Compare 2001 BMW 5-Series vs 2001 Audi S4

2001 BMW 5-Series
2001 Audi S4
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525i 4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 525i 20 29 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 525iA 19 27 $32,020 $35,400
4-Door Sport Wagon 5-Speed Manual 525iT 19 27 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sport Wagon Automatic 525iAT 19 26 $33,640 $37,200
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Manual 530i 21 30 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 530iA 18 26 $35,620 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic 540iA 18 24 $46,150 $51,100
4-Door Sport Wagon Automatic 540iAT 15 21 $48,290 $53,480
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $48,670 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $62,620 $69,400
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4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD Automatic 17 24 $34,791 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD Manual 17 24 $34,791 $38,900
5-Door Wagon Avant Quattro AWD Automatic 17 24 $36,199 $40,500
5-Door Wagon Avant Quattro AWD Manual 17 24 $36,199 $40,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,020
$34,791
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,400
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$590 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 87.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.5
Length, Overall (in)
188.0 176.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 102.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 13.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.87 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.79 10.1 x .867
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.9 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 225/45R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3704
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
Displacement
2.5 (152) 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 250 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 258 @ 1850
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 4.09
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Audi S4
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

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