Audi RS6 vs BMW M3

Picture of Audi RS6 (C5)
Picture of BMW M3 (E90)
Category Audi RS6 (C5)BMW M3 (E90)
Engine layout 4.2 l V84.0 l V8
Max power (ps / bhp) 450 / 444420 / 414
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 560 / 413400 / 295
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1879 / 41421654 / 3646
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 239 / 236254 / 251

Acceleration

Speed & distance Audi RS6 (C5)BMW M3 (E90)
0 - 100 kph 4.4 s4.5 s
0 - 200 kph 17.8 s15.6 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 13.4 s11.0 s
0 - 60 mph 4.4 s4.1 s
0 - 100 mph 10.7 s9.9 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.9 s @ 95.1 mph9.0 s @ 95.7 mph
1/4 mile 12.6 s12.7 s

General performance

Category Audi RS6 (C5)BMW M3 (E90)
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)283 kph (176 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.71 g (7 m/s²)0.66 g (6 m/s²)
Fuel economy 16.8 l/100 km (14 mpg US / 17 UK)12.8 l/100 km (18 mpg US / 22 UK)

Summary

Category Audi RS6 (C5)BMW M3 (E90)
Track Performance 343400
Straight line speed 8591069
Total 12021469

Verdict

M3 is the fastest by a small margin.

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aaa  12y ago

This RS6 behove very good given that it's not competition for newer M3


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Tension  12y ago

more power, turbo, quattro - **** the age.


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Apathy  12y ago

Ah, a 3 year old car versus a nearly 10 year old car... hmm


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pro  12y ago

go m3!!!!!