VW Golf R v BMW M135i v Audi S3 v AMG A35: DRAG RACE


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Calling all hot hatch fans - it’s the one you’ve been waiting for!
All new Volkswagen Golf R vs BMW M135i vs Audi S3 vs Mercedes-AMG A35! That’s right, we’re putting the new Golf R up against its key rivals to see who is the true hot hatch king of 2021.
When it comes to power output, it’s fair to say they’re all relatively similar. For example - the Golf R can put down the most power (320hp) while the BMW and Mercedes put down the least (306hp). But when it comes to torque, the BMW is out in front with 450Nm, while the AMG A35 & S3 come in last with 400Nm.
So there’s a few slight differences, but ultimately, these cars are all pretty evenly matched. And that’s not all… They’re all four-wheel-drive, and they’ve all got launch control!
So what do you think - too close to call? There’s only one way to find out… LET’S RACE!
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  • Mat Watson Cars
    Mat Watson CarsMåned siden

    Hi Mat here: which car do you think sounded the best. LIKE my comment for the car below to VOTE!

  • Doom Alexer 737

    Doom Alexer 737

    3 dager siden


  • Akash Akash

    Akash Akash

    9 dager siden


  • Matty Sea

    Matty Sea

    9 dager siden

    @Donald Mokgale I did think there was any point

  • Okuhle Njingana

    Okuhle Njingana

    10 dager siden

    I think the Golf R sounded better

  • Bruno Ziliotto

    Bruno Ziliotto

    11 dager siden


  • andrew72329
    andrew7232914 timer siden

    That Golf is savage

  • Vladimir Popa
    Vladimir Popa18 timer siden

    Mercedes driver, was in a deep coma.

  • Philipp S.
    Philipp S.Dag siden

    Why didnt u take the 45s amg the 35 is more like the former 250 sport😁

  • mike o
    mike o2 dager siden

    Why not rolling the Golf to get the real HP figure. With the way VW prepped their cars to pass emission tests, I wouldn't be surprised if their test cars are on a special "test-mode map"

  • zimtberg
    zimtberg2 dager siden

    Nicht ganz fair das rennen muss man sagen der Golf R ist vom Golf die stärkste version aber der 135i und der s3 nicht gegen den 140i oder den RS3 audi hätte der vw keine chance

  • corone2018
    corone20182 dager siden

    Bmw all the way

  • Emily Asel
    Emily Asel3 dager siden

    VW Golf r

  • Emily Asel
    Emily Asel3 dager siden

    Vow golf R

  • Sebastian Immerda
    Sebastian Immerda3 dager siden

    ( caugh) Golf R 14 HP more than competitors ( caugh caugh)

  • Niche Searcher
    Niche Searcher3 dager siden

    7:06 Mat and Audi driver syncing xD

  • Boss
    Boss3 dager siden

    F u Audi

  • Doom Alexer 737
    Doom Alexer 7373 dager siden

    The golf is 340bhp + ! Check the dyno videos

  • Thorsten W.
    Thorsten W.3 dager siden

    It’s not the first time that VWs press cars are „special“ 😂

  • sajzsdob
    sajzsdob4 dager siden

    Gold the most expensive? damn

  • Turbo Guy
    Turbo Guy4 dager siden

    you should race that golf with an rs3

  • ayy ess
    ayy ess5 dager siden

    😂😂😂 brummy, I love the German accent

  • External_
    External_5 dager siden

    I agree the a35 is slower (as Ive had both golf and a35) but that first launch was terrible by the driver. They should have re-recorded a fairer all around start.

  • D Mijnals
    D Mijnals5 dager siden

    So its confirmed the Mercedes A series have a renault engine🤣😂🙊

  • staticnetwork
    staticnetwork5 dager siden

    I love the VW Golf, but I think I'm ready for the future. For the money I'd rather get a Tesla Model 3.

  • Titanium Mechanism
    Titanium Mechanism6 dager siden

    That S3 sounds like the engine sits at the other end of a long and empty tunnel.

  • Reazle McFeazle
    Reazle McFeazle6 dager siden

    Really important for all those chavs driving around in these having their mom's passing for petrol and insurance😂

  • bad brad
    bad brad6 dager siden

    All these tests and they all don't use the golf 8 R performance model, has extra 100 horse power.

  • Roman
    Roman6 dager siden

    just sucks they aren't selling some of these vehicles in the states -_-

  • Cooper
    Cooper6 dager siden

    Whats that? Fake vents on the bmw, god Damn right

  • al
    al6 dager siden

    One thing people don’t notice on the new Golf R is how low its drag coefficient is. Just looking at the front area and aerodynamics alone, i can tell that it cuts through the air so effortlessly, almost like an electric car with minimum wind drag.

  • Christian Pienaar
    Christian Pienaar6 dager siden

    Mercedes a45s would have won 12,1 seconds

  • Filipe Pereira
    Filipe Pereira7 dager siden

    Amg almost total disappointment! Congrats to that breaks though!

  • DerKleiber
    DerKleiber7 dager siden

    Welche Luschen sind da am Start. Da fehlt der Meister, der Focus RS.

  • Teboho Potential
    Teboho Potential7 dager siden

    VW R- gear ⚙ box said, no need to hurry, I'm quicker than the others🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂 funny you are Matt.

  • Teboho Potential
    Teboho Potential7 dager siden

    BMW Sounds better 🔥🔥

  • sizwe nzama
    sizwe nzama7 dager siden

    golf R vs AMG A45s

  • Max Volobuiev
    Max Volobuiev7 dager siden

    Sound the best in BMW then Golf Mercedes and Audi

  • Stephen Hems
    Stephen Hems7 dager siden

    Lets be honest though, the merc looks way better than them all

  • Dave Kissoon
    Dave Kissoon7 dager siden

    Im guessing the trade off for a golf r is least comfort.. i have a gti and love it but comfort sucks.

  • Mart54
    Mart547 dager siden

    Boring, all of them IMO. Go get a second hand M2, or try any of the smaller RWD performance BMWs in manual... before it's too late. Shame where performance cars are headed.

  • Canal 88
    Canal 888 dager siden

    You guyz don't got a A45S? lol

  • IceWolf
    IceWolf8 dager siden

    Which is the quickest 4 cylinder, turbocharged, 2 litre, German hot hatch? The AMG A45 S ?

  • jordan ball
    jordan ball9 dager siden

    The Audi makes the most sense, low profile sound and a more luxurious interior.

  • King Kong
    King Kong9 dager siden

    BMW Sound 😎

  • FaktO
    FaktO9 dager siden

    why didnt they put the a45 instead of a35?

  • Dr_Who
    Dr_Who9 dager siden

    Volkswagen Das Auto

  • Sobhan Ranji
    Sobhan Ranji9 dager siden

    We want amg A45s vs. Golf 8r please!!!

  • YourLocal_TeaLover
    YourLocal_TeaLover10 dager siden

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  • Gs Baba
    Gs Baba10 dager siden


  • S Snyder
    S Snyder10 dager siden

    Bummers my favours

  • Sifiso Zimu
    Sifiso Zimu10 dager siden

    Would love 2 see Golf R RS3 A45 140m

  • indra lemana
    indra lemana10 dager siden

    Heeeeeeey... Thanks to AMG... 😀😁😂

  • MrCrazy-R
    MrCrazy-R10 dager siden

    golf gti vs audi s3 golf r vs audi rs3 thats how it need to be

  • Alessandro Aromolo
    Alessandro Aromolo10 dager siden

    where is Yanny?

  • fulvio sturniolo
    fulvio sturniolo10 dager siden

    On DYNO RUN Golf R got 340hp, anyone may tell me how and why?

  • Mohamed Ahmed
    Mohamed Ahmed10 dager siden

    We've reached an era that you won a race just by quickly thrashing your body back and forth. How fascinating.

  • Stephen Harper
    Stephen Harper10 dager siden

    Golf r is never standard. I have a s3 2017 that is quicker off the line with 310bhp

  • K Guemraoui
    K Guemraoui10 dager siden

    Nice cars but no one of them sounds good, 🤷‍♂️

  • George Parker
    George Parker11 dager siden

    Mercedes is just a fucking fashion accessory. They have nice front grills and that’s it. The cars are trash.

  • MERT
    MERT11 dager siden

    King golf R

  • Vincent Shava
    Vincent Shava11 dager siden

    The BMW is a powerhouse pops and bangs

  • Stoffels338
    Stoffels33811 dager siden

    I am sorry, I LOVE BMW!!! but this says it ALL!!! from that absolute BEAST B58 m140i to the new gen m135i is a major step back and the new auto gearbox is trash VS the beautiful ZF 8 speed!!! Very sad day!

  • Ethan Ganesh
    Ethan Ganesh11 dager siden

    Mat just wanted the golf 8r to win that's why he never use the a45s

  • F0XM0NEY
    F0XM0NEY11 dager siden

    Hell yeah, the R is the finest, and not only the sound. Great Video guys.

  • Klyne Gardener
    Klyne Gardener11 dager siden

    Why didn't they use the a45s?

  • Lebron James
    Lebron James11 dager siden

    Golf r

  • BMW Car - Bike
    BMW Car - Bike11 dager siden

    Just watched a review by automann tv and the 0-100kmh on the golf 8R is 4.51s as the rolling on function on the race box is switched off and the measurement is in kmh to 100 rather than to 60mph. This setup could a better measurement to use in the future as it gives us a better indication of actual speed.

  • Clothos


    11 dager siden

    cold weather on winter tyres

  • Abdelkader djellouli
    Abdelkader djellouli12 dager siden


  • og car compilations
    og car compilations12 dager siden

    This Moment when vw Costs more than BMW, Mercedes and audi 🤣

  • Ben
    Ben12 dager siden

    got a merc ad mid way through this video , not a good placement there 🤣🤣

  • der Phosix
    der Phosix12 dager siden

    I dont watch this channel because of the reviews and thats why i as a german do not watch the german channel

  • Manolo Bueno
    Manolo Bueno13 dager siden

    Está amañado

  • Jonas S
    Jonas S13 dager siden

    Golf 8 doesn’t belong in that Company

  • Giovanni Borzellino
    Giovanni Borzellino13 dager siden

    BMW sounded best 👌🏼

  • Mothusi Manaka
    Mothusi Manaka13 dager siden

    Golf R vs A45s

  • Fatih DOĞRU
    Fatih DOĞRU13 dager siden

    Golf R

  • Bryce Becker
    Bryce Becker14 dager siden

    Mk8 Golf R vs Amg A45s?!?!?!?!?!

  • hbejinha


    11 dager siden

    sooonnnn :)

  • XAMeLeoN
    XAMeLeoN14 dager siden

    LOL they stripped pops and bangs out of mini because "regulations", but the BMW now has EXACTLY the same exhaust pops as a MINI used to have :D

  • Shane Emmerson
    Shane Emmerson14 dager siden

    Finally the golf is back in the game after the last few models have been almost there they have nailed it with this one well done VW.

  • Lyudmila Zavlichenko
    Lyudmila Zavlichenko14 dager siden

    torque converter win dual clutch lose Lmao

  • Sam J
    Sam J14 dager siden

    Hi Matt Can I ask why reviewers don’t mention the weight of EV’s. The handling, and stopping power is compromised. I just sold my new 330e as it is much heavier than the GolfR and spoils the fun. Please give us more honesty? 👍🏼

  • Mish-Al Eybers
    Mish-Al Eybers14 dager siden

    Bmw 135i sounds the best

  • PaviIion Z
    PaviIion Z15 dager siden

    we need a race with Yiannimize

  • rasatierer hoch2
    rasatierer hoch215 dager siden

    "The quickest 4 cylinder turbocharged 2 liter" were is the A45s AMG?

  • Kurt Otto Bruppacher
    Kurt Otto Bruppacher15 dager siden

    Sehr guter Rennfahrer, bitte geben Sie auch den Preis bekannt mit allem Zubehör.

  • Aleksandar Suzic
    Aleksandar Suzic15 dager siden


  • Hamoud AL-Khaldi
    Hamoud AL-Khaldi15 dager siden

    M135 is better

  • Hope Babili
    Hope Babili15 dager siden

    If you use the A35 use the GTI since thats an R it should compete with the A45s

  • Erick Sanchez

    Erick Sanchez

    10 dager siden

    Actually the golf r does compete with the a35 amg and the s3.

  • Zuurker U

    Zuurker U

    15 dager siden

    The A45s definetly doesnt compete with the R xD Its ~15k more than the R

  • Inked Guy
    Inked Guy16 dager siden

    Have a battle of the SUV 2 liter Turbos - Stelvio/X2/GLC/Q3/VW......just the regular 2 liters...

  • Mohamed Bellator
    Mohamed Bellator16 dager siden

    Golf R

  • Aakil Rampersad
    Aakil Rampersad16 dager siden

    Would love to see a warm hatch race like a polo gti vs something Like if you want to see that.

  • felix_ber
    felix_ber16 dager siden

    You should have used the A45 to get the right result.! Not the Light Version of AMG!

  • bilishu aliss
    bilishu aliss16 dager siden

    Would love to see the A45s take on this Golf R, with Yianni involved

  • bilishu aliss

    bilishu aliss

    16 dager siden

    mercedes driver clearly brake earlier. at 8:48 we can see the movement of the car who indicate he fully brake ON the white lane (when others only start to brake)

  • F
    F17 dager siden

    what colour Golf R would everyone get?

  • J Lo
    J Lo17 dager siden

    The Merc driver was having a tea party when the others were racing, not good reactions.

  • Night Owl
    Night Owl17 dager siden

    mat:okay now audi audi revs mat: i hear nothing 🤣🤣🤣

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay17 dager siden

    That new golf r has come back with a vengeance

  • doliio volay

    doliio volay

    17 dager siden

    Mat...Should know that volkswagen uniquely quote the golf's specs as at the wheel, not flywheel.

  • FloydyBoy 96
    FloydyBoy 9617 dager siden

    VW lying about performance again! 🤦🏻‍♂️😂

  • Tom Tom
    Tom Tom17 dager siden

    The guy launching the Audi was asleep 😴

  • Tumelo Sebiloane
    Tumelo Sebiloane17 dager siden

    The golf r

  • Jordon Lee
    Jordon Lee18 dager siden

    Golf R finally wins something for once.

  • Brendon Guevara
    Brendon Guevara18 dager siden

    The BMW sounds the best

  • Dzek Trbosjek
    Dzek Trbosjek18 dager siden

    3..2...1 and the Golf R is gone.

  • tumelo mokomele
    tumelo mokomele18 dager siden

    Bmw sound better