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    • Stock Audi 8V RS3 sedan vs. BMW F87 M2 Competition runs from a stop and roll

      The M2 Competition is positioned as the Audi RS3 rival despite the M2 Competition featuring the S55 motor from its big brother F82 M4. This would be akin to the RS3 utilizing the EA839 2.9 twin turbo V6 from the B9 RS4.


      Instead, the RS3 gets its own motor and it is the vaunted Audi 2.5 TFSI. The Audi RS3 also has Quattro all wheel drive yet despite having power sent to all four wheels it is lighter than the M2 Competition. Slightly, but still, it is lighter than the RWD BMW.

      So what happens between these two in a race from a stop? The RS3 predictably has the traction advantage but the M2 starts to reel it in. Skip to the 2:20 mark to see race.

      In the first rolling run the M2 Competition gets a giant jump. They run again and the RS3 gets a better start but the M2 Competition pulls and does so decisively.

      The RS3 is obviously a great mod platform but so is the M2 Competition. The S55 and 2.5 TFSI are both beasts but one thing the 2.5 TFSI has going for it is steady development of turbo kits for over a decade and the newest iteration introducing a dual-injection fuel system from the factory.

      Quite simply two excellent cars with plenty of tuning headroom.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Stock Audi 8V RS3 sedan vs. BMW F87 M3 Competition runs from a stop and roll started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 13 Comments
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        The video was pretty weak. Terrible job starting on time - I didn’t feel the M2 pulled decisively. They looked pretty even. And roomie mistakes by the Audi driver (eg had air conditioning on). In the end, I think they are super close from a roll with the M2 having a slight advantage, and

        -Rich
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        The video was pretty weak.
        Too much talking with poor starts but at least we see independent results.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by richpike Click here to enlarge
        I didn’t feel the M2 pulled decisively.
        Honestly, I do. It started to reel in the M2 in the run from a stop despite the Audi getting the better launch telling me it definitely has the straight line advantage from a roll.
      1. richpike's Avatar
        richpike -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Too much talking with poor starts but at least we see independent results.



        Honestly, I do. It started to reel in the M2 in the run from a stop despite the Audi getting the better launch telling me it definitely has the straight line advantage from a roll.
        Agreed on the indy results and at least the video was done during the day! Not some potato $#@! at night. And I agree the M2 was (I felt slowly) reeling it in, but I didn’t feel like it was a smack down. Regardless, like you said, both awesome cars.

        -Rich
      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Stock Audi 8V RS3 sedan vs. BMW F87 M3

        thought i was drunk for a minute there lol
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Stock Audi 8V RS3 sedan vs. BMW F87 M3


        thought i was drunk for a minute there lol
        My bad, thanks!
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        yah but by the time the F87 M2 runs 9's a new M2 will be launching Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        yah but by the time the F87 M2 runs 9's a new M2 will be launching Click here to enlarge
        I highly doubt that: https://www.boostaddict.com/content....-to-the-wheels

        F80's are in the 9's. Why not this?
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I highly doubt that: https://www.boostaddict.com/content....-to-the-wheels

        F80's are in the 9's. Why not this?
        Sure it’s been done but let’s wait and see

        I predict once the g80 comes out the focus will shift to the easier of the platforms
      1. s13viper's Avatar
        s13viper -
        Run 2 roll, the m2 never even got close, it was basically a wash. The MPH of the stock cars shows its basically even and whoever hits the pedel first will win to ~130mph.

        No doubt modded M2 comps will be fast, but we all know what the 2.5T is capable of, in the real world.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by s13viper Click here to enlarge
        Run 2 roll, the m2 never even got close, it was basically a wash.
        No, when they were both in the right gear the M2 pulled and from a stop the M2 started to close the gap once it got traction.

        The evidence of it being the stronger roll on car stock is strong in my view.
      1. allmotor_2000's Avatar
        allmotor_2000 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        Sure itís been done but letís wait and see

        I predict once the g80 comes out the focus will shift to the easier of the platforms
        These are race cars that make that power and itís complerely useless unless setup for the track.

        Lets put any full weight daily driver F-series against a daily driver RS3 on OEM wheels and tires and letís see what happens.

        There is a reason I left the F-series world.

        And I will volunteer my car for this....
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by allmotor_2000 Click here to enlarge
        These are race cars that make that power and it’s complerely useless unless setup for the track.

        Lets put any full weight daily driver F-series against a daily driver RS3 on OEM wheels and tires and let’s see what happens.

        There is a reason I left the F-series world.

        And I will volunteer my car for this....
        i hear you, I’m hoping the awd g80 m3 will impress with its awd system and give the rs3 a good run

        cant wait to see the racing videos!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by allmotor_2000 Click here to enlarge
        These are race cars that make that power and it’s complerely useless unless setup for the track.

        Lets put any full weight daily driver F-series against a daily driver RS3 on OEM wheels and tires and let’s see what happens.

        There is a reason I left the F-series world.

        And I will volunteer my car for this....
        No doubt you'll win stop light drags.

        If that is the goal, perfect choice.

        I'd bet the M2 is more fun to drive though...