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      08-30-2007, 01:01 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by JEllis View Post
Am I the only one that doesnt view the RS Audi's as direct competitors to the standar M line?

For 17 years the M3 and S4 were direct competitors. Then Audi makes the RS4 and all of sudden the RS4 is now the competition and the S4 isnt? It appears to me that BMW's answer to Audis RS line is the CSL M3 and expected CSL M6.

In my view the direct competitor to the M3 from Audi is the S5 and S4. It always has been. How is this changed?

Regardless of the past, the M3 and RS4 are direct competitors. I know this, because the RS4 is the Audi I was considering before I ordered a BMW. I guess I'm not alone in this - hence the constant comparisons in the motoring press. I don't see the problem here...