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VW Golf R v Audi S3 - review & 0-60mph, 1/4-mile and brake comparison!

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It's time for a VW Golf R vs Audi S3 group test!
As we all know, both the Golf R & S3 are part of VW Group, so as a result, they’re both very similar under the skin - and that's no more evident when you check out the engine stats! They’re both packing 2-litre 4 cylinder engines, although while the Audi can produce 310hp & 400Nm, the Golf R edges it with the ability to put down 320hp & 420Nm!
So on the face of it, you’d expect them to be pretty similar, but will that be the case once Mat gets his hands on them? Will the Golf's slight increase in power be noticeable once he's on track? And even if it is, would he rather find himself sat in the S3's cabin?
You'll have to stay tuned as he walks you through all the key details you need to know, from thoughts on the exterior design through to the boot capacity! Oh, and of course, make sure you stick around for the launch & brake tests!
Chapters
00:00 Intro
00:31 Price
01:11 Exterior Design
02:02 Interior
03:58 Back Seats
04:58 Boot
05:51 Drivetrain & Brakes
06:54 Engines
07:45 Audi S3 - 0-60mph & Brake Test
08:24 Audi S3 - Driving
11:18 Golf R - Driving
13:54 Golf R - 0-60mph & Brake Test
15:16 Verdict
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评论 

  1. Mat Watson Cars

    Mat Watson Cars

    3 天 前

    Hi Mat here: if I was to give you either of these cars for free which would you take?

    • Jóhann Ingi

      Jóhann Ingi

      3 天 前

      The Golf R for sure

    • Todd Stevens

      Todd Stevens

      3 天 前

      I'll stick with my Mk7.5 GTI, DSG+DCC for $35K CDN thank you very much.

    • Manpreet Virk

      Manpreet Virk

      3 天 前

      Golf

    • Ivan lee kai wen

      Ivan lee kai wen

      3 天 前

      I will take both lol

    • dug huff

      dug huff

      3 天 前

      Golf. That Audi grille???

  2. 04oceane1

    04oceane1

    49 分钟 前

    Where are the 1/4 mile times like it says in the title???????

  3. Rahim Kisoor

    Rahim Kisoor

    54 分钟 前

    Thumbnail on this video says a lot now.....

  4. Kiyam Ahmadi

    Kiyam Ahmadi

    小时 前

    Just the way you fuck up the golf lol you made it look shit

  5. user

    user

    2 小时 前

    That Golf is pulling Lamborghini Diablo Times 0-60!!!!

  6. Adam

    Adam

    2 小时 前

    What was the 1/4 mile time?

  7. Bot Friend

    Bot Friend

    3 小时 前

    I want golf r but manual no not dsg a manual

  8. BASExKING

    BASExKING

    3 小时 前

    2:56 lol wtf😂😂

  9. Stephen Kenyon

    Stephen Kenyon

    3 小时 前

    He’s a right drama queen constantly over reacting

  10. LeonGamer 2.0

    LeonGamer 2.0

    4 小时 前

    As we Germans says: Wer bremst verliert

  11. steady bloke

    steady bloke

    4 小时 前

    both hands on the wheel, both braincells paying attention, shut gob and drive

  12. steady bloke

    steady bloke

    5 小时 前

    Better

  13. Marshall C.T.

    Marshall C.T.

    5 小时 前

    I'd trade some hp for better build quality. These look like toys.

  14. takenxtx

    takenxtx

    6 小时 前

    These cars are HUGE!

  15. 19ksxoulz

    19ksxoulz

    6 小时 前

    No such word as”Posher”

  16. Dani Nothing

    Dani Nothing

    6 小时 前

    Lol No adaptive Suspension... Thats what my cheap Seat from 2015 comes with as Default.🥴😀👍🍌👻

  17. XRB Performance

    XRB Performance

    7 小时 前

    Journalists complain because the shifter paddles are too small or too big, seems they can never be neutral

  18. Neo Hideo

    Neo Hideo

    8 小时 前

    compare RS3, not S3

  19. Bonnie Drasco

    Bonnie Drasco

    9 小时 前

    As a person who does lighting for a living I absolutely hate overkill on led lighting and I just find all that ambient lighting malarkey inside cars very cheesy, they all look like something out of a badly and cheaply lit Indian restaurant 🍛

  20. Bonnie Drasco

    Bonnie Drasco

    9 小时 前

    Well for the money these things cost I’d buy the Audi just on looks alone

  21. rundc_

    rundc_

    9 小时 前

    Anyone actually used Carwow to buy a new car?

  22. Jacques Malan

    Jacques Malan

    10 小时 前

    I personally like the looks of the golf more. S3 is not ugly by any means though.

  23. matiss hansens

    matiss hansens

    10 小时 前

    i love how Mat makes a german accent. it's funny.

  24. james james

    james james

    11 小时 前

    Are you the boy from Billy Elliot grown up...i wondered what happened to you

  25. ENNINGS HOVE

    ENNINGS HOVE

    12 小时 前

    You surely just dont like the Golf....lets face fact

  26. dat way

    dat way

    14 小时 前

    mechanically the same car just down to what badge and look you prefer

  27. D Mweli

    D Mweli

    15 小时 前

    Mat is energetic like Golf R, see him doing some exercise lol. Get a bike

  28. Trent Rama

    Trent Rama

    15 小时 前

    When is the a45s amg vs golf R coming out

  29. Jason Swift

    Jason Swift

    16 小时 前

    Audi is way behind when it comes to not having the cruise control on the steering wheel.

  30. Dan Ralph

    Dan Ralph

    16 小时 前

    What was thinking with them wheels

  31. Mr Yoyo

    Mr Yoyo

    17 小时 前

    Watching Matt’s videos feel like Netflix episodes

  32. okambambo

    okambambo

    17 小时 前

    worst video I've watched today

  33. Ben W

    Ben W

    18 小时 前

    Put 18's on the Audi and see how it compares.

  34. LifeVac Europe Limted

    LifeVac Europe Limted

    18 小时 前

    I think mat is an audi fan boy.

  35. Jaap Feitsma

    Jaap Feitsma

    18 小时 前

    Audi looks like shit

  36. John Smith

    John Smith

    18 小时 前

    VW have take a massive step down in quality. The cheap plastics have no place in a £40k car.

  37. Finn Jones

    Finn Jones

    18 小时 前

    Why didn't mat get kicked when he said Nurburgring??

  38. Daniel Dickson

    Daniel Dickson

    19 小时 前

    No butt kick?

  39. DaxXx988

    DaxXx988

    19 小时 前

    Shouldn't the gti be comparable to s3, and R to rs3? Interior plastics are terrible for those prices.

  40. hamza shahid

    hamza shahid

    20 小时 前

    sup

  41. TheBulletoffire

    TheBulletoffire

    20 小时 前

    I will wait for the new Audi RS3, it will be a better camparation.

  42. Pinto

    Pinto

    20 小时 前

    Is BEA a word ?

  43. Ian & Amanda Charlesworth

    Ian & Amanda Charlesworth

    21 小时 前

    Audi everytime as i have a 2017 S3 although considering replacing with either: Mercedes GLA AMG45s, Mercedes GLB AMG35, or perhaps a GLA/GLB 250 4Matic with AMGLine pack, which would you go for. I want the car to look cool, i want some noise from the exhaust but want to try to keep purchase cost and running costs down if i can (Yorkshireman that I am!) i live in Cyprus and because of condition of roads and the much lower speed limits than UK many are saying you should go for looks but you don't need the performance. So help me out please Mat. thanks in advance

  44. blanchbacker

    blanchbacker

    23 小时 前

    Rear of the s3 is unfortunate

  45. GlumdogTrillionaire

    GlumdogTrillionaire

    23 小时 前

    Why isn’t it the RS3?

  46. C L

    C L

    天 前

    Hey!! You didn’t get kicked for saying Nurburgring

  47. Christian Anderson

    Christian Anderson

    天 前

    Almost certainly the Golf R

  48. Official Z

    Official Z

    天 前

    Clearly a audi lover and a biased review .

  49. Ibrahim Ifri

    Ibrahim Ifri

    天 前

    Golf 8 r 340hp réel

  50. Braton Miles

    Braton Miles

    天 前

    sry but why you make reviews if you hate the Golf aready from begin ON make no sense bad video

  51. Peter Bishop

    Peter Bishop

    天 前

    Correct decision. Golf is where it's at for a drivers car. The Golf R will also take you to Asda and back with no issue. You can take normal sized people in the back seat to meet their dental appointment or to put some household rubbish in the back to take it to the Council tip. Or then again, you could just go out and have some fun just driving it! Versatility, There you have it. Love and peace.

  52. panos myrogiannis

    panos myrogiannis

    天 前

    Only Audi all the way in every model!!

  53. Peter Bishop

    Peter Bishop

    天 前

    Five seconds into this vid. Basically, it's the same car. The difference will be miniscule. But in this category, which they used to call 'Hot Hatches', the Golf has the coolness and the rep. The Audi is a copycat pretender for those people who value the upmarket name. But then again, I'm of an age... Will happily eat my words if I'm wrong. Love and peace.

  54. D c

    D c

    天 前

    i prefer both of the previous models. the new ones are damn ugly and look very poor quality to.

  55. Shy Sparkz

    Shy Sparkz

    天 前

    “Why have you got a Ford what’s happened ? “ I’m dead

  56. Anthony Dunn

    Anthony Dunn

    天 前

    The rear of the front seats in the golf look baggier than most budget cars I’ve seen.

  57. Meat Packing Industry Worker

    Meat Packing Industry Worker

    天 前

    cannot unsee that thumbnail image...my eyes!

    • Ryan Scribner

      Ryan Scribner

      天 前

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  58. Maurice Perry

    Maurice Perry

    天 前

    Golf R

    • Ryan Scribner

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      天 前

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  59. Roflmfaoftw

    Roflmfaoftw

    天 前

    audi looks like shit ngl

    • Ryan Scribner

      Ryan Scribner

      天 前

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  60. Boosted Builds

    Boosted Builds

    天 前

    Why wouldn’t you compare the rs3 to the golf r? S3 only has a tuned 2.0 l turbo. I’m a Audi only kind of guy and would never take a s3. Ever! A rs3 on the other hand! All day!

    • carwow

      carwow

      天 前

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  61. TheCarKids

    TheCarKids

    天 前

    Ummm... the thumbnail looked a bit wrong 😏

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      天 前

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  62. BundyPoppy

    BundyPoppy

    天 前

    Diesel-Gate? Does no one remember what VW Group did? I personally will never buy any of their products.

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      carwow

      天 前

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  63. Abidha

    Abidha

    天 前

    This is not a fair test. Golf R = Audi RS3...

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      carwow

      天 前

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  64. k B

    k B

    天 前

    Shit cars

    • carwow

      carwow

      天 前

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  65. Jarreau Randall

    Jarreau Randall

    天 前

    Good way of compare the engine specs and weight of the cars next to eachother! Good vid👏

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      carwow

      天 前

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  66. Stacks Producer

    Stacks Producer

    天 前

    As someone who sticks with VW's & Audis, the design of the new VAG group cars are cheap and disappointing..

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      carwow

      天 前

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  67. Browny

    Browny

    天 前

    Audi vs Audi

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      carwow

      天 前

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  68. Ben Benzino

    Ben Benzino

    天 前

    Wow that s3 sounds like shit

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  69. 90sMX 2strokes

    90sMX 2strokes

    天 前

    New cars are boring.

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  70. Klide Bildt

    Klide Bildt

    天 前

    Mat I think you need to start adding a rolling road to see what these are actually putting out. This is the 2nd test you've done that the Rs figures reek of a remap.

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  71. Dan-T

    Dan-T

    天 前

    Multiple runs please!!! The Golf will do 3’s

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  72. THE-ULTIMATE-MO

    THE-ULTIMATE-MO

    天 前

    The s3 looks like someone sat on the car. Why Audi like sitting fetish idk 🤷‍♀️?

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  73. MUCKSPREADER1

    MUCKSPREADER1

    天 前

    Oh look another boring VAG based video from mats sponsors .Why is it everyday mats plugging VAG crap?

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  74. mosfet amplifier

    mosfet amplifier

    天 前

    Two hugely desirable cars. Lovely

  75. Xalvon

    Xalvon

    天 前

    That Golf would make a worthy competitor to the A45s

  76. Oink Oink

    Oink Oink

    天 前

    Audi. ur right about the headache looking golf😂 it's a shame

  77. henk vrieling

    henk vrieling

    天 前

    The first frame of the video. Only man do that, stupid face or something else stupid.

  78. davosworks

    davosworks

    天 前

    Arteon R review plz 🥺🥺

  79. BLEKOPS SERIES

    BLEKOPS SERIES

    天 前

    Why didnt you compare the golf R with RS3 ?

  80. Christoph Frank

    Christoph Frank

    天 前

    So y‘all are still mad about that Wembley-Goal huh?

  81. D

    D

    天 前

    Not liking the wheel designs on these new cars.

  82. GadgetInspektor

    GadgetInspektor

    天 前

    @2:54 you guys got my like 😂

  83. mashudu mbulayeni

    mashudu mbulayeni

    天 前

    There is no way that golf has just 320 hp!

  84. ultramoo

    ultramoo

    天 前

    Amazing car, bravo to VW, but looks like it may no longer be the best all rounder. What I liked about the previous versions of the Golf R was its performance, practicality and price point - the perfect performance daily car. Like a poor man's Audi S3. But with the new pricing, its now in a different buyer bracket. This car might be rarer in the streets compared to previous generations, and I suppose they are OK with that as COVID prevents them from mass producing the cars anyway. I can afford one, but would I want to at that price? Still to decide once its released in Australia.

  85. lil Uzjackdathug

    lil Uzjackdathug

    天 前

    The Volkswagen looks better🤦🏾‍♂️

  86. angi733

    angi733

    天 前

    Which VAG hatch is the blandest of them all? Let's find out....

  87. Prince TaRiG

    Prince TaRiG

    天 前

    Golf 8R is the new King of The Hatchbacks

  88. van van

    van van

    天 前

    I prefer the Bugatti

  89. Tojo san

    Tojo san

    天 前

    WTF i thought VW is a bit cheaper than audi?

  90. HuKPuK

    HuKPuK

    天 前

    Golf 8 is Ugly

  91. zafla

    zafla

    天 前

    please can you drive audi rs3 and golf r and who is better?

  92. Alfa_giulia_satcyp (Chris Lag)

    Alfa_giulia_satcyp (Chris Lag)

    天 前

    Shouldn't you be comparing the Golf R against the Audi RS3 and not the S3???

    • Alfa_giulia_satcyp (Chris Lag)

      Alfa_giulia_satcyp (Chris Lag)

      23 小时 前

      @Alex Grant Yes, but you are comparing the top of the range Golf so should be against the top of the range Audi 🤔

    • Alex Grant

      Alex Grant

      天 前

      RS3 is much more expensive than the R and the S3

  93. Homayoun Heidari

    Homayoun Heidari

    天 前

    Reading between the lines I think you like S3 a little better!!!

  94. FalconXE302

    FalconXE302

    天 前

    Your testing... always questionable...! You got the lighter car, with larger brakes to stop in a longer distance than the heavier, car with smaller brakes...! ... and how much downhill were the 0-60 runs...?

  95. KiTT

    KiTT

    天 前

    The VW Golf R vs The VW S3

  96. The Batman

    The Batman

    天 前

    Matt, you're a Golf's ass is you think the Audi is better looking.

  97. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar

    天 前

    Impressive thumbnail

  98. Berkay T

    Berkay T

    天 前

    what the fuck is that thumbnail

  99. UglyLama

    UglyLama

    天 前

    Should have put an RS3 against the R

  100. Jack McDonald

    Jack McDonald

    天 前

    Cloth seats > leather seats

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