I have decided that the S4 just isn't for me, don't get me wrong it is a very capable car, it gets you from A-B very quickly and with no drama, but I think that is the problem, it's just a bit dull.
As you know I also have a 1 series, and I have to be honest and say that is the more enjoyable car.
Shame, I adore the looks, I love the RNS-E and I much, much prefer the Audi image, but at the end of the day when both cars are on the drive it is always the BMW keys that go in my pocket.
Took the RS4 out again yesterday, and for a proper 45 min blast around the Cambridgeshire countryside, yes it is better and not so nose heavy, the engine does rev far better and it feels far more agressive, but it is really just more of the same, and I know after a month I would be bored. So that is now completely out of the picture.
So I am going to have a think what next. The A5 looks nose heavy again, so don't hold much hope for the B8, but I will wait to see what they say.
Ant and Pete are tuning the 335d to 360bhp and 750nm, so I think I may go with one of those, probably a touring and in M-Sport guise, 30+ mpg and quicker than the S4, plus the handling is divine when off the run flats.
Really wanted to love this car, we were going to keep it as the family wagon, but we are just fighting over who gets to take the BMW, not good after 3 weeks of ownership when the new car feeling should still be there, so best to get out now and take the hit.
I can see why people like them though, and compared to just about every other car out there it is a gem, just not for me.