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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 07-29-2012, 07:51 AM
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335i F30 M Sport vs 2012 S4 (considering tuning capabilities)

I get it that there are a lot of threads comparing the two cars stock vs stock. Long and short of it is that BMW has the better fit and finish yet the Audi has the better straight line (and debatingly handling) performance.

My goal is to buy one of these two cars and put a light stage 1 or 2 tune on it without going too wild with bolt ons. I want something very fast but with a stock look (I love the performance of a friends 2007 with a stage 2 jb4 tune). I really like the look of the M Sport over the Audi and an trying to justify going that route. In all reality I wish it had the N54 engine since I don't think tuners will ever get as much HP out of the N55. Can anyone give me good reason to not jump ship to the Audi?
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:05 AM
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No, I can't. The Audi tuning market is way bigger than the BMW tuning market, so if you are going to buy a new $50,000 car and start to tune it, I think you would be far better off with the S4.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:57 AM
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Easy decision.
The M Sport is a particularly poor choice as it is a lot of money for appearance. (There is nothing wrong with this if its look is worth the money to you.)
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