Compare 2018 Audi A5 vs 2018 BMW 4-Series vs 2018 Lexus RC

2018 Audi A5
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2018 BMW 4-Series
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2018 Lexus RC
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium 24 34 $46,128 $49,600
A5 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 24 34 $46,128 $49,600
A5 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige 24 34 $46,128 $49,600
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Premium Manual 24 33 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus Manual 24 33 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus S tronic 24 34 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Premium S tronic 24 34 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Prestige Manual 24 33 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Prestige S tronic 24 34 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Premium 24 34 $39,618 $42,600
RS 5 Coupe 2.9 TFSI quattro tiptronic 18 26 $65,008 $69,900
S5 Convertible 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 29 $57,940 $62,300
S5 Convertible 3.0 TFSI Prestige 20 29 $57,940 $62,300
S5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 21 30 $50,778 $54,600
S5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI Prestige 21 30 $50,778 $54,600
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430i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 430i Convertible 24 34 $48,535 $51,650
4 Series 430i Coupe 24 34 $40,955 $43,500
4 Series 430i Gran Coupe 24 34 $40,770 $43,300
4 Series 430i xDrive Convertible 22 32 $50,395 $53,650
4 Series 430i xDrive Coupe 23 33 $42,815 $45,500
4 Series 430i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 33 $42,630 $45,300
4 Series 440i Convertible 21 29 $55,090 $58,700
4 Series 440i Coupe 21 32 $46,905 $49,900
4 Series 440i Gran Coupe 21 32 $46,720 $49,700
4 Series 440i xDrive Convertible 20 29 $56,950 $60,700
4 Series 440i xDrive Coupe 21 31 $48,765 $51,900
4 Series 440i xDrive Gran Coupe 21 31 $48,580 $51,700
M4 Convertible 17 25 $72,295 $77,200
M4 Coupe 17 25 $64,390 $68,700
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RC 300 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RC RC 300 AWD 18 24 $40,298 $43,330
RC RC 300 F Sport AWD 18 24 $40,298 $43,330
RC RC 300 F Sport RWD 22 32 $37,795 $40,640
RC RC 300 RWD 22 32 $37,795 $40,640
RC RC 350 AWD 18 24 $42,534 $45,735
RC RC 350 F Sport AWD 18 24 $42,534 $45,735
RC RC 350 F Sport RWD 20 28 $40,520 $43,570
RC RC 350 RWD 20 28 $40,520 $43,570
RC F RWD 16 25 $60,126 $64,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,128
$48,535
$40,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,600
$51,650
$43,330
Monthly Payment Estimate
$827 / month
$861 / month
$722 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.8
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi A5 gets a hatchback body style that adds a measure of utility to go with its sleek and sporty luxury cachet. The 2018 BMW M4 lives up to its heritage as an entertaining performance car, both on the track and your favorite twisty road. The Lexus RC coupes step gradually from luxury liners to engaging sport coupes.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.1 34.8
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.9 49.8 50.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 40.4 39
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.3 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 33.1 27.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 - 82
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2 45.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 53.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 44.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.9 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 60.8 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
184 182.6 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 54.5 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 62.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 110.6 107.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.2 7.8 10.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 13 13.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8 12.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.1 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45VR18 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3990 3995 3891
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 100
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 248 @ 5200 260 @ 6600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 258 @ 1450 236 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 27 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24 18
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.84 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.29 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.27 3.15 3.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11 1.40
Trans Type
7 8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet Convertible Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Cabriolet BMW 4 Series Lexus RC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.6 8.4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- -
Rollover Rating
- -

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