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      04-12-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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Autoexpress Super-saloon megatest: M3 vs RS4 vs C63 vs IS-F

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So keenly fought was this test that it took two full daysí driving and assessing before we could pick a winner. Covering lots of miles in these hot saloons was no hardship, yet it demonstrates how evenly matched our quartet is.

Any of them would be great to own, but the Lexus missed out on a podium position. Although itís a stunning first effort that proves the brand can build entertaining fast cars, the IS F needs more work in a couple of key areas.

The Audi has fallen from first to third. Age has not diminished its abilities in any way, as the RS4 serves up thrills almost as ably as the cars that beat it. But it was edged out by the BMW as the M3 saloon is cheaper and has more forgiving suspension than the coupť that lost to the Audi last year.

Our winner is the C63. While its chassis isn't quite as talented as the M3's, it's more fun to drive more of the time. That tips the balance in the Merc's favour.
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Great Find gb!

I just hope we dont fall on our swords defend our Marque
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Great Find gb!

I just hope we dont fall on our swords defend our Marque
I was going to tell you about this since you're in the middle of making a decision on which of these cars to buy. Personally, i would choose the M3 coupe only because it's the nicest looking in this segment. Performance wise they're all pretty much similar and very very identical unless you're going to take it to track course. And if that's the case, i'd go with the M3 or the RS4.
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no one in his right mind would take a new $65k car on the track, no way
whatever car it ended up to be

... I'd take my 325i e90 before I'd to that

I like the c36 AMG seats, looks like a leather version of those bucket Recaros... just wish the external design was better though lol
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Interesting the C63 won. First review with that outcome.

Once again the IS-F gets last place. LOL
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