Another day, another drag race. This time, CarWow lines up the Audi RS4 Avant and the BMW M340i xDrive, the latter in Touring guise.
Doesn’t seem like an entirely fair fight, does it?
While the Ingolstadt-based’s firm’s RS4 Avant makes 331 kW and 600 N.m from its twin-turbo 2,9-litre V6 heart, the Munich-based company’s M340i xDrive offers 275 kW (though in some markets that figure has quietly increased to 285 kW) and 500 N.m from its turbocharged 3,0-litre straight-six.
Still, as we’ve seen in earlier races, the petrol-powered M Performance version of BMW’s G20-generation 3 Series seems to punch a little above its weight.
Watch the video above to see the two wagons take part in a straight-line battle (or three), a couple of races from a rolling start and a brake test…
Ryan has spent most of his career in online media, writing about everything from sport to politics and other forms of crime. But his true passion – reignited by a 1971 Austin Mini Mk3 still tucked lifeless in a dark corner of his garage – is of the automotive variety.