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    • AutoExpress compares the BMW 1M Coupe to the Audi RS3 around the roadcourse with timed laps

      You may remember that AutoExpress drag raced the 1M against the DSG RS3 a few months back. In that comparison, the Audi won by virtue of its dual clutch transmission and all wheel drive launch although the 1M had the higher trap speed. This time both cars are taken around a road course and the 1M just flat out crushes the Audi by almost 2 seconds on what is a fairly short track. The driver mentions the Audi is heavier and more of a car for beginners with understeer versus the 1M which is more nimble and often requires the throttle to correct the tail stepping out. Check out the video below.





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      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        That 1M is just gorgeous. The track was wetter when the rs3 was lapping first so w/e. still a good comparison
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        The 1M just rocks, win or lose. Go get'em 1M! Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        That 1M is just gorgeous. The track was wetter when the rs3 was lapping first so w/e. still a good comparison
        Valid, this is what sucks about British tests.
      1. angelic0-'s Avatar
        angelic0- -
        Ok, wait ?? it was unfair to compare the 1M against a Golf... but it can be compared to a Audi Hatchback ?

        Sorry, i just had to put it out there...
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by angelic0- Click here to enlarge
        Ok, wait ?? it was unfair to compare the 1M against a Golf... but it can be compared to a Audi Hatchback ?

        Sorry, i just had to put it out there...
        When was it compared to a Golf?
      1. Dinan S3 1 series's Avatar
        Dinan S3 1 series -
        1M is very impressive
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        The 1M is what they should've done with the M3's (well that level of awesomeness) for the going out bang for the E9X body. It deserves it...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
        The 1M is what they should've done with the M3's (well that level of awesomeness) for the going out bang for the E9X body. It deserves it...
        ?????
      1. hworang00's Avatar
        hworang00 -
        Ha nvm...too tired to try to describe it...
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        ^lol???
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        I LOVE ​HITLER!
      1. mm28's Avatar
        mm28 -
        Doubt any grown man would find this statement funny… Click here to enlarge
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by angelic0- Click here to enlarge
        Ok, wait ?? it was unfair to compare the 1M against a Golf... but it can be compared to a Audi Hatchback ?

        Sorry, i just had to put it out there...
        This Audi hatchback is much different than the Golf. R This is an Audi not a VW so price is comparable and so is the power. This is the same motor in the TTRS that I brought up when I said TTRS vs 1M

        5 cylinder 2.5 liter k04 turbo compared to Inline 6 3.0 liter twin turbo.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mm28 Click here to enlarge
        Doubt any grown man would find this statement funny… Click here to enlarge
        I don't know what it is that he is doing.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        I LOVE ​HITLER!
        haha damn, for an unknown reason i thought Audi was French Click here to enlarge
      1. bigup's Avatar
        bigup -
        1M will be an insane car when people start adding JB4 + Meth Click here to enlarge
      1. bmwsport's Avatar
        bmwsport -
        I just read the new Motor Trend 11best driver's car comparo. Such a scathing report. Guy said the 1M understeered horribly and couldnt put power down effectively. Said he didnt hate many cars, but he hated the BMW. It placed second to last. I remember the BMW was almost last place in their massive drag race too. Man..Motortrend must hate BMWs.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bmwsport Click here to enlarge
        I just read the new Motor Trend 11best driver's car comparo. Such a scathing report. Guy said the 1M understeered horribly and couldnt put power down effectively. Said he didnt hate many cars, but he hated the BMW. It placed second to last. I remember the BMW was almost last place in their massive drag race too. Man..Motortrend must hate BMWs.
        Maybe the guy had a point because Motortrend usually makes love to BMW.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Nah, MT and IL are both BMW hater magazines. C&D loves BMW's.
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        I still cant get over the 1Ms fender flares! Cartoon Ridiculousness...in a good way!