Here it is, the new Chris Harris DRIVE video helping to smooth out everyone’s hump day. This week, Chris hosts a double header between the Audi RS 3 Sportback and BMW’s M135i on the road, track and in a drag race. Obviously.
As pointed out, the Audi carries the company’s premium RS label, while the 1 Series is essentially representing BMW’s sub-M brand – and is also £10,000 easier on your wallet. The rear-wheel drive M135i is packing a 3.0-litre straight six, developing 235 kW (320 hp) and 450 Nm of torque, while its Ingolstadt rival uses a 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder to churn out 250 kW (340 hp) and an identical 450 Nm to all four wheels.