BMW 8 Series vs. Audi S5

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.33 / 5
3 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
523 hp
349 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.4L 32V V8 w/TwinPower Turbo
3.0L TFSI 6 Cylinder

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

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
42.1 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
39 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
29.5 in.
32.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
33.6 - 34.7 in.
36.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 - 14.8 cu. ft.
11.6 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

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/35YR20 - P245/40VR19
P245/40HR18 - P265/30YR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.1 in.
108.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
37.7 ft.

Length

Length
191.2 in.
184.7 in.

Width

Width
74.9 in.
72.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4478 - 4736 lbs.
3847 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
523 hp
349 hp

Torque

Torque
553 ft. lbs.
369 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
15.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 22 mpg
26 mpg

City

City
17 - 18 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 - 26 mpg
30 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

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW 8 Series
Audi S5 Coupe

Body Style

Body Style
Convertible - Coupe
quattro Coupe

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Subcompact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
4

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4478 - 4736 lbs.
3847 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 mpg.
24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 - 18 mpg.
21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 - 26 mpg.
30 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
4.4 L/268
3.0 L/183

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50
4.71

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52
3.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20
2.11

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72
1.67

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32
1.28

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71
3.32

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.40
2.85

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 - 8.9
7.3

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
258
HU9

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
258
HU9

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/35YR20 - P245/40VR19
P245/40HR18, P245/40YR18, P255/35YR19, P265/30YR20

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P275/30YR20 - P275/35VR19
P245/40HR18, P245/40YR18, P255/35YR19, P265/30YR20

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.
18 X 8.5 - 20 X 9 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 9 - 20 X 9 in.
18 X 8.5 - 20 X 9 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
39 ft.
37.7 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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal.
15.3 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
39 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in.
55.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
33.6 - 34.7 in.
36.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
29.5 in.
32.7 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
45.7 - 46.9 in.
50.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.1 in.
108.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
191.2 in.
184.7 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

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

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
53 in.
53.9 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.1 in.
62.5 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.6 in.
61.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 - 14.8 ft³.
11.6 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
0.84

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64
0.67

Model Group

Model Group
8 Series
S5

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible - Coupe
Coupe

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
4.4
3.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
8
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4