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2013 BMW M3 vs. 2015 Audi A5 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW M3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Audi A5 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW M3, drivers may find the Audi A5 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, 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). The BMW M3 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi A5, 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. The BMW M3 and the Audi A5 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M3 is much slimmer than the Audi A5, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the BMW M3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi A5.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW M3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Audi A5.

Handling
The BMW M3 has a larger turning radius than the Audi A5, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M3 has a much more powerful engine than the Audi A5. 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 BMW M3 and the Audi A5. The BMW M3 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Audi A5.

Warranty
The BMW M3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A5.

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2013 BMW
M3

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MSRP*: $69,050

2015 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $47,600
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 13 21
Highway MPG: 20 --
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $63,525 $44,268

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