Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A8 than the BMW M5. The BMW M5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A8.
With the Audi A8 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW M5, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi A8 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW M5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi A8 and the BMW M5 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Audi A8 is much wider than the BMW M5, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi A8, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW M5.
With its lower torque, the Audi A8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW M5.
The Audi A8 has a larger turning radius than the BMW M5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi A8 is significantly less powerful than the BMW M5. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi A8 and the BMW M5. The Audi A8 has less cargo capacity than the BMW M5, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The Audi A8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M5.
Compare the 2014 Audi A8 and the 2014 BMW M5.
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MSRP*: $75,100 - $135,900
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 1.90%||--|
|City MPG:||13 - 24||14|
|Highway MPG:||21 - 36||--|
|Engine(s):||500-hp, 6.3-liter W-12 (premium), V-6, V-8||V-8|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$69,844 - $126,388||$85,470|
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