BMW M3 vs Audi RS3 Sportback

Picture of Audi RS3 Sportback (8V)
Picture of BMW M3 (F80)
Category Audi RS3 SportbackBMW M3 (F80)
Engine layout 2.5 l R53.0 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 367 / 362431 / 425
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 468 / 345550 / 406
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1518 / 33471589 / 3503
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 242 / 238271 / 268

Acceleration

Speed & distance Audi RS3 SportbackBMW M3 (F80)
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
1000 m 22.7 s22.2 s @ 243.5 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 11.2 s9.3 s
0 - 100 mph 9.8 s8.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.5 s @ 98.2 mph8.6 s @ 99.4 mph
1/4 mile 12.2 s12.0 s @ 119.3 mph

Braking distance

Speed Audi RS3 SportbackBMW M3 (F80)
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)

General performance

Category Audi RS3 SportbackBMW M3 (F80)
Top speed 281 kph (175 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.82 g (8 m/s²)0.70 g (7 m/s²)
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 15821859
Total 19552259

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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Tom550  5y 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?