You remember all those billboard wars Audi and BMW were into about a year and some change ago? In a constant game of one-upsmanship between the two brands, deciding which one is better shouldn’t be tasked on billboards, commercials, or whatever marketing propaganda they can think of. There’s only one place to settle a rivalry like this and the crew from Motor Sport Magazine found the perfect site to do so: the race track.

Taking a BMW 1M Coupe and an Audi TT RS, Motor Sport Magazine brought in the two German sports coupes for a match-up that die hard fans of the two brands have been waiting for. The tale of the tape suggests a slight advantage in horsepower for the 1M Coupe against the TT RS - 340 ponies to 335 - but the Audi sportster certainly makes up for it thanks to its four-wheel drive system.

So who takes the cake in this battle? It’s relative depending on how you see it, really. Motor Sport Magazine actually didn’t race the two fender-to-fender against each other, but the video still makes for good viewing simply because you are able watch these two sports cars in their natural habitat.


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  (474) posted on 07.29.2011

Agreed. I have to say that I’m impressed as well with the speed performance of these cars. However, when it comes to styling, I would refer the BMW for its sporty M package! The interior of the Audi TT-RS is similar to a cheap Honda Civic.

  (428) posted on 07.29.2011

M coupe and TT-RS have an impressive styling and speed performance. Seeing a race match between the two is quite exciting! I hope to see them attempt to make a lap time record.

  (570) posted on 06.8.2011

Well, I don’t think that a car race would be good solution to close this competition. IMO,, although both cars have an impressive performance. I bet design in the interior would be a great idea!

  (555) posted on 06.8.2011

I think this is similar to Ferrari Italia vs. Lamborghini Supergallera. Well, although both cars have the same performance still there should be a winner!

  (530) posted on 06.3.2011

Hmm, it seems that they are churning out a lot of these head on race videos lately. Well, I am not really all that complaining, since these are really good to watch and you get to compare the cars.

  (383) posted on 06.1.2011

If I were to choose from the two cars, I think I’d go Audi... for it looks more cooler to me. Plus if you try to compare their price, I bet you’d also choose Audi instead of BMW.

  (377) posted on 05.31.2011

Well, I guess this race is not about winning on the track. And although the race is finished the result is still to come for its still depends in the possible buyer on which among on these cars are they going to purchase.

  (676) posted on 05.30.2011

Well, I would say that I am quite surprised that the 1M Coupe actually performed this well in this race. Even though the car’s specs are good, I was initially skeptical of the actual performance.

  (302) posted on 05.30.2011

Well no, that one is really the best way to prove which car is really better. And it’s also a nice way to showcase what the 1M coupe can really do (since we are all familiar with the TT-RS already).

  (762) posted on 05.30.2011

A competition between the BMW and Audi would be an exciting! BTW, I thought the production of the 1 M would be limited since they are afraid that it might hurt the sale of the M3? I think they made an active production for this one to compete with the TT-RS.

  (599) posted on 05.30.2011

Well, there are some instance that a car that has a higher power performance can’t
win over a less powerful vehicle. Well, its all because of the engine used in the car.

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