The BMW 1M Coupe and Audi RS3 have two things in common... Power.
Each offers an identical 335bhp and 450Nm of torque.
However, they are two very different beasts. The Audi’s 2.5-litre five cylinder turbo drives all four wheels via a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. It also has four doors and a practical hatchback tailgate.
The BMW on the other hand has a 3.0-litre straight six twin-turbo. And it sends all its power to the rear wheels via a good ol’ fashioned six-speed manual. What’s more, it’s coupe body may be less practical but there’s more show to match its go.
There is no mistaking the BMW is the enthusiasts' pick. But most people will be faster in the Audi. Our video shows why.