Originally Posted by idrift4wd
well they told you to get the 2.0 because it is turbo'ed and fairly easy to tune.
you do know that the 335 is not a competitor to an A5? rather the 328's are.
A5 start at 38G, while 335's start at 41-2. 328's are around 34.
For 38 thousand dollars, you get 211 hp with a HUGE disappointment in performance (straight line) 6.4 seconds 0-60(manual) 6.7 for auto. Which is exactly the same for the 328. with less torque but more power and for less money.
a5 is a high priced slow car. for almost 40 thousand dollars i would like it to be at least faster then a accord v6.
S5 aint that great either. 53 grand??? 0-60 is the same as our cars. i know that 335i's can amount to 50k or more but i dont see our cars as a different class then the normal line up. a 335i(non-is) is a compeptitor to an s5. i feel that the 335is CAN compete against the RS5. even being underpowered by 100hp+
Its all about 0-60 and competing then is it? Have you ever driven an A5 or an S5? . For $1200 an A5 will make 265 hp with 305 ft/lbs of torque. Your 0-60 goes to just over 5 seconds....about the same as 335....for about $7-8,000 less if that what you are concerned about. Plus all wheel drive is pretty nice. I almost got nailed from behind today as I was merging quickly into traffic. It was raining and as I get half way around the corner the FU%$#% traction control shuts everything down as a wheel loses grip. 335is and RS5 are in different leagues. M3 and RS5 perform similarly I believe.