Volkswagen Golf R  vs Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series 

Volkswagen Golf R Golf

  • $20k
  • 2014
  • 170 HP 2.5L
Front view of Volkswagen Golf R
5 Out of 10
Equipped with all-wheel drive, the Golf R should offer better grip, handling and overall sense of command than the GTI, but some of our editors thought Volkswagen didn't execute this car's all-wheel-drive as well as it could have.
by (Oct, 2012)


  • $300k built in Germany
  • 2009
  • 670 HP 6.0L
  • 199 mph
Angle view of Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series
6.1 Out of 10
With so much torque to play with, powerslides are a hoot too, but some things are inescapable and the Merc seldom feels anything other than the big, heavy car it is.
by EVO (Jan, 2009)

TwinRev Review Our evaluation of Golf R vs SL 65 AMG Black Series


Real world tests measuring pedal-to-the-metal times

0-60mph and Lateral acceleration

Bang for buck

Is it a super car at a super price?

HP/$, quarter mile/$ and 0-60/$

Track times

Real-world lap times and quarter mile speeds

Quarter mile time


It's not a supercar unless it's ridiculous in some way

HP and Price

No winner declared

Too close to call


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