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Old 02-01-2013, 12:44 PM
Michael Schott Michael Schott is offline
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Originally Posted by bmw_or_audi View Post
What would a non-basic quattro be then? To change the driving experience, you have two options: 18" wheel for $800, or Premium Plus and Sport for a lot more. A non-sport A4 shod with 18" seems to out-handle the non-sport 3 with 18" wheels in pretty much every slalom type test I have seen.
Slalom speed is not necessarily an indication of how well a car handles which can be more subjective. For example, the Car and Driver comparo with the 328i said (I'm paraphrasing) the A4 with Sport tracked well in turns but is not particularly entertaining. The 328i was better balanced and more neutral. I'd guess this a result of the weight distribution and the polar moment of inertia (in this case the longitudinal engine placement in the Audi verses the front mid-engine placement in the BMW.
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