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A Coupe Comparison: The Audi A5 vs BMW 4 Series
Looking for a great new luxury coupe that delivers performance and an exclusive driving experience? You may be deciding between the Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series, both solid performers from iconic brands. With mighty horsepower and impressive cabins, you may consider these two vehicles equally, but there are some key differences that place the A5 ahead of its competitor. In the areas of safety, technology, and performance, the Audi A5 remains ahead of the curve and Benzel-Busch is pleased to show you why.
Performance Factors: The A5 Achieves Higher Standards
The A5 offers the choice of two powertrains and, unlike the 4 Series, which comes standard with rear-wheel drive, comes standard with all-wheel drive. Its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine exerts 252 horsepower. It can hit 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Audi Drive Select offers four driving modes making it a perfect cruising vehicle, handling with great agility on winding roads. The BMW 4 Series also has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine but only relays 248 horsepower. Overall, the A5 is known for a smoother ride and can take any surface you might encounter on NJ roads.
Triumphant Technology and Safety in the A5
The A5 earns a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Its pre-sense is a stunning protection feature that tightens seat belts, closes side windows and the sunroof, and prepares the break system for response during an emergency maneuver. The 4 Series has many standard safety features but does not have anything comparable to the pre-sense.
Inside, the A5 has one of the most innovative cockpits for drivers with a fully digital 12.3” screen that no other vehicle can compete with. It also features the heads-up display, meaning you can keep your eyes on the road while seeing speed and direction directly on the windshield. Another unique tech feature is MMI touch, which allows you to hand write an entry instead of selecting letters or numbers. The 4 Series can’t compete in any of these areas. It does have digital displays and infotainment center, but not to the extent of the A5.
The Audi A5 Takes The Win
While the 4 Series is no slouch, when it comes to performance, safety, and technology, the A5 is in a class by itself. However, don’t just take our word for it! Only a test drive of this impressive vehicle will seal the deal and there’s no better place to experience one than at the place known for elevating the standards, Audi Meadowlands, powered by Benzel-Busch.
Benzel-Busch is proud to be a preferred Audi dealer in the tri-state area. Visit us today to experience the power and beauty of the A5.