Chris Harris Pits The New Volkswagen Golf R Against The BMW M235i

/DRIVE's Chris Harris feels the same way about the last-generation Volkswagen Golf R that I do: It was a phenomenal car, but maybe not superior enough to a GTI to justify its price. He says the new, more powerful MK7 Golf R is much better. And a lot more fun.

But he also pits against some very, very stiff German competition: the BMW M235i coupe, one of the best new BMWs we've seen in some time. It's more powerful, boasts a larger engine, and is rear-wheel drive.

One would assume that the Golf R has no chance in hell of keeping up. As you see in this video, that's not necessarily the case.

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