneKristof G-browneVor 7 Tage
  • 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 TVor 7 Tage
  • Matt's savage and I love it!

    Rick BrckaRick BrckaVor 7 Tage
  • Let’s move This channel to the next level!!!

    jordi guix hernandezjordi guix hernandezVor 7 Tage
  • 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 hernandezVor 7 Tage
  • Yes finally. A car that can finally beat the stupid Golf R. Fuck you VW

    Jeff BrownJeff BrownVor 7 Tage
  • Compare like for like. AMG should be against the RS3

    SpinnettiSpinnettiVor 7 Tage
  • Such a stupid fake noise on golf interior!! 🤢🤮

    Carlos ÁlvaroCarlos ÁlvaroVor 7 Tage
  • Type r vs. Evo x

  • Stuttgart always beats Wolfsburg.

    Nikolaus WolffNikolaus WolffVor 8 Tage
  • That merc features one of the ugliest interiors currently on the market - for any price

    Raz88Raz88Vor 8 Tage
  • german accent is amazing :D

    Ensar KayaEnsar KayaVor 8 Tage
  • 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.

    GalaxanzGalaxanzVor 9 Tage
  • Much closer than I thought!

    636 the#ofthebeast636 the#ofthebeastVor 9 Tage
  • Carwow Turkish please

    Hamza Berke AkgünHamza Berke AkgünVor 9 Tage
  • 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.

    youwhatnowyouwhatnowVor 9 Tage
  • The Amg sounds like shit 😂 Real 100% hoover hahaha

    Cosa NostraCosa NostraVor 9 Tage
  • The extra cones is really nice to tell the difference

    ceerw butyceerw butyVor 9 Tage
  • 1:51 ... And here we have our unsung Mercedes-AMG Ambassador

    mpho nyovanempho nyovaneVor 9 Tage
  • When will you race the Mk8 R against the Yaris Gr???!!

    Alex BrosseauAlex BrosseauVor 9 Tage
  • Can we see the mk4 vw r32 vs mk5 r32 vs mk6 golf r vs mk7 golf r ????

    runawaytowtruckrunawaytowtruckVor 9 Tage
  • 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.Vor 9 Tage
  • The extra cones is really nice to tell the difference

    yasio boloyasio boloVor 9 Tage
  • Mega to see you here, Andrew!

    Paul MargineanPaul MargineanVor 10 Tage
    • 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 boloVor 9 Tage
  • golf 7 r i's a best

    all or nothingall or nothingVor 10 Tage
  • The guy driving the VW was cheating

    Steve FortierSteve FortierVor 10 Tage
  • The A45s is another level

    Steve FortierSteve FortierVor 10 Tage
  • What is this annoying background sound, once you've finished your brake test ?

    petiohpetiohVor 10 Tage
  • £18k more Mat

    Andrew FAndrew FVor 10 Tage
  • Comprobado otra vez, ese Golf va más puesto que Armstrong.

    PeterSpoonPeterSpoonVor 10 Tage
  • I am only watching this now you guys watched I do not

    Shobhana MohananShobhana MohananVor 10 Tage
  • I real like this video

    Shobhana MohananShobhana MohananVor 10 Tage
  • Golf R is stunning! Looks ace and the performance is impressive

    Joshua JacksonJoshua JacksonVor 10 Tage
  • its a little more than 8k more than the golf :D

    Christopher RyderChristopher RyderVor 10 Tage
  • I prefer the previous. Gen Mk7 golf r

    hydrohydroVor 10 Tage
  • We are still waiting on a Yanni vs Mat bicycle race 😏

    eioshen boboieioshen boboiVor 10 Tage
  • A45S is the best hatchbacks of all cars 🚙🚙🚙♥️♥️♥️

    Ghufi Da ZetGhufi Da ZetVor 11 Tage
    • And the winner is: a used Alfa Quad

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiVor 10 Tage
  • I think Mercedes will win

    the new guythe new guyVor 11 Tage
  • Ur in a Mercedes a proper car... That's wat he said... Indeed Mercedes won nearly the challenges

    Ghufi Da ZetGhufi Da ZetVor 11 Tage
  • 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 5one3Vor 11 Tage
  • Tune the R save 15k it will spank the Mercedes

    B6_S4B6_S4Vor 11 Tage
  • 1998 dodge dakota vs 1998 ford ranger

    Doug DaunisDoug DaunisVor 11 Tage
  • Why oh why have VW not increased the Bhp in this car. Plus looks wise... ughhh

    jooklumjooklumVor 11 Tage

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiVor 11 Tage
  • Matts not getting a volkswagen anytime soon talking all that shit

    Jack StrachanJack StrachanVor 12 Tage
  • Matt fix your phone screen.

    bagi17bagi17Vor 12 Tage
    • @Ailsa Ni what?

      bagi17bagi17Vor 11 Tage
    • 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 NiVor 11 Tage
  • 7:50 he sounds like richtofen from black Ops zombies

    CriticalzCriticalzVor 12 Tage
  • Can i have color code of the Mercedes? Plz

    Akil AssifAkil AssifVor 12 Tage
    • 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 SanderVor 2 Tage
  • 421hp vs 320hp wow There is also a A35 wirh 306hp Or the non S with 387hp

    Deni AndjelkovicDeni AndjelkovicVor 12 Tage
  • 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 HVor 12 Tage
    • 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 SanderVor 2 Tage
  • Crap vrs shit?

    James WilkesJames WilkesVor 12 Tage
  • bloodyell Matt. I thought mi tv speakers were fooked when i started watching it.

    Stanly KawazakiStanly KawazakiVor 12 Tage
  • Volkswizard now there is a classy, top guy to have as a guest!

    Ailsa NiAilsa NiVor 12 Tage
  • And the winner is: a used Alfa Quad

    WatchitwithandrewWatchitwithandrewVor 12 Tage
    • Impressive VW.

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiVor 12 Tage
  • Golf 320cv / A45 421cv👎... Presque kif/kif..!? 🤔

    David FarrezDavid FarrezVor 12 Tage
  • I wonder if Golf R had 421HP it would perform better than A45S.

    Toni SatoToni SatoVor 12 Tage
  • Even thought I am an AMG fanboy and an owner of an AMG, I gotta say, I am impressed by the GOLF..

    3ManP3ManPVor 12 Tage
    • Ohh what AMG ya got?

      ThisIsMeThisIsMeVor 11 Tage
  • Thanks

    Shobhana MohananShobhana MohananVor 12 Tage
  • I always like the Tesla guys by the way

    Shobhana MohananShobhana MohananVor 12 Tage
  • 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

    YikaneYikaneVor 12 Tage
    • 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 SanderVor 2 Tage

    nonnonVor 12 Tage
  • 155 mph one-handed driving and a walkie in the other hand lol

    Conan 312Conan 312Vor 13 Tage
  • That edit of matts face on the exhaust tips! 🤣🤣🤣🤣👏

    Lukeey420Lukeey420Vor 13 Tage
  • An A35 would have been better for this test right ?

    Florian KraftFlorian KraftVor 13 Tage
    • Golf 8 R is already trashed a35 in previous race.

      Berk KarataşBerk KarataşVor 12 Tage
  • 2:18 LOOOOL

    ZubiCarsZubiCarsVor 13 Tage
  • Price and weight of the A45s are just insane, the R is the best choice here no brainer!

    Lorenzo GiuntiniLorenzo GiuntiniVor 13 Tage
  • No way there is 100hp in this race. 18k for this much of a gap? No way

    LapizMK7point5LapizMK7point5Vor 13 Tage
  • if anyone think they are this close think again.

    Performance PhotographyPerformance PhotographyVor 13 Tage
  • Before watching I'm sure Mercedes wins!! Am I right 🙈

    C.AC.AVor 13 Tage
    • Mercedes are simply miles ahead they lead F1 and that's the pinnacle in motorsport!

      C.AC.AVor 13 Tage
  • Impressive VW.

    Henri CokskiHenri CokskiVor 13 Tage