Yes, it's time for another CarWow drag race! Here, the new Audi S3 Sportback lines up against the BMW M135i xDrive and the Mercedes-AMG A35 4Matic.

As is pointed out in the video, these three hot hatches follow pretty much the same formula, each employing a turbocharged, 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine driving all four wheels.

The new S3 generates 228 kW and uses a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The 225 kW A35 hatchback likewise features a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox, while the M135i matches the AMG-badged model on peak power (though makes more torque) but delivers it through an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

Watch the video above to see the three hot hatches take part in a drag battle, a couple of races from a rolling start and a brake test...