Compare 2011 Audi A5 vs 2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 Audi A5
2011 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Convertible Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 30 $39,479 $42,450
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $39,479 $42,450
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $39,479 $42,450
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $41,525 $44,650
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $41,525 $44,650
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $41,525 $44,650
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $35,526 $38,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $35,526 $38,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $35,526 $38,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 21 31 $34,318 $36,900
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 31 $34,318 $36,900
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 31 $34,318 $36,900
S5 2-Door Convertible Premium Plus 17 26 $54,917 $59,050
S5 2-Door Convertible Prestige 17 26 $54,917 $59,050
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
M3 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,479
$42,735
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,450
$46,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$774 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet bear one of the most elegant bodies in autodom, and drive with a light, easy touch. Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 38.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 181.9
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
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
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 - - TBD -
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)
3880 3825
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 - TBD -
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.66
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
CVT NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.18 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating
- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
-

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