Originally Posted by rennis
Have you driven a B8 S4? the E90 335 does not compare to that car.
B8 S4 gives up a lot to the E90 M3 in peformance, so they are also apples and oranges there. But it's a lot more car than a 335.
They are direct competitors. The S4 may be a bit quicker in a straight line due to the slight power difference, but on the track its a no-brainer 335i. A software tune and some free flow mods on a 335i is practically an M3 (in terms of acceleration).
People always have this misconception that a 335i is just another 3 series sedan while the S4 has the "S" factor going for it. 335i vs S4, similar price point, performance, apples to apples.