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2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 Audi A5 2014 Porsche Boxster
   
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • Manual Premium Plus
  • Manual Prestige
  • Auto Premium Plus
  • Auto Prestige
  • Premium Plus
  • Prestige
  • RS 5
  • RS 5
2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster
  • 2dr Roadster S

Prices

MSRP $40,500 $39,000 $50,400
Invoice $37,260 $36,270 $0
Avg. Paid N/A $36,862 $48,433

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9 8.1 9.3
Critics' Rating 9.5 8.4 9.5
Performance 9.3 8.1 9.1
Interior 7.7 7.9 8.6
Safety N/A N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 3.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • A5 Coupe’s standard all-wheel drive
  • Good trunk space in A5 Cabriolet
  • Exceptional performance
  • Modern cabin design
  • Supportive seats
Cons
  • Limited back-seat space
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Unresponsive CVT in base A5 Cabriolet
  • Unexceptional power with base engine
  • Lackluster cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Premium Unleaded H-6 2.7 L/165
MPG 23 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Coupe Convertible

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.6 108.3 97.4
Length, Overall (in) 182.6 182.1 172.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 73 70.9
Height, Overall (in) 54.2 54 50.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Soft Top Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3470 3583 2888

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 39.1 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.3 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 54.3 51.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.1 36
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 31.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.7 52.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.7 12.2 9.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Optional
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Optional Optional
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121 2.7 L/165
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 220 @ 4450 265 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 1250 258 @ 1500 206 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 37.1 37.4 36.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 32 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 16.1 16.9

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Optional
Suspension Type - Front Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Strut

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Optional
7-Speed Automatic Optional
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Optional Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Optional Standard Standard