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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 12-26-2012, 05:55 AM
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Ward's 10 Best Engines 2012

Ward's had good things to say about the N55 & N20, but more impressively described Audi's supercharged 6.

Now I gotta drive for myself.

You 335i pilots - did you prefer your engine over Audi's, or wasn't that an issue?

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Old 12-27-2012, 02:18 PM
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Good Lord.

Are we to believe: BMW pilots do not consider Audi as competition?
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:38 PM
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I currently owned a F10 with the N55 engine and had a A5 with the Audi 3.0T powertrain, also driven the 328xi many times, once for a day. My opinion of the 3 engines is about the same as Ward's, all three are very nice engines but the Audi 3.0T is the best of the three. The 3.0T is very responsive, way under rated, even more so than the N20.
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:39 PM
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Are we to believe: BMW pilots do not consider Audi as competition?
Nope.

Only Cadillac.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:37 PM
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Don't convince me with facts.

Having said that, the S4 is on the expensive side, and Audi does try to make it somewhat exclusive.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:15 PM
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Audi's 3 is a supercharged engine, so it is bound to feel more responsive, perhaps at the expense of slightly lower mpgs.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:27 AM
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Audi's 3 is a supercharged engine, so it is bound to feel more responsive, perhaps at the expense of slightly lower mpgs.
To tell to the turth, I thought my A6 got similar if not better gas mileage than my F10, and thats whithout the ASS.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:41 PM
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Good Lord.

Are we to believe: BMW pilots do not consider Audi as competition?
After my experiences with Audis and the fact we lack a San Diego dealership (unless you count the scum in Miramar), nope, never really a contender.
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I test drove an A6 with the sport package and I found the engine quite responsive with a decent powerband. The supercharger's are nice haves, not dealing with turbo lag is a nice change. That said, the car itself was not as fun to drive or as well balanced as the 335i. It wasn't far off though and I was left impressed with the A6. Ultimately I didn't choose it. Audi CA was a bit of a dbag, they lowballed me on my trade in, and wouldn't budge on the price of the A6. BMW was better to deal with and really, outside of the S4, which they had none in stock, I just didn't find the Audi's as engaging.

I see the N55 taking some knocks in other posts, I don't get it. I think it's a great engine. Responsive, fast, sounds great. No issues so far, no complaints from me.
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I test drove an A6 with the sport package and I found the engine quite responsive with a decent powerband. The supercharger's are nice haves, not dealing with turbo lag is a nice change. That said, the car itself was not as fun to drive or as well balanced as the 335i. It wasn't far off though and I was left impressed with the A6. Ultimately I didn't choose it. Audi CA was a bit of a dbag, they lowballed me on my trade in, and wouldn't budge on the price of the A6. BMW was better to deal with and really, outside of the S4, which they had none in stock, I just didn't find the Audi's as engaging.
The A6 competes with the 5 series not the 335i Just the fact that you thought the A6's performance was close to the 335 tells you that the S4 will blow the 335i out of the water
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Thought the troll was gone, guess not.
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Thought the troll was gone, guess not.
Another typical useless comment by justinnum1, I guess the New Year havent change a thing Do yourself and the forum a favor and try to have something even remotely intelligent to say before you post.
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Another typical useless comment by justinnum1, I guess the New Year havent change a thing Do yourself and the forum a favor and try to have something even remotely intelligent to say before you post.

You boys cross?
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The A6 competes with the 5 series not the 335i Just the fact that you thought the A6's performance was close to the 335 tells you that the S4 will blow the 335i out of the water
The S4 is indeed a great performer, no doubt. But this is going a little overboard. The S4 is marginally better, yes. But "blow out of the water", no, and I've driven both.
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The S4 is indeed a great performer, no doubt. But this is going a little overboard. The S4 is marginally better, yes. But "blow out of the water", no, and I've driven both.
Perhaps I exaggerated a bit, but the S4 does perform better than the 335i. Unfortunately, the S4 is hard to find, which makes the actual buying price much higher.
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