The A45 AMG sports car is one of the symbols of 2019, mainly because it has the most powerful 2.000 production engine It has 421 horsepower 3,9 seconds in the 0-100 km/h an all-wheel drive and an eight-speed double clutch automatic transmission But this may not be enough to beat a lighter rival like the Audi RS3 It has a 2.500 engine, five cylinders, 400 hp, 4,1 seconds in the 0-100 km/h and all-wheel drive, unlike the BMW M2 Competition which has rear-wheel drive a larger 3.000 turbo engine, six cylinders, it could prevail in the 400 meters Before seeing how it ends, sign up on our channel remembering to activate the notification bell, so you will be notified when the next drag race is online Let’s go! 3,2,1… GO! Ok. Launch control and reaction time: all right. The eight gears are short BMW and Mercedes have a weight of around 1.600 kg From the rear-view mirrors i can’t see which one is coming second. 180 km/h… we win easily. Let’s see what happened in the shot of the finish line In the first few meters of acceleration what is stated in the official technical sheets is confirmed Mercedes exceeds the other cars with 3,95 seconds in the 0-100 km/h followed by the Audi RS3 which reaches 4,28 seconds in the 0-100 km/h since it is also four-wheel drive against the 4,61 seconds of the BMW M2 Competition The BMW M2 Competition, however, despite being the heaviest with its 1.575 kg, once it has started, it quickly manages to catch up, thanks to its 550 Nm of declared torque. It slowly reaches the Audi which has a weight of 1.510 kg but which has 480 Nm of declared torque. Mercedes, however, held the lead and reaches 400 meters in 11,95 seconds with an exit speed of over 185 km/h. BMW ranks second with 12,50 seconds, with over 185 km/h of speed at the finish line. BMW exceeds the RS3 which does not go beyond 179 km/h in 12,85 seconds. After comparing the official performance data with those revealed here on the track let’s look at the differences of the engines, let’s get the cars on the roller bench. The 2.500 Audi five-cylinder turbo engine fails to bring out all the potential of older models having to adapt to the emission limits imposed by the latest RS3 model year and it reaches 374 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque at the roller bench, because it suffers more than the other models from the use of 95 octane petrol compared to special 100 octane fuels. The supply curve rises quickly, at 2.500 rpm there are already 300 Nm available and it drops little towards the limiter that at 6.850 rpm there are still about 400 Nm able to push. But it is the 3.000 turbo six-cylinder of the BMW to give the best to the roller bench because even without the use of “special” gasoline exceeds the data declared by the manufacturer with 420 horsepower and 588 Nm of torque about 3.300 rpm, however already from 2.700 rpm the 500 Nm are exceeded which still remain available at 6.000 rpm with the limiter exceeding 7.000 rpm as revealed on the track. This is a very full and robust engine. Considering the torque, the four-cylinder turbo 2.000 of the A45 AMG has a decidedly higher peak, 495 Nm at 4.990 rpm. As you can see, the delivery curve is different from the other two. It rises, in fact, with more regularity dosed by the electronics, as is the case with the most recent Ferrari turbo engines. It reaches a maximum power of 411 horsepower and the limiter reaches 6.790 rpm despite the remarkable supercharging pressure of 2.1 bar of this Mercedes. In any case, the A45 AMG will have to give the revenge to both the BMW M2 CS, introduced a few days ago, and the next generation of BMW M2 which it will also be probably four-wheel drive. It will also have to grant revenge, of course, to the RS3: in fact, in 2020, the arrival of the new Audi A3 model, linked to the Volkswagen Golf 8, is expected. So… which car of this Drag Race did you like the most? It doesn’t matter how it ended up, the Hot Hatches still have their charm even a coupé car with the size and performance of an M2 is unique. Let us know this in the comments below and, above all, let us know which sports cars you would like to see in the next Drag Race!