Audi RS3 Sportback vs Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG

Picture of Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG
Picture of Audi RS3 Sportback (8P)
Category A 45 AMGAudi RS3 Sportback
Max power (ps / bhp) 360 / 355340 / 335
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 450 / 332450 / 332
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1370 / 30201575 / 3472
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 263 / 259216 / 213

Performance

Category A 45 AMGAudi RS3 Sportback
0 - 40 kph 1.3 s1.1 s
0 - 80 kph 3.1 s3.0 s
0 - 100 kph 4.4 s4.0 s
0 - 180 kph 12.8 s12.4 s
0 - 200 kph 16.9 s15.7 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.5 s11.7 s
0 - 60 mph 4.2 s3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 10.0 s9.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.9 s @ 95.7 mph8.6 s @ 98.2 mph
1/4 mile 12.6 s @ 179.6 mph12.4 s
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)260 kph (162 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.79 g (8 m/s²)0.79 g (8 m/s²)

Summary

Category A 45 AMGAudi RS3 Sportback
Track Performance 487488
Straight line speed 10251100
Total 15121588

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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decak54  11m ago

the car must be compared with the same setup, the same stiffness of the shocks and springs;

then there are those who mount michelin super sport or cup2 can not be compared with those who mount standard performance tyres uhp

like golf mk7 R;

other important thing is the angles of camber etc etc:

(all angles are centesimal degrees)
* golf mk7 r and the other vag like s3, rs3 etc. etc. have a standard lady camber who goes to get the bread
  -0.85 front angle degree and -1.30 rear angle degree;

  • a45 has -1.85 front angle degree and -2.45 rear angle degree;

  • m2 -1.50 front angle degreeand -1.85 rear angle degree,

  • focus rs has -1.50 front angle degree and -1.0 rear angle degree

  • m3 e46 csl has -1.75 front angle degreeand -1.85 rear angle degree

angle give us a lot


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Shaggy  6y ago

@rxbkrs: Except forced induction. ;)


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rxbkrs  6y ago

There's no replacement for displacement!


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sgtherealone  7y ago

wow,Audi is faster with quite less power/weight ratio.


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TheCock  7y ago

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E.Gras  7y ago

Mercedes has always been slower than Audi or BMW


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Mental  7y ago

Pretty close. But the RS3 is pretty much outdated already, it will soon have a 8V successor. While A45 AMG is just a newcomer.

So by a clear logic, the next RS3 should easily defeat the Benz. But not so fast! AMG is rumoring about the possible A45 AMG BLACK with 400 PS! That would be serious competition!

But for sure, both Audi and Mercedes make the best hot-hatches. BMW should come up with something more impressive than M135i.


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Hans  7y ago

BR2+ A45 should be faster because it's more powerful and lighter and newer. But balance is worse, weight distribution is worse, and engine is worse, worse suspension.
RS3 is just better car. And yeah, RS3 interior is outdated. Fortunately, will be the new RS3,soon and will be even better.


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BR2+  7y ago

Not really a difference.

..1s at Sachsenring, .2s at Hockenheim, Autozeitung doesn't publish conditions as far as I know, so im betting one was a lot better then the other given a 4s difference.

Not too mention there both the same price, And no, I don't believe the A45 only weighs as much as listed.

Id take the RS3 for its better looks, Interior goes to the A45, But if I were to choses any HotHatch, Id take a Focus RS500, hands down the better looker for me.


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Emet  7y ago

hm.. to be honest, I'm quite surprised. A45 has more power and weights much less... yet it's slower than the RS3.


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Hans  7y ago

Nice try Mercedes but you can't beat king of all hot hatch Audi RS3.