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2018 Audi S4 vs. 2018 BMW 530 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi S4 than in the BMW 530, due to the Audi S4's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi S4 and the BMW 530 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 530 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi S4, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Whether you pick the Audi S4 or the BMW 530, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 S4 and the BMW 530 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi S4 is a little narrower than the BMW 530, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Audi S4 is slightly shorter than the BMW 530, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi S4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW 530.

Handling
The Audi S4 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 530, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S4 has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 530. 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 S4 and the BMW 530. The Audi S4 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 530, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi S4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 530.

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2018 Audi
S4

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MSRP*: $51,400

2018 BMW
530

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MSRP*: $52,400 - $54,700
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City MPG: 21 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 30 33 - 34
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $47,802 $49,230 - $51,370

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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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.