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      09-01-2007, 02:33 PM   #1
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Smile My encounter with an S5 on the Autobahn during my ED!

As some of you might not know, I had an ED with my 335i about 1 month ago, will post pics in a lil while but on my trip, I encountered 3 S5's. Could tell by the emblem when I was flying by them..:rocks:. But on a serious note, I had a nice encounter with a white S5 when I was going for Hamburg, and I look in my rearview and I see this white car coming up on me.. FLYING down the 'Bahn. I was going about 90 on my way through Hannover and Kassel. Thinking this would be my last S5 encounter, I drop it into DS and gun it, 30 sec pass by and I am on its bumper. I hear him flooring it and he is starting to pull away, but then I do the same thing as well and I start to pull on him, he changes lanes, but it didn't matter there was no living soul in sight. And we started at about 95 mph approx. Next thing you know, I am pulling on him by 1 car, 1 1/2, 2 cars and then 2 1/4 cars., and then BAM. 150 mph. All in all, we pulled over after this lil bit of fun and talked a bit, I thought the car looked great, but I when I asked the guy who owned it, luckily he spoke english, said that the car feels top heavy and floaty on the roads and for the money an okay deal, I was considering a S5 but then I thought why spend the money, when I am just as satisfied with my 335i. Just sorta venting a lil cause all this talk about a S5 is just overrated. Also here are some pics of my , sorry for the bad quality, I took with a video camera.

Me, just checking out the scenery.

Here she is. Front and Back.



What do you guys think about this photo, me trying to take a professional pic lol.


By Makarska, Croatia.

Parked.


Chasing down and Targa 4 on the 'Bahn.


Chilling at a gas station.
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      09-01-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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Nice story and great kill, btw; how cool is that to do legally on the Autobahn!! It's also interesting to hear that stuff about the S5 from an actual S5 driver.
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      09-01-2007, 02:57 PM   #3
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Man, we hit 150 a couple of times actually, and I can't tell you how many times we were going 130-135 mph on the 130 KM/H sections of the highway. I am doing this again with another car in July again, Hello M5 and eisenmann exhaust.. hoping. :]]
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It has to be a bad driver its like impossible to beat S5 with the 335i..
its manual with more HP with more cylinders... if u have beated him than we have to admit that you are the better driver
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It has to be a bad driver its like impossible to beat S5 with the 335i..
its manual with more HP with more cylinders... if u have beated him than we have to admit that you are the better driver
I don't know how bad of a driver or how good of a driver it takes to step on the gas while going straight. It doesn't sound like they hit any corners at that speed.

Maybe the S5 is just over rated? Either that or it's all BS but entertaining to say the least
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lol bad driver!
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I don't know how bad of a driver or how good of a driver it takes to step on the gas while going straight. It doesn't sound like they hit any corners at that speed.

Maybe the S5 is just over rated? Either that or it's all BS but entertaining to say the least
Sorry. I am a big 335 fan, but no way the 335 will keep up with the S5, especially over 100+ mph. Check the eng stats and read the articles out on the S5. The extra cylinders, hp and torque of the Audi too much for the 335 to handle.
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But tuning ability goes to the 335i hands down. Even with coilovers, PROcede, and sway bars it is still cheaper than the S5.

Yes the interior is better in the S5, but the driving experience and oneness with the road would go to BMW.

In addition to the steep entry price, you still would need sway bars and maybe some other suspension mods, to made the S5 feel rock solid.

Having said that, stock for stock, yes the S5 is a better car, but I would expect it to be with a premium price over the 335i and being in M3 pricing territory.
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Sorry. I am a big 335 fan, but no way the 335 will keep up with the S5, especially over 100+ mph. Check the eng stats and read the articles out on the S5. The extra cylinders, hp and torque of the Audi too much for the 335 to handle.
From what I understand, these AWD Audis have difficulty getting all their HP/TQ to the wheels; they typically dyno much lower than ppl think...I forget what the drivetrain loss is but it's much more than BMW's 12-15%. I know before I had Shiv's original XEDE (now PROcede of course) installed in my car, my car dyno'd at 265WHP and 287 lb.-ft. RWTQ, which equates to approx. 312HP and 338 lb.-ft. TQ...so it's not difficult to believe a stock 335i could keep up with a stock S5 even above 100mph.

btw -- in recent comparos, a stock 335i was faster than the S5 in both 0-60mph and the 1/4 mi. We'll not even discuss a PROcede 335i, since we all know it will walk away from a stock S5. :rocks:
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lol bad driver!
Cool video , thanks! +1

Procede should do it to match the true story!
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here's a pretty good article comparing not just the 335 and s5 but also the g37 as well....

http://www.motivemagazine.com/pub/fe..._Audi_S5.shtml
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here's a pretty good article comparing not just the 335 and s5 but also the g37 as well....

http://www.motivemagazine.com/pub/fe..._Audi_S5.shtml
I trust this article a little more than Maroon's video.
Video has a bit strange performance numbers, seem too low for bimmer, weird
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