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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe vs Audi A5 Sportback – Drive Comparison

4-Series | August 30th, 2014 by 1
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AutoExpress UK drives and compares the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and the Audi A5 Sportback. Audi’s four-door coupe has been available since 2009 and …

AutoExpress UK drives and compares the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and the Audi A5 Sportback.

Audi’s four-door coupe has been available since 2009 and it is now getting a worthy opponent.

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.

The two models tested are the BMW 420d Gran Coupé xDrive and Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI. The BMW produces 181 hp while the A5 Sportback by Audi outputs 175 hp.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe vs Audi A5 Sportback   Drive Comparison

Let’s see an excerpt from their review:

Unlike some niche models, the 4 Series Gran Coupe blends a really appealing mix of ingredients. It has the low running costs, engaging chassis, comfort, refinement and build quality of the class-leading 3 Series, plus it gives you the style of the 4 Series Coupe without compromising practicality. However, we’d go for the standard rear-wheel-drive version over the xDrive to curb running costs even further.

The Audi A5 has been the king of the executive coupe sector for a long time, but it’s beginning to show its age. It’s not as good to drive as the Gran Coupe, nor as smart inside, and it’s arguably not as stylish. However, the margins between these two are small, and the A5 Sportback remains an attractive proposition for those wanting a classy and more versatile alternative to a compact saloon.

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