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      11-04-2010, 09:53 AM   #1
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New Autocar Comparison: BMW M3 vs. Audi RS5

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-video/a...-bmw-m3-video/
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      11-04-2010, 10:15 AM   #2
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Nice video, thanks!

Had they started with the M3 first, wouldn't have been any video comparison, as the M3 would have pulled away

There were countless of time when M3 was almost pushing from behind the RS5...the images in the rear view mirror speak for themselves.
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      11-04-2010, 10:23 AM   #3
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I think that was a stupid comparison...
I know, lets just have one car follow the other and that will REALLY tell us whose faster....
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      11-04-2010, 11:00 AM   #4
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I think that was a stupid comparison...
I know, lets just have one car follow the other and that will REALLY tell us whose faster....
I agree.....worst comparo video i have ever seen!
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      11-04-2010, 11:12 AM   #5
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let put performance aside for a min, the m3 look better, meaner, cleaner, and sound better. it's a no brainer.

audi looks heavy, bloated, fat, and r1ce out.
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I couldn't stop looking at the M3 while watching the whole video. It's such a stunning car.
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I think that was a stupid comparison...
I know, lets just have one car follow the other and that will REALLY tell us whose faster....
+1 How stupid.
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The RS5 is a great car, but the time Audi had to build it it should be whipping the M3.
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also for new m3 order, zcp rim is a must. it fits the look of the m3 like a condom.
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AutoCar has not made a review "worth giving a sh*t" since forever.

All of their reviews are complete jokes. GT2 completely killing the ZR-1 in a drag race. Yeah, right!
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      11-04-2010, 03:50 PM   #11
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AutoCar has not made a review "worth giving a sh*t" since forever.

All of their reviews are complete jokes. GT2 completely killing the ZR-1 in a drag race. Yeah, right!
Uh. Why wouldn't a GT2 beat up on the ZR-1 in a drag race. I'd personally be stunned if the ZR-1 was even close.
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Uh. Why wouldn't a GT2 beat up on the ZR-1 in a drag race. I'd personally be stunned if the ZR-1 was even close.
What?????? 108 more horsepower? 300 lbs lighter weight? To name a few?
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      11-04-2010, 05:55 PM   #13
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the m3 just looks like its more fun to drive on that road course!
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      11-04-2010, 06:18 PM   #14
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What?????? 108 more horsepower? 300 lbs lighter weight? To name a few?
I thought the GT2 made either 600 or 630 HP (in the RS model), and weighed around 3100 pounds. No? You're saying it weighs in at around 3650? Don't think so.
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I thought the GT2 made either 600 or 630 HP (in the RS model), and weighed around 3100 pounds. No? You're saying it weighs in at around 3650? Don't think so.
You are not aware

GT2 != GT2 RS

GT2 makes 530 HP (the one that was compared by AutoCar), RWD, turbocharged, 6 speed manual. They did a 1 mile drag race and ZR-1 never could catch the GT2, which is ridiculous and laughible.

Same type of race done with 4 cars by MotorTrend showed GT2 and GTR fell by way side past the 1/4 mile and the race become a dead heat between the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and ZR-1.
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The GT2 weighs 3300 lbs and hangs it engine over the rear wheels. In a standing start race against a 3350lb ZR-1, done on shoddy pavement, the results are entirely expected.

In the Motor Trend test (done on smoother and stickier pavement) the ZR-1 gets off the line better and is able to put much more of its power down through the first 2 gears. That is the difference.
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I think the Autocar review did what it set out to do, take a bang up to date RS5 and see if it could leave behind and tweaked near end of life design M3, which it couldn’t.

M3 owners should take pleasure in knowing their cars can still cut it with the new boys.
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They shoud have tried this different!! same driver , one power course in each car and see what happens!! Those roads were bumpy and is not easy to ride behind someone in thiese conditions!1 stupid comparo!!
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GT2 != GT2 RS

GT2 makes 530 HP (the one that was compared by AutoCar), RWD, turbocharged, 6 speed manual. They did a 1 mile drag race and ZR-1 never could catch the GT2, which is ridiculous and laughible.
Ridiculous and laughable also because the ZR-1 operator (you certainly couldnt call him a driver) was pathetic. They wanted the ZR-1 to lose because it smokes practically all of Europe's iconic cars.
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In the Motor Trend test (done on smoother and stickier pavement)
And how the hell would you know if the pavement was stickier than that which was used for the Autocar test?
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They shoud have tried this different!! same driver , one power course in each car and see what happens!! Those roads were bumpy and is not easy to ride behind someone in thiese conditions!1 stupid comparo!!
They should have swaped ends half way, put the M3 up front and then see the outcome, but I stand by it proving the M3 is still brilliant, three years on.
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How much will the RS5 cost?

I feel like this car is a nice alternative if you want something more exclusive. The only other option is a GT-R for the given price and its a lot harsher riding and the maintenance is ridiculous.

This may be on my radar in a year or so.

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