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      07-08-2007, 05:47 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by lucid View Post
The basic issues with the Audis are that the cars are too heavy and the engines are positioned too forward. I don't see that changing with the S5 or the RS5. Therefore, I don't really see them comparing to the M3 when it comes to handling. I also think the noses/grills Audi stuck in its new lineup of cars is plain simple hideous!
Audi made some drivetrain adjustments and was able to reposition the engine farther back for RS5 and the new A4,S4, and 5 lines. I think you will be suprised at how good this car performs even with all wheel drive. IMO I think it is a beautiful and expensive looking car and the design comes together as an integrated whole better than the e92 M3. However, I don't like the lack of room in the back seats compared to the E92.