• jjpdx avatar jjpdx Posted: 6/5/2013 10:12am PDT

    I test drove the BMW 328 and A4 before buying an A4. The BMW drove and handled slightly better on dry roads. However, I live in an area where it rains often and live in an area where there are quite a few hills. The A4 felt more precise on a rainy test drive. Not sure how I like the electronic power steering as sometimes the steering does feel like it could be more responsive. I did take the A4 on an empty interstate to see how much power the 2.0 turbo had. I let up at about 95 mph and figured that the 2.0 turbo was more than adequate. If I lived in an area that had more sun, I would have bought the BMW as I felt the overall handling was slightly more nimble.

  • fb_100000375777575 avatar Rich Posted: 3/8/2013 1:53pm PST

    Having had a Audi A4 for 3 yrs and driving in the snow I can say that buying the BMW 5281 X Drive was a positive move. I'm very pleased with the handling and it has yet to even slip !


  • Annatar avatar Annatar Posted: 2/19/2013 3:03pm PST

    Audi is literally a re-branded Volkswagen (the parts, including the engines, are identical!), and Volkswagen is notorious for flaky quality.

    BMW has no such issues.

    Personally, I do not like German cars (especially since I own one). Japanese diesels forever.

  • boston91388 avatar boston91388 Posted: 11/4/2012 9:52am PST

    As somebody who has driven Audi's quite a bit, and owns a BMW, the BMW crushes. If you want a luxury car, buy an Audi or Mercedes Benz, but if you want a luxury car that performs $20,000 above it's class, then a the BMW wins. Test a 335i against a A5, it demolishes the A5, and then test it against the new S5 and it matches up pretty well. But, what does the S5 compete with? The BMW M3. But the M3 beats the S5, badly.

    Audi and MB are great for luxury, there is no way around that, but if you truly care about performance, then there is no reason to buy anything other than a BMW.

  • Black on Black avatar Black on Black Posted: 11/12/2012 10:43am PST

    The comparison of Audi A5 would have to be made against the 328i Coupe. Apples to apples for what's been written about should be BMW 328i vs Audi A4, BMW 335i vs the Audi S4. Audi's S4 is not even in the same class as an M3. The BMW M3 coupe would be put up against an Audi RS5. I can agree the performance of a M3 is like no other and can out perform the Audi in some aspects, however 1 perk to the RS5 would be that quattro system.

  • paca12 avatar paca12 Posted: 8/10/2012 1:49pm PDT

    "Unlike the 3-Series, however, you won't find a potent six-cylinder in the mid-rangeā€¦"
    The S4/S5 represent Audi's midrange models/trims and compete directly with the BMW 335i coupe and sedan, not with the BMW M3. The Audi RS is the one that competes with the M3.
    Motor Trend recently did a comparison between the S4 and the new 335i and the S4 came as the better car.
    Thanks for the review!

  • fb_100000187915320 avatar Dava Posted: 8/6/2012 11:57am PDT

    I agree, Audi's A4 cars have a great model ..

  • fb_1224815454 avatar Jim Posted: 7/4/2012 11:52am PDT

    Not quite an apples to apples comparison since the BMW is brand new. We'll see how they match up when Audi comes out with an updated version, probably for 2014. Still, Audi is now the best selling luxury brand in Germany, currently outselling both BMW and MB. Also, it is the top luxury brand in India! The reason, in my opinion, is that all of the Audi models are better values when it comes to what matters on a daily basis. BMW sells it's sporty image, but few owners ever experience its capabilities. MB still has its luxury image with the S Class "halo" car still unsurpassed. But at lower prices, both the C/E Classes suffer a bit in other parts of the world.

  • fb_7303808 avatar Brian Posted: 3/30/2012 1:29pm PDT

    who do you think you are fooling TCC? That's the new 5-series in the photo, not the new 3-series.

  • fb_100000456572551 avatar fb_100000456572551 Posted: 12/14/2012 1:47pm PST

    It is the 3 series. Note how headlights bleed into the grill.