The brand new 2022 Audi RS3 has no less than 5 issues going for it. Yup, the RS3 is again and Audi has caught to the method for making its small hatch and saloon go quick, and that is to stay a 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine within the entrance of it. Goody.
Meaning the brand new RS3 makes 394bhp and 369lb ft of torque, and with a four-wheel drive system it is good for a 0-62mph time of simply 3.8sec and, when you tick the precise bins on the choices checklist, a high velocity of 180mph.
In the event you do tick these choices, although, you may get an RS3 that prices upwards of £65,000. Which brings it shut sufficient to the 2022 BMW M3 Competitors for the 2 to be within the reckoning of one another.
Conveniently the brand new M3 can also be, for the primary time, accessible in four-wheel drive. The brand new BMW M3 Competitors xDrive shares quite a bit with the rear-drive M3 variant. It has a 3.0-litre straight-six engine making 503bhp and 479lb ft, however the further traction and safety provided by the four-wheel drive system means it may possibly go from 0-62mph in 3.9sec, whereas the highest velocity can also be 180mph with the non-obligatory M Driver’s Bundle, or 155mph with out.
The M3 Competitors xDrive prices from round £78,000. Greater than the RS3, and it is a greater automotive, however they exist on a detailed sufficient sphere for us to place them collectively.
So, with winter looming, which safe driver’s automotive will it’s? Be part of Matt Prior and Matt Saunders as they discover out.