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Audi RS5 Against a BMW M4 and E92 M3 Is the Worst Drag Race We’ve Seen in a While

In this world, there’s one particular place where everyone can upload a video of them doing some stupid stuff. Some of us abuse this privilege and the worst part is that they get away with it. Take AutoExpress’ latest drag race, for example.
BMW M4 vs Audi RS5 vs BMW E92 M3 Drag Race 1 photo
If anyone capable had been put in charge of organizing it, the results would’ve been a lot closer to reality but since nobody bothered to make things fair to everyone, we ended up with the video below. This feels like a rant? Well, it should.

What annoyed me about what you’re about to see is how unfair the whole thing is to the M4. In any other drag race, organized by anyone else and in entirely different conditions, the Audi RS5 would’ve been beaten to a crisp in 90 percent of cases but this time, it walked it all the way up to the finish line. Why, you ask? Because someone thought that it would be fair to pit a turbocharged rear-wheel drive car against an all-wheel drive one on wet tarmac.

Ok, we know it rains quite often in England and that this sort of situation might be more often than not but still... This is in no way fair. Oh, and who was driving the M4 if you don’t mind me asking? Mr. Magoo?

In the end, the RS5 won it and by more than a second. The runner up was the M4 that, after sliding its rear end for quite some time and then came the E92 M3 as expected. Why are we saying that? Well, let’s take a look at the specs, shall we?

The Audi RS5 has a 4.2-liter V8 under the bonnet good for 450 HP (444 BHP) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque, hooked up to a 7-speed gearbox and the quattro all-wheel drive system. It should get up to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds.

Then there’s the BMW M4 that has a 3-liter biturbo inline 6-cylinder engine under the bonnet making 431 HP (425 BHP) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque sent to the rear wheel via a 7-speed DCT gearbox. 0-62 mph (100 km/h) should take 4.1 seconds.

Last, but not least, we have the E92 M3, with the last naturally aspirated engine manufactured by BMW under the bonnet, the legendary S65 4-liter V8 with 420 HP (414 BHP) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. This would be the natural rival of the RS5, with an acceleration to 100 km/h (62 mph) while using the 7-speed DCT gearbox of 4.6 seconds.

What’s your take on the whole thing? Was this biased against the BMWs or not?


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