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VW Golf R32 (Mk V)

V6
250 ps (247 bhp)
320 Nm (236 lb-ft)
1510 kg (3329 lbs)
166 ps / tonne
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Mazda 3 MPS

4cyl Turbo
260 ps (256 bhp)
380 Nm (280 lb-ft)
1485 kg (3274 lbs)
175 ps / tonne

Performance

  Golf R323 MPS
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 100 kph 6.0 s6.1 s
0 - 200 kph 25.2 s25.1 s
0 - 100 mph 14.4 s13.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.6 s @ 82.0 mph9.9 s @ 84.5 mph
1/4 mile 14.4 s14.0 s @ 101.3 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 22.8 s @ 119.3 mph22.8 s @ 119.9 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 19.2 s19.0 s
Est. max acceleration 0.56 g (6 m/s²)0.52 g (5 m/s²)

Summary

  Golf R323 MPS
Track Performance 15611587
Straight line speed 872866
Total 24332453

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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DSGFTW  11y ago

DSG with launch control, R32 beats the MPS to 60 because of that.


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Flex  11y ago

One thing to keep in mind is, the MPS is lighter, has 40lbs more torque, and nearly 20bhp more too. So unless the R32 defies physics, it'll be beaten most of the time, apart from a wet surface (AWD helps).


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Wads  11y ago

The time on the R32 is conservative as well..... I've tested it at 5.7sec to 62mph


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Flex  11y ago

I'm not buying the R32 0-60, I know for a fact that it's about 0.3-0.5 slower then the MPS. Having said that, 5.9 on a good run is possible out of the MPS!
Plus higher up the speed range you're not dragged back by the AWD system.