B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

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RS4 B7 or M140i LC2

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B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by Fisherman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:51 am

Hello fellow car enthusiasts

I found myself in a small predicament. Atm i’m kinda daily driving a b7 RS4 with the lovely 4.2 N/A V8 and the 6-speed manual gearbox. Matched with an aftermarket suspension and exhaust this thing is a beast. But with the car reaching 60k miles i found myself thinking about some change. The RS4 truly loves fuel and the engine isn’t care free at all. So i started looking into a more modern car. The m140i paired with a manual seemed as one of the best options for me. The amount of new tech and creature comfort in the LC2 is just insane. And after
my test drive of the m140i (and the Focus RS and the Golf R), the inl 6 turbo engine felt the best. And its the only car that is kinda resisting the downsizing trend (although i heard that the 2019 model will be 4 cyl and only 4 wheel drive). So now i have a question: Is it worth giving up such a cool car like the b7 RS4 with an engine that we’ll never see in a station wagon again for a 3 Door mega hatch with unbelievable performance and comfort. And also way less fuel consumption and mechanical issues. The only thing holding me back is that if i switch i’ll probably never drive a car like the b7 RS4 again. Mostly because
finding one in good condition is not that easy.
So guys tell me: Should i hold on to the old for a little bit longer and endure running costs but experience some nostalgia or go with the future and all its goodies and flawless performance (besides some rattling..... xD)

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PS: Just so i dont get completly bashed for driving an audi. Since the b7 audi hasnt produced any cool manual besides the R8 and S3. But BMW still has so many cool manuals to offer :D

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Re: B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by Kerr » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:11 am

It's totally your decision. There's little point in asking what a forum specific for the car brand and model would choose.

I never got the B7 RS4. It never felt 400+bhp fast and I'd be confident the M140i would actually be faster.

The advantage of the RS4 is values are going up. Unless your car needs maintenance it will be cheap ownership. The M140i depreciation will be a major factor.

Also the Mlite won't hold the car park kudos of a RS4.

Horses for courses as they say.

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Re: B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by Sonic1506 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:59 pm

Not sure how you can compare an RS4 to M140i....

Equivalent Audi Hot "Hatch" to the M140i is the S3. IMO if you're looking at RS4's, you should be comparing them to the M3.

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Re: B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by Fisherman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:43 pm

Thanks for the quick answers. I know that i should be comparing the RS to the “real” M Cars. But i felt like the Bmw m140i came the closest to my old RS4. If there was a BMW M3 or 1M as a station wagon and even as a manual i would probably own it already. The new V6 RS4 isnt really in my sight either. I think i might keep the RS4 a bit longer and put up with its costs and maybe in a year or two there are some used already depreciated m140i s that i could trade the RS4.

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Re: B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by Birdseye1 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:13 am

I've gone the opposite way to you (m135i - RS4) because while the M135i is a very good car, it's pretty dull as a daily drive. At the end of the day it's a one series with a nice engine, and it does feel that way. The RS4 by comparison is an event when sat in traffic/motorway/b roads, which is why I got it. There won't be another car like the B7 RS4, so I would hold on if possible, but the M140i is still a great car.

Could you not keep the RS4 tucked away and buy a cheap daily? (maybe a 120d so you still have the tech etc.)
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Re: B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by marco_polo » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:23 am

M-Lite depreciation is quite steep, lots of PCP deals ending and the market is flooded. I'd enjoy yours a bit longer, come back in a year or so.
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Re: B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by Sonic1506 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:08 pm

Fisherman wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Thanks for the quick answers. I know that i should be comparing the RS to the “real” M Cars. But i felt like the Bmw m140i came the closest to my old RS4. If there was a BMW M3 or 1M as a station wagon and even as a manual i would probably own it already. The new V6 RS4 isnt really in my sight either. I think i might keep the RS4 a bit longer and put up with its costs and maybe in a year or two there are some used already depreciated m140i s that i could trade the RS4.

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Re: B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by sootyvrs » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:09 pm

How about keeping the RS4 and get yourself a cheap workhorse runabout to stick the miles on?

That way it will keep the RS4 "special"...

The M140i although a great very fast all round car, I personally don't think it will feel "special", after the initial novelty of a new car has disappeared, unlike the B7 RS4
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Re: B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by Spoof » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:28 am

I had a lovely B7 RS4 Avant a few years ago.

I loved that car, probably one of the best RS Audis ever made imo. Unfortunately, It went to pay stamp duty on a house I purchased and not a day goes by I don't miss it. I am however, greatful to not hand MRC 4 figure sums each time it went in for a 'small' problem.

I've got an M140i for driving to and from work and I'm not disapointed in the slightest with that car either.

The M140i is probably the quicker car, my RS4 was decoked and had an MRC stage 2 so 440hp on their dyno, and I still think the M140i is the quicker car in a straight line. The bcabin quality in the BM is step back (It's a 1 series after all) and the steering feel are polar oposites, I still had the DRC on my RS4, so the ride was far superior too. Infact, as a like for like comparison, it's really not looking good for the BMW.

The noise of the RS4, that's what I miss the most, the just off idle deep burble and the 8.5k rpm redline (MRC raised mine with the Stage2) scream were just amazing.

Don't sell it, if its your only car, the straight line speed will evently become boring and you'll dearly miss the RS4. I've got a 997.2 C4S to replace it now and I still miss the RS4.

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Re: B7 RS4 or M140i LC2

Post by Spoof » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:47 am

You've got me looking at old pictures now.....
The best excuse for an RS4 Avant - Puppy transport.

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I worked in the South of France for 3 years, so I regularly took the car down and did Route Napoleon on my days off.

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Yeah. don't sell it.

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