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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 12-10-2011, 05:28 PM
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Disagree. I drove the S5 even, wanting to like it better than a 335i (both convertibles). I couldn't get over the feeling that I was wrestling with the Audi in sharp turns. like it was resisting my efforts. Quite nose-heavy and understeered. The BMW (I ended up with the IS) is a dream in the turns; it seems like it reads your mind.
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:30 PM
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Disagree. I drove the S5 even, wanting to like it better than a 335i (both convertibles). I couldn't get over the feeling that I was wrestling with the Audi in sharp turns. like it was resisting my efforts. Quite nose-heavy and understeered. The BMW (I ended up with the IS) is a dream in the turns; it seems like it reads your mind.
The early S5 (and most new dealer cars) don't have the sports differential. The V8 S5 is certainly a touring car. The new 2013 models will be set up like an S4, with the lighter V6 mounted closer to the firewall.

The S4 is flawless on a track, though it is no Lotus. But for that matter neither is a 335xi at the same weight. I guess a big difference is Audi does sports models in AWD, where BMW aims AWD at family cars that don't need sports suspensions.
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