The BMW M240i and Audi RS3 aren’t direct rivals since one is an M Lite automotive whereas the opposite is a completely fledged Racing Sport. Nonetheless, the M2 G87 received’t be popping out till later this yr, so the M Efficiency model should suffice for now. Thoughts you, this isn’t a inventory M240i because it has acquired a stage 1 equipment taking the inline-six engine to a good 450 horsepower.
The B58 now makes an additional 80 hp or so after putting in an Eventuri carbon fiber air consumption, a JB4 tuning field, and a Milltek exhaust that has deleted the factory-fitted gasoline particulate filter. It rides on Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires and we must always level out it’s the xDrive model. This summer season, BMW is kicking off manufacturing of a barely lighter however slower rear-wheel-drive M240i.
So far as the Audi RS3 is worried, Ingolstadt’s high-performance compact sedan has additionally gone via a stage 1 equipment. Its inline-five 2.5-liter engine now produces 460 horsepower and sends energy to all 4 Bridgestone Potenza tires in a automotive that’s 115 kilograms (254 kilos) lighter than the BMW. With slightly bit extra horsepower and considerably decrease curb weight, the RS3 has a greater power-to-weight ratio that ought to assist it in straight-line acceleration.
It’s been some time since we’ve final seen a drag race this shut because the vehicles had been neck and neck all through your entire battle. It was a proverbial picture end within the first duel, but it surely seems just like the Audi RS3 Sedan had a slight benefit. The BMW M240i xDrive had its revenge within the second drag race and surprisingly received by a big margin.
The inexperienced RS3 had a greater begin due to the motive force’s faster response within the third drag race, and whereas the M240i was capable of cut back the hole, it was one other win for the 4 Rings. Within the rolling races that adopted, the Audi received the primary and final duels whereas the second was a draw.
General, there wasn’t a lot between these two. The M2 G87 received’t be essentially any quicker than the M240i xDrive except that juicy new rumor about BMW giving it AWD will become true.
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