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2014 Audi RS 5 vs. 2014 BMW M235 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW M235 than the Audi RS 5, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Audi RS 5, drivers may find the BMW M235 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The BMW M235 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Audi RS 5, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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). The Audi RS 5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW M235, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Audi RS 5 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the BMW M235.

Dimensions
Since the Audi RS 5 is much wider than the BMW M235, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi RS 5, which is slightly longer than the BMW M235.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Audi RS 5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW M235.

Handling
The Audi RS 5 has a larger turning radius than the BMW M235, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi RS 5 has a much more powerful engine than the BMW M235. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi RS 5 and the BMW M235. The Audi RS 5 has less cargo capacity than the BMW M235, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi RS 5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M235.

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2014 Audi
RS 5

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MSRP*: $69,600

2014 BMW
M235

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MSRP*: $43,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% --
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City MPG: 16 22
Highway MPG: 23 --
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $64,728 $39,650

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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