Drag race: Audi RS3, BMW M2 and VW Golf R fought with the new Mercedes-AMG A45February 8, 2020
Bloggers compared the dynamics of the German “hot” entry-level models
Carwow YouTube columnist has managed to match the new Mercedes-AMG A 45 S with competitors’ hot hatch: Audi RS3 and Volkswagen Golf R of the outgoing generation. As an alternative to all-wheel drive models, the BMW M2 Competition was taken for a test. Measurements of starting from a place, braking efficiency and acceleration from the course were carried out on wet asphalt.
The five-door Audi RS3 Sportback delivers 400 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque. Under the hood, a 2.5-liter inline “turbo five”, transmission – 7-speed robotized gearbox, four-wheel drive. A hatchback weighs 1.5 tons and costs in England from 46.3 thousand pounds.
The asset of the BMW M2 Competition is a three-liter inline “biturbo six” with a capacity of 410 horsepower and a torque of 550 Nm. The rear-wheel drive coupe is equipped with a 7-speed robotized gearbox and weighs about 1.6 tons. Starting price – from 51.4 thousand pounds, but the test car due to the options and a half times more expensive.
Mercedes-AMG A 45 S is the most modern and powerful of the four. The hot hatch is equipped with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo engine (421 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque). Transmission – all-wheel drive, an 8-speed robotized gearbox acts as a connecting link between the engine and the wheels. Mercedes weighs 1,635 kilograms and costs from 56.5 thousand pounds.
For comparison with the new Mercedes-AMG, they took the seventh generation discontinued Volkswagen Golf R. All-wheel drive hatchback with a 300-horsepower (400 Nm of torque) 2.0-liter turbo engine and a 7-speed robotized gearbox after the discount costs about 36.3 thousand pounds. Mass – about 1.5 tons.
By tradition, bloggers rated acceleration from a quarter mile away, compared acceleration from 79 kilometers per hour and deceleration from 113 kilometers per hour. According to the results of the race, a second divided the opponents by 402 meters.
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