Today's Sport Auto features a comparison test between the E92 M3 DCT ZCP and the new Audi RS5. Let's dance...
Here are the results:
|0-100 kph||5.0 s||4.7 s|
|0-200 kph||16.0 s||16.5 s|
|Hockenheim||1:14.2 min||1:15.3 min|
|18m slalom||70.1 kph||67.4 kph|
|braking distance (100 kph)||34.6 m||34.6 m|
|fuel consumption (l per 100km)||17.4 l||18.7 l|
|(curb) weight||1640 kg||1816 kg|
|weight front/rear||51.1% /48.9 %||56.9 % / 43.1 %|
|80 - 100 kph||2.1s/2.6s/3.1s/4.2s||2.6s/3.4s/4.2s/5.5s|
|80 - 120 kph||4.4s/5.4s/6.1s/8.1s||5.1s/6.7s/8.6s/10.8s|
|80 - 140 kph||6.6s/8.2s/9.3s/12.0s||7.7s/9.8s/12.9s/16.6s|
|80 - 160 kph||8.9s/11.0s/12.8s/16.3s||10.4s/13.1s/17.2s/22.6s|
|80 - 180 kph||11.4s/14.2s/16.8s/20.9s||13.4s/16.7s/22.2s/29.4s|
Some here might have guessed that already, the M3 won that comparison. Sport Auto's verdict pretty much summed up that the M3 and the RS5 are built for different people. It's not so much a surprise that the M3 beat the RS5 in virtually all performance categories, surprising though is that Sport Auto even liked the ride in the M3 (EDC) more than Audi's adaptive suspension. On top, the M3 testcar was roughly 10k € cheaper.
As to the M3, this is the first Hockenheim time we have for a ZCP E92 with DCT, which -- on regular Michelin PS2 -- was even a tenth faster than the E92 M3 (6MT) on Cup+ tires.