Three of the quickest compact vehicles out there, the BMW M2 CS, Mercedes-AMG A45 S and Audi RS3 Sportback, met on an empty airfield to settle their variations as soon as and for all in a sequence of challenges.
Despite providing related straight-line efficiency, they’re really very totally different, with the M2 CS being rear-wheel drive and the opposite two being constructed on front-biased all-wheel drive platforms, with the A45 S that includes a Drift mode.
The Bimmer’s 3.0-liter inline-six has two extra cylinders than the Merc’s and yet one more in comparison with the Audi, and it produces 444 HP (450 PS / 331 kW) and 406 lb-ft (550 Nm) of torque. The A45’s 2.0-liter turbo-four delivers 415 HP (421 PS / 310 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm), whereas the pre-facelifted RS3’s 2.5-liter five-banger used to make 362 HP (367 PS / 270 kW) and 343 lb-ft (465 Nm). However, this can be a privately-owned automotive that has been tuned to 444 HP (450 PS / 331 kW) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm).
For the nought to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) dash, you’re looking at 4.Zero seconds within the handbook and three.eight seconds within the DCT M2 CS, 3.eight seconds within the A45 S and 4.Three seconds within the stock RS3 Sportback. Flat-out, they are going to do 174, 168 and 174 mph (280 / 270 / 280 km/h) respectively.
The first check was a standing quarter-mile drag race and the second a rolling begin race, at 50 mph (80 km/h), in Comfort and Sport driving modes, with a brake check from 70 mph (113 km/h) wrapping issues up. Think you may guess the winner? Then try the video to search out out in the event you’re proper.