Drag race: BMW M240i vs Volkswagen Golf R vs Honda Civic Type R

May 25, 2022 by

Can a pair of hot hatchbacks be a match for an all-out sports coupe? Well today you can find out. 

For today’s race, Mat’s behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Golf R. Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 320hp and 420Nm of torque. This is put to the ground via all four wheels and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox with launch control. The Golf weighs in at 1,550kg.

Next to the Golf is the all-new BMW M240i. It has a 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged engine with 374hp and 500Nm of torque. It also has all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox with launch control. It may be up on power, but it’s the heaviest car here at 1,690kg.

Finally, we have the Honda Civic Type R. Its 2.0-litre turbocharged engine puts out 320hp and 400Nm of torque. It’s the only car here with a six-speed manual gearbox and front wheel drive, and it doesn’t have launch control. Maybe the weight can make up for this, as the Civic tips the scales at 1,395kg.

So which car will come out on top? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

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