BMW M3 vs Audi RS3 Sportback

Picture of Audi RS3 Sportback (8V)
Picture of BMW M3 (F80)
Category Audi RS3 SportbackBMW M3 (F80)
Engine type TFSI InLine-5Twin Turbo Inline-6, 24v
Max power 367 ps (362 bhp)431 ps (425 bhp)
Max torque 468 Nm (345 lb-ft)550 Nm (406 lb-ft)
Curb weight 1518 kg (3347 lbs)1589 kg (3503 lbs)
Power / tonne 242 ps (238 bhp)271 ps (268 bhp)

Performance

Category Audi RS3 SportbackBMW M3 (F80)
Top speed 281 kph (175 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
0 - 50 kph 1.5 s1.6 s
0 - 80 kph 3.1 s2.9 s
0 - 100 kph 3.9 s4.1 s
0 - 160 kph 9.6 s8.5 s
0 - 200 kph 14.8 s13.3 s
0 - 60 mph 3.8 s3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 9.8 s8.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.2 s @ 90.7 mph8.2 s @ 97.6 mph
1/4 mile 12.2 s12.0 s @ 119.3 mph
1000 m 22.7 s22.2 s @ 243.5 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.2 s9.3 s
Est. max acceleration 0.82 g (8 m/s²)0.70 g (7 m/s²)
100 kph - 0 34 m (110 ft)33 m (107 ft)
200 kph - 0 141 m (462 ft)134 m (438 ft)
60 mph - 0 34 m (112 ft)30 m (99 ft)
70 mph - 0 46 m (153 ft)46 m (150 ft)
18m slalom 68.9 kph (42.8 mph)67.7 kph (42.1 mph)
Fuel economy 11.2 l/100 km (21 mpg US / 25 UK)10.0 l/100 km (24 mpg US / 28 UK)

Summary

Category Audi RS3 SportbackBMW M3 (F80)
Track Performance 373400
Straight line speed 16821962
Total 20552362

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Tom550  4y ago

If you want to compare then, M3 should be waaaay faster in a straight line given its 63 BHP advantage& equal weight- just cannot get the power down. M3 still a great car as I said before (at least I'm fair to both, Donnalee....)


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Donnalee  5y ago

The RS3 only does decently well in short straight sprints off the line because of AWD.


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Tom550  5y ago

RS3 does much better given the significant BHP advantage of M3. Both great performance cars though. But how is RS3 0-100 time less than 0-60?