The BMW M240i and Audi RS3 aren’t direct rivals, however who says a drag race has to function equally competing vehicles? In a bid to shut the hole between the 2, Bavaria’s sports activities coupe has appeared for the competitors in xDrive guise to tackle Ingolstadt’s venerable Quattro. The acceleration take a look at in a straight line came about in South Africa on a runway of Saldanha airport.

Though the M Efficiency model of the BMW 2 Collection Coupe has a much bigger engine, it’s kind of underpowered in comparison with the inline-five Audi RS3 Sedan. With 374 hp on faucet, the M240i has a 26-hp handicap in comparison with the compact sedan that carries the 4 Rings. Each have sufficient 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) however peak torque kicks in earlier within the BMW (1,900 rpm vs 2,250 rpm).

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One other necessary distinction is weight because the M240i is heavier, tipping the scales at 1,690 kilograms (3,726 kilos) or 115 kg (254 lbs) greater than the RS3 Sedan. Each use computerized transmissions, however it’s an eight-speed torque converter for the BMW and a seven-speed, dual-clutch for the Audi.

The RS3 launched noticeably quicker, though the M240i driver’s response in the beginning of the drag race might have been higher as he hesitated to push the automobile too laborious. The Audi managed to carry on to its lead, crossing the end line in 12 seconds or 4 tenths of a second forward of the BMW. We count on the hole to be smaller (if in any respect) with a greater begin for the M240i.

Because the introduction of the M240i, BMW has expanded the two Collection Coupe lineup with a rear-wheel-drive model of its “M Lite” 2er and the latest launch of the M2 G87. The range-topping automobile solely is available in RWD taste, however there are rumors of an xDrive-equipped by-product being thought of. That might give the RS3 a run for its cash in a drag race.

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