I would bypass the RS4, and just pick up a DTM S4 for way less dough.
Where's the context we are missing?
Sorry to say, the B8 is terribly ugly, I'd go as far to say one of the ugliest cars on the road today. That picture is especially bad.... combine that with the ghetto fabulous LED DRL's.... no thanks. Maybe I'm crazy, but you know what they say about opinions.
Last edited by dmorrow; 04-06-2012 at 08:54 AM.
as people mentioned the v8 s4, once the chains and tentioners have been changed, they are good for the rest of the life of the engine, as most chains are? or has the issue not been fixed with updated parts
In all honesty I think something like this may be a longer term solution than just "decarboning" every 20-30k. What about an injection system that runs essentially on demand, and injected something like an acetone/atf solution, or anything else that would help keep the intake and valves clear. Im aware water/meth wont work, but i think all it may need is something that actually dissolved the buildup.
Its fairly clear that the main issue with many DI engines is carbon buildup in the intake/valves, and unless you rip out all the emissions controls/egr, etc, Im sure this will continue to be an issue.
but back to the main question, I would say the main reason not to get it is because there are alot of cars out there that may be less "raw" but perform almost as well with less issues.
Personally I would take a 335i with a chip, and extended warrenty for the fuel pump, and call it a day. I like the RS4, but IMO the B6, and B7 chassis cars seem very dated compared to the B8, and its competition.
Last edited by Jettavr666; 04-06-2012 at 09:58 AM.
You like the looks of the B7 RS4 – enough to strongly consider buying one over its distinct disadvantages – but think the B8 S4 is the ugliest car on the road?
I really don't know what to say.
Just to show off the complexity and the nightmare that the timing chains can be when one of the guide rails snaps loose. You have to drop the motor to do any work on it, and it's a laborious disaster. If you can luck out in that ballpark and keep the valves clean you should enjoy it.