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2014 Audi S5 vs. 2014 BMW Z4 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi S5 and the BMW Z4 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Audi S5 as you will with the BMW Z4, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 S5 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW Z4. 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 S5 and the BMW Z4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi S5 is much wider than the BMW Z4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Audi S5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW Z4.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi S5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW Z4.

Handling
The Audi S5 has a larger turning radius than the BMW Z4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi S5 is somewhat more powerful than the BMW Z4.

Utility
The Audi S5 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW Z4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Audi S5 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW Z4.

Warranty
The Audi S5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW Z4.

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2014 Audi
S5

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MSRP*: $60,400
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2014 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 3.19%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 18 17 - 22
Highway MPG: 26 24 - 34
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $56,172 $45,035 - $60,535

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