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      12-07-2010, 12:24 PM   #45
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Front and back Audi. Side and inside BMW its a wash. Only the 3 and 5 series can match or beat Audi designs in the same class category. Everything else Audi just does so much better IMO. Think X3 vs Q5. Not even close. The X5 vs Q7.... Q7 is hideous IMO, and X5 better looking.
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      12-07-2010, 12:32 PM   #46
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Based on the side profile:

you sure can tell which one is based on RWD architecture vs FWD


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      12-07-2010, 12:36 PM   #47
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The Audi is pretty ugly, I wouldnt buy it with your money, but the looks are personal taste and I wont go into the reasons because its more of the same and not worth the time to pound it out. I will say, the new S-line will get smoked by my 550 just as its predecessor does.
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The Audi is pretty ugly, I wouldnt buy it with your money, but the looks are personal taste and I wont go into the reasons because its more of the same and not worth the time to pound it out. I will say, the new S-line will get smoked by my 550 just as its predecessor does.
The S-line is not a 550i rival it's just a trim package for all models. Wait for the new S6. The old one was packing 430bhp from a V10. The new one will most likely be a 4.0TFSi unit pushing no less than 450bhp and more torque than previous model.
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      12-07-2010, 12:58 PM   #49
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Sure yeah, both car look equally great, but once you crank them up and run them side by side that is where the comparison ends. BMW is the ultimate driving machine, Audi is more comfortable and easy to drive. It all comes down to what kind of driver you are, and what you are looking for in a car and at what price.

Both great cars. BMW and the way they handle is what sells me on them.
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      12-07-2010, 01:02 PM   #50
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what is the deal with that pop up screen in an audi, looks like some mounted an after market gps on the dashboard
I saw it the new A8. It actually works very well in person. And in many commutes, you don't really need to see the nav (and music is probably already on the new enriched DIS). In those cases, hiding the screen gives a very clean look.

This is why I like the pop-up. It's changeable. Then again, I have the built-in cutout style in by A4 right now....so I might be biased towards whatever's different and new.



About that Profile overhang comparison....you drew the line from the tip of the 'chin'. That chin in all new Audis are way extended beyond whatever can be fairly used as point of reference for weight distribution. You need to look at detailed geometric diagrams to judge this accurately....thanks to the new pedestrian crash regulations.
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      12-07-2010, 01:21 PM   #51
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The location of the Navigation on the A6 is horrible, it looks so out of place. The exterior on both of them is beautiful but the interior has to go to the 5 series.
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      12-07-2010, 01:29 PM   #52
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I was looking at buying an a6 after I recently totalled my 335. I loved my 335 but had a bunch of issues with it and needed more space for my growing family. The exterior on Audi's are nice but I feel like they all look the same just with different length wheelbases. One of the main reasons I didn't get the Audi is because the interior looked really cheap (specifically the dash), even to the point my wife commented on it (and she doesn't know much about cars). The seats are both nice looking and comfortable but I couldn't get over the dash.
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      12-07-2010, 01:31 PM   #53
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It's amazing how ugly both cars look next to their factory kitted counterparts. Hahaha.
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      12-07-2010, 01:32 PM   #54
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nice comparison! i think they're both nice!

i also agree that the navi in the a6 looks terrible.
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      12-07-2010, 01:32 PM   #55
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IMO.

M-SPORT VS S-LINE

BMW /AUDI
Front 1 /1
Side 1 /0
Rear 1 /-0.5


Regular Version

BMW /AUDI

Front 0.5 /0.5
Side 1 /0
Rear 1 /-1


Well,,,I jus made these scores up myself,,so these are all just my opinions.
I never really like any of the AUDI butts. I think they are all ugly. I love the BMW side profile the most(over any other brands),,so yehhh. However, the front are pretty equally nice thou. Like both of them, but LOVE BMW MORE.
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Am I the only one who finds the non-M-Sport "open wide mouth" front fascia absolutely repulsive?
yea, not a fan of that wide open mouth look either.

however, the 3d front spoiler does a nice job of fixing that problem imho.

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Ive always said audis are always going to be prettier but they are not a drivers car. The feel is just ..... GHAY. This coming from a e46 m3, b5 s4, b7 s4, and current b8 a4 owner.
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      12-07-2010, 01:39 PM   #58
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Those who say audi interior has better design is smoking crack.
I was just thinking that despite my love for Audi interiors in the past, I think the new BMWs have begun to catch up, so much so, that dare I say the F10 is nicer than the new A6.

Nice job BMW.

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That pop up navi in the Audi looks so out of place these days.
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      12-07-2010, 01:50 PM   #60
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The S-line is not a 550i rival it's just a trim package for all models. Wait for the new S6. The old one was packing 430bhp from a V10. The new one will most likely be a 4.0TFSi unit pushing no less than 450bhp and more torque than previous model.
With all that bravado you speak of its still not a competitor for the 550, maybe the 535. Audi is inferrior no matter how many led's you cover it with.

That pop up is also terrible, every now and then I rent a car with one and always think its more annoying then practical. What is the point? Maybe the guy who likes this like debadging because it has the same clean concept? idk ...
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BMW, that's it.
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      12-07-2010, 02:03 PM   #62
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Those who say audi interior has better design is smoking crack.

ya seriously ... never understood those people. the quality of materials is like sittin in a "fancy" toyota
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      12-07-2010, 02:15 PM   #63
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With all that bravado you speak of its still not a competitor for the 550, maybe the 535. Audi is inferrior no matter how many led's you cover it with.

Lol, bravado? I'm just saying the S-line you are talking about is a 535i rival and NOT a 550i rival.

Audi A6 3.0TFSi (C7) - 300bhp, 440Nm, 0-60mph in 5.5 secs
BMW 535i (F10) - 301bhp, 400Nm, 0-60mph in 5.8 secs

Audi S6 (C7) - likely to be 450bhp+ and <5 secs
BMW 550i (F10) - 401bhp, 600Nm, 4.8 secs
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5 series looks better, but the A6 actually looks nice in these pictures, well only from the front.
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Am I the only one who finds the non-M-Sport "open wide mouth" front fascia absolutely repulsive?
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The 2012 A6 2.0 TDI tips the scales at just 3,472 pounds. That is 3-series weight.



Audi is tackling cutting weight with their cars. Great news.

http://www.egmcartech.com/2010/12/03...-of-materials/
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