Audi RS3 vs BMW 1 Series M Coupe
Both the Audi RS3 and BMW 1M are a solution to a complex equation. Time for some Top Gear maths...
Posted: 26 Sep 2011
It's a bigger-hearted, more boisterous car than the Audi and does a better job of making you feel good when you're in it. Not just by the way it drives, but the snug driving position and touchy-feely Alcantara play their parts, too.
Is it as quick cross-country as the Audi? Probably not, but since when did that matter? I mean this seriously, because despite all the numbers you're poring over here, most are irrelevant. We all know that numbers don't describe a car and that speed matters little. But sensation does. And no amount of binary encoding can replicate that. An inanimate machine it may be, but, boy, does the 1M understand how to animate the driver.