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      07-06-2007, 01:57 PM   #1
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CAR: M3 V8 vs RS4 Cabriolet

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/first_d...sid=849&page=1
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      07-06-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
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Glad to see they chose the M over the RS4, im not too worried about the RS4 in terms of performance as much as its price. Hopefully BMW wont try to chase them and give us a MSRP price of 66K...
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Car magazine is a joke. According to Car, the RS4 saloon is LIGHTER than the M3 by 5 kg.
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Car magazine is a joke. According to Car, the RS4 saloon is LIGHTER than the M3 by 5 kg.
the RS4 is suppose to be like 550 lbs heavier right?
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The M3 should be 264 lbs lighter. Check it:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...5&postcount=17
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      07-06-2007, 02:50 PM   #6
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Car magazine is a joke. According to Car, the RS4 saloon is LIGHTER than the M3 by 5 kg.
They are a joke if they compare the RS4 convertible to the new M3. The RS5 is the real competitor so whats the point in this test?
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they should have RS4 saloon vs M3 ... why the cabrio ??? ... in any event reading more reviews and the common thing everyone is saying basically "it is more grown up" ... every new iteration of the M3 they become softer .. feel somewhat disappointed ... no review has really said that the car is "WOW!!" ...
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      07-06-2007, 04:46 PM   #8
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thats right the euro spec is 1650 kg, you guys in the states get all the heavy shit

you guys have to realise they is a whole world outside of the USA, new m3 is a fat pig
You have to realize Audi's claimed weight is bs. According to Steved:

"For those who are interested in analysing further information about this whole unladen/kerb weight subject. I looked back at some data from last year when during EVO's Fast Club article in May '06 the RS4 was weighed and so was the M6.

Now having used these very same scales in a recent group test for the magazine, I know how careful they are about getting accurate figures and also that the scales are calibrated correctly.

Both cars were specced with the options you would normall expect (they were weighed with full fuel tanks, so I have subtracted the weight of these from the actual figure);

RS4 - manuf quoted unladen weight - 1650 kg; Actual - 1694 kg (1740 kg with fuel)

M6 - manuf quoted unladen weight - 1657 kg; Actual - 1709 kg (1762 kg with fuel)

So as you can see the RS4 was only 15kg lighter than the M6. BMW's figures suggest the E92 M3 will be 135 kg lighter than the M6, so if that is true then the E92 M3 should be 120kg (or 264 lbs) lighter than the RS4.

The 997 C2S came in at 1460 kg (with fuel)."
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thats right the euro spec is 1650 kg, you guys in the states get all the heavy shit
The car doesn't just gain 200+ lbs when it crosses the pond.




Anyway, when the M3 convertible appears next year, then we will have a more balanced comparison. Although the RS4 will be out of production by then, it will still be the most current 4 seat Audi convertible until the rumored A5/S5/RS5 cabriolet arrive.
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