Thursday, 14 October 2010
BMW M3 Vs Audi RS5 video review
The M3 is powered by the S65B40 engine, a naturally aspirated, high revving 4-liter V8 (based on the S85B50 5-liter V10 that powers the E60/E61 M5 and the E63/E64 M6 to date) delivering 414 horsepower (309 kW; 420 PS) at 8,300 rpm and peak torque of 400 Nm (300 lb-ft) at 3,900 rpm.
Based on the A5 coupe, RS5’s 4.2-liter V-8 makes 450 hp at 8250 rpm – coincidentally, about 30 horsepower over the 4.0L V8 of the M3 – and maximum torque is 317 lb-ft, available between 4000 and 6000 rpm. The hand-built engine is direct-injected and closely related to the 420-hp V-8 which powers the R8 supercar.
Top speed is electronically governed at 155 mph or 174 mph, spec’d to your order. Zero to 62 mph is accomplished in a claimed 4.6 seconds.
And as always, the following question arise: is the RS5 as good as the M3? The usual question that almost always received the same answer: M3. The UK fellows at AutoExpress decided to put the two cars in a head-to-head comparison on camera.
A nice short review...BMW is still the top dog!!!
Author: Horatiu B.
Posted by FrankGzee at 14:39