2020 BMW 4-Series

2021 BMW 4-Series

2021 Audi A5

2021 Audi A5

2021 BMW 4-Series vs. 2021 Audi A5


The 2021 Audi A5 is a beautiful coupe packed with outstanding technology, a broad performance range and serene interior. How does it stack up against the 2021 BMW 4-Series, a car which has received acclaim for its responsive and dynamic engines, premium cab and wireless capabilities?

Design & Style

The latest BMW 4-Series has been revised with a larger kidney grille in front and frame which is longer yet wider. Passengers within the cabin will be presented with a ten inch touch display with surfaces that are covered in rich materials such as natural wood, metallic accents and supple leather. Those that buy M Sport will get a front bumper that is more prominent with darker trim pieces.

The Audi A5 can be purchased in the form of a hatchback with five doors, coupe or convertible. All of them look great, especially the hatchback (officially called Sportback by the engineers) which has sharpened LEDs with a prominent grille and roofline which is racy. It can be customized in an array of colors, including white, silver, black or Navarra Blue. The cabin looks best in warmer tones.

Technology & Safety

The Audi A5 received a 5 star rating from the IIHS. It is outfitted with all the modern safety features such as cruise and lane control, the ability to detect pedestrians, automated emergency brakes and driver’s assistance which is designed to lower fatigue during long trips. Luxuries within its cabin include Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, an instrument cluster, powered seats, and heads up display, ventilated seats and climate control.

The BMW 4-Series is equipped with all the features found in the Audi A5, include blind area monitoring and limited autonomous operation which allows the driver to remove their hands for a short period of time. Its headlights have been enhanced and luxuries within its cabin include a moonroof, leather upholstery, climate control, wireless mirroring for mobile phones, and the proprietary iDrive multimedia.


Those that purchase the BMW M4 Competition will get a dual turbo 6 engine that is 3 liter and capable of generating 503 horsepower. Its engine is wedded to an automatic eight speed transmission that includes all wheel drive. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in about 3.8 seconds. Those that purchase the Audi S5 will get a V6 engine that can generate 349 horsepower that is wedded to an automatic eight speed transmission. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in just under 5 seconds.

The Bottom Line

Though the Audi A5 and BMW 4-Series are tied when it comes to safety and luxury features, the A5 convertible and coupe are cramped and the BMW 4-Series has a huge performance advantage, which makes it the winner.

Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW 4-Series Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW 4-Series for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.


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