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Video: BMW 1 Series M Coupe vs Audi RS 3

July 7, 2011

AutoExpress in the UK has released a nice little video of a race between the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe and the new hottest hatch to hit the block, the Audi RS 3.

Both cars offer a 250kW engine. In the Beemer, it’s a 3.0-litre TwinPower turbo straight six, pushing out 500Nm on overboost. In the other corner, the Audi usues a 2.5-litre five-cylinder unit, delivering 450Nm.

It should be an even race, however, the Audi is equipped with the famous quattro all-wheel drive system, so off the mark, the Audi may have an advantage. Anyway, click play on the movie below to find out the result.

Unfortunately, the Audi RS 3 won’t be headed to Australia any time soon. The BMW 1 Series M Coupe on the other hand, will be sold in limited numbers (possibly up to 200 units), with prices starting at $99,900. It will be launched in late August.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.