When talking about estates versus coupes, the uninitiated would likely favour 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.

Gallery: 2022 BMW M3 Competition xDrive and M4 Competition xDrive

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-litre inline-six engine that makes 503 bhp (375 kilowatts) and 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-metres) 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-litre V8 can make up to 591 bhp (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.