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      02-28-2015, 06:41 PM   #1
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M3 to S4 to 135is!

and lovin it
some observations:
- Funner to drive than the S4 for sure
- Surprisingly spacious for such a 'small' car
- Don't miss the 14mpg on the M3
- that exhaust note...

This car was worth all the searching, waiting, and reading articles like these http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...ed-test-review, searching, and waiting...
I don't plan to change anything on this car..well maybe window tint

Introducing number 489 of 586!





The S4 (B8 2012 S-tronic)




The M3 (E90 2008 + LCI trunk and lights 6MT)


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      02-28-2015, 07:17 PM   #2
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I've been thinking about going from 135i to V6 S4/S5. Did you have the supercharged V6 or NA V8?
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      02-28-2015, 07:22 PM   #3
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I had the b8 model which comes equipped with the SC'd V6
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      03-01-2015, 07:23 AM   #4
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Congrats and welcome.
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      03-01-2015, 08:13 AM   #5
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Nice!!! Congratulations and welcome! Nice color combo. Post more details of the purchase (price, miles, etc.) and further observations/comparisons on the driving experience compared to your other cars. Thanks to its driving dynamics, low-end torque, and exhaust note, my 135is is the best daily driver I've ever owned, hands down. I'm sure you will have the same experience!
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      03-01-2015, 06:51 PM   #6
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Love those 313 wheels on the 135is.
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      03-02-2015, 01:36 AM   #7
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Car only has ~11k miles and loaded with boston coral leather, technology, premium, HK, PDC, auto high beams and more...i think pretty much everything(?)
It's such a fast and quirky car with great handling.

The S4 was definitely an awesome car that had a good balance of luxury,speed and looks. I'm not sure if it was the S-tronic/DSG transmission but I didn't really have that much fun driving it. It did get decent MPG though.

Driving the 135is gave me a lot of flashbacks of driving E90. I absolutely loved the M3 and it was one of the best cars I had every driven. However, revving it up to such high rpms to get the power wasn't ideal for a daily. Never got a chance to drive it at the track so I guess I never realized the full potential of that car.

After having boston leather in this car and nappa leather in the S4 as well as the M3, I am not a fan, I much prefer the boston leather. the nappa leather did not age well no matter how much care I put into it. Interior wise, I miss having a rear view camera though..

It's only been 2 days now so I need to drive it some more and I can report back
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      03-08-2015, 12:37 AM   #8
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Congrats on buying such a rare car! SG + Coral is just sick!!
Enjoy, and thanks for sharing the pics
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      03-08-2015, 12:42 AM   #9
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congrats and welcome to 1addict
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      03-09-2015, 01:07 PM   #10
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Cant go wrong with the 135is, congrats !!
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      03-09-2015, 10:18 PM   #11
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Love it. Beautiful car, and congrats on the purchase!
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      03-17-2015, 01:09 AM   #12
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brand new OEM performance grill
matches the mirrors and window trim perfectly
should have come like this from the factory!
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      03-17-2015, 06:22 AM   #13
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very nice! maybe I will see you around! good call on the front plate.
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      03-18-2015, 03:13 PM   #14
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got rid of the RFTs
225/40/18 front (upped from 215)
245/35/18 back (stock size)
was thinking about getting 255 for the back but didn't like the chance of rubbing even in the slightest.

This combo is perfect and the car feels very neutral


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      03-18-2015, 03:25 PM   #15
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got rid of the RFTs
225/40/18 front (upped from 215)
245/35/18 back (stock size)
was thinking about getting 255 for the back but didn't like the chance of rubbing even in the slightest.
Curious what kind of tires you decided to get? They look like continental contisport something, huh? Not Michelin Pilot Super Sports?

I struggled mightily with the tire sizes and even though everyone says 225/255 fits fine with no rubbing, etc., I couldn't handle the risk and stuck with stock sizes, though I do regret it at times. I almost went 225/245 like you too, in part cause the shop accidentally ordered 225s instead of 215s, which apparently are a weird/unusual size.

So much nicer without the runflats.
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      03-18-2015, 03:33 PM   #16
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Curious what kind of tires you decided to get? They look like continental contisport something, huh? Not Michelin Pilot Super Sports?

I struggled mightily with the tire sizes and even though everyone says 225/255 fits fine with no rubbing, etc., I couldn't handle the risk and stuck with stock sizes, though I do regret it at times. I almost went 225/245 like you too, in part cause the shop accidentally ordered 225s instead of 215s, which apparently are a weird/unusual size.

So much nicer without the runflats.
I ran into a brand new set (with stickers) of continental sportcontact5's for super cheap.
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

if you go to the 'spec' tab it says Mercedes fitment. I looked up some 2014 SLK 350s online and they come with these exact tires and sizes.
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      03-24-2015, 05:35 PM   #17
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So OP just curious what about the 135 you like that much more than the S4? I ask because I love the S4's in general and have considered getting rid of the 135 for a B8 in white in fact. Does it feel any faster or "livelier"?
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      03-24-2015, 08:27 PM   #18
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So OP just curious what about the 135 you like that much more than the S4? I ask because I love the S4's in general and have considered getting rid of the 135 for a B8 in white in fact. Does it feel any faster or "livelier"?
The S4 was quick that's for sure. However, compared to the 135 you can definitely feel the size difference. I even had the optional sport differential and although it does amazing things for the car, however the nose heaviness of the car could always be felt. Also, I owned a 2012 (last year with hydraulic steering) and I heard the 2013-current models are having a massive steering problem. Which Audi has not 'fixed' to this day. 56 pages of discussion definitely means something... Link: http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...ng-Issues-2013

I don't consider myself a great driver and I would say the differences I feel and felt are mostly visceral. This isn't my only car (wife drive's a 2014 MDX) so I suppose if you are looking for a good all around car thats both quick and nice looking the S4 will fit the bill. Just be careful about the S-tronic transmission as many of the older owners are reporting mechatronics failure. I didn't want to own the car long enough to find that out for myself.

Anyways, tinted the car today!
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20% back three


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      03-25-2015, 11:47 AM   #19
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Awesome, thanks for the feedback and the heads up on the S-tronic... congrats on the new ride!
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      03-25-2015, 12:30 PM   #20
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As one who owns 2 BMWs and 2 Audis (none of them really new) I can see both sides of the argument. Living in the snow belt however tips the scale to Audi for its Quattro. Once drove an A4 and S4 back to back and didn't feel the S4 was worth the extra money. The A3 with 220hp would interest me if I were wealthier but I'll stick with my 128 (230hp) for a long time. Another BMW advantage is all the good "club" activity AND all the fabulous DIY's available [Bav Auto, Pelican, etc] and soon I plan on installing a Koni suspension on my 128.
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      03-25-2015, 06:16 PM   #21
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Very nice! Very rare cars indeed
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