Audi RS3 vs BMW 1M Coupe track test

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Audi RS3 vs BMW 1M Coupe track test

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RS3 looks repulsive

[edit] mean drift with the 1M at the end!! :D
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I was surprised to see the 1M 1.7 seconds quicker than the RS3 and the track was a little bit damp
The 1M must put its power down more usefully through the corners
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Yeah to be honest that doesn't surprise me, the Audi RS3 has had some pretty underwhelming reviews.

Although I actually do like the look of the RS3, I just wish it wasn't the sportback shape.
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oliver wrote:RS3 looks repulsive

[edit] mean drift with the 1M at the end!! :D
If you want an RS that looks repulsive check this out - http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoe ... _pics.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Yeah what's with the sportback?! it's fugly!

RS1? Dear god no!
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(http://www.babybmw.net/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=30173" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; )

Other comparison test showed the RS3 a good bit quicker in the wet and only a smidge slower in the dry. Either it's this track, or the professional driver here is better at extracting the performance from the 1M...
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I suppose the RS3 is going to be better in extreme wet conditions because of 4wd, but the 1M looks alot more menacing and rewarding to drive :D
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just seen this... there was always only one winner in that battle I'm surprised how well it came out in the wet as well, very impressive
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It goes to show. High traction is no substitute for poor lateral grip.
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Rs3 is supposedly a real dissapointment to drive sadly.. The 1M should and would run rings around it, much better performance car.


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Pity the rest of the RS3 does not match the character of its 2.5 engine. Having had 2 TTRS's the engine is sublime, and quite frugal.

Don't think the grey colour does the RS3 any favours.
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TBH the RS3 looks best in black or red, the latter surprises me as not usually a fan.

Don't believe everything you read and try the car for yourself, I recently had one for the day and it was really very good in all aspects, yes, you do struggle to provoke the rear end but the sheer pace and the noise make up for that and I'm sure on track things would be a little different with 4 wheel drifts available for those that way inclined.

Price initially seems steep but it does feel so much different to a standard S3 and the interior with lunar silver leather is beautiful.

Of course I can't compare it to the 1M but I felt like a change after 3 x M135i's so after placing an order I am expecting one early next year, this may mean I'm biased it felt good enough to me to justify pressing the Green light, the huge GFV on a PCP assisted my decision as its really quite affordable for the performance on offer.

Of course when the 1M comes out I'll probably change my mind LOL :x
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