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2017 Audi RS3 Sportback
(17-)
Audi RS3 Sportback
2015 Mercedes A 45 AMG 4matic
(15-18)
Mercedes A 45 AMG 4matic
2016 BMW M140i xDrive
(16-)
BMW M140i xDrive
2016 Ford Focus RS
(16-18)
Ford Focus RS
2017 Volkswagen Golf R
(17-)
Volkswagen Golf R
Engine

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2.5L Inline 5 Turbo

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2L Inline 4 Turbo

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

3L Inline 6 Turbo

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2.3L Inline 4 Turbo

Petrol EnginePetrol Engine

2L Inline 4 Turbo

Drivetrain

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Drivetrain Layout

Front - AWD

Top Speed

Top SpeedTop Speed

174 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

167 mph

Top SpeedTop Speed

155 mph

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

4.1 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

4.2 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

4.4 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

4.7 sec

0 - 62 mph Acceleration0 - 62 mph Acceleration

4.6 sec

Total Power

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

395 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

376 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

335 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

345 BHP

Maximum BHPMaximum BHP

306 BHP

Economy

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

34 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

40.9 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

38.2 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

36.7 mpg

Fuel Economy (combined)Fuel Economy (combined)

40.4 mpg

Kerb Weight

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1585 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1555 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1615 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1560 kg

Kerb WeightkgKerb Weight

1483 kg

Luggage

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

335-1175 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

341-1157 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

360-1200 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

260-1045 L

Luggage SpaceLuggage Space

343-1233 L

Top Speed

174 mph280 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

167 mph268 Km/h

155 mph250 Km/h

0-62 mph

4.1 sec

4.2 sec

4.4 sec

4.7 sec

4.6 sec

Economy

34 mpg

40.9 mpg

38.2 mpg

36.7 mpg

40.4 mpg

Range

411 Miles662 Km

503 Miles811 Km

436 Miles701 Km

427 Miles688 Km

488 Miles785 Km

Power / Weight

249 BHP/Tonne4.01 kg/BHP

242 BHP/Tonne4.14 kg/BHP

207 BHP/Tonne4.82 kg/BHP

221 BHP/Tonne4.52 kg/BHP

206 BHP/Tonne4.85 kg/BHP

Total Power

395 BHP400 ps

376 BHP381 ps

335 BHP340 ps

345 BHP350 ps

306 BHP310 ps

Total Torque

480 NM354 lb/ft

475 NM350 lb/ft

500 NM369 lb/ft

440 NM325 lb/ft

400 NM295 lb/ft

CO2 Emissions

189 g/Km

162 g/Km

169 g/Km

175 g/Km

160 g/Km

UK Tax Cost

£145-£300

£145-£200

£145-£235

£145-£235

£145-£200

Model Platform

A3 (12-)

A-Class (12-18)

1 Series (11-)

Focus (11-18)

Golf (12-)

Doors

5

5

3-5

5

3-5

Seats

5

5

4-5

5

5

Cargo Space

335-1175 L

341-1157 L

360-1200 L

260-1045 L

343-1233 L

Turning Circle

11 m

11 m

11.3 m

11.9 m

10.9 m

Fuel Tank

55 L

56 L

52 L

53 L

55 L

Width

1800 mm

1780 mm

1765 mm

1823 mm

1799 mm

Height

1411 mm

1417 mm

1411 mm

1470 mm

1465 mm

Wheelbase

2631 mm

2699 mm

2690 mm

2647 mm

2626 mm

Length

4335 mm

4367 mm

4324 mm

4390 mm

4263 mm

Configuration

Inline 5

Inline 4

Inline 6

Inline 4

Inline 4

Engine Size

2.5 Litre2480cc

2 Litre1991cc

3 Litre2998cc

2.3 Litre2261cc

2 Litre1984cc

Peak Power

395 BHP400 ps

376 BHP381 ps

335 BHP340 ps

345 BHP350 ps

306 BHP310 ps

Peak Torque

480 NM354 lb/ft

475 NM350 lb/ft

500 NM369 lb/ft

440 NM325 lb/ft

400 NM295 lb/ft

Specific Output

159 BHP/L

188 BHP/L

111 BHP/L

152 BHP/L

154 BHP/L

Aspiration

Turbo

Turbo

Turbo

Turbo

Turbo

Valvetrain

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

DOHC

Valves/Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

Fuel

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Petrol

Compression

10:1

8.6:1

11:1

9.4:1

9.6:1

Bore x Stroke

82.5x92.8mm

83x92mm

82x94.6mm

87.5x94mm

82.5x92.8mm

Fuel Injection

Direct Injection

Direct Injection

Direct Injection

Direct Injection

Direct Injection

Position

Front

Front

Front

Front

Front

Orientation

Transversal

Transversal

Longitudinal

Transversal

Transversal

Driven Wheels

All (AWD)

All (AWD)

All (AWD)

All (AWD)

All (AWD)

Front Tyres

235/35R19

235/40R18 Z

225/40R18 Y

235/35R19 V

225/40R18

Rear Tyres

235/35R19

235/40R18 Z

245/35R18 Y

235/35R19 V

225/40R18

Gearbox (MT)

6 Gears

6 Gears

Gearbox (AT)

7 Gears

7 Gears

8 Gears

7 Gears

Front Brakes

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Rear Brakes

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

Vented Disc

F. Suspension

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

MacPherson Strut

R. Suspension

Multi-Link

Multi-Link

Multi-Link

Multi-Link

Multi-Link

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