View Full Version : Auto Bild: A5 vs BMW 3 series coupe
July 21st, 2007, 02:01
Auto Bild tested two oponents...
Video of this test...
July 25th, 2007, 23:53
i only wanted to beat bmw at the lap times and he did...he destroyed the times 3 series coupe had...that's a lovely comparison test...come on guys, test the S5 vs 335i...i wonder who will be the winner on a drag race and on a racetrack:))yeahh right...of course the S5!!!
July 26th, 2007, 02:56
3 series won because of a lower price. That is not really convincing.
July 26th, 2007, 05:38
I am disappointed with the basic engine of the A5.
I know it is just a coupe version of A4,but I would expect some tweaks.
Also,I want conventional gearbox..Multitronic is the best CVT avaliable,but..
July 26th, 2007, 22:08
Autocar already did a first drive comparison test between the S5 and the 335i and though they too gave the win to the Beemer on price, they did find the S5 the quicker on the twisty mountain roads where the comparison was taken place. Performance wise I reckon the S5 will still have it but the win would be small as we all know the 335i kicks out more than the claimed 306hp stated.
But one thing I find confusing is that BMW fans talk about how inefficient the Quattro system is compared to that of a BMW yet when Car & Driver tested the M3v8 it posted an identical 12.9s time for the quarter mile that the RS4 did and all this with identical power, slightly more weight and this inefficient drive system. Don't figure.