Audi S3 vs. BMW M5

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$44,500
$102,700

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
600 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0 Turbocharged TFSI 4 Cylinder DOHC
4.4L TwinPower Turbo V8

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.5 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
36.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.1 in.
37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10 cu. ft.
18.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40HR18 - P235/35YR19
P275/35YR20 - P275/40YR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
117.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
41.3 ft.

Length

Length
175.8 in.
195.5 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
74.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3494 lbs.
4370 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
600 hp

Torque

Torque
280 ft. lbs.
553 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
20.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 mpg
18 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
15 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
21 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi S3
BMW M5

Body Style

Body Style
quattro Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3494 lbs.
4370 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 mpg.
17 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 mpg.
15 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 mpg.
21 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121
4.4 L/268

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
7
8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19
5.00

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75
3.20

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77
2.14

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93
1.72

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70
1.31

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90
4.17

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17
3.15

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0
10.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
249

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18, P225/40YR18, P235/35YR19
P275/35YR20 - P275/40YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18, P225/40YR18, P235/35YR19
P285/35YR20 - P285/40YR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.
19 X 9.5 - 20 X 9.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.
19 X 10.5 - 20 X 10.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.1 ft.
41.3 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.4 in.
15.6 - 15.7 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
15 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal.
20.1 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
36.5 in.
38.8 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.4 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
58.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.1 in.
37.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
36.5 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
53 in.
55.9 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
117.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
175.8 in.
195.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in.
74.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
54.8 in.
58 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.1 in.
64 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
60.1 in.
62.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10 ft³.
18.7 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62
0.82

Model Group

Model Group
S3
M5

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
4.4

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4