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    #11
    A big naaaahhhhhh.

    BMW and Audi are of different league.

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    #12
    Update:
    Lexus IS-F: starts at $56,000

    Engine: 5.0 liter DOHC VVTi D-4 V8
    Power: 414 hp * 6,600 rpm
    Torque: 371 lb-ft * 5,200 rpm
    Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Direct Shift automatic
    Curb weight: 3,780 lbs
    Weight Distribution, F/R: 54/46
    0-60mph: 4.6 s
    Top Speed: 170mph (electronically limited)

    The new BMW M3 sedan starts at $54,575

    Engine: 4.0 liter DOHC double-VANOS V8
    Power: 414 hp * 8,300 rpm
    Torque: 295 lb-ft * 3,900 rpm
    Transmission: 6-Speed manual
    Curb weight: 3,538 lbs
    Weight Distribution, F/R: 50/50
    0-62mph: 4.9 s (0-60mph: est 4.7 s)
    Top Speed 155mph (electronically limited, gentleman's agreement)

    *Horsepower figures are in hp(SAE)

    This will be interesting, most people were expecting the BMW M3 to start at $60K+.
    Last edited by AG4; January 16th, 2008 at 11:02 AM.

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    #13
    IS-F engine bay (without covers on): looks stupid

    RS4 Engine bay (does'nt need covers):

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    #14
    BMW M3 engine bay...

    Big Airbox covers the top of the 4.0 liter V8 engine which positioned far back into the engine bay (to improve weight distribution)

    without the big airbox...

    eight individual throttle butterflies.
    Last edited by AG4; January 16th, 2008 at 08:55 PM.

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