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)
Engine type inline4 16V DOHC turboinline4 16V DOHC turbo
Max power 250 ps (247 bhp)271 ps (267 bhp)
Max torque 340 Nm (251 lb-ft)350 Nm (258 lb-ft)
Curb weight 1387 kg (3058 lbs)1446 kg (3188 lbs)
Power / tonne 180 ps (178 bhp)187 ps (185 bhp)


Category Renault Megane RSVW Golf R (Mk VI)
Top speed 245 kph (152 mph)250 kph (155 mph)
0 - 40 kph 2.1 s1.4 s
0 - 100 kph 5.9 s5.2 s
0 - 200 kph 22.0 s22.7 s
0 - 100 mph 13.3 s12.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.7 s @ 85.1 mph9.1 s @ 85.7 mph
1/4 mile 14.2 s13.5 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 16.1 s17.4 s
Est. max acceleration 0.54 g (5 m/s²)0.63 g (6 m/s²)


Category Renault Megane RSVW Golf R (Mk VI)
Track Performance 11761185
Straight line speed 708870
Total 18842056


Golf R is the fastest by a small margin.

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Bastian  7y 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  8y 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  9y ago

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

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Nick Harry  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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  10y 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  10y ago

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

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EM  10y 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  10y ago

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