Will he drift? Mercedes-AMG A45 S video test Car News

Welcome to the second in a series of videos designed to answer the crucial question: will he drift?

We have four hot 4WD sedans – the new 2021 Volkswagen Golf R, the latest Mercedes-AMG A45 S, the Toyota GR Yaris and a Ford Focus RS Mk3. And we take them all in a low-grip dumpster to answer the most vital questions. Will they go aside?

Then we also have a not quite conventional two-wheel drive sedan. The Renault Clio V6.

Then the Mercedes-AMG A45 S. Like the Volkswagen Golf R, it has an awesome four-wheel drive system with two clutches on its rear axle that can couple the vector to give one wheel or another as much or as little torque as possible. But, given that it is never oriented more than 50% rearward, will that be enough on this very low grip and very slow Thruxton skid pan?

This series complements an Autocar article written on torque vectoring, which includes full technical details and interviews with the engineers behind these cars.


Showdown on the set: hot hatches with torque vector clash

Will he drift? Video test of the Volkswagen Golf R 2021

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This notice was published: 2021-06-03 14:01:24

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