Specifically a month back, Carwow pitted the rear-wheel-travel BMW M3 Competition from the Audi RS3 Sedan. Spoiler inform in case you have not observed the duel, but it won the drag race in spite of its deficiency of xDrive. A significantly a lot less popular YouTuber that goes by the identify of Archie Hamilton has now lined up the M4 in opposition to the RS3, but with a various consequence.
Sure, the RS3 was when yet again considerably a lot quicker off the line courtesy of its Quattro setup. It helps make sense in particular at the time you get into thought the surface was a little bit damp that day. Not that we’re attempting to uncover the M4 any excuses, but the driver’s response was really gradual. It also appears as while the two drag races weren’t until the quarter-mile, so the BMW did not have sufficient time to catch up.
In the rolling race from 30 mph (50 km/h), traction is much less vital. The larger and more potent motor of the M4 shined, letting the coupe to comfortably pull in advance. We are talking about two cars and trucks from unique segments immediately after all. The Audi is undoubtedly a firecracker with its feisty inline-five engine, but it is down by 100 hp and 110 lb-ft as opposed to the BMW.
Archie Hamilton believes the RS3 would’ve continue to won in a drag race from a standing start in opposition to an M4 xDrive. That looks not likely since the AWD shaves off .4s from the sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) more than the RWD. With prior films showing that even the xDrive-much less M3 Opposition can beat Ingolstadt’s sports sedan, AWD would create an even bigger gap.
As constantly, drag and rolling races do not paint the full photograph when it comes to a car’s efficiency. It’s a enjoyable way to see cars and trucks staying launched challenging, just as long the drivers’ response times are the same.
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