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2020 BMW M4 vs. 2021 Audi A5 Review

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2020 BMW
M4

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MSRP*
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$69,150 to $103,100
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$41,800 to $44,000
Invoice* $64,810 to $96,385 $39,292 to $41,360
MPG - City 17 - 18 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 23 - 25 31 - 34
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 be able to stretch out a lot more in the Audi A5 than the BMW M4, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW M4 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
With the Audi A5 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW M4, 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 M4 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. In this case, the BMW M4 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Audi A5.

Dimensions
The BMW M4 is a little wider than the Audi A5, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the BMW M4 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Audi A5.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Audi A5.

Handling
The BMW M4 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 M4 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
The BMW M4 has less seating than the Audi A5, making the Audi A5 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW M4 has significantly less cargo room than the Audi A5, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW M4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Audi A5.