2019 BMW M340i Chases 2020 Audi RS7 in Nurburgring Testing

2019 BMW M340i Chases 2020 Audi RS7 on Nurburgring 6 photos
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2019 BMW M340i Chases 2020 Audi RS7 on Nurburgring2019 BMW M340i Chases 2020 Audi RS7 on Nurburgring2019 BMW M340i Chases 2020 Audi RS7 on Nurburgring2019 BMW M340i Chases 2020 Audi RS7 on Nurburgring2019 BMW M340i Chases 2020 Audi RS7 on Nurburgring
Perhaps the best part of Nurburgring testing, as far as aficionados back home are concerned, involves the clash of titans that are the track encounters between the prototypes. And a recent encounter of the sort involves the 2019 BMW M340i and the 2020 Audi RS7.
Sure, the Bavarian performance sedan and the Ingolstadt five-door rocket don't play in the same league, but this doesn't take away any of the spectacle delivered by their Green Hell meet.

Since it's only normal to wish for the camo covering the next-gen 3er to disappear, we've recently brought you a Photoshop job that deals with this matter. The camouflage has been digitally removed, while black lines were used to show panel gaps.

Sure, the resulting rendering isn't perfect, but it bring us one step closer to the introduction of the newcomer.

Based on the CLAR architecture that has already proven itself under multiple BMW models, the G20 3 Series will be longer, lighter and show extra torsional rigidity compared to the outgoing F30 model.

Animated by a version of the B58 twin-scroll, single-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six, the M Performance model we have here should deliver 360 hp.

Diesel lovers will also be able to get their kicks, with the German carmaker working on an M340d, which should deliver 326 hp.

As for the 2020 Audi RS7, this will add explosive power to the impressive mix delivered by the already-out-there second-gen Audi A7. Interestingly, the RS7 might get two versions. The first is expected by an animated by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with at least 600 hp on tap. As for the second, this might borrow the plug-in hybrid powertrain of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, which mixes the said engine with an electric motor for an overall output of 680 hp.

P.S.: If you happen to be in a rush, you should know that the said encounter can be found at the 2:04 point of the video below. Then again, the rest of the clip is also worthy of your attention, as, for instance, the surprise awaiting you at the 4:07 point might just give you the giggles.

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