Audi S3 v BMW M135i track video
The rear-wheel drive BMW M135i and the four-wheel drive Audi S3 face each other on track at the Bedford Autodrome
This week’s evo track battle pitches the 316bhp BMW M135i against the new 296bhp Audi S3 Quattro at the Bedford Autodrome.
With a basic price within £200 of each other (Audi S3 starting at £30,640 and BMW’s M135i coming in at £30,555) it’s hard not to compare the two ultra hot hatchbacks. The Audi gives up some power and to the BMW, but can a slightly lower weight and some extra traction from the four-wheel drive system make up the difference on track? Jethro Bovingdon finds out.
Subscribe to evo magazine
If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.
Subscribe to evo’s Youtube channel to keep track of all the latest track battle videos.
evo Track Days 2019: dates, tickets, booking info
15 Jul 2019
Porsche unveils limited-run 718 Cayman GT4 Sports Cup Edition
Special marks the 15th anniversary of ‘Porsche Sports Cup Germany’ race series
14 Oct 2019
2019 Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Shooting Brake review
Extrovert, extravagant and extraordinary to drive, this might just be the world’s ultimate estate car
16 Oct 2019
'The sorry slide from quiet confidence to muddled mediocrity'
It's contagious. And when you catch it, it's game over. Suddenly you've no idea what's right and good any more
15 Oct 2019