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Watch New BMW M4 Competition Drag Race The Audi RS6 Avant

When talking about wagons versus coupes, the uninitiated would likely favor the swoopy body style when asked as to which one would win a drag race.

But we all know that that isn’t true, especially if we’re talking about the Audi RS6 Avant. The German long-roof performance vehicle is a quick and fast monster and in comparison with the BMW M4 Competition, the question is: can the Bimmer coupe keep up?

Archie Hamilton Racing on YouTube orchestrated a drag race between the two to settle the score.

No matter how much you hate the gigantic lungs of the BMW M4, you know that it has a lot to bring to the table in terms of performance. It is, after all, a fully-fledged M model from Munich.

At the M4 Competition’s heart is the twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six engine that makes 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters) of torque. Unlike the BMW M4 Competition xDrive model released last April, the contender in the video above is the RWD version, which could pose as a disadvantage against the RS6 Avant with Quattro system.

Speaking of which, the Audi RS6 Avant, despite being heavier because of its all-wheel-drive system, has a massive power output gap to go with its all-paw advantage. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 can make up to 591 hp (441 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of twists, numbers that the M4 Competition can’t disregard especially in a straight-line race.

However, is this still true in a real-world setting? We all know that gearing also plays a huge part, among other things. More importantly, is the result the same in both rolling and standing start races? The video atop this page should settle the score.

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