The BMW M240i and Audi RS3 are not direct rivals, but who explained a drag race will have to element similarly competing automobiles? In a bid to near the hole between the two, Bavaria’s sports coupe confirmed up for the duel in the xDrive guise to tackle Ingolstadt’s reliable Quattro. The acceleration take a look at in a straight line took area in South Africa on a runway of the Saldanha airport.
Although the M General performance edition of the BMW 2 Collection Coupe has a even larger engine, it’s a little down on energy in comparison to the inline-5 Audi RS3 Sedan. With 374 hp on tap, the M240i has a 26-hp handicap in contrast to the compact sedan carrying the 4 Rings. Both have an sufficient 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) but the peak torque kicks in notably faster on the BMW (1,900 rpm vs 2,250 rpm).
A different important distinction is bodyweight due to the fact the M240i is considerably heavier, tipping the scales at 1,690 kilograms (3,726 kilos) or 115 kg (254 lbs) much more than the RS3 Sedan. Both of those use automatic transmission, but it is an eight-pace torque converter for the BMW and a seven-speed, dual-clutch for the Audi.
The RS3 launched notably more quickly, albeit the M240i driver’s response at the commence of the drag race could’ve been a whole lot improved given that he hesitated to thrust the car challenging. The Audi managed to keep on to its direct, crossing the end line in 12 seconds or 4-tenths of a second faster than the BMW. We’d reckon the hole would’ve been considerably scaled-down (if any) with a far better start out for the M240i.
Since introducing the M240i, BMW has expanded the 2 Sequence Coupe lineup with a rear-wheel-drive variation of its “M Lite” 2er and the recent start of the M2 G87. The selection-topping motor vehicle will come only in RWD taste, but there are rumors of an xDrive-outfitted spinoff less than consideration. That would give the RS3 a operate for its funds in a drag race.
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