Video: BMW 1 Series M vs. Audi TT RS on track

1M | May 27th, 2011 by 36
m coupe 630 Video: BMW 1 Series M vs. Audi TT RS on track

The folks from Motor Sport Magazine took the time to pit the BMW 1 Series M Coupe against its counterpart from the Audi lineup: the …

The folks from Motor Sport Magazine took the time to pit the BMW 1 Series M Coupe against its counterpart from the Audi lineup: the TT RS.

Audi TT RS features under the hood a 2.5 liter turbocharged direct-fuel-injected inline-5 engine coupled also to a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine produces 340 horsepower and 332lb-ft of torque at 1,600-5,300 rpm (250 kW/ 450 Nm).

In the other corner we have the new 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe powered by the N4 twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 engine. For the 1M, the turbocharger, exhaust system, and ECU have been revised to produce 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, though up to 369 pound-feet are available temporarily in overboost mode.

m coupe 630 Video: BMW 1 Series M vs. Audi TT RS on track

With 5 horsepower more than the 1M, it’s the TT RS faster on track? Let’s have a look.

36 Responses to “Video: BMW 1 Series M vs. Audi TT RS on track”

  1. Alex says:

    why do people keep comparing the 1M to the TT-RS when it’s rival from Audi is actually the RS3? The TT-RS should be compared to a Z4M Coupe(If they ever make it)

    • Bimmerlover says:

      They did but not in its latest incarnation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FTcr2IFeg0

      • Bimmerlover says:

        Correction. You are right. They never did the coupe, just the roadster. Didn’t notice the detail about the coupé. Still, this would probably be the closest match.

  2. LexusLVR says:

    Why is the CT200h not included? Kicks both their asses in fuel economy and acceleration from 0-25 mph.

  3. Cherub1m says:

    That was an entertaining video.  However, let me say the BMW M1 series was drifting on several corners and the Audi TT RS not only had several chances to pass it also was much more stable.  In a real race with that much drifting you would not have any tires left.  Well, the video was entertaining.

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