VW Golf R32 vs Mazda 3 MPS

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Picture of Mazda 3 MPS
Category VW Golf R32 (Mk V)Mazda 3 MPS
Max power (ps / bhp) 250 / 247260 / 256
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 320 / 236380 / 280
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1510 / 33291485 / 3274
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 166 / 163175 / 172

Performance

Category VW Golf R32 (Mk V)Mazda 3 MPS
0 - 100 kph 6.0 s6.1 s
0 - 200 kph 25.2 s25.1 s
0 - 60 mph 5.8 s5.4 s
0 - 100 mph 14.4 s13.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.1 s @ 84.5 mph10.1 s @ 84.5 mph
1/4 mile 14.4 s14.0 s @ 101.3 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 23.8 s @ 121.8 mph23.7 s @ 121.8 mph
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.51 g (5 m/s²)0.52 g (5 m/s²)

Summary

Category VW Golf R32 (Mk V)Mazda 3 MPS
Track Performance 15611587
Straight line speed 849895
Total 24092482

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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DSGFTW  12y ago

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


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Flex  13y 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  13y ago

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


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Flex  13y 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.

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