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Audi S4 vs. BMW 5 Series

When comparing the Audi S4 to the BMW 5 Series, the Audi S4 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, overall quality score and base engine power. The BMW 5 Series has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Audi S4 versus the BMW 5 Series, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Audi S4 versus BMW 5 Series Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Audi S4 ranges from $50,289 to $62,097 while a used BMW 5 Series from the same model year range is priced between $38,472 to $71,972. For a new model, the Audi S4's price is between $55,509 and $68,604, with the BMW 5 Series priced between $56,939 and $85,409.

Audi S4 versus BMW 5 Series Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Audi S4 is 8.3 out of 10 while the BMW 5 Series' quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Audi S4 being ranked 11 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the BMW 5 Series being ranked 13 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Audi S4’s base engine makes 349 horsepower, and the BMW 5 Series base engine makes 248 horsepower. The S4 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 459 miles. The 5 Series is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 594 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The BMW 5 Series, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$55,509 - $68,604

Used Asking Price:

$50,289 - $62,097

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$56,939 - $85,409

Used Asking Price:

$38,472 - $71,972

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

59.1%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

6 / 39
11 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 29
13 / 29

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

3.0T quattro Premium, 3.0T quattro Prestige, 3.0T quattro Premium Plus

Trim Levels

540i xDrive, 540i, 530i, M550i xDrive, 530i xDrive

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

349 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

369 foot-lbs @ 1370 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.091 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

257 foot-lbs @ 1450 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 30 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

321 / 459 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

25 / 33 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

450 / 594 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.5 inches

Cargo Space:

12 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

92.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

14 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

99.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3847 lbs

Width:

79.6 inches

Height:

56.2 inches

Length:

187.5 inches

Wheelbase:

111 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3783 lbs

Width:

83.7 inches

Height:

58.2 inches

Length:

195.8 inches

Wheelbase:

117.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

255/35R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R18