Video: Audi RS3 Sportback and BMW 1 M Coupe head to head at the line

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The Audi RS3 Sportback and the BMW 1 M Coupe both are formidable opponents. One is a hatchback while the other is a station wagon. And both depict two distinctive designs on the compact sport segment. Who will be winner at this quarter-mile race?

Autoexpress, a UK magazine is putting these two supremes head to head in a quarter-mile race, and there can only be king of the hill. First, lets look at the Audi RS3 Sportback. It is more like a station wagon than a hatchback, but anyhow, Audi chose to categorize it as a wagon. It is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder engine producing 340 horsepower and 331.90 lb-ft, and it mated to Audi’s signature all-wheel drive quattro system with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

On the other hand is the BMW 1 Coupe designed to agile and quick. It is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine producing an identical 340 horsepower and 331.90 lb-ft as the Audi RS3 Sportback. One big difference here is the BMW 1 Coupe is a rear-wheel drive car that uses a 6-speed manual gearbox.

We won’t spoil the fun, watch the video below to see who is the winner. Can you guess who is the winner just by looking at the specs, the Audi RS3 Sportback or BMW 1 M Coupe?