Compare 1998 Audi A4 vs 1998 BMW 5-Series

1998 Audi A4
1998 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic 21 31 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic Quattro AWD 19 27 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual 23 32 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual Quattro AWD 21 29 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic 18 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual 20 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $24,944 $28,390
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic 18 29 $26,839 $30,465
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $27,464 $31,040
5-Door Wagon Avant Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $27,464 $31,040
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528I 4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 20 28 $34,590 $38,900
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $44,325 $50,500
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 24 $46,775 $53,300
4-Door Protection Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540ip 18 24 $84,465 $88,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,942
$34,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,790
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.7 92.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 55.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.2 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 188.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 11.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 11.7 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.98 11.7 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P225/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P225/60R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2987 3450
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 206 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/107 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 190 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.665 4.20
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.407 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.096 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.999 2.49
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.730 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.24
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-Beam Four-link

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