2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 BMW 4 Series near Schaumburg, IL

Enhanced driving dynamics, gorgeous looks, and technologically advanced cabins make small luxury coupes, sedans, and hatchbacks among the most popular segment of vehicles sold in the U.S. The Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series live at the top of many drivers' wish lists. If you are ready to purchase a small luxury car, you'll need to know which provides the better luxury experience for your money. This research page compares the 2018 Audi A5 Premium Plus Sportback, starting at $45,600 MSRP, to the 2018 BMW 430i xDrive Gran Coupe, starting at $45,300 MSRP.

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 BMW 4 Series: Engine Specs

The Audi A5 is supremely quick, but even more than that, it is powerful and incredibly fun to drive. The seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission and quattro® all-wheel-drive system make the Audi A5 the vehicle of choice for anyone who loves to drive. To compare A5 engine specs against the BMW 430i, read the table below.

2018 Audi A5


2018 BMW 430i

2.0L Turbo I4


2.0L Turbo I4

252 HP


248 HP

273 lb.-ft.


258 lb.-ft.

24/34 MPG

EPA city/highway rating

23/33 MPG

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 BMW 4 Series: Comfort

The Audi A5 is the clear winner when it comes to passenger comfort. The materials used throughout the cabin of the 2018 Audi A5 Premium Plus Sportback are a level above those found in the BMW 4 Series, and more attention has been paid to the individual comfort of every passenger, including those in the rear seats.

  • The Audi A5 comes with standard genuine leather seats, while the BMW 430i uses synthetic leather.
  • The BMW 4 Series has dual-zone automatic climate control, but even rear passengers can choose their own settings with three-zone automatic climate control that comes standard in every Audi A5.
  • The Audi A5 Premium Plus has a 12-way power adjustable driver's seat, including 4-way power lumbar support and position memory. The BMW 430i's seats are only 10-way adjustable.
  • Heated front seats come standard in the Audi A5 Premium Plus.
  • The panoramic sunroof included with the Audi A5 lets in more sunshine and cool breezes than the smaller sunroof found in the BMW model.
  • Available features on the new 2018 Audi A5 Premium Plus include a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats.

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 BMW 4 Series Interior Comparison near Schaumburg, IL

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 BMW 4 Series: Technology

Although both luxury models come with numerous entertainment, connectivity, and driving assistance systems, Audi goes a step farther than BMW at every opportunity. To get the very best technology available, you need the Audi.

  • The Audi A5 comes standard with a 10-speaker sound system, while the BMW 430i has 9 standard speakers.
  • The Audi A5 has a 7-in. multimedia display with available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ interface. The BMW screen is smaller and less user-friendly.
  • Audi pre sense® monitors for and protects against frontal and rear collisions.
  • The Audi A5 comes with sensors that help drivers determine when it is safe to change lanes and to exit the vehicle.
  • Available features on the new 2018 Audi A5 Premium Plus include Audi MMI® Navigation plus, a touchpad controller capable of recognizing handwriting, the Audi 12.3-in. virtual cockpit, and Audi Connect PRIME services and PLUS Wi-Fi® hotspot.

Test Drive the New 2018 Audi A5 near Schaumburg, IL

It's clear that Audi has built the better car. To discover the small luxury sports car of your dreams, head over to Audi Hoffman Estates serving the Schaumburg, IL area. You can learn more about the new Audi A5 with our research pages, begin browsing available A5 models in our new vehicle inventory, or call (888) 698-1441 to ask your questions directly to an Audi specialist on our team.

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 BMW 4 Series near Schaumburg, IL