Thread: bmw 125 vs s3?
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      03-01-2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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bmw 125 vs s3?

Hi guys,

So ive had my 125 coupe for close to 3 years now and the circumstance has come up where i can either choose to keep my 125 or go for an s3 sportsback (4 door)(new). I test drove an s3 today with the S-tronic and wow!!!

The handling in that car is awesome! the gearbox, awesome!! but it just doesnt feel like the bm. I really did punch the s3 on the drive. tail sliding and all the jazz :P the 60 40 split on the rear and front wasnt a problem, i didnt feel much under steer at all!

sure it has a lot of power over the 125 but i didnt feel all 195kw. the 125 also feels a lot more responsive than the s3.

Theres also more tuning potential with the s3 but im only considering a chip.

The steering is heavier on the 125 which is nice with cornering and higher speeds, the s3 has active steering but didnt get to much of a chance to play with it.

I would really like some 3rd party advice? biased or not

Whats your take on the 125 vs s3?
Never thought id be comparing an audi to a bmw
2012 1M - Aw - Akrapovic Evolution & downpipe, CF tips, Gruppe M intake, ESS tune, KW coilovers
2011 X1 Xdrive 2.0D - sparkling bronze/black - Hifi sound system, sports steering wheel, climate control, automatic, cruise control