Hot hatches Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG fought in drag in the rainNovember 21, 2020
Cars with 300-horsepower engines faced off on a wet track
YouTube channel carwow had a duel between Audi S3, BMW M135i xDrive and Mercedes-AMG A 35. All-wheel drive hot hatches fought in 402 meters drag drag in the rain, trained flying starts in different modes, and the final test was checking the effectiveness of brakes on wet asphalt.
Hot hatches have a lot in common: they are all produced in Germany, equipped with 2.0-liter “turbo fours” and all-wheel drive transmissions, weigh a little over 1.5 tons and cost in the UK in the range of 38-39 thousand pounds.
Audi S3 debuted later than competitors – the premiere took place just three months ago. Under the hood is a 310-horsepower (400 Nm) turbo engine, transmission – a 7-speed “robot”. The curb weight is 1575 kilograms.
The BMW M135i xDrive is equipped with a 306-horsepower supercharged engine with a peak torque of 450 Nm. Transmission – 8-speed “automatic”. The Bavarian hatchback is 50 kilograms lighter than the Audi.
Mercedes-AMG A 35 is equipped with a 306-horsepower (400 Nm) turbo engine and a 7-band “robot”, curb weight – 1555 kilograms.
In the 402 meter drag race, the three five-doors finished in 0.4 seconds; The brake performance test results were very close. A year ago, carwow conducted a similar test on a dry track with the outgoing generation Audi S3, and then the results of the duel were different.
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