New BMW M2 v RS3 v AMG A45 S v Boxster GTS: DRAG RACE

Thanks to everybody for lending us their vehicles for this race:
– Audi RS3:

The is HERE, and we're putting git up against some of its greatest competitors! The concern is, does BMW's smallest M car have a possibility against the likes of AMG, Audi & Porsche?

Well, it's time to find out! Beginning with the Audi, it's powered by Audi's remarkable 2.5-litre 5 cylinder turbo engine that can produce 400hp and 500Nm of torque. This power is sent out to all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic transmission. It weighs in at 1,570 kg, and if you're looking to pick one up it'll cost you around ₤ 54,000.

To its right we have actually the recently revised . It's loading a 2-litre 4-cylinder turbo under the bonnet that can put down 421hp and 500Nm. Power is sent out to all four wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, and it pointers the scales at 1,550 kg. It's a bit more costly than the Audi, too, costing around ₤ 63,000.

On the far side we have the Boxster GTS. It's the most expensive car here, coming in at ₤ 75,300! What's more, it's likewise the least effective car here, with the 4-litre naturally-aspirated flat-six producing 400hp and 430Nm. This power is just sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, however, it's likewise the lightest automobile here, being available in at simply 1,435 kg.

Then finally we have the all-. It's geared up with a 3-litre twin-turbo straight-six, and as an outcome, it's the most effective automobile here, putting down 460hp and 550Nm of torque! Much like the Porsche this power is sent out to the rear wheels just by means of an 8-speed automatic transmission, and a new one today will cost around 1,720 kg. However, it's without a doubt the heaviest car here, tipping the scales at 1,720 kg!

So how will this one play out – will the weight difference prove definitive? Or will the M2's additional power push it to success? There's just one method to discover … LET'S RACE!

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68 responses to “New BMW M2 v RS3 v AMG A45 S v Boxster GTS: DRAG RACE”

  1. SV Avatar

    Yanni did the unthinkable, he got the stats exactly on point

    1. pepsicola Avatar

      His phone helped him

    2. THENDO Avatar


    3. Roché  Avatar

      His Phone is Right infront of his face so sorry Yanni

    4. Johntech Avatar

      He bought a Revuelto. What do you expect 😅

    5. Yiannimize Avatar

      @Roché oi 🤫

  2. sanda ngcobo Avatar
    sanda ngcobo

    What BMW is doing with the performance on their cars is amazing👌

    1. Bennet Ulbricht Avatar
      Bennet Ulbricht

      …making them ugly and extremely overweight?

    2. Pagani Zonda S Roadster Avatar
      Pagani Zonda S Roadster

      That car makes about 500hp on the dyno lol so 460hp is a lie.

    3. phantom2k10 Avatar

      To bad their not doing the same in the design language.Whoever designed the g87 must have been on lsd because boy ain’t no way boy.g42 m240i looks better

    4. x_chadboy Avatar

      ​@Bennet Ulbrichtwhen did average become overweight?

    5. Kudo Avatar

      ​@Pagani Zonda S RoadsterMercs never tell their real hp also. So what’s your point? It’s actually good from customers standpoint.

  3. Daniel Roach Avatar
    Daniel Roach

    Blacked out M2 actually looks better than I thought it would

    1. john Xina Avatar
      john Xina

      It’s the only way it looks good XD

    2. Zhercules (KB43) Avatar
      Zhercules (KB43)

      4:14 M2 has an intake mod. M2 is making over 500HP easy knowing they make more than stated plus an intake…

    3. Saint Willz Avatar
      Saint Willz

      The m2 looks better in person. When I saw it in a dealership I was shocked how good it looked

  4. Mark's Random Videos Avatar
    Mark’s Random Videos

    Props to the detailers today, these are looking fresh!

    1. T.e.x.t me on Tele.gram👉@DONATECARWOW Avatar
      T.e.x.t me on Tele.gram👉@DONATECARWOW

      You’ve won

  5. Yiannimize Avatar

    Stats on point 😉….

    1. creed Avatar

      Ohh yeah, look like the heads up phone display helped you bud😂😂

    2. Firestorm Avatar

      Let’s go mate😂🔥 launch on point too🙌💯

    3. Zhercules (KB43) Avatar
      Zhercules (KB43)

      4:14 M2 has an intake mod. M2 is making over 500HP easy knowing they make more than stated plus an intake…

    4. Outer Space Avatar
      Outer Space

      😂 gotta give it to you🏅

    5. Mat Watson Cars Avatar
      Mat Watson Cars

      Finally 🎉

  6. booboo1178 Avatar

    Looooved this one .. perfect line-up! Imagine if the M2 was 200kgs less (as it should be). Anyways .. we need these cars to do some timed laps now please Mat! 🏆❤️🥳📸👊

    1. Martin S. Avatar
      Martin S.

      “Imagine” lol. It’s Real World 😂

      Imagine the other cars,have the same hp as m2. The m2 would raped badly.

    2. AnosVoldigoat Avatar

      ​@Martin S.then if it was an m2 comp then it would gap the other cars even more badly

    3. Daniel H Avatar
      Daniel H

      @AnosVoldigoat if it was a gt4rs it would also beat evryone else so idk what ur point is

    4. Martin S. Avatar
      Martin S.

      @anosvoldigoat2745  what’s your point? That bmw only can win with much more hp compared to other cars?

    5. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      ​@AnosVoldigoatyep. So did against the SLK200 Compressor.

  7. Ray B Avatar
    Ray B

    I’m beginning to be a fan of the race build up dialogue. The lads are legit car heads it just sets the scene.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @RayBanks_, i assume that this drag race is absolute awesome.

    2. T.e.x.t me on Tele.gram👉@DONATECARWOW Avatar
      T.e.x.t me on Tele.gram👉@DONATECARWOW

      You’ve won

  8. Shane Avatar

    That ZF single clutch gearbox is a masterpiece of engineering, I don’t know why car companies are bothered with double clutch boxes, they are especially snappy around town driving.

    1. S Avatar

      It’s a torque converter, not a single clutch. But yeah I agree with your sentiment, from the DCTs I’ve driven I wouldn’t pick one over the ZF8. Its shift speed is easily good enough and it can’t be caught with its pants down in manual mode like DCTs can.

      That being said, I haven’t driven a PDK yet so I’ll reserve final judgment until the day I will (next week actually). Maybe that’s the gearbox that changes my mind.

    2. M.B. Avatar

      @SIf he is talking about the PDK then it’s correct because it is a ZF Dual Clutch System

    3. Shane Avatar

      @S I stand corrected, my brother has a bmw 530d with that ZF box, I was flabbergasted how good it is, gone are the dreaded slush boxes..

    4. Shane Avatar

      @M.B. I didn’t know that, I thought the PDK was a Porsche in-house box..

    5. Peter Hammer Avatar
      Peter Hammer

      The ZF f.ex first gen F90 M5 was horrible. It has better software now but still lacks to the DCT in so many aspects.

  9. S Avatar

    The pickup on that A45S is surprisingly good for being a tiny engine with a big turbo strapped to it.
    Also, can we appreciate how good RWD launch controls have gotten? Less than a decade ago RWD cars weren’t even in the same zipcode as AWD cars from a standstill.

    1. Paul Stevens Avatar
      Paul Stevens

      Rwd is fine on a dry surface with summer temperatures, but even on a dry surface in winter it would be a different story.

    2. S Avatar

      @Paul Stevens absolutely correct, in bad weather AWD will always be king. There’s no defeating physics.

      I just find it surprising what a long way manufacturers have come in terms of modulating power. On that note I’d actually love to see an old RWD car compared to a new one in the wet.

    3. Martin S. Avatar
      Martin S.

      The a45 should be faster. 421hp is 421hp it doesn’t matter which engine, especially when accelerate hard.

    4. Suhail Khan Avatar
      Suhail Khan

      Depends on driver, seems like Sam’s first time in the a45s. If Matt was in it he would be neck and neck with the m2 lol.

    5. Paul Stevens Avatar
      Paul Stevens

      @Martin S. Yes, at peak revs.

      I’d much rather have that 400 bhp 2.5 5 cylinder RS3, much more punch in lower range.

  10. Moss Avatar

    I’d love to see Matt Watson on auto trader as a guest host, he’d fit right in 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  11. Isaac Harris Avatar
    Isaac Harris

    Yianni, Matt and Sam should be the next Hammond, may and Clarkson, would love to see them do a car adventure together 😂

  12. Mat Watson Cars Avatar
    Mat Watson Cars

    Mat here – should I get Yianni to do the stats for ALL the cars next race?

    1. dukata Avatar


    2. Hadi Kilani Avatar
      Hadi Kilani


    3. Max Herling Avatar
      Max Herling

      Of course

    4. Cornelius Scipio Avatar
      Cornelius Scipio


    5. Tony Soprano Avatar
      Tony Soprano

      Nobody knows what a Blackberry is Just old people 💀😂

  13. Efficient Avatar

    Hey matt! I recently purchased a A250e and i’m very interested in knowing how it compares to its biggest competitors. I know it might sound a little boring but for the price it really does perform! Besides that lovely lineup today! Keep it up 🙂

  14. Rasher basher Avatar
    Rasher basher

    9:01 race 1
    11:08 race 2
    13:17 rolling 1
    14:58 rolling 2
    16:07 rolling 3
    17:11 braking

    1. I am Antonio Avatar
      I am Antonio

      Thank you

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Thanks bro.

    3. jgr Avatar

      Thanks this channel has become absolutely insufferable in terms of how much preamble there is

    4. Sh8erNK Avatar


    5. DesignMitho Avatar

      someone has to always provide timestemps. It’s so annoying that Mtas bla bla bla lasts for 9 or 10 minutes

  15. Mr. SandChess Avatar
    Mr. SandChess

    I’m not gonna lie, I’m glad Yianny has been popping up in drag races more often. You two have some good chemistry going on!

  16. Michael Avatar

    Yianni jumped that one! But on a serious note, the filming and editing on these videos are getting ridiculously good! Well done to the team!

    1. A5hTriX Avatar

      Including the 480p side shots??😂😂

  17. TheManSam Avatar

    I never thought I’d see Mat cheer for Yanni not jumping the line

  18. Kayden Craig Avatar
    Kayden Craig

    I love my saturday morning drag races with carwow. Blacked out M2 actually looks better than I thought it would.

    1. lryen Avatar

      Exactly and with the yellow headlights or whatever u call it makes it look even cooler! Can’t wait to see it irl

  19. Red Hot Chili Papa Avatar
    Red Hot Chili Papa

    If they make a competition package of that M2, it’s going to be mental. The new body style will grow on me, just glad they toned the kidney grill down a bit. Great race!!

  20. Optimus 330 Avatar
    Optimus 330

    Yanni is my favorite to watch just from the competitive spirit he puts into every race, he absolutely HATES losing even if he knows he’s going to and it makes for good film.

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