VW Golf R v Audi S3 - review & 0-60mph, 1/4-mile and brake comparison!

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    Need help buying your next car? Click www.carwow.co.uk/-help-me-carwow and my team and I will help you choose your ideal car at a fair price - from Mat Watson!
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    It's time for a VW Golf R vs Audi S3 group test!
    As we all know, both the Golf R & S3 are part of VW Group, so as a result, they’re both very similar under the skin - and that's no more evident when you check out the engine stats! They’re both packing 2-litre 4 cylinder engines, although while the Audi can produce 310hp & 400Nm, the Golf R edges it with the ability to put down 320hp & 420Nm!
    So on the face of it, you’d expect them to be pretty similar, but will that be the case once Mat gets his hands on them? Will the Golf's slight increase in power be noticeable once he's on track? And even if it is, would he rather find himself sat in the S3's cabin?
    You'll have to stay tuned as he walks you through all the key details you need to know, from thoughts on the exterior design through to the boot capacity! Oh, and of course, make sure you stick around for the launch & brake tests!
    Chapters
    00:00 Intro
    00:31 Price
    01:11 Exterior Design
    02:02 Interior
    03:58 Back Seats
    04:58 Boot
    05:51 Drivetrain & Brakes
    06:54 Engines
    07:45 Audi S3 - 0-60mph & Brake Test
    08:24 Audi S3 - Driving
    11:18 Golf R - Driving
    13:54 Golf R - 0-60mph & Brake Test
    15:16 Verdict
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Mat Watson Cars
Mat Watson Cars

Hi Mat here: if I was to give you either of these cars for free which would you take?

преди 15 дни
Jóhann Ingi
Jóhann Ingi

The Golf R for sure

преди 15 дни
Todd Stevens
Todd Stevens

I'll stick with my Mk7.5 GTI, DSG+DCC for $35K CDN thank you very much.

преди 15 дни
Manpreet Virk
Manpreet Virk

Golf

преди 15 дни
Ivan lee kai wen
Ivan lee kai wen

I will take both lol

преди 15 дни
dug huff
dug huff

Golf. That Audi grille???

преди 15 дни
Bartlomiej Nowak
Bartlomiej Nowak

Very weird times - both the Golf and the Audi have similar levels of cost cutting, and the Golf is the objectively better and more practical car...

преди минута
Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper

Watch Rory AutoTrader on golf R, shit I thought the A3 had MMI issues but they pale into insignificance compared to the R, £40k on the engine and a fiver on the rest 😜

преди ден
DreamScape
DreamScape

final verdict, none are manual and I'd rather buy the older golf r cause it's fun to drive. even though it's slower who cares. idk if i were to get a hot hatch I'd want it a manual.

преди 2 дни
Enlightened Pikachu
Enlightened Pikachu

The goflf r's steering looks like a bmw steering

преди 2 дни
Enlightened Pikachu
Enlightened Pikachu

the golf r's front looks like a chevrolet bolt

преди 2 дни
Enlightened Pikachu
Enlightened Pikachu

more specifically the headlights

преди 2 дни
Mohd Aslam
Mohd Aslam

They didnt hit you this time when you said nurburgring..!!!😐

преди 2 дни
Zach Edgerton
Zach Edgerton

Damn honestly the golf lookin ugly as hell don’t get me wrong I love golfs but it seems like vw just gets itv wring every 3 generations.

преди 3 дни
James Hopkinson
James Hopkinson

Can't believe a golf r is half a second quicker the team at Audi really dropped the ball on that one. They should get there ass kicked

преди 3 дни
gureno19
gureno19

I mean they literally both have identical EA888s - the golf R just has the equivalent of a stage 1 tune from factory, otherwise zero difference in internals/turbo etc.

преди 3 дни
Barry Duff
Barry Duff

Should it be RS3 V Golf R and Golf GTi v S3?

преди 4 дни
Batemen
Batemen

the golf has always been an overpriced budged car

преди 4 дни
Makka Donn
Makka Donn

So in a nutshell they are both boring as each other

преди 4 дни
Brandon Laswiss
Brandon Laswiss

VW Golf GTI vs Audi S3 is more like it VW Golf R vs Audi RS3 would make more sense as they use almost the same motor

преди 4 дни
Hon Guo
Hon Guo

Can we have a link to your pants?

преди 5 дни
Dana Tenžera
Dana Tenžera

Golf is max spec-ed top of the line,in that case the Audi has RS3 as top of the line.....

преди 6 дни
Eddie Michael
Eddie Michael

Matt,the Golf is better looking then that ugly ass Audi you presented.

преди 6 дни
We Are Drum
We Are Drum

I'd be very surprised if that Golf R was making only 320ps. I had a 2016 S3 and two of my colleagues at the time had mk7 and 7.5 golf R's, when we dyno'd them the R's both made way over 325PS and the S3 made 310PS, all of them were bone stock.

преди 6 дни
We Are Drum
We Are Drum

@Steve Cooper That sounds about right, the mk7 Golf R made about that after we did the airbox mods to it, replace the turbo elbow but without tuning it, and that was supposed to be 300PS, when we did the same mods to my S3 it made 333PS, again no tune. We used the same dyno for both, but it was months in between each test and ambient was radically different, so it wasnt a back to back test. Those EA888 engines are amazing things. I am going would be very interested to see what a tuned mk8 R was like vs. an A45s, I know thats the old tuned vs. stock argument, but if you can get the same performance for £10k or so less, now that is interesting.

преди 5 дни
Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper

Archie Hamilton Racing dyno’d it to 339PS

преди 6 дни
dougie miller
dougie miller

The new Golf actually looks super dull. The MK7 R looks way better. Deary me, what is happening at VW!? Similar to the way bmw have super dulled the new 1 series. Ceed, i30, Focus, Corolla, 1 series, Golf, Leon etc etc. Car design has entered the matrix.

преди 6 дни
Billal mabuza
Billal mabuza

Mat bringing the Diesel Scandal 😢 😿 VW: Are u here to test cars or what

преди 6 дни
DB Bluskies
DB Bluskies

Audi is posher and more dynamic in appearance...VW at same price...prob the S3, then.

преди 7 дни
Scott Glassner
Scott Glassner

WHat is slap movie/scene at 2:57?

преди 7 дни
kodfish1985 🇮🇪
kodfish1985 🇮🇪

Alloy wheels are getting worse

преди 7 дни
Kgabo Manamela
Kgabo Manamela

Both of these cars would get stolen within a blink of an eye here in South Africa, and you can even lose your life for one of them

преди 7 дни
dudu mukanda
dudu mukanda

I will go for the Audi S3

преди 7 дни
trapped soul
trapped soul

no one would choose a/s series over golf R

преди 7 дни
Herling David Romero Adrianza
Herling David Romero Adrianza

I thought the redesign was so ugly at first but that Golf R design is growing on me

преди 8 дни
LOLHICRONO
LOLHICRONO

im in the market for a new car and moving everything into the infotainment + the capacitive steering wheel "buttons" was a dealbreaker for me when it came to the VW.

преди 8 дни
Steve Hughes
Steve Hughes

Would take the R in a hearbeat

преди 8 дни
Sibjm
Sibjm

Find it really irritating when manufacturers only let you have certain options as part of a wider ‘pack’. Real ripoff by Audi.

преди 9 дни
Sibjm
Sibjm

It’s difficult to understand how VW could have screwed up the interior so much. Seats look shite. GTI ones are better.

преди 9 дни
Mo Ghachame
Mo Ghachame

Mat did you just say MGA 45? Is this a new brand of Mercedes performance?

преди 9 дни
MassReport
MassReport

Damn, I may have to upgrade my 2017 GTI for the R...

преди 9 дни
Muhammad Khalid
Muhammad Khalid

plz matt make a video about those super sports suvs that beat sports cars and can also drift like drift cars plz matt.....

преди 9 дни
kamran khan
kamran khan

40k car and bonnet still manual 😂

преди 9 дни
John Kelly
John Kelly

In Ireland Golf R list price is €62.4K while the S3 is €55.5K. WTF......

преди 9 дни
marenigga
marenigga

Hey, Mat! You should have gotten a kick in the ass, for saying... You know! :D I choose Audi. :)

преди 9 дни
David Milenković
David Milenković

How on earth did you evade the kick in aRSe for mentioning the Nirburgring? 😂

преди 9 дни
butchmeister general
butchmeister general

Wrong wheels you showed on R upgrade they are the GTi 19s.

преди 9 дни
Alan Johnston
Alan Johnston

Vw/audi just not for me.

преди 9 дни
Jesse Mcnamara
Jesse Mcnamara

They didn’t kick him for saying Nurburgring

преди 9 дни
Abdelkader Baazi
Abdelkader Baazi

Hi mat do you review new 308 Peugeot

преди 9 дни
Maor Roffe
Maor Roffe

VAG botched this one. Why make the less premium and cheaper car the better car? I want the Audi dealership experience, interior refinement and better looks but with the same power, brakes, rear diff, and adjustable suspension as the Golf R.

преди 10 дни
The Khaki Observer
The Khaki Observer

After a couple repairs on the Audi you'll need those plusher seats for your sore bum. I'd still take her though.

преди 10 дни
Lifesloser
Lifesloser

Wow the golf seriously has a stick to prop the bonnet up. Wtf all older gen golfs were gas strut maybe even the mark 4. Not a deal breaker but strange. Im sure the 5s onwards were.

преди 10 дни
Algerian_Cars
Algerian_Cars

VW GOLF MK8 R 🇩🇪🔥👿💪

преди 10 дни
ButterMilkJesus
ButterMilkJesus

The previous generations looked sooo much better. Volkswagen, Audi... Why?!

преди 10 дни
R R
R R

The predecessors of these 2 are so much nicer in every way

преди 10 дни
Imperial Sandora
Imperial Sandora

I feel like you wanted the Audi to be better so u didn’t care as much with the golf

преди 10 дни
Daniel Santos
Daniel Santos

No bonnet lift? My mk4 golf tdi is older than probably 40% of the people that watched this video and has a bonnet lift. What is vw doing?!

преди 10 дни
Matt Williams
Matt Williams

S3

преди 10 дни
Bombadore Garage
Bombadore Garage

Essentially the same running gear slightly differentiated by tuning and couple little bits and different skins imo Wouldnt mind either tbh

преди 10 дни
Car Wow
Car Wow

T.h.a.n.k.s f.o.r w.a.t.c.h.i.n.g F.o.r m.o.r.e g.u.i.d.a.n.c.e +1......7.....0....4....4....4...4.....0....9 ...8.....8

преди 10 дни
Naeem Gain
Naeem Gain

Why not compare it with the Audi RS3 instead of a S3?

преди 10 дни
word for word
word for word

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5_Rfuytk8_2fBxpAaNhntA

преди 11 дни
word for word
word for word

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPGhqbfMDeRLvAoS9_QMmXA

преди 11 дни
Grant Muir
Grant Muir

You do know there are other car makers than German ones? ;-)

преди 11 дни
Jurek
Jurek

but, there is an rs3 also xD

преди 11 дни
Costacurta
Costacurta

Disgusting critisism.

преди 11 дни
Paul Baker
Paul Baker

I’d better make my mk 7.5 last a while.

преди 11 дни
Daniel Villafane
Daniel Villafane

The launch on that VW GOLF R is DREAMY!!!

преди 11 дни
angel tshabalala
angel tshabalala

4 hailo

преди 11 дни
MrArchie800
MrArchie800

The A3 shape is starting to look a bit dated IMO whereas the Golf just looks like a Golf (i.e. it doesn't really offend anyone). Plus my lawnmower fits into a golf without having to dismantle but I need to take the handles off to fit in an A3. Plus that extra 0.5 seconds to 60 means I can get to the Co-op and back with my beer a full 1 second quicker - and that is important! I do hate the shitty cheap plastic that they are starting to introduce though!!!

преди 11 дни
Audi RS3
Audi RS3

S3 is better everyday ans more beautiful

преди 11 дни
Neil Smith
Neil Smith

Do you self a favour go watch Rory review on Autotrader channel and just watch how you should do a quality review. Yours are embarrassing and just plain pathetic

преди 11 дни
Dominic Ayanda
Dominic Ayanda

So basically the Golf 8 is boring.. It doesn't have the soul of Golf 7 which we South African love it for. Sad day😢😔

преди 11 дни
Boikanyo Mahasha
Boikanyo Mahasha

The Golf 8 has grown on me 😍🙈

преди 11 дни
Sikander Uddin
Sikander Uddin

Mat sneak out a smack for say Nurburgring.. Haha

преди 11 дни
Ahmed H
Ahmed H

Craxy how trash the golf r interior is. Never selling my mk7.

преди 11 дни
MattK187
MattK187

The Golf R, for sure. Like you said, it may not be as aesthetically pleasing BUT the drive is what its all about. You clearly enjoyed the R alot more. I myself would really like to upgrade from my MK5 Golf GTDI to any R model, rather than an Audi S series.

преди 11 дни
A.Cypriot
A.Cypriot

VW should do a hyper hatch model with a turbo vr6 engine before the petrol era dies. Could you imagine it would smoke the RS3 and the AMG A45.

преди 11 дни
Michael Hall
Michael Hall

Mat, you have to stop moaning about that stitching!

преди 11 дни
Kieran Brown
Kieran Brown

I would be interested to see how they perform on the same size wheels. Golf is lighter, more powerful, and has smaller wheels hence the large acceleration difference.

преди 11 дни
numbereightyseven
numbereightyseven

Why has Porsche never made a hot hatch? Maybe a sort-of 911-based thing. I guess a rear-engine might be awkward though. So ... how about a smaller-than-a-Macan thing?

преди 11 дни
Thorsten Fuchs
Thorsten Fuchs

Touch pads are cheeper...😐

преди 11 дни
Master yon
Master yon

Never thought a golf r was better then an s3

преди 11 дни
Symon Muya
Symon Muya

Hi Mat, kindly do a review (drag race ) on the Audi Q3 vrs Tiguan both 2ltr

преди 11 дни
Helen Baylis
Helen Baylis

Don't follow the crowd. A hatch/car/bicycle is mutch better/cooler

преди 6 дни
Jason Pears
Jason Pears

Bad run on the S3.. Best CarWow Runs: Golf R: 3.95 Audi S3: 4.37

преди 12 дни
Djcurtnes With you
Djcurtnes With you

Golf R so quick

преди 12 дни
Karlo Andraka
Karlo Andraka

For me vw is better looking ... i would choose the s3 only in sedan version

преди 12 дни
vomErsten
vomErsten

The S3 will probably get the power bump and trick bits found on the Golf R when it gets face-lifted in three years. That, or they will only be on the RS3 because VAG wants to better differentiate the S3 from the Golf R this time around.

преди 12 дни
Tim Winchester
Tim Winchester

I'm gonna get that golf r.. that thing is sick!!

преди 12 дни
Shakti Shakti
Shakti Shakti

Matt NOT Freeeking German Cars. I would rather poke my eyes out with fork than watch this video...PS It's not you Matt,

преди 12 дни
Nagata
Nagata

New Golf is hideous

преди 12 дни
moizzkhan
moizzkhan

The Golf is growing on me

преди 12 дни
Thabo Lekganyane
Thabo Lekganyane

The Audi for sure

преди 12 дни
Carson Ho
Carson Ho

Stock wheels are ugly

преди 12 дни
04oceane1
04oceane1

Where are the 1/4 mile times like it says in the title???????

преди 12 дни
Rahim Kisoor
Rahim Kisoor

Thumbnail on this video says a lot now.....

преди 12 дни
Kiyam Ahmadi
Kiyam Ahmadi

Just the way you fuck up the golf lol you made it look shit

преди 12 дни
user
user

That Golf is pulling Lamborghini Diablo Times 0-60!!!!

преди 12 дни
Adam
Adam

What was the 1/4 mile time?

преди 12 дни
Bot Friend
Bot Friend

I want golf r but manual no not dsg a manual

преди 12 дни
BASExKING
BASExKING

2:56 lol wtf😂😂

преди 12 дни
Stephen Kenyon
Stephen Kenyon

He’s a right drama queen constantly over reacting

преди 12 дни
LeonGamer 2.0
LeonGamer 2.0

As we Germans says: Wer bremst verliert

преди 12 дни
steady bloke
steady bloke

both hands on the wheel, both braincells paying attention, shut gob and drive

преди 12 дни
steady bloke
steady bloke

Better

преди 12 дни
Marshall C.T.
Marshall C.T.

I'd trade some hp for better build quality. These look like toys.

преди 12 дни
takenxtx
takenxtx

These cars are HUGE!

преди 12 дни
19ksxoulz
19ksxoulz

No such word as”Posher”

преди 12 дни

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