BMW M135 vs. VW Golf GTI – By Jeremy Clarkson

Videos | November 26th, 2014 by 11
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On a very wet track, Jeremy Clarkson sets out to prove why the BMW M135i is a better car than the VW Golf GTI. But …

On a very wet track, Jeremy Clarkson sets out to prove why the BMW M135i is a better car than the VW Golf GTI. But is that really the case?

The BMW M135i is powered by a 3-liter, straight six-cylinder engine and 235 kW/320 hp and 450 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The technology package includes a TwinScroll turbocharger, direct High Precision Injection with central multi-hole injectors, VALVETRONIC variable valve control and Double VANOS variable camshaft timing.

The BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h – the top limit permitted by the vehicle’s electronic speed control system.

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The new VW Golf GTI uses a four-cylinder 2.0 liter turbocharged engine producing 217 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired to a dual-clutch transmission. From 0 to 100 km/h runs in 5.9 seconds.

So, which one is a better car?

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