Fifth Gear UK and its famous host Tiff Needell compares the Audi RS3 versus the all-new BMW 1 Series M Coupe. The BMW 1M Coupe and Audi RS3 have two things in common... Power. Each offers an identical 335bhp and 450Nm of torque.
However, they are two very different beasts. The Audi's 2.5-litre five cylinder turbo drives all four wheels via a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The BMW, on the other hand, has a 3.0-litre straight six twin-turbo and it sends all its power to the rear wheels via a good ol' fashioned six-speed manual.
While the 1M is rumored to redline at around 7,000 rpm, the RS3 is able to rev up to 6,800 rpm.
The RS3 sprints to 100km/h (62mph) in 4.6 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h (155mph). The compact car weighs in at only 1,575 kilograms (3,472 pounds). On the other hand, the 1M is rumored to run to 62 mph in 4.7 seconds and weigh in at 1611 kg (3,552 pounds).
So, who takes the win home?
Watch the video to find out...
Top Gear - Rolling A Car Record Attempt
Richard Hammond attempts to break the record of the most sideways rolls
done in a car.
Using a Ford Sierra, a cannon in the passenger seat and one of Top Gear's
stuntmen he attempts to roll this car 5 times to gain the world record
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BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs BMW M3
To the M badge faithful, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe signals a return to form.
But is it? Benchmarking the 1M against an M3 would seem the perfect way to
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Audi S5 VS BMW M5
JUST FOR THE RECORD, WE DID THIS JUST TO SEE HOW THE CARS WOULD COMPARE. SO
DONT SAY BMW THIS OR AUDI THAT. 2 DIFFERENT TYPES OF CARS GOING AT IT FOR
2008 S5 mods: AWE Exhaust cat back
2004 M5 mods: custom Exhaust
and just for the peanut gallery who is saying M5/6 vs RS6.....
Porsche Cayman R vs. BMW 1 Series M
The Porsche Cayman R is the final hurrah for the current generation of
Cayman's, so it should be the best, right? We pit it against our other
favorite midsized sports car, the BMW 1 Series M to find out how they stack
The BMW 1M: The Last Drive
It's Monday, so Matt decides to do his two favorite things: drive on empty
roads and ride roller coasters without waiting in line. We take the BMW 1M
to California's finest empty roads to see what the hype is about. Check out
Matt's cover story on Road Lanes Magazine here. www.RoadLanes.com/MattFarah