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quattroholic
07-07-2011, 02:56 PM
Video: Audi RS3 vs. BMW 1M drag race
Originally posted to quattroholic.com (http://www.quattroholic.com/2011/07/video-audi-rs3-vs-bmw-1m-drag-race.html) at 1:25 PM EST. Thursday, July 7, 2011

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VmEEK7-nDos/ThXm0PzeFeI/AAAAAAAAJ1U/gVXg03kDRY4/s500/Audi%2BRS3%2BBMW%2B1M%2BDrag%2BRace.jpg

As some of you may have noticed already, tests of the Audi RS3 versus the BMW 1M have been a mixed bag. Mainly because, despite both cars sharing similar power ratings, each chooses very different ways to lead their horses the wheels. So, cutting out any cat and mouse chases or lap time comparisons, Auto Express took a more 'old school' approach to see which car is fastest - a quarter mile drag race.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UGdz35sTy8

via Auto Express (YouTube) (http://www.youtube.com/user/Autoexpress)

eMacPaul
07-08-2011, 06:30 PM
I hadn't realized there was an RS3! Looks like a fun car.

Operator
07-08-2011, 08:41 PM
As much as they may be competitors, I think they each have their own crowd they sell to. The BMW is a coupe, while the RS3 is a hatch/wagon. For practical purposes the RS3 just seems to be a better buy, while if style is the main focus, the coupe wins out. I'm biased of course, but I'd reach for the RS3...............

LAS
07-08-2011, 10:12 PM
Practical and Quick, rs3 for me.

A3 Guy
07-08-2011, 11:05 PM
I'd go with the 1M and keep my A3, the M is more balanced from what I've seen