BMW M140i vs VW Golf R

Picture of VW Golf R (Mk VIII)
Picture of BMW M140i
Category VW Golf R (Mk VIII)BMW M140i
Engine layout 2.0 l R43.0 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 320 / 316340 / 335
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 420 / 310500 / 369
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1527 / 33661507 / 3322
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 210 / 207225 / 222
Average price €54,000€49,000

Lap Times

Track VW Golf R (Mk VIII)BMW M140i
Sachsenring 1:37.521:39.69

Acceleration

Speed & distance VW Golf R (Mk VIII)BMW M140i
0 - 50 kph 1.8 s1.8 s
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s4.4 s
0 - 130 kph 6.8 s6.8 s
0 - 160 kph 10.1 s10.0 s
0 - 200 kph 15.9 s16.1 s
60 - 100 kph (4) 3.7 s2.9 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 5.4 s3.8 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 5.1 s3.9 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 6.8 s5.2 s
80 - 120 kph (7) 12.6 s6.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.0 s @ 95.1 mph8.9 s @ 95.7 mph
1/4 mile 12.3 s @ 112.9 mph12.7 s

General performance

Category VW Golf R (Mk VIII)BMW M140i
Top speed 277 kph (172 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 17.2 s @ 1476 ft16.8 s @ 1427 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.68 g (7 m/s²)0.69 g (7 m/s²)
Fuel economy 6.4 l/100 km (37 mpg US / 44 UK)10.4 l/100 km (23 mpg US / 27 UK)
100 kph - 0 30 m (100 ft)33 m (109 ft)
200 kph - 0 124 m (408 ft)132 m (435 ft)

Summary

Category VW Golf R (Mk VIII)BMW M140i
Track Performance 10094
Straight line speed 16571827
Total 17571921

Verdict

M140i is the fastest by a small margin.

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Corvolet3  2m ago

Crazy how you can get an M140i in good condition for almost half the price of a decent R, and still be only slower from the start.