These three vehicles couldn’t be extra related. It’s nearly as in the event that they’re made in the identical nation… The BMW M135i is now front-wheel drive-based so it competes with the Audi S3 Sportback and Mercedes-AMG A35 extra instantly than ever earlier than. Due to that, their recipes are all somewhat related. On this new video from Carwow, we get to see these three vehicles go head-to-head-to-head in a collection of drag races and a braking take a look at.

All three vehicles, on paper, match up very properly. All of them have liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines, make round 300 horsepower and round 300 lb-ft of torque, give or take a number of ponies and lb-ft. All of them even have automated gearboxes, although the BMW makes use of a torque-converter auto whereas the opposite two have dual-clutches, and so they all have Haldex-based all-wheel drive programs. Hell, they even all weigh simply round 1,500 kg. So the variations in efficiency will come all the way down to calibration and tuning, actually. So which is finest?

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Nicely, if going quick is all you care about, it’s the Audi S3 Sportback that’s finest. It simply received all three drag races; the standing race and each rolling races. Nonetheless, how the Audi received these races is definitely extra fascinating that the precise wins themselves. You must actually watch the video to see for your self, because the three vehicles clearly have their very own strengths and weaknesses and, regardless of being so related on paper, truly react very in a different way in the true world.

This video doesn’t going into any subjective driving checks, so it received’t let you know which automotive is best to drive on a twisty street, which is extra comfy or which has the very best know-how. As an alternative, it’s only a video demonstrating goal, repeatable efficiency. So for those who’re solely hot-hatch concern is straight-line pace then it’s the Audi S3 Sportback you need.