BMW M240i v Audi RS3 v AMG CLA 45 S: DRAG RACE | Summary and Q&A

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BMW M240i v Audi RS3 v AMG CLA 45 S: DRAG RACE

TL;DR

BMW M240i, Audi RS3, and Mercedes CLA45 AMG compete in a drag race to determine the fastest car in their class.

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Key Insights

  • 😀 The Audi RS3 has a slight advantage in terms of horsepower and acceleration, winning the standing quarter-mile drag race.
  • 🤸 The BMW M240i offers a balance of power, all-wheel drive, and a cheaper starting price compared to the other two cars.
  • 😨 The Mercedes CLA45 AMG, despite having a smaller engine, is the most powerful and the heaviest car in the comparison.
  • 🤣 The rolling race showcased the difference in kickdown acceleration between the three cars, with the Mercedes showing great performance.

Transcript

hi how are you matt watson here from car wow so i'm sar in the new bmw m240i coupe and next to me is an audi rs3 saloon and next to that is a mercedes cl8 and we are going to have a drag race because i want to know if this bmw m light can be the full fat rs and amg versions of the equivalent size vehicles now if you like these kind of drag races ma... Read More

Questions & Answers

Q: How does the power and performance of the BMW M240i compare to the Audi RS3 and Mercedes CLA45 AMG?

The BMW M240i has 374 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, while the Audi RS3 has 400 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The Mercedes CLA45 AMG, despite having a smaller engine, has the most power with 421 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.

Q: Which car is the heaviest and most expensive in this comparison?

The Mercedes CLA45 AMG is the heaviest car, weighing 1,695 kilos. It is also the most expensive, starting from £61,000. The BMW M240i is the second heaviest at 1,690 kilos and starts from £46,000. The Audi RS3 is the lightest at 1,575 kilos and starts from £56,000.

Q: Who won the drag race between the BMW M240i, Audi RS3, and Mercedes CLA45 AMG?

In the standing quarter-mile drag race, the Audi RS3 completed it in 11.9 seconds, followed by the BMW M240i in 12.2 seconds, and the Mercedes CLA45 AMG in 12.7 seconds. The Audi RS3 was the fastest.

Q: How did the cars perform in a rolling race from 50 miles per hour?

The Audi RS3 had a slower kickdown compared to the BMW M240i and Mercedes CLA45 AMG. The Mercedes had an impressive kickdown and managed to win the race to the half-mile marker.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Car Wow's Matt Watson introduces a drag race between the BMW M240i, Audi RS3, and Mercedes CLA45 AMG.

  • The BMW M240i features a 3.0L straight-six turbocharged engine with 374 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, all-wheel drive, and an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

  • The Audi RS3 has a 2.5L inline-five turbocharged engine with 400 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, all-wheel drive, and a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

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