Compare 2005 BMW 5-Series vs 2005 Audi S4

2005 BMW 5-Series
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4-Door Sedan 525i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 525i 19 28 $37,765 $41,300
4-Door Sedan 530i 20 30 $41,495 $45,400
4-Door Sedan 545i 17 25 $50,960 $55,800
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4-Door Sedan quattro Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 15 21 $42,244 $45,850
2005.5 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 15 21 $42,485 $46,100
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro Manual 15 21 $43,154 $46,850
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 18 24 $43,416 $47,050
2005.5 5-Door Wagon Avant quattro Manual 15 21 $43,395 $47,100
2005.5 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 15 23 $43,657 $47,300
5-Door Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 18 24 $44,326 $48,050
2005.5 5-Door Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 15 23 $44,567 $48,300
2-Door Cabriolet quattro Manual 15 21 $49,615 $53,950
2-Door Cabriolet quattro Automatic 17 23 $50,787 $55,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,765
$42,244
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,300
$45,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$688 / month
$764 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.7 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.1 90.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 179.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x .8 11.9 x 0.87
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x .9 13.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 36.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14 14.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/40ZR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/40ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3825.3
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 2750 302 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
215 @ 6250 340 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.35 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.46
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.50 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.89
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 5 Series Audi S4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Pivot Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link Integral Trapezoidal Link

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