Logic would dictate that the Audi RS4 Avant is considerably quicker than the BMW M340i Touring in a straight line. Nonetheless, official figures oftentimes solely inform half of the story and there’s nothing like real-world testing with the intention to attain a verdict.
Till the latest-generation BMW M3 hits showroom flooring, the German model is with out a direct rival to the Audi RS4 and, for now, the mid-tier M340i is the subsequent neatest thing. And whereas it isn’t a fully-fledged M mannequin, it’s nonetheless able to some correct efficiency.
Driving the M340i sedan and Touring fashions is a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six engine pumping out 369 hp and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Coupled to this engine is an eight-speed Steptronic transmission powering all 4 wheels via BMW’s xDrive system. BMW’s official declare is that the automobile can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 4.Four seconds and proceed via to a 155 mph (250 km/h) high velocity.
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By comparability, the Audi RS4 Avant incorporates a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 rated at 444 hp and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. In a current check, CarWow recorded a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) time of simply 3.6 seconds in it.
Nonetheless, within the first of three drag races held between the BMW and the Audi, it was the M340i that bought a greater launch and retained its lead down the quarter-mile. Possibly that was a one-time factor, although, so did the extra highly effective RS4 Avant handle to beat the BMW within the subsequent races from a standstill, the rolling races and braking checks?