2016 promises to be the year that the compacts are going to shine! Watch this video on the Top 10 Sports Compact Cars 2016 and let us know if you agree #MidasPower
If you could choose one of these bad boys what would your choice be? I am going for the Audi RS3 all the way… that is one mean sounding Audi with speed and specs to match!
I am a compact freak and the tech that is going into this field of cars has grown tremendously and the sports compacts are leading the way with big power in a small package.
If it’s power you want in a small package then you have got to read more about the Kia’s new Ceed GT impressive compact performance car.
This is Kia’s new Ceed GT, it steps into the fast-hatch sector, one of the most fiercely contested arenas in the automotive market. Wisely, Kia hasn’t lobbed the fast Ceed directly into the bloodthirsty outright power war: with 150kw to its name, the GT is tepid rather than hot, and accordingly it’s being pitched as a brisk and civil means of covering ground rather than a blistering track day hero.
As you’d expect from Kia, value-for-money is high on the agenda. On the standard GT you get a lot of go-fast addenda for your money. Grippy part-leather Recaro front seats, cool-looking 18in alloys, split twin pipes and wincingly bright icecube DLRs. Inside, there’s a very tactile button-laden steering wheel, lots of GT badging and a set of alloy pedals top the list. The Tech model adds further goodies like Xenon lamps, sat-nav and heated seats. 0-100 7.7 sec | Top speed – 230
What do you think about this little beast?
Renault have come a long way since their first hatch backs. The all new Megane GT has brought Renualt into one of the front runners for the best sports compact cars for 2016
If the RS265 is considered the hardcore hot hatch in Renault’s Australian arsenal, and the regular Megane the lukewarm version, then the new GT220 variant can comfortably be classified as the simmering interpretation.
Fitted with a slightly detuned version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine found in the RS265, the new model produces a formidable 162kW of power (or 220 horsepower as denoted in the name) and 340Nm of torque – figures almost identical to the punchy Volkswagen Golf GTI hot hatch, seen as a prime competitor.
Physically, the GT220 brings to the table a more versatile layout. It comes with four doors instead of the 265’s two, its suspension has been made more compliant for daily driving and the boy racer styling has been toned down.
The 2016 PEUGEOT 308 GTi is a head turner for sure, and it has the punch to match those looks! This is a car to keep on your radar when looking to buy a sports compact
Available in a range of exciting colours including exclusive Magnetic Blue, the New 308 GTi will attract admiring glances wherever it goes. Behind its fluid, sporty lines is a ride height lowered 7mm at the front and 10mm at the rear. Discreet side skirts on the lower body frame lend a broader presence, alongside stunning 18″ Diamond alloy wheels. At the rear, a high-gloss black diffusor surrounds twin exhaust pipes to make the New 308 GT every bit as eye-catching
Seat have unleashed their beast and its call the Seat Leon Curpa. The term “dynamite comes in small packages’ could not be more true than in the case of the Curpa!
The exceptional new 290HP dual-injection TSI engine with optional Automatic Gearbox (DSG) accelerates the New SEAT Leon CUPRA 290 from 0-100km/h in a lightning-fast 5.7 seconds, making it the most powerful series-production sports car they have ever built. But all this power comes with surprisingly low average consumption of only 6.6 litres and CO2 emissions of only 154 g/km.
Only four Hondas have ever carried the type R badge and the all new Honda civic type R sure can carry it with pride. If you are looking for a bang for your buck, then this will be a front runner! #MidasPower
The all-new, direct-injected, 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO-charged petrol engine is built for powerful performance. The exhilarating engine produces peak power and torque at 228kW and 400Nm, with superior, hair-raising acceleration of 0 – 100 in just 5.7 seconds, reaching a class-leading top speed of 270km/h. The slick shifting 6-speed manual transmission, and unmatched front-wheel drive in the hatch segment will have you feeling power like never before.
Ford has a long history of producing high horse powered vehicles and the Focus RS is an exquisite addition to their already impressive stable. This hatch will not leave you wanting more #MidasPower
Rally-driver wannabes and hot-hatch hooligans, your wait is over: The Focus RS is here. With a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that sends 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels, the RS comes standard with a six-speed manual and a unique torque-vectoring system. Michelin Pilot Super Sports wrap nineteen-inch wheels
The Volkswagen Golf R is a lot of car in a small package! How does 301 horsepower sound in a car as small as the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R? It should sound pretty good.
Another formidable hatch has got to be the BMW M135i which is capable of an impressive 240 kW/326 hp and a maximum torque of 450 Nm which is no small feat for a hatchback of this size
The BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.7 seconds) and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h – the top limit permitted by the vehicle’s electronic speed control system. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is 8.0 litres (7.5 litres)/100 km, and the CO2 emissions level is 188 grams (175 grams) per kilometre. The exclusive power train for the compact BMW M Performance car also features a customised cooling system, M performance control and engine sound tuning, plus a newly developed six-speed manual transmission with dry sump lubrication
The Mercedes AMG A45 is another true power house coming from the world renowned AMG stable. This beast of a hatch sure packs a solid punch for its compact size, proving once again that dynamite come in small packages
Boasting an impressive 381hp, the refreshed Mercedes-AMG A 45 combines fascinating power output, extreme stability and exemplary efficiency. Zero to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, a top speed of 250 km/h (or an even more insane 270 km/h with the optional AMG Driver’s Package) – both achieved with an impressive fuel consumption of 7.3 – 6.9 l/100 km.
If you love the GTI but crave more power, check out the Golf R – The R is an all-out performance model with a 301-hp turbo 2.0-liter four, all-wheel drive, a sport suspension, 18-inch wheels, and a six-speed manual. A six-speed automatic with launch control is optional. With an impressive 0 – 100 in just 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 250 kmh. Standard luxury features include satellite radio, heated seats, keyless entry with push-button start, and Bluetooth.
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