VW Golf GTI vs Audi S3 Sportback

Picture of VW Golf GTI (Mk VIII)
Picture of Audi S3 Sportback (8Y)
Category VW Golf GTIAudi S3 Sportback
Engine layout 2.0 l R42.0 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 245 / 242310 / 306
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 370 / 273400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1426 / 31441564 / 3448
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 172 / 170198 / 195
Average price €40,000€52,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance VW Golf GTIAudi S3 Sportback
0 - 40 kph 1.9 s1.3 s
0 - 50 kph 2.5 s1.9 s
0 - 60 kph 3.2 s2.0 s
0 - 80 kph 4.4 s3.2 s
0 - 100 kph 6.0 s4.4 s
0 - 110 kph 7.0 s5.4 s
0 - 120 kph 8.0 s6.0 s
0 - 130 kph 9.0 s7.2 s
0 - 140 kph 10.4 s8.0 s
0 - 150 kph 11.7 s9.3 s
0 - 160 kph 12.9 s10.3 s
0 - 180 kph 16.9 s13.3 s
0 - 200 kph 21.5 s16.2 s
1000 m 25.6 s @ 209.7 kph23.4 s @ 223.0 kph
0 - 60 mph 5.1 s4.4 s
0 - 100 mph 12.2 s10.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.1 s @ 85.1 mph9.1 s @ 93.2 mph
1/4 mile 13.6 s @ 105.0 mph12.6 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed VW Golf GTIAudi S3 Sportback
60 - 100 kph (4) 4.7 s4.0 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 6.1 s5.7 s
80 - 120 kph (4) 5.0 s4.3 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 6.1 s5.3 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.5 s7.1 s
80 - 120 kph (7) 11.5 s13.0 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 10.9 s9.2 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 14.3 s12.3 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 18.1 s16.4 s
60 - 100 kph 2.8 s2.3 s
70 - 90 kph 3.0 s2.4 s
70 - 100 kph 3.9 s3.2 s
70 - 120 kph 5.9 s4.9 s
70 - 130 kph 7.1 s5.9 s
70 - 140 kph 8.5 s7.0 s
80 - 120 kph 3.5 s2.9 s
100 - 200 kph 15.5 s11.8 s

Braking distance

Speed VW Golf GTIAudi S3 Sportback
50 kph - 0 8 m (26 ft)8 m (28 ft)
100 kph - 0 31 m (102 ft)33 m (109 ft)
130 kph - 0 58 m (189 ft)58 m (191 ft)
190 kph - 0 123 m (404 ft)130 m (427 ft)
200 kph - 0 132 m (433 ft)137 m (450 ft)
70 mph - 0 46 m (150 ft)43 m (141 ft)
100 mph - 0 90 m (295 ft)86 m (284 ft)

General performance

Category VW Golf GTIAudi S3 Sportback
Top speed 253 kph (157 mph)259 kph (161 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 22.0 s @ 1903 ft18.3 s @ 1572 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.50 g (5 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)
18m slalom 69.6 kph (43.2 mph)69.2 kph (43.0 mph)
Fuel economy 5.1 l/100 km (46 mpg US / 55 UK)6.3 l/100 km (38 mpg US / 45 UK)

Summary

Category VW Golf GTIAudi S3 Sportback
Track Performance 469500
Straight line speed 41625475
Total 46325975

Verdict

S3 Sportback is the fastest by considerable margin.

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