Pick Your Hot Hatch Poison

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If you want to buy a hot hatch, then you have some tough decisions to make. Here is a list of the most potent hot hatchbacks that are either currently on offer or heading to South Africa this year. Which one of these potent machines are on your hit list?

Combining good looks, sizzling performance and high levels of handling ability, hot hatchbacks are hugely popular in South Africa. Join us as we list some of the most potent hot hatch products that are bound to get your adrenaline pumping and put a smile on your dial. Pick your poison!

Audi RS3 Sportback

Price: R903 500 (May 2018)

Engine: 5-cylinder, 2.5-litre turbopetrol

Power: 294 kW @ 5 850 - 7 000 rpm

Torque: 480 Nm @ 1 700 - 5 850 rpm

Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch automatic

0-100 kph: 4.1 secs

Top Speed: 250 kph

Fuel consumption: 8.3 L/100km

Watch the Audi RS3 Sportback take on the BMW M2 in a drag race battle below!



Buy an Audi RS3 on Cars.co.za

BMW M140i

Price: R687 940 (May 2018)

Engine: 6-cylinder, 3.0-litre turbopetrol

Power: 250 kW @ 5 500 rpm

Torque: 500 Nm @ 1 520 - 4 500 rpm

Transmission: 8-speed automatic

0-100 kph: 4.6 secs

Top Speed: 250 kph

Fuel consumption: 7.1 L/100km

Watch our video review of the BMW M140i below!



Buy a BMW M140i on Cars.co.za

Ford Focus RS

Price: R712 900 (May 2018)

Engine: 4-cylinder, 2.3-litre turbopetrol

Power: 257 kW @ 6 000 rpm

Torque: 440 Nm @ 1 600 - 5 000 rpm

Transmission:  6-speed manual

0-100 kph: 4.1 secs

Top speed: 250 kph

Fuel consumption: 7.7 L/100km

Watch the Ford Focus RS tear up the streets of CPT in the dead of night



Buy a Ford Focus RS on Cars.co.za

New Honda Civic Type R

Price: R635 500 (May 2018)

Engine: 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbopetrol

Power: 228 kW @ 6 500 rpm

Torque: 400 Nm @ 2 500 - 4 500 rpm

Transmission: 6-speed manual

0-100 kph: 5.7 secs

Top Speed: 270 kph

Fuel consumption: 7.5 L/100km

Watch our video review of the new Honda Civic Type R below!



Buy a Honda Civic Type R on Cars.co.za

Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG 4Matic

Price: R812 259 (May 2018)

Engine: 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbopetrol

Power: 280 kW @ 6 000 rpm

Torque: 475 Nm @ 2 250 - 5 000 rpm

Transmission: 7-speed dual clutch automatic

0-100 kph: 4.2 secs

Top speed: 250 kph

Fuel consumption: 7.3 L/100km

Watch the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG take on the Audi RS3 in the video below!



Buy a Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG on Cars.co.za

New Renault Megane RS

Price: TBC, arrives mid-2018

Engine: 4-cylinder, 1.8-litre turbopetrol

Power: 205 kW @ 6 000 rpm

Torque: 390 Nm @ 2 400 - 4 800 rpm

Transmission: 6-speed EDC or 6-speed manual

0-100 kph: 5.8 secs

Top speed: 250 kph

Fuel consumption: 6.9 L/100km

Watch the new Renault Megane RS in action in the video below!



Buy a Renault Megane RS on Cars.co.za

Renault Clio RS 18 F1 (Just arrived in SA!)

Price: R449 900 (May 2018) 

Engine: 1.6-litre turbopetrol

Power: 162 kW

Torque: 280 Nm

Transmission: 6-speed dual-clutch transmission

0-100 kph: 6.6 secs

Top speed: 235 kph

Fuel consumption:  5.7 L/100 km

Buy a used Renault Clio RS on Cars.co.za

Volkswagen Golf R

Price: R664 400 (May 2018)

Engine: 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbopetrol   

Power: 213 kW @ 5 400 - 6 500 rpm

Torque: 380 Nm @ 1 850 - 5 300 rpm

0-100 kph: 4.6 secs

Top speed: 250 kph

Transmission: 7-speed DSG

Fuel consumption: 7.0 L/100km

Watch the VW Golf R go head-to-head against the VW GTI!


 

Buy a Volkswagen Golf R on Cars.co.za

 

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