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      11-09-2007, 05:39 PM   #84

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Originally Posted by carnuts3 View Post
Re the 335i vs the S5: Is it fair to say that you're getting V-8 rumble, AWD and exclusivity for an additional 8.6%? Not a bad deal....

BTW, I can't see how anyone can compare the M3 to the S5 - there in a different performance class..and the M3 costs $10,000+ more!
We already have established that from the first post. We all know that the M3 will blow away the S5 and it will be more than likely about $20k + more expensive. So how will it steal sales from the M3, simple, buyers that are new to this segment of luxury/performance cars or even some old customers might be satisfied enough of what the S5 can deliver. If you look at the performance figures that it has produced so far, it is very impressive and actually pretty close to some M3 figures. Now granted most people will probably never achieve those figures but the fact is it is attainable. Now a die hard BMW and especially a M3 customer probably would not give the S5 a chance. But then again the S5 might just be good enough or even better when you factor in the $20k discount.