BMW M3 vs Audi RS3 Sedan

Picture of Audi RS3 Sedan (8V facelift)
Picture of BMW M3 (F80)
Category Audi RS3 SedanBMW M3 (F80)
Engine layout 2.5 l R53.0 l R6
Max power (ps / bhp) 400 / 395431 / 425
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 480 / 354550 / 406
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1562 / 34441604 / 3536
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 256 / 253269 / 265
Average price €60,000€90,000

Acceleration

Speed & distance Audi RS3 SedanBMW M3 (F80)
0 - 50 kph 1.5 s1.6 s
0 - 100 kph 3.8 s4.1 s
0 - 130 kph 5.9 s6.0 s
0 - 160 kph 8.7 s8.5 s
0 - 200 kph 13.7 s13.3 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.9 s9.3 s
0 - 60 mph 3.6 s3.8 s
0 - 100 mph 8.8 s8.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.3 s @ 100.7 mph8.6 s @ 99.4 mph
1/4 mile 12.0 s12.0 s @ 119.3 mph

General performance

Category Audi RS3 SedanBMW M3 (F80)
Top speed 280 kph (174 mph)280 kph (174 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.82 g (8 m/s²)0.70 g (7 m/s²)
Fuel economy 11.9 l/100 km (20 mpg US / 24 UK)10.0 l/100 km (24 mpg US / 28 UK)
100 kph - 0 34 m (111 ft)33 m (107 ft)
200 kph - 0 140 m (458 ft)134 m (438 ft)

Summary

Category Audi RS3 SedanBMW M3 (F80)
Track Performance 00
Straight line speed 15631644
Total 15631644

Verdict

There is no clear winner in this comparison.

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Fastedee  4y ago

The RS3 is supposed to start at 63k up here while an m2 starts at 53k.Though in terms of handling the M2 could more than equal the previous rs3.
Both are a better value than a Giulia Ti up here in Ontario. Only 280 bhp for 51k while a QV can get to 90k easy. Pretty cars but quite a premium for slightly more performance. Indeed an M3 was virtually tied with the QV on the Top Gear Track.


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Fastedee  4y ago

Should be well matched

 

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saxy  4y ago

Should be M2 vs RS3. M3 vs RS4