2017 Audi RS3 Mocked By BMW M2 365 Horses
The new Audi RS3 offers up cheekbones that are prominent, it has character lines that are deeper and it offers up big front air intakes, however it does offer up aggression. This is something of a good thing as it isn’t all that fast even with the 2.5 litre five cylinder engine.
The Audi RS3 happens to be the second vehicle following the Audi TT RS that offers up a five banger and it’s the same engine that offers up 400 horses along with 354 torque in the sporting coupe.
So how does it come up against rivals? More so the Mercedes AMG A45 offering up 381 horses and the BMW M2 offering 365 horses. It does offer up more power, but when compared to the competition it isn’t that fast.
The engine is lighter by 60lbs than the one that it replaced and this allows it to reach 60mph from zero in just 4.1 seconds. This happens to be one tenth of a second faster than the Mercedes AMG A45, but it comes in behind the M2 which reaches it in 4 seconds.
It doesn’t happen to the advantage that the BMW M2 offers but it does show just how unimpressive the Audi RS3 is beyond the looks. Of course you do have to take into account the fact that the S3 sibling offers a top speed of 155mph, which is slower than BMW M2, which offers 163mph.