2018 Audi S5 vs BMW 4-Series

Drivers in the West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach areas are used to a certain degree of quality in their cars. Why should you expect anything less from your vehicle? You deserve comfort and performance on the road. Compact cars get the job done for most, which is why they're one of the most competitive class of car - but not all compact cars are created equal. 

Rigorous scrutiny will eliminate most compacts from the running, but the elites still remain. If you're ready to make an upgrade, choosing the right one for you can be challenging, so our team at Audi West Palm Beach compared two of the best cars available. The 2018 Audi S5 and the 2018 BMW 4-series have a lot to offer, but only one can be right for you.

Audi vs BMW: Performance

Audi and BMW are both known for delivering high-performance cars, but which among these performs the best? In terms of raw power, the 2018 Audi S5 is superior with over 100 more horsepower when comparing base models. The top-of-the-line trim for the BMW 4-series can't even compete, only having 322 horsepower compared to the S5's 354 horsepower.

The Audi S5 is also easier to maneuver with a turning diameter of 38.4, making it slightly better than the 4 series' 38.7. Handling in general will be enhanced with the S5 due to its all-wheel-drive capabilities. The BMW 4-series can offer AWD, but the S5 comes standard with AWD in every model on the market, so control remains firmly in your hands.

Interior Comfort

Both of these incredible cars can be luxurious, but Audi is a brand known for luxury. The 2018 Audi S5 is no exception, with standard leather seats. The BMW 4-series has the option, but it's not standard. More importantly, the seats in the S5 offer the S sport seats that can massage you while you drive. The BMW 4-series can't offer anything similar to that.

Audi interiors have always been superior, and this one is no exception. The 4-series can provide luxurious interiors, but they're all in the form of additional packages. In contrast, the Audi S5's interior is always luxurious no matter which trim level you get. If you like leather, the S5 is the way to go. Don't forget about its multiple color scheme options, too!

Compare Technology Features

Advanced technology is where the 2018 Audi S5 really shines. Audi is a leader in high tech cars, and the S5 is a perfect example. The virtual cockpit on the S5's dash is a 12.3-inch digital display that can show you navigation maps, audio and phone information, and even Google Earth satellite and street view. 

While the BMW 4-series has an impressive infotainment system like the S5, it doesn't control as well. With the Audi S5's MMI touch, you can control the infotainment systems with intuitive controls resting comfortably below the center console. It even features handwriting-recognition technology, so you don't have to select letters or numbers anymore - simply write it with your finger and it'll know what you want.

Test Drive the 2018 Audi S5

While both of these cars will get the job done, the 2018 Audi S5 is superior in the end. Come visit Audi West Palm Beach, where we're more than happy to let you test drive one of our 2018 Audi S5s or any other vehicle in our expansive inventory. Our expert team has been helping customers in the West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Boynton Beach areas for years, and we are more than happy to offer all the help and knowledge you need to find the perfect car. Visit us or contact us online to schedule your test drive today!

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