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      09-01-2010, 03:51 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by GnokGnik View Post
This thread is bugging me.... are we honestly comparing a M3 against a 335i competitor for almost the same $$ as the M3? You lease guys are switching to an inferior Audi (vs M3)?

A S5 I might understand....but a S4?
The S4 is actually a closer competitor to the M3 because of the new engine. The S5 is based off the older 4.2 V8 but the new S4 is the supercharge V6. While the rated numbers are not quite as high, real world performance has been reasonably close to M3 like numbers and the tunability of the blown V6 makes it more attractive.

I agree that they shouldn't be directly compared but the performance numbers and the odd pricing makes it an attractive comparision.
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