17 August 2017
Feature

The new Audi RS3 is a monster of a hot hatchback. It has a 2.5-litre, turbocharged, five cylinder engine making a whopping 394bhp, which it puts through all four of its wheels.

So it should be faster than the (relatively) puny 335bhp BMW M140i, right? 

Well, let's see, in this Audi RS3 versus BMW M140i track battle. 

But going faster from point-to-point is one thing. Having fun while you're doing it is quite another. And so to the more pertinent question: which of these mega hot hatchbacks its the more entertaining steer. Join Matt Prior and Mauro Calo as they find out.

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17 August 2017

Try it in the wet!

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

17 August 2017

is the chap in the BM looking through the wheel? maybe he needs a booster seat.

18 August 2017

The ability to go sideways is high on my list of criteria for an everyday car. 

Spanner

19 August 2017

Yes, the Audi is bland to look at, needs to look a bit more aggressive, as it looks now I'd walk by it because of this,as for how it goes,well, you takes your pick,nothing wrong in that.

Peter Cavellini.

23 August 2017

Does Autocar think we are 13? The short gent in the BMW sawing at the wheel while the Audi disappeared in front says it all really.  You wouldn't even do that trick on the way to the local as plod would take 1 look at your antics and you'd have some explaining to do.  That is pre-supposing you would be able to pull a drift on a 2-way without soiling yourself.

Note to Autocar - let's see how the cars handle, and which is faster around the circuit, not which rewards juveniles best...

23 August 2017

I still love the Audi 5 cyl those of u with a memory will relate back to the iriginal quattro (which i had and enjoyed and the wife of that time had the coupe also 5cyl. Modern materials and technology have doubled the outpuit thank you Audi. Yes more expensive than the Beemer but the tyre wear trying to keep up with the Audi woukld soon even the price margin and the interior is not only 100% more pleasant it is also better finished. Oh and of course if you want to be a holligan you could shift to 100% rear wheel drive - which few would bother as its pointless

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