Comparison: BMW M135i vs Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG vs Audi S3

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Comparison: BMW M135i vs Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG vs S3

Car Magazine test drives and three of the hottest hatches on the The BMW M135i is pitted against the A45 AMG and

Car Magazine test drives and three of the hottest hatches on the The BMW M135i is pitted against the A45 AMG and Audi S3.

BMW M135i is powered by a straight six-cylinder engine and 235 hp and 450 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. The package includes a TwinScroll direct High Precision with central multi-hole VALVETRONIC variable valve and Double VANOS variable timing.

The BMW M135i sprints from 0 to 100 in just 5.1 seconds (automatic: 4.9 and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h – the top permitted by the vehicle’s electronic control system. Average consumption in the EU test cycle is 8.0 (7.5 liters)/100 km, and the CO2 emissions is 188 grams (175 grams) per

Mercedes Benz A45 AMG is engineered by the AMG to include numerous performance, and styling upgrades. The one thing impresses us is the powerplant found the hood: a 2.0 liter turbocharged cylinder which produces 360 and 332 lb-ft of torque. This is paired to a seven-speed AMG dual-clutch and power is sent to the ground 4Matic all-wheel drive.

It runs from 0 to 60 mph time of 4.5 with a top speed of 155 mph.

The S3 is powered by an EA888 turbocharged engine that has been to produce an even 300 hp. Force-fed by a turbocharger, the 2.0-liter engine up its 280 lb-ft of twist from to 5500 rpm. Power at 5500 rpm, and the long-… has a 6800-rpm redline.

0 to 62 mph is said to take 5.1 seconds the optional six-speed dual-clutch box and 5.4 with the six-speed manual.

is what the magazine had to say about the BMW You can also read our own review of the with xDrive .

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Is the #8216;M-Performance#8217; a poor relation?

The M135i significantly softer edged the now-defunct 335bhp 1-series M That little bruiser, the M3’s suspension and brakes a squat chassis, manual and punchy turbo engine was a experience, but the M135i is different. it or not, but the high-end 1-series the charismatic 1M Coupe pale in ways than one. How

Because this half-breed M car is instead of brutal, cossetting of crash-bang hard, relaxed of highly strung, easily instead of radically focused.

the countless hairpins, up steep and on a very mixed bag of winding the absence of driven front and a limited-slip differential looked at the of our drive like a deciding deficiency of the BMW – but we were wrong. to its good dynamic weight the chip-controlled traction management and fine composed-to-order Michelin Supersport tyres, the semi-M car put a foot wrong. 

That engine is sweeter apfelstrudel with cream, eagerly through the revs, the mid-range urge putting the competition into perspective, the two cylinders of the straight-six ensuring are absolutely no artificial ingredients in making this 3.0-litre sound spine-tinglingly good the mixture gates open. The eight-speed automatic cracks through the upshifts too, is to downshift than the Merc’s ’box, and hides any trace of lag. And the BMW also is clearly the comfortable car in this group: with the driving experience in Sport or Sport Plus, the will soak up most with a smile.

So which hot hatch takes the

It means, after 48 hours, miles, 269 litres of premium and three fresh shirts, the A45 AMG the trophy ahead of the BMW and the Audi, price tag notwithstanding.

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