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2007. - 2011.
S - Sports car
coupe, 2 door
4 x 4
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Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2007. - 2011.
S - Sports car
coupe, 2 door
rear

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Dimensons & Outlines

4635 mm
1854 mm
1369 mm
455 liters
455 liters
64 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4820 mm
1855 mm
1374 mm
450 liters
450 liters
70 liters
2007 Audi A5 Coupe S5
2007 BMW 6 Series

Engine

Volkswagen / Audi
4.2 FSI CAU
Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
4163 cc
354 hp
440 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
8 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
4799 cc
367 hp
490 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1630 kg
5.1 s
250 km/h
18.1 l/100km
8.7 l/100km
12.1 l/100km
288 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1625 kg
5.1 s
250 km/h
17.8 l/100km
8.1 l/100km
11.7 l/100km
279 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1675 kg
5.4 s
250 km/h
15.7 l/100km
7.9 l/100km
10.8 l/100km
256 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1625 kg
5.2 s
250 km/h
15.9 l/100km
7.4 l/100km
10.5 l/100km
249 g/km

Expenses

7400 EUR
Price from
8000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 2-door coupe body style within the same 'Sports car' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (4 x 4 for the Audi and rear in the case of the BMW). The first one has a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 354hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 8-cylinder, 32-valves 367hp engine designed by BMW.

Safety

Unfortunatelly, neither of the two vehicles was submitted to the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) testing. This makes it virtually impossible for me to pick one over the other and I'm generally against buying such cars as the safety should really always come first. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the sports car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, A5 Coupe offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Audi, as well as BMW, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as A5 Coupe rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Both of the cars accelerate exactly the same, so we couldn't put one above the other. Car No. 1 reaches top speed of 250 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 11.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (24 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

BMW appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, A5 Coupe offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. When it comes to performance, both vehicles provide similar experience, so I wouldn't point any of them out. 6 Series still consumps less fuel, which needs to be taken into consideration. No mistake, whatever you decide here, but I'd still go for the BMW. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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