Audi RS3 Sedan And Mercedes-AMG A45 Try Their Best At Drifting

The BMW M2 is a mad drifting machine, but can its rivals, namely the Audi RS3 Sedan and Mercedes-AMG A45, join in on the sideways action?

That’s a tough one to answer, but luckily, the guys from gave it a shot at trying to drift the latter two, on an open course, with a loose surface.

Unlike the BMW M2, which is rear-wheel drive only, the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3 Sedan are underpinned by front-wheel drive-biased platforms and come with AWD to help them cope with all that power.

Merc’s hot hatch is just 18hp and 4lb-ft (5Nm) of torque shy of the Audi RS3, which packs an extra cylinder over its rival. However, on paper, there isn’t much of a difference between the two, as the A45 needs 4.2 seconds to reach 62mph (100km/h) from a standstill, and the RS3 4.1, while speed is electronically capped at 155mph (250km/h) for both.

So, surely, with much of that power being channeled back and forth, understeer and oversteer are on the menu, and if the driver knows what he/she’s doing, we presume they will drift – but watching the video is the only surefire way to find out.


  • diego

    Focus RS! More fun, less $.

  • Bash

    Nice vid, if i have to choose one, i’ll take that RS3.

  • Christian Wimmer

    Seems to me car magazines are running out of ideas and hence come up with these lame ideas… 😀

    Anyone shopping for an A45 AMG or RS3 will know (I hope!) about their drivetrain setup and that pure drifting won’t be one of their strengths.

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