Video: BMW 1M vs Audi RS3

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Car Magazine South Africa pits the BMW 1M against the Audi RS3. The BMW 1M Coupe and Audi RS3 have two things in common… Power. …

Car Magazine South Africa pits the BMW 1M against the Audi RS3.

The BMW 1M Coupe and Audi RS3 have two things in common… Power. Each offers an identical 335 bhp and 450 Nm of torque. However, they are two very different beasts. The Audi’s 2.5-litre five cylinder turbo drives all four wheels via a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The BMW on the other hand has a 3.0-liter straight six twin-turbo. And it sends all its power to the rear wheels to a six-speed manual.

Video: BMW 1M vs Audi RS3

While the 1M is rumored to redline at around 7,000 rpm, the RS3 is able to rev up to 6,800 rpm.

The RS3 sprints to 100km/h (62 mph) in 4.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155 mph). The RS3 weighs in at only 1,575 kilograms (3,472 pounds). On the other hand, the 1M runs to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds and weighs 1611 kg (3,552 pounds).

Let’s have a look.

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  • bmw SUCKS

    Audi is faster on the race track. FULL STOP! Go hang yourselves, gayish bmw lovers.

    • Daniel

      It’s time for you to go. Annoying already

      • bmw SUCKS

        It’t time for you to switch to Audi or Mercedes-Benz, since if you like that crappy bmw, it makes me think that something is wrong with your head, because bmw isn’t the bets at anything and is the least reliable of the three German premium brands.

        • gnuman05

          Yep, that’s why you see so many 15+ yo. audis on the streets…very reliable.

    • http://twitter.com/GiangcK Truong Giang

      1M 2:01,171
      RS3 2:05,502
      Which one is faster? And didn’t you hear what he said: driving the Audi is not emotionally involved as the BMW!

    • Numenor

      You Didn’t even see the video did you? the Bmw was 4 seconds faster.. Way to sound like a idiot mate. Fanaticism is so idiotic…

  • kstanz

    lmao was there even a comparison from a start?? M takes the gold anyday, even if it is the bottom 1Series.

  • Giom

    I was fortunate enough to have done a few laps around that same circuit with Deon Joubert in his BMW e36 M3. He is a mate of mine tho we don’t see each other that often anymore.
    It’s a great comparison between the two rivals tho. I think he is hitting the nail on the head.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Oh that’s awesome Giom. Maybe we should have him tell us more about racing BMW cars

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