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Old 10-08-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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Default Car and Driver: Audi S4 vs: 335i Article

By popular demand here is the full Car and Driver article comparing the new Audi S4 and the BMW 335i. It is a good read and after
driving the new S4 the only question I would have to ask is if I would get the 7 speed S-Tronic or the Manual transmission.











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Interesting how this test's performance numbers are so close. I've seen a German comparison with a far more pronounced advantage to the S4. My own experience with my brother's 335 backs these C&D results - pretty much exactly even.
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Interesting how this test's performance numbers are so close. I've seen a German comparison with a far more pronounced advantage to the S4. My own experience with my brother's 335 backs these C&D results - pretty much exactly even.
Pretty much even...except for looks though, audi dominates the 335 in that department IMHO. You are not going to turn one head in a 335, despite having amazing performance. I wish BMW would try a little harder in the styling department, especially interior. Until then I'll take an audi, even a slower one, any day.
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Pretty much even...except for looks though, audi dominates the 335 in that department IMHO. You are not going to turn one head in a 335, despite having amazing performance. I wish BMW would try a little harder in the styling department, especially interior. Until then I'll take an audi, even a slower one, any day.
Yep, my brother's sentiments exactly. As he freely admits, the only way you can distinguish a 335 is once it's gone past with it's dual exhausts. He wishes they'd differentiate the 335 like Audi do with the S Let's see what they come up with in 2011.
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... Until then I'll take an audi, even a slower one, any day.
Agreed. It's all about the whole car, not just 0-60 or 1/4 mile, etc. If it were, I'd get an M3. But I have yet to see a BMW that fits my style and looks as good as practically ALL Audis ... let alone the 2010 S4.
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Why the S4 didn't blow the doors off the RWD 335i at the slalom with quattro and sport diff? It beat it just marginally with all these technical marvels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uULudWLWFP0
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Why the S4 didn't blow the doors off the RWD 335i at the slalom with quattro and sport diff? It beat it just marginally with all these technical marvels.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uULudWLWFP0
The extra 300-400lbs on the S4 doesn't help. Additionally, the bimmer has closer 50/50 weight ratio.
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C&D now has this online on their site (I guess enough time has passed since the hard copy in print is out)

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...mparison_tests

Same article text, though a ton more pics:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/..._tests/gallery

And they have the charts listed in the magazine in PDF downloadable format.
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