Compare 2010 Audi A5 vs 2008 BMW 3-Series

2010 Audi A5
2008 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Premium 20 26 $41,014 $44,100
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Premium Plus 20 26 $41,014 $44,100
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Prestige 20 26 $41,014 $44,100
A5 2-Door Convertible CVT FrontTrak Premium 23 30 $39,060 $42,000
A5 2-Door Convertible CVT FrontTrak Premium Plus 23 30 $39,060 $42,000
A5 2-Door Convertible CVT FrontTrak Prestige 23 30 $39,060 $42,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0L Premium 21 27 $34,596 $37,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0L Premium Plus 21 27 $34,596 $37,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0L Prestige 21 27 $34,596 $37,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L Premium Plus 18 27 $40,920 $44,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 3.2L Prestige 18 27 $40,920 $44,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Premium 22 30 $33,480 $36,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Premium Plus 22 30 $33,480 $36,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0L Prestige 22 30 $33,480 $36,000
S5 2-Door Convertible Premium Plus 17 26 $54,174 $58,250
S5 2-Door Convertible Prestige 17 26 $54,174 $58,250
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 16 24 $49,848 $53,600
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 16 24 $49,848 $53,600
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 14 22 $48,732 $52,400
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 14 22 $48,732 $52,400
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $45,540 $49,500
3 Series 2-Door Conv M3 14 19 $59,755 $64,950
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328xi AWD 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328xi AWD SULEV 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 29 $37,905 $41,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335xi AWD 19 29 $39,560 $43,000
3 Series 2-Door Coupe M3 14 20 $51,980 $56,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328xi AWD 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328xi AWD SULEV 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335xi AWD 19 25 $37,905 $41,200
3 Series 4-Door Sedan M3 14 20 $49,495 $53,800
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 20 30 $31,740 $34,500
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328xi AWD 19 28 $33,490 $36,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,014
$40,020
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,100
$43,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$735 / month
$725 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi A5/Cabriolet has a stunning shape and a luxurious touch that run counter to the typical two-doors from Germany. The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
NA 84.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.9 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 180.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 9.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4034 3792
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121.1 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300-6000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
TFSI Direct MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-Dive NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -

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