For the next iteration of evo's Drag Battles, we step into the world of the super hatch. We've got the 362bhp Audi RS3 squaring up against the more powerful 376bhp Mercedes A45 AMG.
Subscribe to evo magazine
It's going to be a close one, with both cars pretty evenly matched in the performance stakes. Both are four-wheel drive and both have quick-firing dual-clutch gearboxes. So which is quickest? Watch our latest video to find out.
evo's Drag Battles were all conducted at Alconbury's Cambridgeshire runway on a dry surface. All cars were supplied from manufacturers' press fleets on standard OEM tyres with the manufacturers were not aware of the tests being conducted.
If you'd like to learn more about Certina watches, our new Drag Battles timing sponsor, then click here. You could be in with the chance of winning Certina watch of your own.