Motoring News 22.12.2016 11:13 am

Specs comparison: Audi RS3, Mercedes-AMG A45 and BMW M2

We compare the performance of the three.

The German premium automakers have been hard at work the last few years cranking out some interesting products for the segment. Audi built the RS3, while Mercedes designed the high-selling A45 AMG.

Just recently, BMW joined the pack with the new M2, a sports coupe, which has the potential to take the top spot in the market.

For now, we’re comparing the performance of the three – at the specs level …

AUDI RS3

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Engine – 2.5-litre 5-cylinder petrol
Transmission – 7 Speed Dual Clutch
Power – 270 kW
Torque – 465 Nm
Top speed – 250 km/h
Performance – 0– 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds

The Audi RS3 retails for R710 000 before any extras.

BMW M2

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Engine – 3.0l In-line 6 Cylinder
Power – 272 kW @ 6500rpm
Torque – 500Nm @ 1400-5560rpm
Performance – 0-100kph in 4.5 (4.3 with optional 7-speed M DCT with Drivelogic)
Pricing – R 791 000
Transmission – 6-speed manual or 7-speed M-DCT
Top Speed – 250km/h (270km/h with M Driver’s Package)

Mercedes-AMG A45

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Engine – In-line 4 Cylinder 1991cc
Power – 280 Kw @ 5500rpm
Torque – 475Nm @ 2250-5000
Performance – 0-100kph in 4.2s
Pricing from – R 731 500
Transmission – AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed
Top Speed – 250 km/h

 

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