AutoExpress wants to see how the old school BMW 1 Series M Coupe reacts in a drag race against its most direct competitor, the Audi RS3 Sportsback.
Unlike the BMW which uses a 6-speed manual gearbox to send power to the rear, the Audi RS3 comes with an all-wheel-drive quattro system and a dual clutch automatic transmission. The power level is the same for both cars, at 335 bhp and 450 Nm of torque, with the RS3 using a 2.5-litre 5-cylinder turbo while the 1 Series M Coupe is fitted with a 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six.
The result? Well its not surprising that the RS3 crossed the line first, considering it has more traction and it shifts faster than the BMW, but here are the exact figures that resulted from AutoExpress’s drag.
The Audi RS3 Sportsback hits 62 mph from a stand still in 4.4 seconds (0 to 100 mph in 11.7 seconds) and reaches a quarter mile in 13.6 seconds at 103 mph. For the BMW 1 Series M Coupe the 0 to 62 mph acceleration time is 4.7 seconds (0 to 100 mph in 11.1 seconds), while the quarter mile is completed in 13.9 seconds at a speed of 106 mph.
 
 

Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs Audi RS3 Sportback

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