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      09-12-2019, 11:12 PM   #1
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Is the m550 worth cross shopping against an RS5 sport back?

Have ordered an m550 but the Audi feels a bit more unusual / special, and now I'm having last minute doubt after seeing one today.

Appreciate it's probably better suited to be compared against the f80...

Has anyone driven the Audi? Imagine it's a much harder ride?
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Im an audi person I have an 18 S6 and have both Audi and BMW. I have driven the RS5 and its fun and sport but harsh suspension. If I had A choice over RS5 or M550 I would go BMW.

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Is the m550 worth cross shopping against an RS5 sport back?

Have ordered an m550 but the Audi feels a bit more unusual / special, and now I'm having last minute doubt after seeing one today.

Appreciate it's probably better suited to be compared against the f80...

Has anyone driven the Audi? Imagine it's a much harder ride?
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Im an audi person I have an 18 S6 and have both Audi and BMW. I have driven the RS5 and its fun and sport but harsh suspension. If I had A choice over RS5 or M550 I would go BMW.

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Is the m550 worth cross shopping against an RS5 sport back?

Have ordered an m550 but the Audi feels a bit more unusual / special, and now I'm having last minute doubt after seeing one today.

Appreciate it's probably better suited to be compared against the f80...

Has anyone driven the Audi? Imagine it's a much harder ride?
New s6 looks very tempting though?
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I had to make the same decision back when I was getting my car. I drove both cars and I felt like the RS5 was fun and looked cool(dealership offered me a fully carbon+black out RS5 sportback) but the steering and suspension could not be compared with M550i. Plus coming from an F Type owner the RS5's exhaust sounds like someone put a wet towel over it. The m550i exhaust sounds amazing once you remove the resonators! I am glad I got the m550i and not the RS5 haha. And you can never go wrong with a V8
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And you can never go wrong with a V8
Wise words. Said another way: 'Wow, I could have had a V-8!"
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New s6 looks very tempting though?
Totally agree!
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Is the m550 worth cross shopping against an RS5 sport back?

Have ordered an m550 but the Audi feels a bit more unusual / special, and now I'm having last minute doubt after seeing one today.

Appreciate it's probably better suited to be compared against the f80...

Has anyone driven the Audi? Imagine it's a much harder ride?
I cross shopped the the two but felt the RS5 was underwhelming. The interior felt/looked poorer and while they're about the same on paper for performance, the RS5 felt much slower to me.

The M550 ride feels better to me, but that will depend on what you're looking for in a suspension.
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New s6 looks very tempting though?
I would have seriously considered one if it was out when I was shopping.
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