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What is Better BMW 5-Series or Audi S8?

Comparing BMW 5-Series with Audi S8 may help people make decision which model is worth buying. There are 6 weighty reasons why BMW 5-Series is undoubtedly a more effective purchase than Audi S8. Also, Audi S8 shows 4 important advantages that make it good buy instead of BMW 5-Series.By comparing the most important specs, our team found key distinctions of BMW 5-Series and Audi S8. Take speed or power, look at dimensions, and conveniently compare two cars. BMW did a lot to present 5-Series as the most efficient vehicle in its market segment.


BMW 5-Series Audi S8

6 reasons to buy BMW 5-Series

Engine and transmission
More engine power

552 bhp vs 450 bhp

vs 326 kw.

18% or 102 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 4.2 sec. vs 5.10 sec. 0.9 sec.
Less CO2 emissions 144 g/mile vs 198 g/mile 38% or 54 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 500 liters 4% or 20 liters
Other specs
Less weight 1870 kg vs 1940 kg 4% or 70 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 12 meters vs 12.10 meters 1% or 0.1 meters

4 reasons to buy Audi S8

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 10 vs 8 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More valves per cylinder 16 vs 4 12 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 21 mpg vs 29.5 mpg 40% or 8.5 mpg
Weight and capacity
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2300 kg vs 2000 kg 13% or 300 kg

Neutral reasons BMW 5-Series vs. Audi S8

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 4395 cm3 vs 5204 cm3 16% or 809 cm3 less
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 7 vs 6 1 more
Length 4910 mm vs 5062 mm 3% or 152 mm shorter
Width 1891 mm vs 1897 mm 0% or 6 mm narrower
Height 1456 mm vs 1424 mm 2% or 32 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2964 mm vs 2944 mm 1% or 20 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)