2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 BMW 4-Series

If it thrills you to imagine yourself raising hell in a swanky convertible down the freeway, it is no wonder that you will be torn between the latest Audi A5 coupe and BMW 4 series. These German-built exemplary 2 door series sports car run neck-and-neck but Audi A5 managed to clinch the top spot in the luxury small car rankings. Read on to find out how 2018 Audi A5 managed to secure its position as the first over 2018 BMW 4 Series.

Design & Style

Specially re-designed for the 2018 year, Audi A5 features a distinctive statement with sculptural Singleframe grille. Audi A5 serves as a benchmark in the luxury small car segment, despite sporting a sharp and athletic outlook for both car models, Audi A5 offers additional seat comfort with leather upholstery and options for heated seats while it requires an upgrade for BMW 4 series.

Audi A5 boasts of a 7-inch touch screen MMI interface and available virtual cockpit display which earned the title of the best MMI infotainment system. The virtual cockpit display can be customized to display various driving metrics; other optional features include Olufsen audio system and Audi connect, providing built-in WiFi connecting up to as many as 8 devices. BMW 4 series comes equipped with the automaker's iDrive infotainment system along with a 6.5inch display screen with other upgrades available.

Technology & Safety

BMW 4 series is a favorite on winding roads with its sharp steering and nimble handling but Audi A5 outdid it with its standard Quattro all-wheel drive system for enhancing grip on rough or slippery surfaces, providing additional agility with its sports suspension. Both car models come equipped with rearview camera, but guess which model comes with Pre Sense Basic collision mitigation system, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, Pre Sense City system with forward-collision warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and 360-degree all round camera system. Audi A5 pockets all the above features, while of course, upgrades to some of the above features such as front and rear parking sensors and automatic emergency braking are available for BMW 4 series too.

When you make Audi A5 your choice, you are offered dynamic and extensive safety features ensuring your ride is safe and well-covered; not solely yourself, but your passengers on the road too.


Equipped with a higher horsepower of 252 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired with a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission, Audi A5's engine accelerates the car quickly and energetically while BMW 4series runs on a slightly lower horsepower of 248 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine providing decent acceleration.

Performance is the soul of any sports car, choose your ride wisely with a stronger horsepower and response will enhance your driving experience as you take on the road confidently and gallantly.

The Bottom Line

It is no secret why Audi A5 won the top spot of the luxury small car rankings, edging the competition with innovation, dynamic performance, above-standard interiors as well as safety technologies. It clearly offers the best package for one to roar and take on the road confidently in a luxury coupe.

Ready to Schedule an Audi A5 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 Audi A5 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Classic Audi. We are located in Eastchester New York and proudly serves car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an Audi A5 test drive appointment.


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