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!

    carwowcarwowPred 16 dnevi
    • mark

      尤瑤玲尤瑤玲Pred 9 dnevi
    • 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 BennettPred 10 dnevi
    • 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!

      computerbob06computerbob06Pred 11 dnevi
    • Crappy maths as well! "8 grand more"! More like 18 grand Matt! RRP

      computerbob06computerbob06Pred 11 dnevi
    • I thought my phone speaker tore LoL

      Hemiendren aaronHemiendren aaronPred 11 dnevi
  • 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???

    raggaryan44raggaryan44Pred 2 urami
  • Golf 8 R is the best hot hatch

    B BOMBB BOMBPred 3 urami
  • I watched several of his video on volkswagensss, and somehow he gave me an impression that he's not a volkswagen fan 😑

    Algean OngAlgean OngPred 6 urami
  • Okay thats 18k diff, just build like 10-15k into that golf and he would beat merc no doubt.

    Ilija KoraćIlija KoraćPred 17 urami
  • Paying £18,000 more for 0.3 seconds faster in 1/4 drag race 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

    George RymerGeorge RymerPred 23 urami
  • Cool vid

    Kayderro CHKayderro CHPred dnevom
  • Fake!

    Alex NascinbenAlex NascinbenPred dnevom
  • AMG 45 S uper , destrói GOLF R 2021

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

    Ali DgnAli DgnPred dnevom
  • A45 driver can’t drive for shit

    Planned FitnessPlanned FitnessPred 2 dnevi
  • If only vw would have given the golf r the engine power they originally put out for it.

    WastelanderWastelanderPred 2 dnevi
  • The interior quality in that VW is 💩

    A ZA ZPred 2 dnevi
  • 17k & plus for that difference....nop

    Jota PCJota PCPred 2 dnevi
  • 400hp tuned R vs A class AMG than I think it will win

    I love JBLI love JBLPred 2 dnevi
  • 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 toiuePred 3 dnevi
  • where is your oun mercedes

    Divya RaniDivya RaniPred 3 dnevi
    • 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 toiuePred 3 dnevi
  • i sure wish we could get that a45 in the states

    HippieCarGuyHippieCarGuyPred 3 dnevi
  • 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.

    DanielDanielPred 3 dnevi
  • Άσε μας ρε

  • 3......2..1,like always,

    wen Zhouwen ZhouPred 4 dnevi
  • Golf buff tryed his best to drive shit and loose...🤣 why buy a casio watch when can afford a Rolex? 🤷‍♂️

    mark daviesmark daviesPred 4 dnevi
  • Seemed very sponsored, only said good thing about the merc

    Andrew BellisAndrew BellisPred 4 dnevi
  • merc the king of hot hatches, its a well deserved crown 👏

    hloniphani ntombelahloniphani ntombelaPred 4 dnevi
  • The Golf sounds like it came straight out of the original (The) Need for Speed. It's 1994 all over again.

    Life SupportLife SupportPred 4 dnevi
  • 7:42 😂😂 I love the frequent German accent impressions you do

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytPred 4 dnevi
    • Did you really just steal someone else’s exact comment from a week ago? Bruh moment

      Trauma LlamaTrauma LlamaPred 4 dnevi
  • He jumped in the second race.

    David McDougallDavid McDougallPred 5 dnevi
    • Carwow Turkish please

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytPred 4 dnevi
  • 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 SteelePred 5 dnevi
  • How the hell are Mercedes able to get a whole 100hp more out of a 2.0L than VW

    Kristof G-browneKristof G-brownePred 5 dnevi
  • 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 TPred 5 dnevi
  • Matt's savage and I love it!

    Rick BrckaRick BrckaPred 5 dnevi
  • Let’s move This channel to the next level!!!

    jordi guix hernandezjordi guix hernandezPred 5 dnevi
  • 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 hernandezPred 5 dnevi
  • Yes finally. A car that can finally beat the stupid Golf R. Fuck you VW

    Jeff BrownJeff BrownPred 5 dnevi
  • Compare like for like. AMG should be against the RS3

    SpinnettiSpinnettiPred 5 dnevi
  • Such a stupid fake noise on golf interior!! 🤢🤮

    Carlos ÁlvaroCarlos ÁlvaroPred 6 dnevi
  • Type r vs. Evo x

  • Stuttgart always beats Wolfsburg.

    Nikolaus WolffNikolaus WolffPred 6 dnevi
  • That merc features one of the ugliest interiors currently on the market - for any price

    Raz88Raz88Pred 6 dnevi
  • german accent is amazing :D

    Ensar KayaEnsar KayaPred 6 dnevi
  • 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.

    GalaxanzGalaxanzPred 7 dnevi
  • Much closer than I thought!

    636 the#ofthebeast636 the#ofthebeastPred 7 dnevi
  • Carwow Turkish please

    Hamza Berke AkgünHamza Berke AkgünPred 7 dnevi
  • 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.

    youwhatnowyouwhatnowPred 7 dnevi
  • The Amg sounds like shit 😂 Real 100% hoover hahaha

    Cosa NostraCosa NostraPred 7 dnevi
  • The extra cones is really nice to tell the difference

    ceerw butyceerw butyPred 7 dnevi
  • 1:51 ... And here we have our unsung Mercedes-AMG Ambassador

    mpho nyovanempho nyovanePred 7 dnevi
  • When will you race the Mk8 R against the Yaris Gr???!!

    Alex BrosseauAlex BrosseauPred 7 dnevi
  • Can we see the mk4 vw r32 vs mk5 r32 vs mk6 golf r vs mk7 golf r ????

    runawaytowtruckrunawaytowtruckPred 7 dnevi
  • 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.Pred 7 dnevi
  • The extra cones is really nice to tell the difference

    yasio boloyasio boloPred 8 dnevi
  • Mega to see you here, Andrew!

    Paul MargineanPaul MargineanPred 8 dnevi
    • 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 boloPred 8 dnevi
  • golf 7 r i's a best

    all or nothingall or nothingPred 8 dnevi
  • The guy driving the VW was cheating

    Steve FortierSteve FortierPred 8 dnevi
  • The A45s is another level

    Steve FortierSteve FortierPred 8 dnevi
  • What is this annoying background sound, once you've finished your brake test ?

    petiohpetiohPred 8 dnevi
  • £18k more Mat

    Andrew FAndrew FPred 8 dnevi
  • Comprobado otra vez, ese Golf va más puesto que Armstrong.

    PeterSpoonPeterSpoonPred 8 dnevi
  • I am only watching this now you guys watched I do not

    Shobhana MohananShobhana MohananPred 8 dnevi
  • I real like this video

    Shobhana MohananShobhana MohananPred 8 dnevi
  • Golf R is stunning! Looks ace and the performance is impressive

    Joshua JacksonJoshua JacksonPred 9 dnevi
  • its a little more than 8k more than the golf :D

    Christopher RyderChristopher RyderPred 9 dnevi
  • I prefer the previous. Gen Mk7 golf r

    hydrohydroPred 9 dnevi
  • We are still waiting on a Yanni vs Mat bicycle race 😏

    eioshen boboieioshen boboiPred 9 dnevi
  • A45S is the best hatchbacks of all cars 🚙🚙🚙♥️♥️♥️

    Ghufi Da ZetGhufi Da ZetPred 9 dnevi
    • And the winner is: a used Alfa Quad

      eioshen boboieioshen boboiPred 9 dnevi
  • I think Mercedes will win

    the new guythe new guyPred 9 dnevi
  • Ur in a Mercedes a proper car... That's wat he said... Indeed Mercedes won nearly the challenges

    Ghufi Da ZetGhufi Da ZetPred 9 dnevi
  • 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 5one3Pred 9 dnevi
  • Tune the R save 15k it will spank the Mercedes

    B6_S4B6_S4Pred 9 dnevi
  • 1998 dodge dakota vs 1998 ford ranger

    Doug DaunisDoug DaunisPred 9 dnevi
  • Why oh why have VW not increased the Bhp in this car. Plus looks wise... ughhh

    jooklumjooklumPred 9 dnevi

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiPred 9 dnevi
  • Matts not getting a volkswagen anytime soon talking all that shit

    Jack StrachanJack StrachanPred 10 dnevi
  • Matt fix your phone screen.

    bagi17bagi17Pred 10 dnevi
    • @Ailsa Ni what?

      bagi17bagi17Pred 9 dnevi
    • 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 NiPred 9 dnevi
  • 7:50 he sounds like richtofen from black Ops zombies

    CriticalzCriticalzPred 10 dnevi
  • Can i have color code of the Mercedes? Plz

    Akil AssifAkil AssifPred 10 dnevi
    • 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 SanderPred dnevom
  • 421hp vs 320hp wow There is also a A35 wirh 306hp Or the non S with 387hp

    Deni AndjelkovicDeni AndjelkovicPred 10 dnevi
  • 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 HPred 10 dnevi
    • 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 SanderPred dnevom
  • Crap vrs shit?

    James WilkesJames WilkesPred 10 dnevi
  • bloodyell Matt. I thought mi tv speakers were fooked when i started watching it.

    Stanly KawazakiStanly KawazakiPred 10 dnevi
  • Volkswizard now there is a classy, top guy to have as a guest!

    Ailsa NiAilsa NiPred 10 dnevi
  • And the winner is: a used Alfa Quad

    WatchitwithandrewWatchitwithandrewPred 10 dnevi
    • Impressive VW.

      Ailsa NiAilsa NiPred 10 dnevi
  • Golf 320cv / A45 421cv👎... Presque kif/kif..!? 🤔

    David FarrezDavid FarrezPred 10 dnevi
  • I wonder if Golf R had 421HP it would perform better than A45S.

    Toni SatoToni SatoPred 11 dnevi
  • Even thought I am an AMG fanboy and an owner of an AMG, I gotta say, I am impressed by the GOLF..

    3ManP3ManPPred 11 dnevi
    • Ohh what AMG ya got?

      ThisIsMeThisIsMePred 9 dnevi
  • Thanks

    Shobhana MohananShobhana MohananPred 11 dnevi
  • I always like the Tesla guys by the way

    Shobhana MohananShobhana MohananPred 11 dnevi
  • 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

    YikaneYikanePred 11 dnevi
    • 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 SanderPred dnevom

    nonnonPred 11 dnevi
  • 155 mph one-handed driving and a walkie in the other hand lol

    Conan 312Conan 312Pred 11 dnevi
  • That edit of matts face on the exhaust tips! 🤣🤣🤣🤣👏

    Lukeey420Lukeey420Pred 11 dnevi
  • An A35 would have been better for this test right ?

    Florian KraftFlorian KraftPred 11 dnevi
    • Golf 8 R is already trashed a35 in previous race.

      Berk KarataşBerk KarataşPred 11 dnevi
  • 2:18 LOOOOL

    ZubiCarsZubiCarsPred 11 dnevi
  • Price and weight of the A45s are just insane, the R is the best choice here no brainer!

    Lorenzo GiuntiniLorenzo GiuntiniPred 11 dnevi
  • No way there is 100hp in this race. 18k for this much of a gap? No way

    LapizMK7point5LapizMK7point5Pred 11 dnevi
  • if anyone think they are this close think again.

    Performance PhotographyPerformance PhotographyPred 11 dnevi
  • Before watching I'm sure Mercedes wins!! Am I right 🙈

    C.AC.APred 11 dnevi
    • Mercedes are simply miles ahead they lead F1 and that's the pinnacle in motorsport!

      C.AC.APred 11 dnevi
  • Impressive VW.

    Henri CokskiHenri CokskiPred 11 dnevi
  • I’m sitting?? Come on Matt.. you know better

    matthew kingmatthew kingPred 11 dnevi
  • Did you accidentally cutted the end of the comfort rolling race at the end of the locked in 3rd gear rolling race?

    Clemens HöschleClemens HöschlePred 11 dnevi
  • エエやん

    tadanari uratatadanari urataPred 11 dnevi