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    • Race Video: E46 M3 convertible vs. Audi S5

      My friend and I got a chance to do a few pulls during a meet last weekend.. Both cars have exhaust valves. We did several pulls, 2 of which I got on video clearly. Each time were about dead even, nobody really gained. This is a bit of a shock to the Audi community as well as myself. However, the numbers behind each car don't exactly put the S5 ahead by much at all.




      This article was originally published in forum thread: (Video) E46 M3 vs. Audi S5 started by leftlanefiend View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Did both.
      1. LostMarine's Avatar
        LostMarine -
        wow. and to think, i was about to get an S5.. tisk tisk audi.. so much potential and forget to add some power..
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        ^ When it gets the SC V6 it will be a decent option.

        This is the problem with the newer Audi's, heavy, 4wd, and weak NA motors.
      1. Kautiongsr's Avatar
        Kautiongsr -
        yup i agree....^^^^^^^
      1. leftlanefiend's Avatar
        leftlanefiend -
        Sticky, thanks for promoting it. Definitely a sobering video of how the S5 really stacks up against these cars.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Great vid, I'm surprised a heavy vert did that well, wow. No offense, but the S5 is pretty weak to struggle with a heavy convertible 6 cylinder designed a decade ago.
        Agreed, drivetrain loss is the true culprit here though, as weight typically should become a factor during acceleration (from a dig) and cornering. The vert and I are planning to do another round of pulls but with longer run times, because the Audi seemed to have pulled a bit toward the end of each run in this video. The top will be up next time as well. Hopefully I can sneak a coupe in too.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leftlanefiend Click here to enlarge
        Sticky, thanks for promoting it. Definitely a sobering video of how the S5 really stacks up against these cars.
        I have argued with Audi people for years trying to explain to them why their cars were not as strong as BMW's... thank you for clearly showing it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leftlanefiend Click here to enlarge
        Agreed, drivetrain loss is the true culprit here though, as weight typically should become after during acceleration (from a dig) and cornering. The vert and I are planning to do another round of pulls but with longer run times, because the Audi seemed to have pulled a bit toward the end of each run in this video. The top will be up next time as well. Hopefully I can sneak a coupe in as well
        That is what I was going to say, keep the top up next time. Get a coupe to run and really demoralize them Click here to enlarge
      1. leftlanefiend's Avatar
        leftlanefiend -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That is what I was going to say, keep the top up next time. Get a coupe to run and really demoralize them Click here to enlarge

        Indeed, should be interesting nonetheless.
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        inter1032 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        i'm surprised the s5 kept up!
        +1
      1. JonMartin's Avatar
        JonMartin -
        LOL thats embarrassing. I'm not surprised though someone dynoed a stock S5 and made only 229whp which is pretty bad imo. It's at least a good looking car though.

        *waits for footie*
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Nothing much Footie can say to this... or anything lately.
      1. 503Alex's Avatar
        503Alex -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Nothing much Footie can say to this... or anything lately.
        ...

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Footie Click here to enlarge
        If they had been racing in a blizzard on the north pole, over the carcasses of reindeer (the environment Quattro was designed for), the superior driving dynamics of the Audi would've given it the clear win.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        ::Crickets::


        Footie??


        You there br0?
      1. JonMartin's Avatar
        JonMartin -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 503Alex Click here to enlarge
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        Thats $#@!in hilarious
      1. BASELINE's Avatar
        BASELINE -
        Thats plain pathetic....and with the top down to rub it in....lol. Had the M3 put the top up, it might have made all the difference and the S5 would have lost to a 10 year old convertible.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 503Alex Click here to enlarge
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        Nicely done Click here to enlarge
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Not the fastest, but still a great car inside and out.

        It needs the supercharged 6 and dual clutch 7speed the convertible S5 has.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        The S5 needs this newly released SC: http://www.audiboost.com/showthread....257#post112257

        And even so... it only takes it to the low 400's SC'd. N54's and SC M3's would have their way with it pretty easily, same with SC E46 M3's.
      1. Lock n Load's Avatar
        Lock n Load -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
        Nice video. Man I love the S5, but that's just painful to watch lol
        Painful, tell me about it. I use to own an RS4. Great car, good looker, handling, finish:
        Click here to enlarge

        BUT it was no threat on the roads. I got tired of having the E46M3 with tune and bolt on's eat my lunch. The car was heavy and the DT loss with 4WD was incredible.
        It weighed only 200 less than the E60M5.
        Dump it in one year and took a MAJOR bath too.

        Ranger
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Lock n Load Click here to enlarge
        BUT it was no threat on the roads. I got tired of having the E46M3 with tune and bolt on's eat my lunch. The car was heavy and the DT loss with 4WD was incredible.
        Yes, this is exactly right.