Audi S5 vs BMW 335 xi

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Audi S5 vs BMW 335 xi

  1. Audi S5

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  2. BMW 335 xi

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  1. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    Owners of these cars, would guys please comment on pros and cons. I am looking into getting a new car in the next few months. I want four wheel drive though I actually don't need it. I don't want to compare to BMW M3 b/c I think it would have to be compared with the Audi RS5 which has not been released in the US yet.
     
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    Car and Driver had a review of the S4 vs. 335i which was good. They favored the S4 in the end.
     
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    I have a 2011 S4, spent months going back and forth and in the end I couldnt be happier with my decision, the 335 just looks dated imo, especially the interior, and the rear sports diff. option on the s4 makes a huge diff.

    Antoher consideration, the 335 is getting a complete revamp, def. wouldnt buy one before that happens. now with the S5 unfortunatley it still has the v8 (i think) although I thought it was being ditched this year for the same engine as the s4.... if the s5 still has the v8 i would wait til next years mod comes out, they are doing a refresh that looks real sick and the s/c v6 is a thousand times better engine, including the dual clutch trans that comes with it.

    oh one last thing, 335's are a dime a dozen, i see atleast 10 a day, booorring as fuck, i get stares and compliments on my car everywhere i go.
     
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    Of all the cars in current production, price no object, I would be hard pressed to name 10 cars that are more beautiful than the Audi S5
     
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    Balthazar Senior member

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    ^^^Agreed. S5 hands down in my opinion. I like the dark grey exterior with red interior. (I'm too lazy to look up the real names.)
     
  6. anginaprinzmetal

    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    Audi S5 ... Yes, that's what I'll get. I know the S5 3.0T won't be out until mid-late next year and I'm not sure I want to wait that long, I guess it'll be a V8. Money wise it's a big chunk of change, so I want to pay all my debt (hopefully December :) ) before I take the plunge.
     
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    The S5 is sex on wheels, but get ready to deal with carbon build up.
     
  8. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I would get a 335 and remap it.
     
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    Woops I read it as S4 for some reason. I agree though about the S5 even more now because that's one of the nicest looking cars I have ever seen.
     
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    My coworker bought one last month. It's silver. IMO silver is the most boring, nondescript car color and the s5 makes even silver look gorgeous
     
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    just an fyi, the engine isnt the onlything changing for the resfresh, the dated headlights are getting upgraded (to full LED everything) and a few other changes. If I were you I would test drive the S4 and S5 just to get an idea of the different feeling between the V8 tiptronic and dual clutch V6 s-tronic. I liked the S5 look a little more when I pulled the trigger last year but enjoyed the sharp feel of the s-tronic supercharged v6, personally, I am going to be trading my S4 in next year for the refreshed S5.

    BTW not sure if you've seen it but the new 3-series is fucking hideous, mainly the front.
     
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    Depends on your purpose. If purely for cruising and looking good, pick the Audi. I go to the track and chose the 335xi. Based on my experience and the experience of others, the bimmer is a much more balanced car when driven at the limit. The BMW is also better suited to dealing with abuse from track days than the Audi.
     
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    i haven't driven an s5 before, but i do love bimmers for their driving character. audi lacks that.
     

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