Watch: Tesla Model 3 Performance Drag Race Against BMW M3, Audi RS4


By now, our regular readers have seen the Tesla Model 3 Performance drag race against plenty of ICE cars. If you’re new here, then let me tell you that the Tesla Model 3 punches well above its weight and it punches hard.

Top-spec Tesla Model 3 performance is a beast in a quarter-mile drag race and offers hair raising acceleration every time you put your foot on the pedal.

So what happens when a Tesla Model 3 Performance drag races against the BMW M3 and Audi RS4? Well, wait no more to find out.

Tesla Model 3 Performance Drag Race Featuring BMW M3 And Audi RS4

As you can see, the drag race yielded some interesting but unsurprising results. The race was conducted by the Youtube channel ‘Car Wow Indonesia.’ In the quarter-mile drag race, the Tesla Model 3 easily won by scoring a time of 11.8 seconds. The Audi RS4 came in second at 12.1 seconds, while the BMW M3 came in last at 12.7 seconds.

The Tesla Model 3 Performance won due to an electric powertrain that delivers instantaneous power. The BMW M3 came in last because it is a Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) and drivetrain had a difficult time putting a huge amount of torque on to the ground causing tire spin.

The Audi RS4 scored with a timing of 12.1 seconds on the second plane because of an All-Wheel-Drive System.

The trio then faced off against each other in a rolling race starting at 50 mph. As soon as the race began, the Tesla Model 3 Performance took off; however, BMW eventually caught up and won the race. The Audi RS4 came in last.

The last event was a brake test, during which all three cars were to brake to a complete stop from 70 mph. This time, the Tesla Model 3 came to a stop still at the end as compared to the other two cars.

The BMW M3 stopped first because of its lightweight and carbon-ceramic brakes. The Tesla Model 3 Performance stopped very late because it weighs the most among all three at 1,850 kg.

Tesla Model 3 Performance Is Still The Quickest

All in all, it was a fair race but the driver of the Tesla Model 3 Performance could have had better timing. We know from past drag-races that the Tesla Model 3 Performance averaged a quarter-mile time of 11.5 or 11.6 seconds.

We also know that after the latest $2,000 optional software update, the Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor non-performance can achieve 11.8 seconds of quarter-mile timing. The same Model 3 also has a better top-end than the Model 3 Performance.

Therefore the result of the above race would have been different if the boosted Tesla Model 3 participated in it instead of the Model 3 performance.

However, that’s just my thoughts. Let me know what you think in the comment section below.

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Yetnesh Dubey

Yetnesh Dubey

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