Inside Line pits the 2008 BMW M3 coupe against the 2008 Audi S5 coupe in this comparison test. Which vehicle comes out on top? Find out after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery. Here’s the bottom line:

In terms of aural pleasure, we give the Audi a few points for its sexier exhaust note. But for sheer power, honors go to the BMW at both low and high rpm. Unlike the M5’s V10 on which the M3’s engine is based, this V8 shows no such want of torque and feels full-bodied and tractable at any rpm

[via Edmunds]