BMW M3 Competition, there is no competition with Model 3 and RS5

BMW M3 Competition, there is no competition with Model 3 and RS5

BMW M3 Competition

Today, the high-performance 4-door sedan market offers several interesting solutions, and what better way to test the goodness of the most prominent models in the category, than with a nice drag race? The Carwow Youtube channel has decided to compare a BMW M3 Competition, an Audi RS5 and a Tesla Model 3 Performance, launching them at full speed on the forehand to decree the fastest.

Spoiler alert, BMW won M3 Competition, and in reality there hasn't been any competition, but it's no surprise considering that the M3 Competition is the most powerful of the bunch: the BMW is powered by a 3.0L 6-cylinder in-line turbocharged engine. capable of delivering 503 horsepower and 650 Nm of torque, and is offered in two different versions, one with rear-wheel drive and another - the one in this video - with four-wheel drive which further improves performance on the straight.

In the first race, starting from a standing start, the 3 sedans sprinted almost evenly to the finish, but race after race the M3 Competition began to leave the Model 3 Performance behind, with Audi remaining behind to both: the quarter-mile (400-meter) times were 11.4 seconds for the BMW, 11.7 seconds for the Tesla and 12 seconds for the Audi.

In races with a moving start, BMW still managed to triumph: at the start at 48 km / h the Model 3 Performance immediately sprinted forward thanks to the immediate delivery of torque, only to be recovered and overcome from BMW around 160 km / h, while in the second race starting at 80 km / h even the Audi RS5 managed to beat the Tesla Model 3, while remaining behind BMW.

Enjoy the video that Carwow has posted a video showing all these races.

Audi RS5 And Tesla Model S Performance Can’t Hang With A BMW M3 Competition

If you were in the market for a high-performance four-door sedan, would you opt for the BMW M3 Competition, Audi RS5, or a Tesla Model 3 Performance? Well, after watching the trio go head-to-head in a series of performance tests, you might have your answer.

As you may or may not know, the current M3 Competition uses a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged straight-six muscling out 503 hp and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque. BMW sells the sedan in both rear- and all-wheel drive configurations with the car in this test having all-wheel drive, aiding in its straight-line performance.

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By comparison, the Audi RS5 seems a little underpowered as its 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6 is rated at 450 hp and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm). However, those figures do mean it matches up quite well with the Tesla Model 3 Performance that has a pair of electric motors delivering 460 hp and 472 lb-ft (640 Nm).

In the first race, all three cars sprinted off the line at nearly identical speeds but as the race progressed, the M3 Competition started to leave the Tesla behind while the Model 3 Performance finished comfortably ahead of the Audi. A look at the times reveals the BMW completed the quarter-mile in 11.4 seconds compared to the 11.7 seconds of the Tesla and the 12.0 seconds of the Audi.

A rolling race is then held between the trio from 30 mph (48 km/h). Unsurprisingly, the instant power of the Model 3 Performance allows it to initially sprint into the lead but once the Tesla hit roughly 100 mph (160 km/h), the BMW easily closed in and passed it before the half-mile mark. The Audi finished last once again but in the second rolling race from 50 mph (80 km/h), it was able to beat the Tesla but still finished behind the BMW.