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
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-21-2008, 01:51 PM   #1
matt.love84
xXx
matt.love84's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
82
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 E90.
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to matt.love84
Question Would you rather have an '04 Audi S4, or an '02 BMW M3?

I know this is a BMW forum. but I thought I'd ask anyway.

You can get a 2004 Audi S4 for the same price as a 2002 BMW M3.

I've always been a fan of the Audi's styling and interior and was curious as to what you'd guys go with.

The Audi S4 is offering a 4.2l V8 (340bhp/302lbs torque) as well as all wheel drive and 4 doors (I've grown fond of this)

The BMW M3 offers a 3.2l V6 (333bhp/262lbs toque) Rear Wheel Drive sporty coupe.

Granted there's about a 350 pound difference between the two (bigger engine, 4 doors, all wheel drive, etc.)

What would you guys go with?









VS





Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 01:56 PM   #2
nmulax
Brigadier General
nmulax's Avatar
United_States
68
Rep
4,324
Posts

 
Drives: '07 Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Metro-Detroit

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2007 Z4M Coupé  [3.83]
Out of those two... I'd take the S4. I wouldn't want an SMG M3.

Also don't like the grey interior.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 01:56 PM   #3
M KiLLa CaM 3
Member
M KiLLa CaM 3's Avatar
United_States
0
Rep
56
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: S. Fl, United States

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
the M3 is a very fun car to drive. it really depends whether you are really gonna need the extra 2 doors. cause if you can live with a coupe than i would choose the M3. the Audi is nice though, just not as nice...
__________________
"Hey bud!, Lets party!"
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 02:01 PM   #4
x5love
Captain
United_States
18
Rep
696
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: CA

iTrader: (0)

I love the E46 M3 too much... I would take that over the S4 any day.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 02:06 PM   #5
matt.love84
xXx
matt.love84's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
82
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 E90.
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to matt.love84
sorry about that, I'd be going with a 6 speed in BOTH vehicles. The S4 pictures are of a vehicle I was looking at but the M3 was just kind of a "google image search" thing.

Both Vehicles would be black/black or grey/black in 6 speed form.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 03:19 PM   #6
Viral
Captain
11
Rep
950
Posts

 
Drives: '06 330i
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NYC/T.O.

iTrader: (1)

almost not apples to apples........both cars are great, just a matter of preference. You can't beat the 4-doors on the S4 ;-)
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 03:37 PM   #7
Kit523
Major General
Kit523's Avatar
Hong Kong
107
Rep
6,901
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 AW E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: B.C. Vancouver

iTrader: (25)

sorry i would take the M3...interior i think theM look better than the 04 S4
and the 04 S4 look too normal.....looks like the normal A4 1.8T@__@
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 05:31 PM   #8
MTV
Banned
Canada
56
Rep
1,906
Posts

 
Drives: E60 M5, Volvo S60R
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (1)

M3 for sure
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #9
SteelTorque
Captain
18
Rep
849
Posts

 
Drives: 08 E92 335xi
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Seattle, WA

iTrader: (0)

M3, unless the weather is a very very important factor.
__________________
08 E92 335xi Space Gray 6AT - PROcede V2 12.8 @ 111 mph
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 05:43 PM   #10
E82tt6
Colonel
E82tt6's Avatar
48
Rep
2,629
Posts

 
Drives: '08 Black Saphire Z4 MC
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (0)

M3, unless you want to drive in the snow.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 05:44 PM   #11
TheAcAvenger
Brigadier General
TheAcAvenger's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
3,099
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: 757, VA

iTrader: (1)

You couldn't pay me to buy a used bmw from 2002. Ever. Unless BMW is giving you some sort of CPO warranty, I wouldn't even consider it.
__________________
2007 E92 335i - TC Kline DA Coilovers, HPA M3 Suspension Retrofit, Quaife LSD, Stoptech 6/4 BBK, Volk TE-37s, AR Downpipes, RDSport Quads, Forge DVs, Stett OC, RB Turbos, Procede V5, PWM Meth, Helix IC, EAS DCI, Rixster VEI, M-Tech Sides, OEM Aero Lip, Rieger Spoiler, Vorsteiner V-35 Hood, Performance Steering Wheel, Anthracite Headliner, OSS Headlights
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 05:48 PM   #12
gum5h03
Galactic Emperor
gum5h03's Avatar
15
Rep
801
Posts

 
Drives: Fast
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: WA

iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by matt.love84 View Post

The BMW M3 offers a 3.2l V6 (333bhp/262lbs toque) Rear Wheel Drive sporty coupe.
If the M3 has the V-6 then go for it because that would be a collectors item
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 05:55 PM   #13
uabimmer
Україна
uabimmer's Avatar
Ukraine
9
Rep
868
Posts

 
Drives: JB e90 330i
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sac. California

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
2003 330i  [0.00]
^

haha
Quote:
V6
now that is humor
__________________
IN THE PASSING LANE - e90 330 JetBlack / 6000k D1S / 40% all around / LED Lic.Plt. / LED reverse lights / 7500k Fogs

Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 05:57 PM   #14
matt.love84
xXx
matt.love84's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
82
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 E90.
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Diego, CA

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to matt.love84
Ahhhh.. inline 6, sometimes I type faster then my brain thinks.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 06:00 PM   #15
ACZakka325i
Lieutenant Colonel
ACZakka325i's Avatar
33
Rep
1,756
Posts

 
Drives: X1 3.5 M-Sport
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: CT

iTrader: (2)

*flame suit on*


I would take the S4.

That m3's DSG was a nightmare from what i remember. Also, the m3 has the small wheels, is two years older, and you'll need to buy snow shoes.

I'd have to have information regarding mileage and pricing to tell you, for sure, which i would take.
__________________
2013 535i xdrive(Current)
2008 E92 M3 (Gone)
2006 E90 325i (Gone)
2002 E46 325xi (Gone)
1991 E30 325i (Gone)
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 06:00 PM   #16
fotios335i
Major General
fotios335i's Avatar
United_States
121
Rep
6,769
Posts

 
Drives: 12 BSM F30 sport/msport 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: cape cod MA

iTrader: (61)

m3 in a heartbeat. The only s4 I like is the rs4. the s4 is just too plain IMO.
__________________

2012 335i sport to full Msport, M adaptive and vss, sport 8 AT, fully loaded, Black saphire, black dakota leather, mperformance carbon interior with shifter, M performance grills, rear spoiler, front splitter, side sill extensions, MPPK, MPE exhaust, morr alloys vs8.2's with michelin pss, p3 gauge, msport wheel, etc, etc
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 06:05 PM   #17
Ender514
General
Ender514's Avatar
United_States
210
Rep
20,999
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Philly

iTrader: (0)

I love both cars. Audi has the best interiors.

I would have to choose the M3. The performance gives it a big edge over the S4.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 06:07 PM   #18
whytboy
Banned
3
Rep
171
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335i Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey

iTrader: (1)

since u have a bimmer go with the audi
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 06:24 PM   #19
I335
Brigadier General
I335's Avatar
59
Rep
4,251
Posts

 
Drives: '08 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: New England

iTrader: (11)

The M3 is a much better looking car and a fine driver. If the doors aren't a big deal, I'd recommend the M3.
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 06:42 PM   #20
Corsis
Second Lieutenant
Corsis's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
294
Posts

 
Drives: 08 335xi coupe, 98 ///M3
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New City, NY

iTrader: (0)

M3
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 07:03 PM   #21
Ender514
General
Ender514's Avatar
United_States
210
Rep
20,999
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Philly

iTrader: (0)

Its very hard to believe that in a BMW forum, almost everyone has picked the M3
Appreciate 0
      02-21-2008, 08:08 PM   #22
md80tom
Private
0
Rep
98
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 AW 330i
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gaithersburg, Maryland

iTrader: (0)



Does that help^? E46 ///M comparison test against the B6 S4.

Both perform very well and is just a taste of what you might expect with either car.

I can't really give you a verdict on either because I'm not fond of the SMG from BMW on that particular series and the B6 is not really a tempting matter for me either. Both are excellent machines though.

EDIT: not to be flamed, but I am surprised that the S4 did the track 1 second faster than the M3.
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 07:08 PM.




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