In Reply to: Re: Who was 3 series competitors before Audi A4 ca posted by Ausgang on March 05, 1999 at 14:00:35:
No offense to MB, because they build very high quality cars, but the C280 is not at all competitive with the 323 and 328. The C280 is about as boring as you can get, though well built.
: : Who was the 3 series' competitors before Audi A4 came out? Was it Audi 90Q, or was it something else? just curious. It seems Audi vs. BMW was started all by A4. Maybe I just didn't pay attention before....
: Have a read in the literature BMW sends to its dealers to prepare them for selling new models. These are not brochures, and are not usually available to customers, but some dealers will let you look at it if you insist --- and they haven't thrown it away. The latest one which was put out on the 323-328 clearly depicts the C280 as a target. (It also explains to dealers how each model is positioned --- that is, in this case, to not compete with the 5 series.