Compare Audi A5 vs. BMW 4-Series

Compare the Audi A5 against the BMW 4-Series. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the A5 stacks up against the 4-Series in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new A5 or 4-Series. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Audi A5 2014 BMW 4-Series
2014 Audi A5 2014 BMW 4-Series
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
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible


MSRP $39,000 $40,500  
Invoice $36,270 $37,260
Avg. Paid $32,063 $31,832

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.2  
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.6
Performance 8.1 9.3
Interior 7.9 7.7
Cost to Own 7.5 7.7
Safety N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

  • Premium, attractive interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Sharp handling
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Limited cabin storage

General Specs

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



Body Style Coupe Coupe  


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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3470  

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

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


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


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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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


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



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


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

Safety Features

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


Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard  
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 255 @ 1250
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 37.1


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


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


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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.