Mercedes-AMG A45 versus Volkswagen Golf R review | 4wd hot hatches go head to head | Autocar

Mercedes-AMG A45 versus Volkswagen Golf R review | 4wd hot hatches go head to head | Autocar
Which is the hot-hatchback champion of champions? We’ve long loved the Volkswagen Golf R – a five-star car by our reckoning – but is it a match for the vastly more powerful and, to be fair, vastly more expensive, Mercedes-AMG A45?​

Our testers pitch the two head-to-head, to see which is faster and, crucially, which is better to drive and own. Join us at our test track for the most exciting, and entertaining, hot hatch test of the year.

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Mercedes-AMG A45 versus Volkswagen Golf R review | 4wd hot hatches go head to head | Autocar

13 thoughts on “Mercedes-AMG A45 versus Volkswagen Golf R review | 4wd hot hatches go head to head | Autocar”

  1. Amg has Better finishing quality, better power delivery with the aggresive engine notes to say golf r is a better choice after all ; you must be paid to say so

  2. I like the golf …a lot.
    But i dont Trust it when it Comes to reliability….and the Mercedes is even worse….sooo….back to something from Japan for me….OR mayby South Corea .
    I hear prrety impressive things about those

  3. Both good cars.This conversation stands with stock cars.But if your mapped this discussion collapses like a ton of bricks 😂 10 grand extra for 4 car lengths 🤔 Gulf R is better value to me..

  4. Great video…until you realise they didn't get a DSG golf R, which is far more common and a much better comparison.

  5. Isn't it the same place carwow do their reviews (the jump the corners) and why on earth would you drag a manual golf r against the automatic amg?

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