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      10-16-2008, 05:20 AM   #1
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Drivers Republic: Roadtest of IS-F, E90 M3 and C63

http://magazines.drivers-republic.co...d=5nIGSrgJbBdH

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      10-16-2008, 05:22 AM   #2
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      10-16-2008, 07:07 AM   #3
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Yay! Another win for the M3!! Nice article and good find Wads
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      10-16-2008, 07:10 AM   #4
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      10-16-2008, 08:17 AM   #5
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Great read, thanks for posting. The photos really make me want to go drive through the countryside.
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      10-16-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
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Drivers Republic as a whole is well worth a regular visit as its run by several of the top UK motoring journos.....
http://www.drivers-republic.com/
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      10-16-2008, 08:43 AM   #7
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Three absolute winners here. The clear track champ will almost certainly be about on par (or almost so) with the other two in street driving once the DCT gets sorted, and it looks as if BMW is well on its way to doing that.

Good article.

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      10-16-2008, 08:45 AM   #8
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Thats the best written, most informative and objective review of the three cars I have read. I really got a sense of what the three cars might be like, how they might appeal to different audiences. Some of the photos are tremendous also.
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Three absolute winners here. The clear track champ will almost certainly be about on par (or almost so) with the other two in street driving once the DCT gets sorted, and it looks as if BMW is well on its way to doing that.

Good article.

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Four, if you include the old timer that is the RS4. They would have put it second if in the main test.

What does that not say about the RS5.
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      10-16-2008, 09:11 AM   #10
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Four, if you include the old timer that is the RS4. They would have put it second if in the main test.

What does that not say about the RS5.
Good point. I've always loved that car. In theory, the RS5 should be a bunch better (no pressure, Audi), and Beckham seemed a worthy successor to Pele, but it's always hard to replace a champ. Fingers crossed.

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Four, if you include the old timer that is the RS4. They would have put it second if in the main test.

What does that not say about the RS5.
I await the RS5 with cautious optimism. However, it remains to be seen whether those aspects that made the RS4 so good are carried over to and improved in the RS5. So often, especially when everyone holds such immense expectations, highly anticipated successors just don't quite live up to the greatness of the original.

This was a great article, and I really liked the multi-dimensional perspective it offered on all three cars.
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      10-16-2008, 10:50 AM   #12
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What does that not say about the RS5.
Or the new RS4 for that matter. I think both are in development as Audi has now suggested that they will concentrate on making more RS models part of the regular lineup. Although that was before the economy took a dump worldwide.

N/A V8, FI V8 or N/A V10, that is the question. Personally I think it will be the middle one.
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Great review...I really enjoyed that. Thanks! I miss my E39 M5!
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      10-16-2008, 01:48 PM   #14
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Every article seems to go the same way. They talk about how much they love the c63 and then the M3 wins. Shouldnt you praise the car you like most...... THE MOST?
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      10-16-2008, 03:10 PM   #15
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Thanks for that, thoroughly enjoyed the read. Well written and some great pics!
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      10-16-2008, 04:20 PM   #16
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yeah M3 is the best.
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      10-16-2008, 04:53 PM   #17
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Excellent article. I agree this is the best write-up I've seen to date of these three cars, which have so many write-ups associated with them.
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Nice read!
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IS-F....yes, its got power but its butt ugly
It's not butt ugly, but it's butt is ugly. If it weren't for the exhaust (what were they thinking?) it wouldn't look to bad, IMHO.
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nice article... it has great photography. thanks for sharing!
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