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.

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