Mercedes A45 AMG versus VW Golf R
There are great B-roads the breadth of Britain. So we’re using the new VW Golf R and Merc A45 AMG to investigate some of them...
Posted: 16 May 2014
Put it this way: when we wanted to do a jump shot on the glorious mountain road beyond Rhayader, we choose the Golf because we knew it wouldn’t do anything nasty, but driving home that night, I was in the A45. It’s the car that more accurately channels the legacy of that earlier generation of 4WD heroes, the Evos and Imprezas. It’s a car that wants you to stay on the gas all the time, and only really comes alive when you do, engine chomping at cold air above 5,000rpm, rear axle finally getting involved.