VW Golf R32 vs VW Golf R32

Picture of VW Golf R32 (Mk IV)
Picture of VW Golf R32 (Mk V)
Category VW Golf R32 (Mk IV)VW Golf R32 (Mk V)
Engine layout 3.2 l R63.2 l V6
Max power (ps / bhp) 241 / 237250 / 247
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 320 / 236320 / 236
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1473 / 32471574 / 3470
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 163 / 161159 / 157
Average price €32,000€32,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance VW Golf R32 (Mk IV)VW Golf R32 (Mk V)
0 - 80 kph 4.6 s4.4 s
0 - 100 kph 6.6 s6.0 s
0 - 160 kph 16.2 s14.4 s
0 - 200 kph 27.6 s25.2 s
60 - 100 kph (4) 5.6 s5.1 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 7.4 s7.1 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 9.7 s9.0 s
0 - 60 mph 6.4 s5.4 s
0 - 100 mph 16.2 s14.4 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.4 s @ 82.0 mph10.1 s @ 84.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 24.6 s @ 119.9 mph23.8 s @ 121.8 mph

General performance

Category VW Golf R32 (Mk IV)VW Golf R32 (Mk V)
Top speed 251 kph (156 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.47 g (5 m/s²)0.51 g (5 m/s²)
Fuel economy 8.3 l/100 km (28 mpg US / 34 UK)10.1 l/100 km (23 mpg US / 28 UK)
100 kph - 0 36 m (117 ft)36 m (118 ft)

Summary

Category VW Golf R32 (Mk IV)VW Golf R32 (Mk V)
Track Performance 470493
Straight line speed 15441700
Total 20132193

Verdict

Golf R32 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Shaggy  10y ago

@ Amanda: Must be nice to drive on a road with no speed limit, probable saves time when you're running late for work, I live in Georgia, in the southeastern U.S. The fastest I can normally legally go is 65 MPH. Sometimes I'll do 80 when I'm running late for work.


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amanda  10y ago

i mean autobahn


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amanda  10y ago

i live in germany no speed limits on the autobarn


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Shaggy  10y ago

I love a Golf GTI, when someone says hot hatchback, that's the first car to pop into my head, awesome car, heck of a sleeper.
@ Amanda: You have a pretty sweet little car, but where do you drive your car at 145 MPH?


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amanda  10y ago

i have a mk4 r32 i love it and it pulls strong way into 3 figure mph 145 is so easy in top gear it is very fast top end.


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bend her  11y ago

the mk4 is still better ,very rare car now , mk4 more of a racer.


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Jeff B  11y ago

You have to take the results with a grain of salt. Obviously from all the other track times, you can tell the MK5 is faster, it's just that one Ring time that messes things up. Look at the track times and acceleration times, don't look at the points, the points system is crap.


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Rob  11y ago

I like the concept of this site but there are a lot of glitches in it. Too many inaccuracies. How can the mkiv have a 16.2 qtr mi and beat a mi 5 on the ring but nothing else????


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FastestLaps  13y ago

Because of big advantage Mk4 has in Nordschleife.


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Taz  13y ago

There\'s a mistake in the calculation of points:

MK5 wins 3 to 1 in track times over Mk4
So how come Mk5 has 28pts and Mk4 60pts??

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