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Photo Comparison: BMW 3 Series GT vs Audi A5 Sportback

3-Series, Featured Posts | February 7th, 2013 by 23
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So what’s the closest competitor to the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo? From a design standpoint, one could say that the Audi A5 Sportback …

So what’s the closest competitor to the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo? From a design standpoint, one could say that the Audi A5 Sportback comes the closest, even though its dimensions are slightly different. The A5 Sportback is four centimeters shorter, sits lowers than the 3 GT and offers less interior space.

Despite the larger dimensions of the new 3 Series GT, the two vehicles are relatively close in weight: a BMW 318d GT with 90 percent of its tank full, 75 kg for driver and luggage, is only 25 kilograms more than the 143 hp Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI with front-wheel drive. The combined fuel consumption of 4.5 liters give both manufacturers something to brag about, and performance wise from 0 to 100 km/h shows the A5 being three tenths faster than the 3Ingolstadt and Munich.

Photo Comparison: BMW 3 Series GT vs Audi A5 Sportback

Optional in both cases is the all-wheel drive system, but even with the top A5 quattro model and 335i GT, the Audi is more powerful.

Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we will refrain from concluding which one has more appealing design lines, so we will give you the chance to look at some comparison photos and vote on it.

Photo Comparison: BMW 3 Series GT vs Audi A5 Sportback

Photo Comparison: BMW 3 Series GT vs Audi A5 Sportback

Photo Comparison: BMW 3 Series GT vs Audi A5 Sportback

Photo Comparison: BMW 3 Series GT vs Audi A5 Sportback

Photo Comparison: BMW 3 Series GT vs Audi A5 Sportback

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[Source: Bimmertoday]

  • Ness7

    Audi A5 Sportback Any Day!!

  • http://twitter.com/DJToronto_ David Jervis

    I’m confident the BMW drive and ergonomics would be superior but overall styling I have to give to the Audi

  • TiNE_ENi

    Comparing apples to oranges …

    A5 SB height: 1,391 mm (54.8 in) = coupe
    3er GT height: 1,508 mm (59.4 in) = crossover

    Mind 3er GT has a 59 mm (2.3 in) higher riding height than 3er Sedan & Touring, and it’s 79 mm (3.1 in) higher in general then sedan & touring! Also featuring more headroom in the front & in the rear.

    Upcoming 4er GranCoupe (which will be lower than 3er sedan & touring) will be a direct A5 Sportback’s rival.

    • Ness7

      YOU CALL a 3 Series GT a “CROSSOVER” GO AND GET A LIFE !!! YOU KNOW NOTHING SIMPLY NOTHING ABOUT CARS!!! Don’t Comment anymore!

      • Cat runner

        You are sick human being. Benz lover.

        • Ness7

          DUMB AS ALWAYS!

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  • digivue

    No option neither again?

    • Horatiu

      It’s in between two cars, good or bad, that’s the choice :)

  • Cat runner

    When is BMW going to grow up and give up. I am fed up of all these rubbish cars it is now making. Really fed up.

  • Mike

    A5 is basically would be 4 series Gran Coupe
    And 3 Series GT is A4 Allroad.
    This is a terrible comparison

  • Clau

    bmw3gt more practical
    audi more elegant

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Stokes/584867244 Matt Stokes

    The A5SB is less practical than the A4, the 3GT is more practical than the 3 series saloon, and tourer. Whatever you may think of the styling, if you’re buying for practicality, the choice has to be the GT by a mile.

    On looks, the M-sport 3GT looks great, whilst the A5SB is probably my favourite Audi design in the current range. Close, but the 3GT gets it.

  • charaf

    the audi a5 sportback is better than the bmw 3gt , his design , his style , his elegant … and the concurrent of a5 is the serie 4 grancoupe … the concurrent of a5 is a coupe car is not a pratical car … the winner in this concurrence is the a5 because it’s the luxury , it’s the elegant ,, it’s the best … and the person he like a pratical car he buy the serie 3 touring

  • viper

    I don’t get why , bmw looks kinda lifted on the back while audi looks like a normal car , bmw looks like hes ready to pull large weight on the back but that’s just wrong styling , the car needs to be lowered and right away the results would be in bmw favour

  • Giom

    I really don’t get everybodys fuss about this design. This is a case for form follows function, and I think the form is very attractive. Obviously not compared to a A5 SB, they’re not designed to do the same thing. It certainly looks better than a station wagon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lasha.shishniashvili Lasha Shishniashvili

    I love BMW very much, sometimes i call my BMW my wife and despite that i can’t buy for her new sexy dresses i buy for her new cool thing. But this car, i don’t know how to call exept the sh**t. I hate audi but i have to say comparing this models, audi is better.

  • LaMa

    well it is not even a contest. BMW created a small crap from a 5GT. Its now called 3GT. It still crap, just smaller. it does not change the crap just the size of it. I don’t get it why ! The 5 GT flopped like a Pontiac Aztec. BMWNA sold 1/12th of the planned number of pieces, with huge incentives and rebates and discounted prices. What does BMW do ? Creates an another one of these ugly crap.
    I sometimes wonder where is the creator who did the Z4 and the new 5… DId they bring Bungle back for this ? He was the only one who could create such ugly cars.

  • Nickkk

    I cant believe this. Finally an objective result from the BMW fanboys.

  • Bmwblogger

    I think that this Bmw compares with Audi A4 Allroad and The A5 sportback with 4 series Gran Coupe similar in design with 6 GC if there will be a model of that type based in 4 :) Cheers

  • Al

    Tested A5 new model few months ago. Good engine 2.0 TDI, slow til 2000 revs, above that very good. Disappointed in space and ergonomics. It is a toy car made for fast driving and nothing else. No space in the back seat, difficult to get out of the car due to very low sitting position. Forget about buying one if you have a family.
    BMW 3GT looks better, hopefully it will run good as well, can be used as family car and sport driving as well.

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    I love everything equally and the same!

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