Chris Harris has recently put together the Volkswagen Golf R and the BMW M235i Coupe, two of the hottest affordable rides of the moment.
If you are a hot hatch enthusiasts but you also fancy the elegant look of the BMW M235i Coupe, which one should you buy? This is the question that Chris Harris is trying to answer in his newest video, and that is no easy answer considering the fact that both vehicles are capable of providing you with your daily dose of adrenalin in different “shapes”.
The Volkswagen Golf R has a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit under its hood, which is producing a total of 300 HP (221 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque, sent to the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint takes just 4.9 seconds with the DSG and 5.1 seconds with the 6-speed manual transmission. The BMW M235i Coupe, on the other hand, packs a 3.0 liter inline straight six-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is capable of producing no less than 332 HP (240 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds with the automatic 8-speed transmission.