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THIS PRIZE INCLUDES BOTH CARS BELOW AND £50,000 CASH.
Cash alternative for this prize is £119,000
Mini Cooper S
When Mini launched the new Cooper S in 2001 it set a new benchmark for the segment. Fast, fun, with great handling and terrific styling meant that sales went through the roof and continued right through the second generation model which was sold worldwide to great success.
But times change and now Mini has released the third generation of Cooper S. With a new 2.0 litre turbo engine putting out 189 bhp the Cooper S certainly has the speed – 6.7 seconds to 62 mph and a 146 top speed are pretty quick, but also despite being bigger than the predecessor it still handles like a go-kart.
Audi RS4 Avant
What a car this is. Visually it knocks it out of the park – flared RS wheel arches with some delicious surfacing really make them a design feature and stand out.
The front end has big intakes and a low splitter, which combined with the wider wings makes the RS4 look incredibly aggressive, while the back has a diffuser and of course the trademark RS oval exhaust pipes. For 2020 there's a facelift to bring it in line with the rest of the A4 range too, which adds sleeker headlights and a nose that looks a lot like the bigger RS6 - certainly not a bad thing!
The noise coming out of those pipes will be a little different this time though as the thundering V8 has been replaced - much as it was in the RS5 - by a 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6. That lump produces the same 444bhp as the V8 but now has 600Nm of torque – a big increase. This means performance is crazy – 0-62mph officially takes 4.1 seconds...but knowing Audi that will be below 4 seconds in real life.
There’s an 8-speed paddle shift gearbox that transmits power to all four wheels as expected, which means you can enjoy that power in all weather conditions. Add in the massive estate boot and incredible interior and you have the most complete car on sale today.
Win the incredible Mini Cooper S AND Audi RS4 plus £50,000 in the BOTB Dream Car Competition - get your tickets before the competition closes at midnight on Sunday!