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      05-08-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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How does my E90 323i compare with A4 2.0T Quattro?

Just wanted some advice.

Have been thinking about changing cars again and was wondering how my E90 323i (w/ BMS powerbox set at "2" most of the time) compare with the Audi A4 2.0T Quattro.

Can I assume that handling should be around the same when compared with quattro? I should think that A4 FWD will not be as good when it comes to handling, but overall am I right in assuming that the ride quality will be better in the A4? All the potholes in HK is making my BMW a less desirable experience.
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      05-08-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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You wouldn't know what handling is on any Audis,but Audi should be faster than a BMW on straights. Light/no steering feel is still the main problem of Audi no matter it is a FWD or AWD or even a S/RS.
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      05-08-2011, 09:57 PM   #3
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You're comparing a turbo car with an NA car here.
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You're comparing a turbo car with an NA car here.
That's right! I can say the B8 2.0T AWD is better than your 323 even with your BMS tune there. But it's not fair for the compare. Also the 2.0T is way more mod friendly, 50hp+ only with the MTM or APR tune.
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      05-09-2011, 12:18 AM   #5
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I don't think its an unfair comparison 'cos I'm looking at it purely from a cost perspective. Its in the same price range and having driven my 323i for a couple of years, I've been thinking about swapping.

Has anyone driven the A4 2.0T Avant? I've been thinking of getting a wagon and just want to see if there are any comments out there.
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      05-09-2011, 12:22 AM   #6
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$398,000 HKD

Sounds like a good deal?
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      05-09-2011, 05:58 AM   #7
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$398,000 HKD

Sounds like a good deal?
Try to find a private sale.

3.2Q has extremely poor resell value,therefore the used price should be low.
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I really hate the A4's lack of steering feel. It feels like I'm playing Wii.
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      05-14-2011, 02:04 AM   #9
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From my experience, Audi, like the other VWs, has better low-end torque then BMWs, so the initial acceleration would be faster then a BMW, but given a long enough straight, a BMW will overtake the Audi, once the high-end revs of the bimmer kicks in, then the BMW will really go.

But if you are talking about overall roadholding and handling, a BMW still beats an Audi, although the distance between them in this performance aspect is getting closer because of Audi's quattro. Still, for now, if driving enjoyment is the priority, I would choose a BMW 3 series. An A4 would be my second choice, it's a great car, handling-wise, but still not quite as good as a 3 series.
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Why don't u just book a test drive and see how u like it
I'm sure the sales will be more than willing to offer u a test-drive ESP on weekdays
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as i know, the current 2.0 TFSI engine is good for fuel efficient and performance.....don't pick those 3.2V6 as it is a fuel monaster......

so the best combination is 2.0T + quattro
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3.2 is no good. Your better off with the 2.0 and software upgrade what not.
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I test drove the 2.0 quattro with DSG and the turbo lag and lack of steering feel forced me to get a BMW again (325i).

I wanted to like the Audi but just couldn't. It sure is a pretty car though
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