Compare 2014 Audi S5 vs 2014 BMW Z4

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2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $48,360 $52,000
2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 17 26 $48,360 $52,000
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 18 28 $49,662 $53,400
2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 18 28 $49,662 $53,400
2-Door Cabriolet Premium Plus 18 26 $56,172 $60,400
2-Door Cabriolet Prestige 18 26 $56,172 $60,400
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2-Door Roadster sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster sDrive28i 22 34 $45,035 $48,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35i 19 26 $52,395 $56,950
2-Door Roadster sDrive35is 17 24 $60,535 $65,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,360
$45,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,000
$48,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$867 / month
$816 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW Z4 offers a pleasant balance of luxury, comfort, and sport, but it is at the pricier end of the roadster spectrum.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 -
Second Head Room (in)
36 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 98.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 59.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 166.9
Height, Overall (in)
53.9 50.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40YR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR18 P225/45VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3263
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 34
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.68
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.31
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA ZMT
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi S5 BMW Z4
Body Style
quattro Coupe Roadster
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.0 6.9

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