Battle of the Hot Hatch icons - Golf R32 vs BMW M135i

Having a GTI really isn't anyting special these days.

VR6 VW Golf V R32 (2006) vs R6 BMW M135i (2013) - Battle of the Hot Hatch icons…

Having a GTI really isn’t anyting special these days. But if you can come up with the little addon R32 on you Golf the interested croud raise the eyebrows. 6 cylinder in a Golf - already the idea was crazy back in 1991. With the Golf V R32 the Hot Hatch “big block” era ended for years…

…till the BMW M135i appeared. 2013 Chris Harris named the BMW M135 “the bargain of the century” and “some kind of a baby supercar”. That should translate into Ultimate Hot Hatch - And it has a powerful block with 6 cylinders. But this era also is about to end in the nearest future.

So time for a last…

Head to Head:


BMW M135i (Automatic): 2979 cc I6 turbo #sleeper
Weight: 1515 kg / 3340 lb
Max output: 235 kW / 316 bhp
Weight to Power ratio: 10.76 lb/bhp
Max torque: 450 Nm
Sprint 0-62mph: 4.9 s
Top speed: 155 mph (limited)

2006 VW Golf V R32: 3189 cc VR6
Weight: 1568 kg / 3457 lb
Max output combined: 184 kW / 247 bhp
Weight to Power ratio: 14.00 lb/bhp
Max torque combined: 320 Nm
Sprint 0-62mph: 6.2 s
Top speed: 154 mph

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