BMW M240i v AMG A45 v RS3 v Golf R: TUNED DRAG RACE

It's time for an extraordinary drag race!!

We've got our hands on the , VW , Audi RS3 and A45 S. They're everything about to go head-to-head over the quarter-mile, and they've all been tuned! This one's going to be epic …

So let's check out the statistics. The BMW is powered by a 3-litre straight-six turbo, which typically puts out 374hp and 500Nm of torque. Nevertheless, the one we've got our hands on now puts out 460hp and 650Nm! Next up it's the , which is the most effective cars and truck here! Its 2-litre 4-cylinder turbo engine usually produces 374hp and 420Nm of torque, but it's ₤ 7,000 worth of work done to it, and as a result, it now puts down 530hp and 630Nm!!

Along with the Golf, we have the RS3, with the power output from its 2.5-litre 5-cylinder turbo increased from 400hp and 500Nm to 503hp and 630Nm respectively. Then lastly we have the A45. It's had the least work done on it here (just ₤ 1,000 worth), but it's still received a quite yummy output boost, with the 2-litre 4-cylinder turbo now putting down 503hp and 610Nm!

The concern is, can you select a winner?! There's just one method to learn for sure … LET'S RACE!

Thanks to Ben for joining us for this race: @BenCollinsDrives

Thanks to everyone for providing us their cars:
VW Golf R – @TRHamza
AMG A45 S –
BMW M240i –

Audi RS3 –

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87 responses to “BMW M240i v AMG A45 v RS3 v Golf R: TUNED DRAG RACE”

  1. carwow Avatar

    BMW M240i, Golf R, RS3 or A45… Which is best?

    1. DeeJay Avatar

      @Nathan Laurence Main reason is the M2 hasn’t been fully released as yet so they’re using the M240i you know the true car for this class is the M2

    2. audi s4 9444ii Avatar
      audi s4 9444ii


    3. brian otieno Avatar
      brian otieno

      VW Golf R🔥🔥🔥

    4. My crazy reviews Avatar
      My crazy reviews


    5. henry rojo Avatar
      henry rojo

      Can you review of the granadier

  2. Yiannimize Avatar

    Saturday morning can only mean one thing….. Drag race time 💨

    1. Manuqtix Manuqtix Avatar
      Manuqtix Manuqtix

      Yianni is a Lamborghini man.

    2. Ralph K. Bauer Avatar
      Ralph K. Bauer

      @Eleonik 76 so, no Lambo, Bugatti, Audi, Porsche, Rimac, Bentley?
      I guess Ferrari or/and
      B ring M etothe W orkshop?

    3. Paschal Okafor Avatar
      Paschal Okafor

      We love Mat n Yanni

    4. Eleonik 76 Avatar
      Eleonik 76

      @Ralph K. Bauer Ferrari was part of Fiat. If you compare Volkswagen to Lambo or Bugatti,just cause they are under VAG group,then you are lost. I drive E46 M3. I go workshop only for basic maintenance. Three years of hard driving and the only fault is folding mirror switch.

  3. Nothing Avatar

    imagine having a 500hp, daily drive able hatch 20 years ago. insane

    1. gridstreamline Avatar

      For 20 years later it also will be unimaginable…. with bike as daily driver.

    2. dwvw Avatar

      My 2016 at makes 620whp and I drive it daily in Canada. Studded winters and send it.

    3. Auto Absolute Avatar
      Auto Absolute

      Model 3 performance mate – so simple, no mods. The future is now

    4. Alberto Avatar

      turbo engines are guilty … 😜

    5. 1wibble2 Avatar

      @Robert Tesla build quality is utter crap, range awful in cold weather and shrinking all the time more use it gets.

  4. TR Hamza Avatar
    TR Hamza

    Thanks for using my MK8R! Its all still in its testing phase on the tuning front so was good to see what worked and what didn’t!

    Was also a nice surprise on the day to find that the Stig would be driving it! 😂

    1. Jonathan flynn Avatar
      Jonathan flynn

      @TR Hamza shame, you would have easily smoked them and probably gained more traction for your channel

    2. Jahz0 H. Avatar
      Jahz0 H.

      Thought I recognised the car lool

    3. weru urme Avatar
      weru urme

      Very Nice 👌 watching all the build vids and seeing them work without failure 👏.

    4. Alex Hodgkinson Avatar
      Alex Hodgkinson

      Nice one bro….good to see the MK8R flexing it’s muscle a bit against some other similar competition! Should sneak the Caddy in as a sleeper one day once it’s AWD and watch it destroy everything 😂

    5. mk Andy Avatar
      mk Andy

      If Ben Collins wore a north face fleece he would of gone even faster

  5. Auditography Avatar

    Tuned Golf R’s are no joke. Even my stage 2+ RS6 had trouble beating an R like in this video. Rockets!

    1. davo the great Avatar
      davo the great

      ​@Shavin wtf! Rs6 are fast. Top end are insane.

    2. _car freak_  Avatar
      _car freak_

      @davo the great No, stock the new RS6 gets beaten by an BMW M2 CS in the top end on the Autobahn. It’s slower than the competition from BMW and Mercedes. But with a tune it could be different, I don’t know.

    3. davo the great Avatar
      davo the great

      @_car freak_ that’s because the rs6
      top end restricted.

    4. Joshua Pounds Avatar
      Joshua Pounds

      @davo the great yeah I think so

    5. Joshua Pounds Avatar
      Joshua Pounds

      @Hugo Sequeira it’s very heavy

  6. Jaco Groenewald Avatar
    Jaco Groenewald

    I’d still pick the 2 series, it looks so clean

    1. AUTOID Avatar


    2. Stefano Marcellino Avatar
      Stefano Marcellino

      RS3 and M240 can both be tuned into monsters both great choices

    3. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @AUTOID AUTOID, i bet the RS3 is the best of the bunch in this drag race.

    4. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Stefano Marcellino wish the Porsche Cayman joins this drag race.

  7. Lesane Crooks Avatar
    Lesane Crooks

    Matt jumped the line hard on the 1st race 🤣🤣

    1. Affy Avatar

      @Jan Maletic chill why you so mad

    2. Granty Games Avatar
      Granty Games

      No he didn’t..

    3. Varski The Chief Avatar
      Varski The Chief

      @Granty Games Yeah he did not jump this time it was just frame perfect start

    4. Joshua Pounds Avatar
      Joshua Pounds

      @Granty Games he did

    5. Ayan Rahman Avatar
      Ayan Rahman

      @Begone Bluealways? clearly u never watch carwow+ he doesn’t always sit in the fastest

  8. MartinAV8 Avatar

    RS3 has a great top end 👌🏻

    1. teleg_r_a_m 🙏 ExpertCarWow Avatar
      teleg_r_a_m 🙏 ExpertCarWow

      Hey Ty✨👆~~👆

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yep. So did R34GT-R and 3000GT VR-4.

    3. Cedrik heismith Avatar
      Cedrik heismith

      @Purwanti Allan why tf u talkin about gtrs 😂😂

    4. MediocreMan Avatar

      And sound!

  9. Evolve Automotive Avatar
    Evolve Automotive

    Nice intakes on those first 2 cars.

    1. teleg_r_a_m 🙏 ExpertCarWow Avatar
      teleg_r_a_m 🙏 ExpertCarWow

      Hey Ty✨👆~~👆

    2. Largeone1968 Avatar

      They claimed the A45S only had a tune whereas I spotted the Eventuri carbon fibre loveliness

    3. NINJA KIDD Avatar

      I wonder why you would say that🤣🤣

    4. Evolve Automotive Avatar
      Evolve Automotive

      @NINJA KIDD it’s a mystery

    5. NINJA KIDD Avatar

      @Evolve Automotive I have to admit, they are beautiful intakes you make👌🏾

  10. Lloyd. Avatar

    Should definitely show what tyres are on these cars in the specs.
    It’s a massive factor in a drag race and brake test.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yep. Also the Stage 3 Engine tune is recommended.

    2. Maarten van Soest Avatar
      Maarten van Soest

      ​@Purwanti Allan or, just buy yourself a stock 2019 m3p and win from them all.

    3. Eugene Beaty Avatar
      Eugene Beaty

      I don’t think it’s as big of a factor in this one. They’re of awd, on stock tires and it’s not a prepped surface.

    4. Adogg One Avatar
      Adogg One

      ​@Eugene Beaty its still a big factor

  11. Yanni Mecwan Avatar
    Yanni Mecwan

    It’s nuts that this tuned golf r has same P/W ratio as an M5 (341/ton vs 340/ton)

    I would love to see a drag race between this tuned cars to those high performance cars in the previous dyno run video

    Before anyone tried to claim that you can also tune M5. I know that but my main point is even after those upgrades it was ~50k compared to stock m5

    1. Andrey Avatar

      It would be interesting for sure. The benefit of the M5 is that it’s a factory car that’s had far more R&D and testing with hundreds of cars. The Golf isn’t a one off or anything, but it’s still an unfinished product and can have mishaps and whatnot because of it.
      That’s the downside you *can* have from tuning. Sometimes you’ll never have an issue

  12. stanley kapembwa Avatar
    stanley kapembwa

    Those pop frames 🔥🔥🔥🔥 from the Golf R at 12:26 was epic

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Golf R always nailed the starts yet still lost to M240i.

    2. Adnan Avatar

      @Purwanti Allan 6 vs 4 cyclinders, i like both of those cars b58 is amazing but just shows how clsoe the peformance is with a 4 cylinder haha

  13. Declan Hayes Avatar
    Declan Hayes

    Ben’s driving as the stig on top gear was nothing short of incredible 😎

    1. J-hodz Avatar

      Same he just about cocked up all his driving in these drag races!

    2. Declan Hayes Avatar
      Declan Hayes

      @J-hodz could be the delay when you release the brake . The mk7 had a slight delay when you let your foot of the brake

    3. Colors 66 Avatar
      Colors 66

      He is rubbish at it though!

    4. AM4N18 Avatar

      I’m surprised at how bad he is in these drag races though! Same for the BMW one last week, fluffed gear changes (now for both manual and auto) and delayed launches. Wasn’t expecting it.

    5. Declan Hayes Avatar
      Declan Hayes

      @AM4N18 the golf r / Audi s3
      Have definitely got a delay when you release the foot-pedal on launch control.

  14. upgradedBACON Avatar

    I love those wheels on the Golf!!
    Phat tyres – looks so damn good!

    1. Tele-gram_me 👉Official_Car_Wow01 Avatar
      Tele-gram_me 👉Official_Car_Wow01

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  15. Alexander Boger Avatar
    Alexander Boger

    Those POV shots from the A45 and RS3 drivers views are crazy good,
    Plz more of those CarWow❤🎉

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  16. Hamza Avatar

    The M240i was very impressive considering it had the least power, would’ve loved if it was a little quicker to make it even

  17. Henning Madsen Avatar
    Henning Madsen

    Happy with the result for my A45S. DMS did an amazing job. The car is so much fun to drive as a daily. Thank you all for a great day out 👍👍👍

    1. OfficialMatWatson Avatar

      You won a package quickly message me now on telegram to claim🎁

    2. Steve BHP DEVON Avatar
      Steve BHP DEVON

      Mine is dms mapped great driveablity, 45s did really well 😀👍

    3. stefan baran Avatar
      stefan baran

      I’ve got a stock a45s and am thinking about a remap once my lease comes to an end, does it make much of a difference?

    4. Steve BHP DEVON Avatar
      Steve BHP DEVON

      @stefan baran stage 1 remap on any car makes the biggest change to how it goes and feels, I would but that me 😀👍

    5. Mr. Mohamed Boutayeb Avatar
      Mr. Mohamed Boutayeb

      It was the best car, if you had the same tunes as them it would gap them easily congrats on the car mate🔥

  18. Felix Schmidt Avatar
    Felix Schmidt

    That rs3 pulls crazy on higher speeds

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    2. Russell Donaldson Avatar
      Russell Donaldson

      So does the EA888
      I know which I’d have
      Oh I do 😂

  19. weru urme Avatar
    weru urme

    Congratulations 👏 Hamza been watching the Golf R’s journey from stock to now. Great to see the mods actually translated to racing without breaking down.

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  20. Noah Porthouse Avatar
    Noah Porthouse

    Let’s be honest Top gear can’t be matched. But these videos are the closest thing we have. Big up Mat W for creating this for us to watch every week.

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      Shivank Mittal

      Top gear is shite

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