The $75K question: BMW Z4 35i, BMW M3 coupe, Audi TT-RS or Audi RS5?

Since I already answered the $64,000 question with the purchase of my S5 (when compared to a BMW 335is coupe), I’ve been wondering what I would get if my budget were around $75,000. My requirements would be: The car must be purchased or financed new The price must include a four-year maintenance plan Manual transmission a near-must, but I’ll consider …

S5: Finding Motoring Bliss

Motoring bliss: the nirvana-like feeling that a driver gets while cruising under the perfect conditions and surroundings. I think I achieved motoring bliss this morning while I was cruising down I-205 southbound in my S5. I had the windows down, moonroof cracked open, the engine humming at around 2800 RPM in fifth gear, speedometer floating around 62 MPH, it had …

S5: 3800 miles and a fling with a Carrera S

With almost four months and 3800 miles clocked on my S5, I am getting better at working the clutch and the acceleration pedals and no gremlins have appeared… yet. The one thing that I still struggle with it, is if I am focused on trying to shift smoothly and not upset the car, I get worse at changing gears; whereas, …