DRIVE’s Chris Harris is back today with two of Germany’s hottest and fastest new hatchbacks, the BMW M135i and the Audi RS3.
In the UK, the Audi RS3 starts at £39,950 (around $64,000 USD, while the BMW M135i starts at £29,995 (around $48,000 USD).
Power for the BMW M135i comes from a 3.0 liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder making 315-hp – allowing it to go from 0 to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds when mated to a 6-speed manual and 4.9 seconds when mated to an 8-speed automatic. The Audi RS3 on the other hand is powered by a 2.5 liter inline 5-cylinder turbo making 335-hp and goes from 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds when mated to a DSG transmission.
Hit the jump to find out what Chris thought of each.
– By: Omar Rana