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BMW M3 (E92)

V8, 32v
420 ps (414 bhp)
400 Nm (295 lb-ft)
1580 kg (3483 lbs)
266 ps / tonne
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Audi RS5

V8 FSI
450 ps (444 bhp)
430 Nm (317 lb-ft)
1725 kg (3803 lbs)
261 ps / tonne

Lap Times 17

  M3RS5
Vairano Handling Course 1:20.101:18.56
Millbrook Alpine Hill Route 1:50.901:50.65
Sachsenring 1:40.901:40.81
Anglesey National 1:03.901:03.80
Ring Knutstrop (Conf 2) 1:15.601:13.80
Fuji Speedway (post 2005) 2:02.072:01.80
Folembray 1:00.451:00.13
Haute Saintonge 1:04.301:04.07
Top Gear Track 1:26.501:27.50
Bedford Autodrome West Circuit (post 06/2008) 1:25.101:25.40
Balocco 2:55.222:56.60
Nürburgring Nordschleife 8:05.007:59.00
Autozeitung test track 1:40.101:40.70
Hockenheim Short 1:14.301:14.00
Inta 1:12.361:12.28
Autocar Wet Handling Track 1:16.901:13.00
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours Club 1:27.401:26.40

Performance

  M3RS5
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)284 kph (176 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.8 s1.2 s
0 - 50 kph 2.0 s1.6 s
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s4.3 s
0 - 130 kph 7.1 s7.4 s
0 - 200 kph 15.2 s15.4 s
0 - 60 mph 3.9 s4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 9.4 s9.7 s
0 - 150 mph 23.9 s25.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.3 s @ 93.2 mph8.1 s @ 90.1 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 114.3 mph12.5 s @ 112.5 mph
1000 m 23.5 s @ 230.0 kph23.4 s

Summary

  M3RS5
Track Performance 16601691
Straight line speed 10691144
Total 27282836

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Acceleration graph

Acceleration chart

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Rs5 owner  2 months ago  

They will be like pikey cars still rs5 is rare to see on the road everyone has an m3 and rs5 holds its value better I have a 2012 one and it's still 35000 2012 BMW about 18000


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TT  4 years ago  

Audi came out 2010. and BMW in 2007. of course Audi will be bit faster ...

But what will happen next year when the new BMW M3 comes out ? :P


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anotherstupidbmwfanboy  5 years ago  

AAAAAeeeeeHhhh!!!1111oneone
It's not fair because BMW is RED! Red BMWs are never as fast as silver and black!


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Viking  5 years ago  

As for transmission advantages, I think that if a car maker uses a better transmission it is entirely fair. The Mustang GT uses an inferior Getrag MT-82 six speed manual, not nearly as good as BMW or Audi. The Getrag is slow, and not very robust either.


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Viking  5 years ago  

Actually I outran a 1 Series M coupe recently. We were pretty darn equal up to 100 miles per hour, but my car pulled away above that. Traffic stopped the fun short of 140 mph, but I was definitely in the lead when we both had to hit the brakes. It was fairly safe fun, traffic was light, and no law enforcement in sight. It would be better in Germany though, U.S. speed limits are arbitrary.


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BR2  5 years ago  

Your saying its not far, because of the tranny types? lol


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audib8s4owner  5 years ago  

The comparisons aren't fare because the rs5 is dog only but the m3 is manual or dct, therefore making the lap times irrelevant.


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BR2  5 years ago  

Or just get a 1 Series 1M, just as fast, and less expensive.


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Viking  5 years ago  

I will admit that if I moved to a place with really cold weather and lots of ice and snow, the Mustang would be useless in the winter. Fortunately I moved to California near Napa in order to study wine, so the Pirelli P Zero summer tires are fine year round. If I moved to my family homeland near the Danish/German border, I would probably seriously consider the RS5 since the AWD would be better in the winter (along with winter tires).


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Hans85  5 years ago  

@Piorun I'm not a fan of oversteer all the time so for me better car is RS5. I drove both and for me RS5 is much better, more precise and more dynamic cornering. AWD in this car is doing a job.


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Viking  5 years ago  

Both cars are very impressive, and very fast.


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Viking  5 years ago  

@Wiktor I suspect from your comment to Piorun that you must drive an Audi. Is yours an RS5? If so then you have a very fast and nice car.


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Wiktor  5 years ago  

@piorun you never drive these cars so do not write it on their driving.
Just watch and stfu...
.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JL18BF_0-7o
RS5= tones of grip. And it's more expensive becouse it is much better.


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Viking  5 years ago  

Wow, very close lap times, power to weight ratios, and acceleration. I have driven only the BMW M3, so I am not sure which I would prefer. I would like to test drive the Audi sometime. Which is more expensive?


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Vette/Viper  5 years ago  

@Kornik "Top gear? entertainment for the kids, zero objectivity. "

SPOT ON!


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Kornik  5 years ago  

@Tension
.fastestlaps.com/comparisons/fv0ho80dnhn9
Now RS5 clearly wins, not just.
Top gear? entertainment for the kids, zero objectivity.


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BR2  5 years ago  

2012 Bmw E92 M3 Competition Vs 2012 Audi RS5...Tough Choice indeed, but, I (Think) I would Go for the Bmw, Extremely tough Choice.


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Kornik  5 years ago  

@Tension you have a problem? maybe go to the specialist ...


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Julle85  5 years ago  

@Tension

If someone likes Audi, they are nuts?
Typical BMWfanboy ;)


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Kornik  5 years ago  

...> That Audi is more special, is more beautiful, more high-tech. RS5 is just a better car.

Where are you from?
I can add, RS5 is better quality and faster of course.