BMW M3 vs Audi RS5

Picture of BMW M3 (E92)
Picture of Audi RS5 (8T3 facelift)
Category BMW M3 (E92)Audi RS5
Engine layout 4.0 l V84.2 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 420 / 414450 / 444
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 400 / 295430 / 317
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1580 / 34831686 / 3717
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 266 / 262267 / 263

Performance

Category BMW M3 (E92)Audi RS5
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
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.9 s10.5 s
0 - 60 mph 3.9 s4.0 s
0 - 100 mph 9.4 s9.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.7 s @ 96.9 mph8.6 s @ 98.2 mph
1/4 mile 12.4 s @ 114.3 mph12.3 s
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.72 g (7 m/s²)0.81 g (8 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 (E92)Audi RS5
Track Performance 10551097
Straight line speed 9271193
Total 19822289

Verdict

RS5 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Lel  4y 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  5y 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  7y 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  8y 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  9y ago

Facelift like a new model. Good joob Audi!


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Monsieur Voiture-Fille  9y ago

Je suis desole... Baise


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Jeff B  9y 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  9y 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  9y ago

Hans
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  9y 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  9y ago

@S
What game did you do that in?


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Julle85  9y ago

@Jeff B

But still BMW M3 E92 production end this year.


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Jeff B  9y 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  9y ago

@Wiktor

So it does old one too.

https://fastestlaps.com/comparisons/eb5g9r594rff


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Wiktor  9y ago

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