BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-07-2009, 01:00 AM   #45
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

not even the r8 impresses me haha..
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 01:04 AM   #46
Noc57
Lieutenant Colonel
Noc57's Avatar
25
Rep
1,868
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orlando, FL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeef View Post
not even the r8 impresses me haha..
You know when it first came out I was like, "Damn that's a nice car."

I've seen a couple in person and I've never really been blown away. Of course the right color combo makes all the difference.

E92's are one of the sexiest cars on the road, but that's me.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 02:00 AM   #47
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Noc57 View Post
You know when it first came out I was like, "Damn that's a nice car."

I've seen a couple in person and I've never really been blown away. Of course the right color combo makes all the difference.

E92's are one of the sexiest cars on the road, but that's me.
+1 i like e92's and new lci too they stand out the most for me all other cars are just like whatever haha

and maybe if we wait long enough bmw might come out with its own supercar..
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 02:20 AM   #48
floot_roops
181st Imperial Pilot
floot_roops's Avatar
2
Rep
103
Posts

 
Drives: 09 e92 335xi
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

I don't know, I love my e92 and all, but I think the S5 takes it on looks (also not nearly as common around here, which helps the subjective 'wow' factor)
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 02:37 AM   #49
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

s5 isnt that great looking to tell you the truth.. just looks like our 335i
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 02:43 AM   #50
-=Hot|Ice=-
Been There, Done That.
-=Hot|Ice=-'s Avatar
United_States
184
Rep
4,727
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by floot_roops View Post
I don't know, I love my e92 and all, but I think the S5 takes it on looks (also not nearly as common around here, which helps the subjective 'wow' factor)
I like this answer.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaypod View Post
You sound like my buddies who have AMG's - Slam the gas, slam the brakes...
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 02:46 AM   #51
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- View Post
I like this answer.
now why is that?
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 02:49 AM   #52
-=Hot|Ice=-
Been There, Done That.
-=Hot|Ice=-'s Avatar
United_States
184
Rep
4,727
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeef View Post
now why is that?
It's a complete non bias opinion, at least that's what I think. The e92 is nice don't get me wrong(I own one) but the S5's lines are sharper and more dramatic. They catch your eye, while the e92's...are duller then the competition and not as lively.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaypod View Post
You sound like my buddies who have AMG's - Slam the gas, slam the brakes...
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 02:50 AM   #53
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

hmm i wouldnt say that... the s5 doesnt really catch my eye at all my girlfriend says look an s5 and it takes me hours to find ahhahaha
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 02:58 AM   #54
-=Hot|Ice=-
Been There, Done That.
-=Hot|Ice=-'s Avatar
United_States
184
Rep
4,727
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeef View Post
hmm i wouldnt say that... the s5 doesnt really catch my eye at all my girlfriend says look an s5 and it takes me hours to find ahhahaha
It's eye catching to me. I do think Audi has finally found their mojo. Now if they could only work on the reliability. I am pretty sure that the new F32 will be nothing short of amazing, and I beleive it will bring all those that left BMW for the Audi S4, back to BMW.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaypod View Post
You sound like my buddies who have AMG's - Slam the gas, slam the brakes...
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 03:43 AM   #55
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

i dont think so.. but you might be right haha
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 03:56 AM   #56
a burrito
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
28
Rep
1,935
Posts

 
Drives: '14 W212 AMG S, '12 958 S
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Irvine, CA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to a burrito
I agree the Audi is a nicer place to be in than the e9x 3 series.. And I do agree that although the seats are Recaros and look awesome, its just not as comfortable as it looks. It actually puts you in a strange seating position... Maybe i'm too used to my porsche or the simplicity of my Fj.

The car does have good get up.. When I drove it, It was about 100 degrees outside and the torque was definitely there but the engine was not exciting. Exhaust is quiet, the car feels too quiet inside for whats supposed to be a sporty GT car.

I felt the steering feedback was numb and could be much much heavier. The cornering I felt was not that great either. My salesperson was pretty cool so I got to do about 15 miles tearing up some corners. You are always reminded that this car is very heavy and FWD Biased AWD car.. Its definitely not as athletic as any 3 series...

On the flipside - I don't hate the car I just wouldn't expect the car to take the place of a 335i or a M3 but rather be an extra car for those days you want to take out some guests or head to a club with a couple buddies.. Its no doubt an awesome car but I do prefer the feel of the b7 S4 to the b8..
__________________
Peanut Butter Chunky
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 04:01 AM   #57
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

dude interior on audi is not that great!!
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 04:03 AM   #58
amlebede
Guest
amlebede's Avatar
United_States
12
Rep
612
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 BMW 330i
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to amlebede Send a message via Skype™ to amlebede
I would personally go with 335i over S4. But I would choose a S5 over a 335i.
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 04:05 AM   #59
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by amlebede View Post
I would personally go with 335i over S4. But I would choose a S5 over a 335i.
now why would you do that
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 04:21 AM   #60
-=Hot|Ice=-
Been There, Done That.
-=Hot|Ice=-'s Avatar
United_States
184
Rep
4,727
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by a burrito View Post
I agree the Audi is a nicer place to be in than the e9x 3 series.. And I do agree that although the seats are Recaros and look awesome, its just not as comfortable as it looks. It actually puts you in a strange seating position... Maybe i'm too used to my porsche or the simplicity of my Fj.

The car does have good get up.. When I drove it, It was about 100 degrees outside and the torque was definitely there but the engine was not exciting. Exhaust is quiet, the car feels too quiet inside for whats supposed to be a sporty GT car.

I felt the steering feedback was numb and could be much much heavier. The cornering I felt was not that great either. My salesperson was pretty cool so I got to do about 15 miles tearing up some corners. You are always reminded that this car is very heavy and FWD Biased AWD car.. Its definitely not as athletic as any 3 series...

On the flipside - I don't hate the car I just wouldn't expect the car to take the place of a 335i or a M3 but rather be an extra car for those days you want to take out some guests or head to a club with a couple buddies.. Its no doubt an awesome car but I do prefer the feel of the b7 S4 to the b8..
The new S4 and A/S5 address the issue FWD bias AWD issue. They are RWD bias(just like xDrive) and have a 60/40 split(just like xDrive) The great thing about Audi's is that they have a mechanical LSD and not an electrical one. That's why they're so good in snow. Audi is aiming for BMW, and they're getting close. The feedback I felt was ok, not as good but I could deal with it. The 3 series is the best of both worlds, it's luxurious and sporty. No other car can do that as good as a 3 series can. BMW has perfected it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaypod View Post
You sound like my buddies who have AMG's - Slam the gas, slam the brakes...
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 04:23 AM   #61
-=Hot|Ice=-
Been There, Done That.
-=Hot|Ice=-'s Avatar
United_States
184
Rep
4,727
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeef View Post
now why would you do that
Because other manufacture's offer somewhat better cars at this point and time.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaypod View Post
You sound like my buddies who have AMG's - Slam the gas, slam the brakes...
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 05:08 AM   #62
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

s5 doesnt have beter performance rather take an inline 6 TT and mod it
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 05:42 AM   #63
-=Hot|Ice=-
Been There, Done That.
-=Hot|Ice=-'s Avatar
United_States
184
Rep
4,727
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeef View Post
s5 doesnt have beter performance rather take an inline 6 TT and mod it
Who said anything about performance?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaypod View Post
You sound like my buddies who have AMG's - Slam the gas, slam the brakes...
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 05:43 AM   #64
Jeef
Captain
United_States
8
Rep
890
Posts

 
Drives: AW E92 335i
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (1)

YOU SAID they are making some what better cars ahha whatever e92 all the way NOW go to sleep its 2
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 08:36 AM   #65
cotmfk
Brigadier General
cotmfk's Avatar
41
Rep
3,510
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: DC, MD, VA

iTrader: (11)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BayMoWe335 View Post
I'll say it again:

Where is the S4 coupe?
Quote:
Originally Posted by JL328i View Post
It's called the S5..
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt_335Ci View Post
S5?
Quote:
Originally Posted by BayMoWe335 View Post
Too much $$$.

BMW has 335i coupe, sedan and M3 coupe, sedan.
It is the S5, regardless of price. An E92 is more expensive than an E90. Coupes are almost always more expensive than the sedan.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-07-2009, 02:08 PM   #66
e92sfv123
Private First Class
1
Rep
175
Posts

 
Drives: MY10 S5
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: sfv

iTrader: (1)

I just left my 2007 e92. Too many 335's in the road. boring.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST