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2019 Audi S4 vs. 2019 BMW 530e Review

New 2019 Audi S4

2019 Audi
S4

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New 2019 BMW 530e

2019 BMW
530e

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MSRP*
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$50,200
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$53,400 to $55,700
Invoice* $47,188 $50,160 to $52,300
MPG - City 21 N/A
MPG - Hwy 30 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Audi S4 than in the BMW 530e, 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 530e in the front seats.

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 530e. 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 530e have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Audi S4 is a little narrower than the BMW 530e, 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 530e, 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 530e.

Handling
The Audi S4 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 530e, 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 530e. 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 530e. The Audi S4 has less cargo capacity than the BMW 530e, 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 530e.