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      10-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Cool Visual Comparison: BMW F30 3 Series and M Sport vs. Audi A4 and S4 Facelift

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Visual Comparison: BMW F30 3 Series and M Sport vs. Audi A4 and S4 Facelift
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Audi has just pulled the wraps off its facelifted A4 and S4 models (B8). This calls for another photo comparison thread comparing the 2012 3 series sedan against the 2012 A4/S4. Both the F30 and the facelifted A/S4 will hit showroom floors next spring.

What's seen below is a comparison of the F30 M Sport against the Audi S4 facelift, followed by a Sport Line F30 versus the standard A4 facelift. Color us biased, but visually, neither the A4 nor the S4 have anything on the F30 models.


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      10-27-2011, 03:57 PM   #2
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audi is easier on the eye
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not feeling the A4/S4 facelift... audi's interior looks way dated next to the 3er but audi is older here so. 3er is more aggressive
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      10-27-2011, 04:00 PM   #4
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audi is easier on the eye
And also completely bland and unimaginative.

F30 wins this one easily.
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      10-27-2011, 04:07 PM   #5
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Is that really the S4? Audi should be embarrassed by that!

I'm not a big fan of any of the cars on display here though.
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      10-27-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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Agree, both are bland but for me the Audi shades it.
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      10-27-2011, 04:14 PM   #7
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Both are uglier than the previous models imo.
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the S4 is really a joke...
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      10-27-2011, 04:15 PM   #9
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the headlights on the Side profile of the A/S4 look to small and way to low
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the S4 is really a joke...
I know i start laughing whenever i see one. Seriously no sarcasm
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      10-27-2011, 04:19 PM   #11
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the S4 is really a joke...
I know i start laughing whenever i see one. Seriously no sarcasm
Actually laughing? Like full in hysterics and rolling on the floor? Good work. I do that when I see any Audi. They are miserable. Perhaps apart from the r8, but that's even rubbish.
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      10-27-2011, 04:23 PM   #12
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The front end of the BMW is aggressive. The Audi looks god but much softer.
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Actually laughing? Like full in hysterics and rolling on the floor? Good work. I do that when I see any Audi. They are miserable. Perhaps apart from the r8, but that's even rubbish.
no, just a quick laugh at the owner like "haha you bought an Audi, which is a car company that markets its driver not their cars".
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I don't like the way Audis drive at all... but I am starting to like their exterior styling more and more. Clean lines, especially around the hood.

But I'm not a fan of any of these new BMW designs, unfortunately... :P Sucks to be me, I guess.
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BMW hood line looks downright undesigned.
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For me, Audi's have always looked lazy and boring to me. They just don't have the lines like BMW/Mercedes do. As for the interior, only the instrument cluster and display look decent, the rest looks ugly and very VW-like. Audi's for the most part haven't changed much when compared to BMW and Mercedes which is why they'll always be a distant number 3 to me.
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the audi does a good job making the F30 look remarkable. when compared the BMW wins hands down. the audi rides too high and looks a little smaller.
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I never really liked the Audi until I saw this comparision.
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Both look like garbage to me. lol

Ive owned both BMW and Audi..

Overall i was happier with my Audi :P (if i am not focusing on just performance) idk why everyone talks smack about them here... but i guess its the same on the Audi forums, haha. I found the interior on the Audis much more comfortable.
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Is that really the S4? Audi should be embarrassed by that!

I'm not a big fan of any of the cars on display here though.
The red audi is the S4, the silver one isn't. :P
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the audi rides too high and looks a little smaller.
Different strokes, I guess. I was really hoping the BMW would get smaller, or at least stop getting bigger.
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Looks like the the Audi facelife made the design simplier, simple elegance. Not sure if that's a good thing though but will have to see it live to decide. The F30 looks busier and confirms for me and a much better design than the Bangle E90. The M-Sport version especially looks better, IMO.
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