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S4 vs 325ci

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Was heading down 128 southbound yesterday around 1pm, and came up behind an Audi S4. He was stuck behind a truck. The lanes opened up and he zipped around. I followed. He looked in his mirror, saw me - and hit the gas, hard. What happened next surprised me. I expected this car to smoke me - and while he opened up a decent lead initially, my 325 was able to match his acceleration and speed. He never got more than 10 car lengths ahead of me (and, um, we were going a tad fast). After about 3/4 a mile of this, we both backed off. Traffic was very light, and wide open in the section we were on. So, it was a brief straight line sprint. I pulled up next to the guy and he just looked over at me, looking frustrated.

But I always shake my head when people post the 325 vs 330 threads and ***** about the 325 "being lame", etc, etc, etc. I don't care what anyone says - above 3500, this car screams.

Either that, or I'm just kidding myself about the S4 :D
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ALEX325i said:

I have to disagree Haus... You gotta remember that an S4 outperforms an E36 M3. Sure, I agree that it may not handle as well as an E36 M3, but the S4 does outperform it. So, I find it hard to believe that a 330 will keep up with it...

I agree with you on the whole 325 thing. :thumb: I usually take mine on trips to the Keys and I'm always pleased with its performance. :D
The S4 is in the same SCCA class (D) as 6-cyl non-M 3-series, because on the track it has proved to perform about equal.
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