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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 (8T3 facelift)

V8 32v FSI, DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
450 ps (444 bhp)
430 Nm (317 lb-ft)
1686 kg (3717 lbs)
267 ps / tonne

Lap Times 11

Virginia International Raceway Grand East Course (pre 01/2014) 3:05.403:04.30
Ring Knutstrop (Conf 2) 1:15.601:12.10
Killarney 1:25.501:23.53
Motortrend Figure-8 0:24.400:24.60
Grattan Raceway 1:30.051:28.00
Contidrom 1:35.041:34.39
Nürburgring Nordschleife 8:05.007:59.00
Autozeitung test track 1:40.101:40.40
Hockenheim Short 1:14.301:14.00
Nürburgring GP (3.7 km) 1:44.861:41.50
Laguna Seca (post 1988) 1:42.961:42.97


Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 40 kph 1.8 s1.3 s
0 - 50 kph 2.0 s1.6 s
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s4.2 s
0 - 130 kph 7.1 s6.4 s
0 - 200 kph 15.2 s14.7 s
0 - 60 mph 3.9 s4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 9.4 s9.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.3 s @ 93.2 mph8.0 s @ 91.3 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 114.3 mph12.3 s


Track Performance 10551097
Straight line speed 830993
Total 18852089


RS5 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Lel  1 month ago  

bmw 3 e90 = 2005
Audi a4 b8 = 2007

This is 2 years, not 5 years. b8 is e90 competitor and b8 is faster and safer in tracks, and a lot faster in daily roads. There is no other interpretation.

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Austin Keist  1 year ago  

I agree with Jeff B. The M3 was introduced in 2007. Far much older than the RS5 and the fact that the Audi is only faster by that little shows how far behind is Audi in their technology. But props to Audi.

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Carfan3000  3 years ago  

Ah but fairly close in nearing perfect conditions which suit the BMW most. In the real world (times with damp, wet, ice, snow) where most of us do most of our driving, the RS5 will be MUCH faster. BMW still a great car though.

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Apathy  4 years ago  

I'm still blown away that these cars are so close despite the 5 year difference in their release dates.

I still wish Audi would put its turbo V8 in the RS4/5.

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muse  5 years ago  

Facelift like a new model. Good joob Audi!

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Monsieur Voiture-Fille  5 years ago  

Je suis desole... Baise

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Jeff B  5 years ago  

You're proving my point, they are almost identical in size.
M3 Wheelbase 108.7 in
RS5 108.3 in
The RS5 is only heavier because it is AWD...

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Hans  5 years ago  

Jeff yes it is:
Length: M3 4615/RS5 4649 mm
Width: M3 1817/ RS5 1860 mm
Weight: M3 1655kg/ RS5 1725kg.

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Jeff B  5 years ago  

There will be no BMW M4, it'll be called the M3, I gaurantee it. Also, the RS5 is no bigger than the M3, they both have almost identical wheelbases.

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Hans  5 years ago  

Jeff Considering this RS5 isn't a competitor for M3... M4 will be. RS5 is a bigger and heavier car. But of course still beats M3.

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Jeff B  5 years ago  

What game did you do that in?

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Julle85  5 years ago  

@Jeff B

But still BMW M3 E92 production end this year.

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Jeff B  5 years ago  

Considering this is a 2012 car and the M3 was a 2007 car, it should be much faster, but it seems it isn't.

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Julle85  5 years ago  


So it does old one too.


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Wiktor  5 years ago  

So, now RS5 is faster at every level than M3. not only on the track but also on the straight line.


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