2015 has been a year particularly flattering to the sport. We have already seen that have taken over a good part of the presentations, but where the harder the battle is in the compact segment. The compact sports have had in 2015 an internal struggle that has led so many to fight directly at the Nürburgring for the fastest lap. These are the compact sporting protagonists in 2015.
There is everything, and that is that there has never been a catalog of compact sports so broad, so vast and so exciting in the history of the car. There are those with all-wheel drive, with front-wheel drive, but also others in which the aerodynamics goes to a place of paramount importance in the development. There are more affordable and also there are some that mark a before and an after in his own story. Let’s stay only with 5.
Ford Focus RS
Just we had not realized that 2015 had started, and reached the Ford Focus RS. It is a model that you have to look carefully, because it is the biggest evolution in its history. It is aggressive, there is an aerodynamic, functional, Ken Block has collaborated in the development and, for the first time, yields to the charms of the awd. What’s best of all? Your button Drift that allows you to do crazy things with the car taking advantage of the all-wheel-drive.
Is the Focus RS’s more powerful if we remove the special-edition RS 500 from the previous Focus, going to a motor 2.3 turbo four-cylinder with 350 horsepower of power. Is manual, inside there are backets and go to a great deal of technology as a suspension, adaptive. Reaches 266 km/h of the tip and the 0-100 km/h times out in only 4.7 seconds. Has a price of 41,000 euros. What the best RS of the story?
Honda Civic Type R
The Honda Civic Type R also came in the first quarter of the year, a model that many enthusiasts were waiting for. Among them us. It has also been a revolution within his own label, moving for the first time to turbo. It does so with guarantees, nothing less than 310 hp power extracted from the engine 2.0 four-cylinder. Only there are front-wheel drive and with a delightful change manual.
And I say delicious first-hand, as we were able to drive it in your presentation in Slovakia. Also we put it to the test on the track of Slovakiaring. One of its details, the more particular is the aerodynamics, with a specific kit and a large rear wing that allow him to reach 270 km/h on end. The 0-100 km/h is closed in 5.7 seconds. If you haven’t already convinced you, is the compact faster on the Nürburgring with a time of 7:50:63. Part in Spain of 34,500 euros.
Peugeot 308 GTI
After a gorgeous 208 GTI 30th, now integrated in the range as by Peugeot Sport, we wanted more. In this way came the Peugeot 308 GTI by Peugeot Sport, its compact and more sporty, at least for now. It seems that it is, potentially, a step behind the rest, but it makes up for with a low weight and a very good power to weight ratio. Your engine 1.6 THP 270 horses allows you to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6,2 seconds. Comes with front-wheel drive and manual change.
Peugeot has proposed two GTI, softer one with 250 horses and other more radical with 270. Not only is there more power, but also a limited-slip differential Torsen, larger brakes, seats backet or 19-inch alloy wheels lighter. It is, precisely, the 308 GTI 270 which we tested in its presentation, a model that, despite the weather conditions we left a more than good impression. Peugeot gets directly in the struggle for the best compact sports. Part of 29.900€.
Yes, the filename has changed, giving more importance to AMG in its development. But his name has not stayed there prostrate without novelty. The Mercedes-AMG A45 is the compact sports most powerful of all, and it is that during this year it has faced an update aesthetics, equipment and power. Your block 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder now produces 381 horses of power. Before he was satisfied with 360 horses.
Continues to take an all-wheel drive that allows you to speed up of 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and reach a tip electronically limited 250 km/h. One of their main points to highlight is the ability to customize it with a multitude of elements AMG Performance, such as the exhaust or the beautiful seats backet. It is the most expensive despite being the access range of AMG, Spain 56.900 € .
Yes, the Audi RS3 will be unveiled in 2014, but as at the end of 2014 that all we have known of the compact sports Audi has been fitted this year. As with the Mercedes, is a compact sporty premium, one of the most powerful in the segment. Used the supercharger, but this time on a motor 2.5-liter 5-cylinder. Develops 367 horses of power and trust in a system of all-wheel drive quattro.
snuggles to the rest of the range RS of the manufacturer with a body kit more aggressive that we can decorate with different items that we proposed to the department of personalization of Audi. Its interior is one of the best finishes and also has sports seats style backet. Among all, it is especially habitable thanks to the have been based Audi for its creation in the body Sportback 5-door. Part of 59.800 euros.
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article 5 compact sporting stars of 2015 has been originally published in Current Motor.