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WATCH: 5 most powerful hatchbacks on sale in South Africa

2017-08-18 08:08

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Cape Town - Close to 300kW in a hatchback? That power figure became a reality when Audi fitted its RS3 with the world's most powerful five-cylinder production engine. 

For comparison, Mercedes-AMG produce the world's most powerful 2.0-litre turbocharged engine in the world, it produces 280kW. 

Hot-hatch power war

Which hatchback boasts the highest power output in SA? We nailed down 5 contenders.

The list is an eclectic bunch; three four-cylinder engines, one five- cylinder and a solitary six-cylinder unit.

Displacement varies from 2.0-litres to a massive 3.0-litre. The only common denominator is turbocharging. 

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Check out the full list below the clip: 

Audi RS 3 Sportback (2.5-litre, 5-cylinder turbocharged) - R895 500 

Mercedes-AMG A45 (2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged) - R773 914 

Ford Focus RS (2.3-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged) - R699 900

BMW M140i (3.0-litre, 6-cylinder turbocharged) - R662 102

Volkswagen Golf R (2.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged) - R647 300

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