2017 Audi A5 vs. 2017 BMW 4-Series

German luxury cars are renowned all over for their excellent build quality and use of high quality materials. They also tend to reliable as long as they are taken care of well. Potential buyers in Eastchester New York looking to buy one may come across the 2017 Audi A5 and the 2017 BMW 4-Series, and have difficulty in figuring out which they should buy. Here, we compare the two autos to show you facts that support the superiority of the Audi over the BMW

Design & Style

Both cars have a sleek, sporty design which makes them stand out from the crowd. However, the 2017 BMW has very prominent bulges particularly on the sides and the front, which makes it look aggressive. This look is an acquired taste; some people like it while many others don't. The Audi, on the other hand, has a sleek design but which is more civilized. The design has minimal lines, making it look simple yet elegant.

For the interior, the BMW seems too clustered, and one could even say it's slightly claustrophobic. Due to the fact that so many aspects of the car can be modified, there are many buttons and switches on the steering wheel and the central console, giving the sense that it was overdone. The BMW seats 5 and has lumbar support for the driver and co-driver's seat. The iDrive system has been updated and is easier to use unlike the older versions.

The 2017 Audi A5 has a simpler interior design but this does not mean that it has less technology. The Audi A5 cabin feels more airy, particularly if you open the sunroof (which the BMW does not have). All the buttons are ergonomically placed, and it's easy to learn how to use the car. The Audi can comfortably sit 5, and has more leg room in the rear compared to the BMW.

Technology & Safety

Both BMW and Audi have heavily invested in technology and safety. The BMW sports a 6.5 inch iDrive infotainment system which also has satellite navigation. Bluetooth and USB connectivity come as standard, as do dual climate control and heated front seats. The M4 has stuck with Xenon headlights, rather than High Intensity Discharge or LED headlights as most new cars have. The car also has optional high definition screens for the rear passengers. Safety features for the 2017 BMW include front, rear and knee airbags for both driver and passenger. Safety belts with pre-tensioners, daytime running lights and ABS also come as standard.

If you opt for the 2017 Audi A5, you will enjoy amenities such as leather seats which come as standard. The car features the latest in infotainment and driver assistance aids including lane departure alerts and assisted braking systems. A 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system produces quality stereo sound. Bluetooth audio streaming, a blind spot monitor, rearview cameras and parking sensors, a 7-inch high definition display and excellent satellite navigation come as standard as well.The Audi A5 also has an impressive array of safety features, some of which include night vision, 4-wheel ABS, electronic stability control, child safety locks and many more.


The 2017 BMW 4-Series has a 2-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine with an output of 248 horsepower. This gives it a 0 to 60 time of 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 155 mph. Gearbox options include a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The 2017 Audi A5 has excellent performance thanks to a 2 liter four-cylinder engine that produces 220 horsepower. Although this is less than the BMW's, the Audi engine is still a force to reckon with since it can accelerate the car from 0 to 60 in less than 5 seconds, and also has lower emissions and better fuel economy. You also have the option of choosing a larger engine such as the 3.0 liter V6 which has an output of 333 horsepower. The Audi A5 has an eight-speed automatic gearbox for smooth acceleration.

The Bottom Line

It is clear that the 2017 Audi A5 is a force to reckon with, and is the better of the two when compared to the 2017 BMW 4-Series. You will definitely not go wrong by opting for the Audi.

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