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What is Better BMW 5-Series or Audi S3?

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BMW 5-Series Audi S3

5 reasons to buy BMW 5-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 4 4 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

552 bhp vs 265 bhp

vs 192 kw.

52% or 287 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.2 sec. vs 5.70 sec. 1.5 sec.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 29.5 mpg vs 33.01 mpg 12% or 3.51 mpg
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 281 liters 46% or 239 liters

4 reasons to buy Audi S3

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 16 vs 4 12 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 123 g/mile vs 144 g/mile 17% or 21 g/mile
Other specs
Less weight 1455 kg vs 1870 kg 29% or 415 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.70 meters vs 12 meters 12% or 1.3 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 5-Series vs. Audi S3

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 4395 cm3 vs 1984 cm3 55% or 2411 cm3 more
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 7 vs 6 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4910 mm vs 4230 mm 14% or 680 mm shorter
Width 1891 mm vs 1765 mm 7% or 126 mm wider
Height 1456 mm vs 1399 mm 4% or 57 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2964 mm vs 2578 mm 13% or 386 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)