oK, my M3 was at home resting nicely from a day of cross town driving so i was running an errand in my mini cooper s hardtop(6-spd). This audi A5 is ripping around in traffic looking cool and I thought hmm, perhaps a lesson in weight is in order. Having owned a S5 I know and respect the "5" well. I knew the 2.0L would be very close to mini. So we take off on feeder(no other cars) and I slowly pull on him. It's clear he won't catch me but he refuses to let off. So after passing him I slow down and let him on his way. It was funny though an 40+K audi getting beat by a little mini.
One thing though the mini died at 6krpm's where you get used to the M3 just warming up at 6K.