VW Golf GTD v BMW 120d v Skoda Octavia vRS: DRAG RACE
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Who's ready for a hot hatch drag race?! We've got the new VW Golf GTD going up against the Octavia vRS \u0026 the BMW 120d!

Now we know what you're thinking... And yes, you're right, they're all diesels. But wait! Just because they're diesel doesn't mean this won't make for an interesting drag race. Just check out how evenly matched these three competitors are...

First up we've got Mat in the GTD. It's powered by a 2-litre turbocharged diesel, which can produce 200hp \u0026 400Nm. As for the Octavia vRS? Well, it's also powered by a 2-litre turbocharged diesel, and just like the GTD, it can put down 200hp \u0026 400Nm!

And last up we have the BMW. It's also powered by a 2-litre turbocharged diesel, and while it matches the others on producing 400Nm of torque, it's oh-so slightly down on power, at 190hp.

So there's no denying they're pretty evenly matched, especially when you consider they're all FWD, they all weigh around 1,500kg, and they all cost around £32,000! But can you guess which will come out on top? You'll have to keep watching to find out!

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  • carwow

    Should we film another diesel drag race? If so, share your dream line-up below!

    • Lukas Durajka
      Lukas Durajka

      Try one-liters drag race

    • Puiu Sebi
      Puiu Sebi

      @265justy I think ,,eat" is an overstatement, but I do agree with you. It would win😄

    • 265justy

      New Holland vs John Deere vs Massey Ferguson..

    • 265justy

      @Puiu Sebi Mazda 6 would eat them all.

    • 265justy

      @aaron FD RX7 would obliterate them.... An all Mazda lineup.... Bring in an MPS..

  • Alexander Berger
    Alexander Berger

    won the race, but mib 3 is the biggest shit in the world.

  • Shyir

    "I'm winning something." As if he isn't most often sat in the fastest himself...ehhehehe

  • Mayank Maximum
    Mayank Maximum

    Desi battle

  • Jay Dee
    Jay Dee

    Matt - more of these “normal cars” please!!!

  • Martin

    Nice video and very pleasing to see from an owner of a GTD in Kings Red. However, how stock was the GTD that VW supplied? The reason I ask is that according to the current brochure, you cannot (and never have been able to) get a GTD in Lime Yellow in the UK!

  • Yahya Hany
    Yahya Hany

    Kia stinger gt2 please!!!

  • Matt Hammond
    Matt Hammond

    I have the VRS The reaction times for the Skoda driver are dog shit. On purpose?

  • Lucian Claudiu Stefan
    Lucian Claudiu Stefan

    Love the diesel drag race haha ! NICE

  • koneser wędlin
    koneser wędlin

    three , two , one -this time its best part.

  • Doreen Campervan
    Doreen Campervan

    Remember when you revved a diesel and black smoke was the result? Modern diesels are great.

  • jake Stevens
    jake Stevens

    As a design I think the BMW is an absolute dog’s dinner.

  • Fly with TB500
    Fly with TB500

    Volkswagen does deliver

  • Precious Njamela
    Precious Njamela

    its fine outside

  • Dreka Channel
    Dreka Channel

    is it just me or do some of you think what the world has come like started with horses as vehicles and now we have basicly boxes with nice engines and wheels its just amazing

  • Dreka Channel
    Dreka Channel

    i just saw a yellow GTD same time i was like 0-0 IS THAT HIM

  • Bionic Rusty
    Bionic Rusty

    So it turns out that a Skoda is a more ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’ than a BMW. Who’d a thunk it?


    This is RS not vRS. Its just an emblem

  • Keith Cunningham
    Keith Cunningham

    Keep these diesel drag races going. Preferably at short piers until they’re all gone so people with diesels won’t keep telling us why lower fuel costs have anything to do with driving cars. I’m pretty sure my local will serve me urine for free but I’ll stick to the beer.

  • James Bradley
    James Bradley

    Are you sure the golf got that for the economy 😏

  • Marko Blažić
    Marko Blažić

    190hp vs 200hp? 🧐🤮🤮

  • Ronald Raygun
    Ronald Raygun

    All tragic poser cars. Buy a petrol. Cheapskates. Who spends 40k on a car to save a few pennies on fuel. Clowns

  • pascal

    incridible how much it´s triggering me if someone calls it vRS instead of RS how its actual name is xd

  • J Lo
    J Lo

    These cars are expensive! A golf for 32Gs??? 32!!! A golf? Wow!


    POOR from the BMW. Shocking. 32k to be embarrassed like this? No thanks.

  • Žluna Zelená
    Žluna Zelená

    VW boss: watches the rolling race next day in work: who programmed the ECU in škoda octavia?!?? Someone: me. VW Boss: " YOU ARE FIRED"!!!!!!

  • SydneyPhotography2019

    Oooh Skoda

  • Diego Brown
    Diego Brown

    Bmw does not have 190hp but less… I have the 190hp and tested . it has got 182hp in best conditions and many owner that tested their same car say the same

  • Shithappenswhenu

    last years drag race the vrs did quarter mile in 14.3 So the sedan/limo version would of won this. Last year you had it versus a gti..,why always against skoda?

  • אליאור אזולאי
    אליאור אזולאי

    Drag race to Renault Clio 5!!

  • raymond valdez
    raymond valdez

    The wonderful saxophone atypically fancy because olive happily wail forenenst a striped llama. synonymous, lovely russia

  • SlickR

    Skoda looks the best though, that BMW 1 is a terrible car overall, looks bad, drives bad, performs bad and has the worst economy.

  • Jack Lappin
    Jack Lappin

    More like this please 👍 Would be good to see a A250d - C250d - 328i - GTD

  • Pablo Sancho
    Pablo Sancho

    I need a Lotus in this channel!!

  • YFS3 King
    YFS3 King

    How you putting a 120d against the cars should’ve just used a regular Skoda octavia and a normal vw tdi

    • Maurits

      Fuck off They have the same weight, horsepower and price… you can’t have it more fair

  • Krrizz Krozz
    Krrizz Krozz

    VW ❤️

  • Abdel Dk
    Abdel Dk

    Where is de class A

  • samuel wh
    samuel wh

    The VW and the Škoda engines sound like a petrol engine, the bmw does sounds like a diesel 😅😅

  • Ferris Gopaul
    Ferris Gopaul

    It's how you said you're actually winning something 😄🤣 Victory times 2 🤣🤣🤣

  • Emre Yildiz
    Emre Yildiz

    Quality of bmw is going way down since its fw drive... how sad

  • Joshua Newton-Key
    Joshua Newton-Key

    I wish we were so spoiled for choice in the US

  • Mark Woolman
    Mark Woolman

    I'd like to see a full review on the Golf GTD. Looks impressive.

  • ClAudiu Todor
    ClAudiu Todor

    Rigged against the Skoda. Did you not find a estate version in UK?

  • qopoy dnon
    qopoy dnon

    I love how Matt tries to act surprised in the race when he already knows he's in the fastest car

  • senpai toast
    senpai toast

    And the 1 series is still hideous!


    Not the same equipament bmw is basic and not the sport model like golf or skoda

  • Daniil_spb

    Ваг сила, бмв магила)

  • Gid Nild
    Gid Nild

    Or where there were diesel ⛽ hot hatches n estate hot hatches


    Matt is cheating

  • MTB MATT85
    MTB MATT85

    These diesels will depreciate like stones. People rave about fuel economy but always forget about the facts: service is more regular, diesel particulate filter replenish is expensive and mandatory, when you floor it they actually aren’t economical, they sound rough, handle like bags of shit due to the weight of the engine, and the resale value of diesels is getting worse. Diesel tax is set to come in in the next 12 months. I wouldn’t touch a diesel hot hatch, it’s false economy.

  • Scott Jacob
    Scott Jacob

    Bmw diesels are crap!! Hahaha VW rules! TDI BABY

  • AlDin

    Skodaaa ❤️

  • Smescharius


  • Stratos p
    Stratos p

    Skoda what a shitty brand

  • dcoog anml
    dcoog anml

    “Did I have him? Course I had him! I SMASHED him!” I like that guy! Lmao

  • Oskar Jaworski
    Oskar Jaworski

    Emocje jak na rybach...

  • Richard Oide
    Richard Oide

    I own a mk3 Octavia vrs manual 169kw fwd

    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml

      Where’s the 180d

  • Al Polad
    Al Polad

    Fastest: Golf Slowest: BMW Best looking: Skoda Best sounding: BMW Worst Economy even tho it didn't even win anything: BMW

  • Vlvd

    BMW F40 is the baddest BMW ever, FWD, bad transmission, my 120d F21 with the same Motor, but DPF off and AGR off runs very good

  • Martin S.
    Martin S.

    Lol Golf gtd and skoda vrs vs normal 120d. Funny but normal 2,0l skoda and golf 110kw and bmw 140kw. Bullshit drag race.

  • Ciprian Ion
    Ciprian Ion

    The driver in the Skoda he wears a mask alone in his car.....🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  • Bouazza zerigat Mohamed ilies
    Bouazza zerigat Mohamed ilies

    Ga3 les algériens rahom hna 😂😂

  • Emre Ayar
    Emre Ayar

    The 120d has also a Launch Control function. Every BMW with the Gearshiftpaddles has Launch control. 😁


    Fwd 120d bmw for those who cant drive


    Fwd that's not a proper bmw

  • Kamal Junior
    Kamal Junior

    race q7 v12 tdi

  • PEdro Caratas
    PEdro Caratas

    why u run in wet road ......

  • christopher mietton
    christopher mietton

    Amazing how gay people can buy those cars it looks shit ! The engine is diesel ! And they will loose money so quick

  • C GG
    C GG

    Gtd Stage 1 safe

  • Ferdin Askerov
    Ferdin Askerov

    Mat please drive Mercedes for the next competition

  • Rushika

    A drag race without Yianni is like a chicken pie without chicken 🤪

  • Kashisvr

    Where’s the 180d

  • Krzychu 1592
    Krzychu 1592

    Problem is that vw gives extra hp to his cars and bmw not, probably vw cars have around 225 hp and bmw maybe 195

  • Renato Henrique
    Renato Henrique

    VAG rules

  • jorge san martin
    jorge san martin

    yes i love volkswagen golf gtd💓💓😥😥😥

  • Gaming Norwegian
    Gaming Norwegian

    That BMW is very slow... Like what the heck...

  • Marko Polo
    Marko Polo

    That Bmw diesel sounded like a bag of nails when revving compared to the VW engines on external shots!

  • Tghy Ffhy
    Tghy Ffhy

    On paper I would have had the bmw. No launch control messed it

  • dripz _x1
    dripz _x1

    My dad has that exact Skoda and if you put it in sport mode it sounds way better. Idk why they didn’t do that

  • Maciej Pniewski
    Maciej Pniewski

    carwow, it is not Octavia "vRS" it is Octavia "RS". There is no such model as "vRS" [facepalm]

  • superofca

    I wonder if the 4x4 Octavia would be faster than Golf

  • Mr_mustache

    BMW fan (aka me): Noooooo your Skoda cant win from a BMW This video: haha Skoda goes brrrrrr

  • Tom Forrest
    Tom Forrest

    those prices are insane £33k for a diesel golf!? ffs

  • Can Ateş
    Can Ateş

    Hey Matt 2.0 TDi 240 ps passat vs other d class car race pls

  • IlCrash1993

    Can you do a "GTI vs GTD vs GTE"?

  • Andy

    2 hatchbacks vs a combi...yea nah,seems legit when it comes to carwow🤔😅

  • David Mc Donnell
    David Mc Donnell

    Them fwd BMWs are sad a real let down

  • Tube You
    Tube You

    Hi Mat I have Audi A3 TDi 2.0 230BHP Can I come for drag race? 🙂

  • speedypetey999

    ...thats assuming the vw trip computer isn't lying, vw wouldn't lie would they 👀

  • vasilisad

    BMW M5 CS please

  • powergic

    Me loves diesel...

  • José Pelaio
    José Pelaio

    That 120d might be the ugliest bmw of 2021

  • Polico Paul
    Polico Paul

    i would love to se some cars under 100HP

  • Stuart Carson
    Stuart Carson

    Amazed to say, I would buy the Skoda.

  • Polico Paul
    Polico Paul

    hot hatches?those are kombi.like a big truck

  • Diesel Orava
    Diesel Orava

    You allways know the results.. just look what car Matt's drive..

  • M

    "Racemodels" against a normal 120d.

  • Jörg Schuster
    Jörg Schuster

    BMW Lachnummer, tja, mit Heckantrieb wäre das nicht passiert. Looser. BMW laughing stock, well, that wouldn't have happened with rear-wheel drive. UGLY Car!

  • thesleeper90

    Comment for the Octavia driver: Cars have cabin filters!

  • kurttug

    Matt I'm sorry but you make these drag races boring by always sitting in the quickest car.