Audi A5 2011 vs BMW 3 series 2010

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Audi A5
2011 - 2016
BMW 3 series
2010 - 2013
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Rear wheel drive (RWD) / All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Audi A5 is available with front wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive, while BMW 3 series can be equipped with rear wheel drive and four wheel (4x4) drive. All-wheel drive models tend to consume more fuel, so if you don't need off road capabilities, Audi A5 also offers 2-wheel drive versions for fuel economy. 2WD versions also have lower maintenance costs.
Engines: 1.8 - 3.02.0 - 3.0


Power: 163 - 272 HP156 - 306 HP
Torque: 320 - 500 NM200 - 400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.8 - 8.4 seconds5.3 - 8.9 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.4 - 8.14.7 - 9.1
Audi A5 petrol engines consumes on average 1.3 litres less fuel per 100 km than BMW 3 series. On average, Audi A5 equipped with diesel engines consume 0.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the BMW 3 series.
This comparison does not take engine capacity into account, so to compare the fuel consumption of specific engines, select the car version!


Length: 4.63 m4.61 m
Width: 1.85 m1.78 m
Height: 1.37 m1.39 m
Audi A5 is larger, but slightly lower.
Audi A5 is 1 cm longer than the BMW 3 series, 7 cm wider, while the height of Audi A5 is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 455 litres440 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
829 litresno data
Audi A5 has 15 litres more trunk space than the BMW 3 series.
Turning diameter: 11.5 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Audi A5 is 0.5 metres more than that of the BMW 3 series, which means Audi A5 can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 2`027~ 1`950
Safety: no datano data

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Average price (€): 17 20010 200
Pros and Cons: Audi A5 has
  • also available in 2WD
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
  • fewer faults
BMW 3 sērija has
  • lower price
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