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      11-09-2007, 02:50 PM   #73

Drives: 2015 SO/CSAT F80 M3
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canton, MI

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Originally Posted by Smoltz View Post
That's not really true, let's look at some apples to apples numbers...

S5 6MT (base) , White Exterior \ Black Leather = $52,575
335Xi 6MT w/ 18s, Sport Pkg, Prem Pkg, Htd Seats, Sirius, USB = $48,420

The price difference is 8.6% when comparing similarly equipped cars.

True, but I don't want nor need most of that stuff, certainly not the AWD.

I think its very fair to say that, if Audi was set to compete for the 335i customer with the S5, then they would go ahead and offer the car in $40k guise minus some of those options. Its no secret that - whether you agree with it or not - the average consumer is attracted by (or repelled by) the base price of a car.

I'm quite confident we'll a 300hp+ B8 A4. Whether I'm correct about it getting the turbo V6 instead of the S4, well that remains to be seen.
A gen-u-ine BMW eff-eight-zero with them tandem clutches in the transmission and that dad gum sun roof on the top-a da cawr.