BMW M3 vs Audi RS5

Picture of BMW M3 (E92)
Picture of Audi RS5 (8T3)
Category BMW M3 (E92)Audi RS5 (8T3)
Max power (ps / bhp) 420 / 414450 / 444
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 400 / 295430 / 317
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1618 / 35671725 / 3803
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 260 / 256261 / 257

Performance

Category BMW M3 (E92)Audi RS5 (8T3)
0 - 40 kph 1.8 s1.2 s
0 - 50 kph 1.9 s1.6 s
0 - 100 kph 4.3 s4.3 s
0 - 130 kph 6.9 s7.4 s
0 - 200 kph 15.2 s15.4 s
1000 m 23.5 s @ 230.0 kph23.4 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.9 s11.1 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 8.7 s @ 96.9 mph8.7 s @ 96.9 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 114.3 mph12.5 s @ 112.5 mph
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)284 kph (176 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.72 g (7 m/s²)0.72 g (7 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E92)Audi RS5 (8T3)
Track Performance 16601691
Straight line speed 12851332
Total 29443023

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Mark   7m ago

As a long time bmw guy, I have to admit the rs5 is a serious piece of work, sure it doesn't have the same driver connection as the e46 e92 m3 but it seems to be capable of doing the same thing just with less effort, if that makes sense, and away from the track and on the road, it's a 365 day a year performance car, supercar performance and the practicality of an audi a5, makes a lot of sense


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Rs5 owner  5y 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  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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  9y ago

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


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audib8s4owner  9y 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  9y ago

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


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Viking  9y 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  9y 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  9y ago

Both cars are very impressive, and very fast.


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Viking  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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  9y ago

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

SPOT ON!


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Kornik  9y 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  9y 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  9y ago

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


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Julle85  9y ago

@Tension

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