Renault Megane RS vs VW Golf R

Picture of Renault Megane RS (Mk III)
Picture of VW Golf R (Mk VI)
Category Renault Megane RSVW Golf R (Mk VI)
Max power (ps / bhp) 250 / 247271 / 267
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 340 / 251350 / 258
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1387 / 30581446 / 3188
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 180 / 178187 / 185


Category Renault Megane RSVW Golf R (Mk VI)
0 - 40 kph 2.1 s1.4 s
0 - 100 kph 5.9 s5.2 s
0 - 200 kph 22.0 s22.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 16.1 s17.4 s
Est. 0 - 60 mph 5.5 s4.9 s
0 - 100 mph 13.3 s12.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.9 s @ 86.4 mph9.6 s @ 88.9 mph
1/4 mile 14.2 s13.5 s
Top speed 245 kph (152 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.53 g (5 m/s²)0.60 g (6 m/s²)


Category Renault Megane RSVW Golf R (Mk VI)
Track Performance 11761185
Straight line speed 793970
Total 19702156


Golf R is the fastest by a small margin.

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Bastian  8y ago

The Golf mit DSG should be compared with the Renault Trophy and the German car is way faster in track and speed lines.

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T4Z  9y ago

Wrong reasonning,comparing the PERFORMANCE of cars is not about trim level or even price tag as much as it is of car type and power delivery. Technically the GTI is rated only at 211hp and 280Nm, whereas the RS is rated at 250hp and 340Nm, very close to the R rated at 267hp, 350Nm

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patje  10y ago

ik heb de renault rs en mijn zusje de golf r. Dit zegt genoeg denk ik.

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Nick Harry  10y ago

The prices asked for Golf R's means that Honda Type R Mugens and Renault Trophys should be their comparable cars and both the latter would dominate track results. Just need some drivers to try the tracks!! 265 Trophy has already claimed Nurburgring at £4K less than Golf.

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Nick Harry  10y ago

Don't understand. Of the 7 tracks shown, the RS wins 4 times. Even in straight line it wins to 200kph. And then there's the looks. And most of all value for money. I've just purchased a Cup , brand new WITH SAT NAV and free servicing for 7 grand LESS than a 2010 Golf R.

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Dylan  10y ago

I call BS on comparing the RS Mk III to the Golf R since the RS Mk III is equivalent to the GTI and is the entry level RS. Comparing apples for apples would be comparing the Renault RS cup or Trophy with the Golf R.

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James  11y ago

Verdict \"Renault Megane RS Mk III is noticeably faster.\"

How so? it just depends on the track doesn\'t it? Hockenheim Short similar pace, but at Inta it is 1 second faster. But basically the same track distance.

But all the off the line speed times the Golf is faster.

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William  11y ago

Better times as it handles a mile better. Carries better speed into and out of corners...

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EM  11y ago

The Golf R is faster to 100, to 160, to 200, AND has a better top speed, yet the RS250 has got better times...lousy driving?
Both great cars IMO

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f-theman  11y ago

ah, if it just wasn't a bloody renault....