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Audi RS3 Chases Down BMW M135i on Track

This is how all disputes should be handled: on the track, with professional supervision. Surely you’ve been challenged to a sort of race by a driver with a car that is a direct rival to your own but most of the time things are settled through a drag race between stop signs. Well, that’s not how things should go down anyway. This is how you should settle the score.
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What we have here is a race between an older gen Audi RS3 and a BMW M135i. Even though the two aren’t direct rivals, it’s still an interesting race. Sure, specs aren’t everything when on a track but we have to keep them in mind.

The M135i is basically BMW’s answer to the S3. It’s an M Performance automobile not an M car and therefore it takes on S models from Audi, not RS. Under its bonnet hides a 3-liter turbocharged petrol engine making 320 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, all of which is sent to the rear wheels via an automatic or manual gearbox (this one seems to be an automatic 8-speed).

On the other hand, the RS3 is the most hardcore hatch Audi makes. When we say hatch, we mean that in the good old fashion way. It has a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder unit making 340 HP and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed automatic gearbox and the trademark quattro all-wheel drive system. It will do 100 km/h (62 mph) 0.4 seconds faster than its RWD rival here.

And yet, on the track, things don’t look so different. Check it out!


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