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2015 Audi S4 vs. 2014 BMW 535d Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi S4 than in the BMW 535d, due to the Audi S4's smaller rear head- and legroom. The BMW 535d will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi S4.

Convenience
With the BMW 535d 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Audi S4 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 535d. 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 535d have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi S4 is a little narrower than the BMW 535d, 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 535d, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Audi S4 has much less torque than the BMW 535d, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Audi S4 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 535d, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S4 is somewhat more powerful than the BMW 535d.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi S4 and the BMW 535d. The Audi S4 has less cargo capacity than the BMW 535d, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Audi S4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 535d.

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2015 Audi
S4

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MSRP*: $48,400

2014 BMW
535d

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MSRP*: $56,600 - $58,900
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.11%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.10%
City MPG: 17 26
Highway MPG: 26 37 - 38
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $45,012 $52,070 - $54,190

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