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Photo Comparison: BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe vs Audi S5 Sportback

4-Series | February 2nd, 2014 by 20
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BMW has just unveiled their 4 Series Gran Coupe and BMWBLOG is bringing you a direct photo comparison against the Audi S5 Sportback. The model …

BMW has just unveiled their 4 Series Gran Coupe and BMWBLOG is bringing you a direct photo comparison against the Audi S5 Sportback. The model of choice is the BMW 435i Gran Coupe with M Sport Package which goes against the equally sporty and elegant S5 Sportback. A fair comparison would have been between an M Performance Automobile 4 Series Gran Coupe and the S5, but BMW is not currently offering that variant.

Audi’s four-door coupe has been available since 2009 and it is now getting a worthy opponent. Under the hood of the Audi S5 lays a V6 supercharged engine which distributes 333 hpto all four wheels.

Dimensions of the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and the Audi A5 Sportback are just a few centimeters apart, despite a nearly identical wheelbase. The Audi A5 Sportback is almost three millimeters wider and two millimeters higher than the 4 Series Gran Coupe.

Photo Comparison: BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe vs Audi S5 Sportback

With an EU-weight of 1,650 kg, the BMW 435i Gran Coupe (rear-wheel drive and manual transmission) is a full 170 kg below the weight of the all-wheel drive and automatic Audi S5 Sportback. The upcoming BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe xDrive will add around 70 kg and another 10 kg from the eight-speed automatic.

With rear-wheel drive and eight-speed Sport Automatic, the F36 BMW 435i accelerates in 5.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h. The all-wheel drive Audi is one tenth of a second faster. Performance specs for the BMW 435i xDrive Gran Coupe are currently not available.

Until a direct test drive and review is available, we give you a photo comparison that shows the design of the two elegant four-door coupes from all angles. Let us know in the comments below which one you find more “stylish”.

Photo Comparison: BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe vs Audi S5 Sportback

[Photos: Bimmertoday]

  • John

    Audi looks better.

    • Tim

      Bmw looks better.

    • z

      No

      • John

        At least admit that Audi did it first. The A5 sportback is a couple years old.

    • JPJ

      agreed, WAY to many body lines on the bmw. Just looking at the hood makes me dizzy, in a bad way

  • Ben

    Why no M435 GC to compete with the S5 Sportback? Just dump the 435 and replace it by a M435 (just like M235i. Doesn’t make sense. Not to mention there are no M335i nor M435i to compete against the S4 and S5 either.

  • James Wickersham

    Yep, Audi looks better–not by much but it does. Smoother, crisper. Functionality (haptics) though, BMW beats it.

    • James Wickersham

      Wish the Sportback was available in the US…wow, an RS5 version–dreams, dreams, dreams!

  • JPJ

    audi all day. better cars, better advertising, and Quattro. nuff said

    • Arckanum

      better advertising? so you admit you’re a sucker for advertisments?

      • JPJ

        was simply referencing the billboard war they got into, it was entertaining… I’ve owned several of each brand and driven them off and on the track. So yes, my opinion is Audi makes better cars. Their advertising just happens to follow suit…

        • jpj

          Was also entertaining to see how many stranded bmw’s were abandoned on the side of the road during the last “snow” in atlanta. Hundreds. Didn’t pass a single audi unless it was being driven. just saying…

          • Arckanum

            I have a 2012 328i, I was considering Audi S4/S5 but couldn’t find much reliability information. Your comment put a little faith in me, I’ll check them out.

  • TiTo Ȝnbtawi

    AUDI S5 for ever just audi love

  • Nguyen

    the interior of the audi looks way too complicated …

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  • Claudia Vicente

    o Audi chegou primeiro, mas o BMW é mais eficiente e muito mais bonito

  • Page

    Audi looks better, but BMW is the on to go for.

  • bartek926

    Beamer <3

  • El Torro

    It’s a shame that the only Audi’s worth talking about are Quattro… FWD Audi?!? Save some money and buy a VW or a Skoda !!! Same technology’s used.

    BMW is Superior here. Using their own engines and technology’s.

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