Audi S3 Sportback vs VW Golf R

Picture of Audi S3 Sportback (8Y)
Picture of VW Golf R (Mk VIII)
Category Audi S3 SportbackVW Golf R (Mk VIII)
Engine layout 2.0 l R42.0 l R4
Max power (ps / bhp) 310 / 306320 / 316
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 400 / 295420 / 310
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1564 / 34481527 / 3366
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 198 / 195210 / 207
Average price €52,000€54,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance Audi S3 SportbackVW Golf R (Mk VIII)
0 - 40 kph 1.3 s1.5 s
0 - 50 kph 1.9 s1.8 s
0 - 80 kph 3.2 s3.2 s
0 - 100 kph 4.4 s4.3 s
0 - 120 kph 6.0 s6.2 s
0 - 130 kph 7.2 s6.8 s
0 - 140 kph 8.0 s8.2 s
0 - 150 kph 9.3 s8.8 s
0 - 160 kph 10.3 s10.1 s
0 - 180 kph 13.3 s12.9 s
0 - 200 kph 16.2 s15.9 s
0 - 250 kph 37.0 s36.8 s
1000 m 23.4 s @ 223.0 kph23.3 s @ 227.7 kph
0 - 60 mph 4.4 s3.9 s
0 - 100 mph 10.9 s10.0 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.1 s @ 93.2 mph9.0 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile 12.6 s12.3 s @ 112.9 mph
1/2 mile 19.7 s19.6 s

Rolling acceleration

Speed Audi S3 SportbackVW Golf R (Mk VIII)
60 - 100 kph (4) 4.0 s3.7 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 5.7 s5.4 s
80 - 120 kph (4) 4.3 s4.1 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 5.3 s5.1 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 7.1 s6.8 s
80 - 120 kph (7) 13.0 s12.6 s
80 - 160 kph (4) 9.2 s8.7 s
80 - 160 kph (5) 12.3 s11.7 s
80 - 160 kph (6) 16.4 s15.9 s
60 - 100 kph 2.3 s2.2 s
80 - 120 kph 2.9 s2.7 s
100 - 200 kph 11.8 s10.8 s

Braking distance

Speed Audi S3 SportbackVW Golf R (Mk VIII)
50 kph - 0 8 m (28 ft)9 m (28 ft)
100 kph - 0 33 m (109 ft)30 m (100 ft)
130 kph - 0 58 m (191 ft)57 m (188 ft)
200 kph - 0 137 m (450 ft)124 m (408 ft)
30 mph - 0 8 m (27 ft)8 m (26 ft)
70 mph - 0 43 m (141 ft)45 m (147 ft)
100 mph - 0 86 m (284 ft)93 m (304 ft)

General performance

Category Audi S3 SportbackVW Golf R (Mk VIII)
Top speed 259 kph (161 mph)277 kph (172 mph)
Est. 0 - 100 mph - 0 18.3 s @ 1572 ft17.2 s @ 1476 ft
Est. max acceleration 0.66 g (6 m/s²)0.68 g (7 m/s²)
18m slalom 69.2 kph (43.0 mph)73.3 kph (45.5 mph)
Fuel economy 6.3 l/100 km (38 mpg US / 45 UK)6.4 l/100 km (37 mpg US / 44 UK)

Summary

Category Audi S3 SportbackVW Golf R (Mk VIII)
Track Performance 384400
Straight line speed 48625281
Total 52475681

Verdict

Golf R is the fastest by a small margin.

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