The Clash of the Sports Sedans by

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The Canadians from decided it was time to compare the most sought after Sports Sedans of the moment. Since the new Lexus IS and Infinity Q50 are still pending their actual market launches, they had to 'limit' themselves to BMW's F30 335i xDrive, Audi's S4, Volvo's S60 R-Design, Mercedes-Benz's C350 4Matic and Cadillac's ATS 3.6.
Those are the best sports sedans of the moment. And their performance levels and specs are dangerously close. All of them came with all-wheel-drive and automatic transmission for a better comparison.

The BMW was delivered with the traditional 8-Speed ZF gearbox and the xDrive system along with the 3-liter 306 HP and 300 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. It was the best engine out of the comparison, even though some competitors had bigger, more powerful units, reaching up to 3.6-liters and 333 HP.

The standings surprised us, but just on the top half. The C350 4Matic Benz came in last, mostly because of its naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine that lacks torque and its cool, down to earth nature that's not any good for a sports sedan.

Fourth place was given to the Volvo. In this case, the engine had plenty of torque and power too. With 325 HP and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque, it's nothing to joke about. However, the handling of all that power is impossible. The chassis seems really wobbly and you just cannot keep it in check.

Third place was the ATS, with its 3.6-liter engine. The main reason for this standing were the 2 German cars that took the top spots in the top. The ATS didn't do anything wrong but it just couldn't catch up to the Bimmer and the Audi.

Runner up, according to, was the BMW 335i. The only reason for its loss against the S4 was the exterior looks. According to them, it looks just too boring and the Audi is way better in this regard. Excuse us, while we call the fashion police.

A car is supposed to look good, we don't argue about that but that shouldn't be the definitive factor on which you base your judgment. Furthermore, looking at the price tags of the 2, going with the $2,300 M Sport package would drastically improve the looks of the F30 and make it a winner in front of the S4 which would still cost $4,445 more.

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