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      06-12-2008, 01:21 AM   #1
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BMW 335i vs. Audi S5

Since this is older, it's probably a re-post, however I thought that this was a great video to show just how good BMWs really are wrt to handling.



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      06-12-2008, 05:05 AM   #2
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great...even better its only a 335i and its still beats S5 on the track...wow...but in straight line I think S5 would be faster like on autobahn , both cars are great
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Guys,

This has been discussed to death and as a S5 owner I know that on this occasion the 335i won (by the nearest of margins) but on the public roads an Audi S5 will walk it with ease.

No audi with the exception of the R8 really performs well on the track, the RS4 got closer than most with it's weight balance but where the Quattro scores big-time is on the road, they stay tidier at 8/10th and with their added traction out of corners they can make gains down the next straight that the 335i will never get back. Sure for involvement and enjoyment the 335i wins and this has and will continue to be a problem for Audi but in it's defence it's efficiency is part of it's attraction and distraction, at times I wished it's grip wasn't so absolute.
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      06-12-2008, 08:58 AM   #4
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This has been discussed to death and as a S5 owner I know that on this occasion the 335i won (by the nearest of margins) but on the public roads an Audi S5 will walk it with ease.

No audi with the exception of the R8 really performs well on the track, the RS4 got closer than most with it's weight balance but where the Quattro scores big-time is on the road, they stay tidier at 8/10th and with their added traction out of corners they can make gains down the next straight that the 335i will never get back. Sure for involvement and enjoyment the 335i wins and this has and will continue to be a problem for Audi but in it's defence it's efficiency is part of it's attraction and distraction, at times I wished it's grip wasn't so absolute.
besides the fact that the exclusivity of the S5 is guaranteed .... I bet you turn more heads than the plebian 335 owner
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The problem with quattro is that it saps so much power. I remember reading somewhere that the RS4, although it is rated at 420hp, only puts like 320 down at the wheels.
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The problem with quattro is that it saps so much power. I remember reading somewhere that the RS4, although it is rated at 420hp, only puts like 320 down at the wheels.
Again this has been discussed and I posted a video of a race between a CSL and an RS4, both have roughly the same amount of power to weight and yet they were tied from 50km/h up to 250km/h. If like you said that awd saps power then the CSL would have won by miles but it wasn't the case. You can take two views out of this, either the CSL was under powered which the owner disagrees with or dyno machines can't figure awd cars properly. Personally I think it's the latter because of the way awd systems work, the constant shifting of power might mean that the dyno can't get an accurate figure.

Either way you can't deny the fact that an equal PTW rwd car (CSL) couldn't pull away from the RS4. Maybe it's the extra torque of the RS4 over the wider rev range that might be aiding it and if the CSL had more itself the result could have been different. But I feel people read too much into dyno figures and not enough real life results.

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besides the fact that the exclusivity of the S5 is guaranteed .... I bet you turn more heads than the plebian 335 owner
You wouldn't believe how true that statement was, in fact today while driving pass a bunch of school kids (13~16yrs) one shouted out "I want that car so much", and that was a girl. It makes you feel great.
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Yeah I really everything in the S5 besides the price. For the price I would grab a M3. If I could read the lips of a girl in the passenger seat of a RSX-type S saying to her friend "oh my god I want that car" As I drive by them, I'm sure the S5 would be a bigger magnet
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i get whip lash trying to look at s5's going the other way....absolutely GORGEOUS cars, but a pretty penny, esp if you're having trouble keeping up with the payments on a 45K car plus gas...i'd hate to see your gas bill on an s5.
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Looks like she had a lot more fun in the 335i.
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The S series from Audi is no joke they're very quick, an S5 and I were going on I405 north here in seattle when he down shifted I kept up but there was no chance of passing. The british chick seems to be having more fun in the BMW tho
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You wouldn't believe how true that statement was, in fact today while driving pass a bunch of school kids (13~16yrs) one shouted out "I want that car so much", and that was a girl. It makes you feel great.
(note to self, S5 is a good jailbait cruiser)
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The S5 is a phenomenally good looking vehicle. If it had the 335s powertrain, I would own 4 by now
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      06-13-2008, 07:35 PM   #15
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s5 looks nice.
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this video justifies why the s5 is overpriced, even the a5 is expensive, the base price is the same as the 335i
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Sick vid. The S5 is amazing. My question is: Was that really her driving in the race shots?
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actually....i was in hollywood last wk, and a friend and i spotted a s5. it really didn't catch our attention until last second wen i saw the audi lights int he bak, doesn't catch our attention as much....but i do think they hav sexy curves tho overall
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I drove the S5, and while it is quick, at around town speeds, the steering is way too light.

It really is a beauty, both inside and outside, and really puts pressure on the guys from Bavaria to make the best car possible.
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