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Audi TTRS Goes Head to Head with BMW M3

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The M3 and TTRS are cars most typically wouldn’t compare given the way they both dispatch their duties of being sports cars. The TTRS relies more on forced induction, all-wheel-drive and a lithe, somewhat petit 2.5L  5-cylinder engine compared to the M3 coupe which uses a more brute force with a 4 liter V8, rear-wheel-drive and a more hotrod style. However, both duke it out in the same sports car market of near-911’s, Caymans, 370Z’s, RS4’s and C63’s.

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However, in a head to head battle, which would win? Autozeitung pitched that question to its staff to see what sort of results might come back.

For those that don’t know, the the yet-to-be-destined-for-the-U.S. TTRS is the first iteration of a TT model tuned by quattro GmbH. The TTRS comes with a 5-cylinder turbocharged engine pushing out 340HP, has quattro all-wheel-drive and a 6-speed manual transmission. On the other side of the equation, we have the BMW M3 with a very light-weight V8 pushing 420HP through a manual or double-clutch transmission to the rear wheels only. Interestingly, in this comparison the TTRS edged the M3 out in the 0 to 62 times with the Audi clocking a 4.5 second time and the M3 returning a time of 5.1 seconds. We’re honestly a bit surprised given the significant power differential of the M3 over the TTRS though the TTRS does carry a bit of a weight advantage on the M3.

However, that said, check out the translated article here at Autozeitung. What do you think? Is it fair to compare the M3 and TTRS? Can these two be held in the same regard given their power, price and dynamics? Let us know!

(Source: Autozeitung via BMW Blog)