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BMW M4 Coupe vs Audi RS5 – Comparison Test

BMW M4 | June 8th, 2014 by 2
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German magazine AutoZeitung delivers the first test drive comparison between the BMW M4 Coupe and the Audi RS5. Both cars promise great performance on the …

German magazine AutoZeitung delivers the first test drive comparison between the BMW M4 Coupe and the Audi RS5.

Both cars promise great performance on the race track and that was the first stop for the two contenders.

At a first glance, there are a number of commonalities and similarities between the two cars, such as the dimensions: just over two centimeters separate the two also a small difference in engine performance – only 19 hp between the counterparties.

But there are a series of major differences, starting with the all-wheel drive on the Audi RS5 while the M4 stays true to BMW’s rear-wheel drive architecture. The Audi RS5 also comes with a 4.2 liter V8 engine. The RS5’s engine makes 450 horsepower and 317 lb-ft.

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Manual transmission or 7-speed DCT for the M4, only a 7-speed S tronic DCT for the RS5.

In the weight department, the M4 is a clear winner. It has a DIN-balanced weight of 1497 kg (without driver and luggage), while the RS5 has a whopping 1715 kg weight. The two cars test were 1615 kg for the M4 Coupe and 1788 kg for RS5.

The total of 218 kg higher weight also makes the RS5 slower than the M4. Official numbers say the Audi RS5 sprints to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds while the M4 with DCT runs the same distance in 4.1 seconds.

The instrumented tests show the BMW M4 Coupe running from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds while the RS5 ran the same distance in 4.3 seconds. To 200 km/h, the gap gets wider, 12.9 seconds vs 14.5 seconds.

Fuel consumption was also better on the M4 Coupe, 11.9 l/100km versus 13.8 for the RS5.

  • Markith Friginette

    i’m hoping that those Audi fools are reading this. With BMW seeming to wake up to the reality that their cars are gaining too much weight is a really good start to put a shot directly in the head of that phat ass audi. Keep it coming BMW. I’m hoping that you guys will grab those DTM titles by its throat, Factory, team, and drivers title=1,2,3

  • Steve J

    Its a BMW M car for Gods sake! Its the standard! The king of hill! Second best is nice but that all Audi is in this case! I drove the RS5 and its just to big, to much body role and no feedback from the wheel.

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