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      02-28-2013, 08:46 AM   #67
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Audis have gotten nicer....but unless it's an R8...never a car I'd ever spend $80-$100k on. When you are in the ballpark of paying that much for a car....some of it is stature....and a Audi A6/A7/A8 just doesn't hold the same weight as a top of the line Benz, BMW, or Porsche.
I don't know if I agree with that. It's not like Audi is Saab trying to breach the luxury market. Ever since the unintentional acceleration incidents--which ended up being user-related--people are quick to write Audi off as second tier. Whether the S6 and the 550i xDrive have anything to do with each other, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes are all German and they are each built to the same standards. What we have is Audi entering a performance category it was previously unable to keep up with. Now that the company has a real, proven contender, people make excuses that Ingolstadt doesn't have the same caché as the guys over in Munich and Stuttgart.
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At the price levels this thread is pointing at, I'm surprised that no one has invited the MB E63 AMG to the party.
We are trying to compare cars with technologies from this century
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For 2012, MB ditched their King Kong V8 (with THAT AMG exhaust note) for a smaller 5.5 V8 turbocharged (sans exhaust note) to fool the gas guzzler police. They even added start-stop.
Don't they even rate runner up prize?
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For 2012, MB ditched their King Kong V8 (with THAT AMG exhaust note) for a smaller 5.5 V8 turbocharged (sans exhaust note) to fool the gas guzzler police. They even added start-stop.
Don't they even rate runner up prize?
Typical Mercedes, always playing catch up with the competition. The E63 AMG has a price tag well north of $100K, it should really be compare to the M5 or the RS6.
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I was in the 550xi vs S6 dilemma. My as-configured/negotiated prices were close enough to not be a factor in my decision. I chose the BMW because I couldn't come to like the exterior looks of the Audi - was very bland IMO. I also didn't want a black (or white) interior and that was another hard pill to swallow.
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S does not compete with M and AMG. That's what RS is for. Price-wise, S competes with top level non-M BMW models (S4 = 335i; S6 = 550i; S7 = 650i gran coupe; etc.)
Agreed!! The price comparisons tell the story. Only the Audi RS models compete with BMW M and Mercedes AMG versions!
Don't get me wrong, I loved my 2003 Audi RS6 and 2008 RS4 but in today's market and AoA's Service/Warranty shell game, the BMW is a better buy!
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sigh, audi's suck.

I look forward to smoking yet another Audi design in my slower and pathetic handling 550i, yawn.
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