Jeremy Clarkson choose VW Golf GTI over BMW 135i

In one of the recent Top Gear series where Jeremy Clarkson compares BMW 135i and VW Golf GTI he said that VW Golf is better. Why?

top_bmw_vs_golf_gtiAfter taking a race on the track and having BMW won, Jeremy decides to put cars on a straight line drag race. Keep in mind it was raining.

BMW 135i was the winner until…it lost control and went out of the race track.

What happened?

golf_vs_bmwWell, when speed is over 120mph(193km/h) plus wet road made BMW aquaplaning.


Aquaplaning or hydroplaning by the tires of a road vehicleaircraft or roller coaster occurs when a layer of water builds between the wheels of the vehicle and the road surface, leading to a loss of traction (c) wikipedia.

After this Jeremy switched to VW Golf saying it was better. Is this really true?

What if tyres on BMW would be different? Rear wheel drive is a lot of fun and must be considered while driving on high speeds on wet track.

Let’s keep in mind that VW was all wheel drive and surely had different tyres.

What is your opinion on this story?



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