BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic vs Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d 2.0 TFSI 265HP automatic 4x4

BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic

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22 reasons for

BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60, model available from 2003.
It has 5.0 V10 507HP ic petrol engine produced from 2005 to 2010.
Drive on the rear axle has automatic, 7 speed gearbox.

7 reasons for

Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d, model available from 2003 to 2013.
It has 2.0 TFSI 265HP ic petrol engine produced from 2008 to 2012.
Drive 4x4 has automatic, 6 speed gearbox.

Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d 2.0 TFSI 265HP automatic 4x4
BMW

22 reasons for BMW Seria 5 E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507KM automat in comparison to Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d 2.0 TFSI 265HP automatic 4x4

Reasons for
138

Maximal power

507 > 265 hp
The horsepower is a feature that most of us look at first when buying a car. In this case it is the BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic which has by 91 % more horsepower in comparison to the Audi A3 8P. Consequently the BMW is able to reach higher top speed. Thanks to more horsepower the BMW should also provide seemingly more flexiblility in specific gears.
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Maximal torque

521 > 350 Nm
Due to 171 Nm greater torque, the engine of the BMW 5-Series E60 distinctly better transmits power to the wheels than the Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d. This, in turn, have relevant effects on acceleration.
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Acceleration 0-100 km/h

4.7 > 5.5 s
A little difference at the level of 15 percent suggests that the Audi A3 8P is the worst car of these two presented. In the „C segment, being represented by the Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d, the average acceleration to 100km/h is 11.3 s and is by 5.8 s lower than this of Audi car.
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Width

1,848 > 1,765 mm
Width of a vehicle directly influences on the amount of space for passengers and also stability during driving. The width of the BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic is larger by 83 mm compared with the Audi A3 8P and is not really worth considering. The average for the „executive” segment amounts to around 1,826 mm and is by 22 mm smaller than the width of the BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic.
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Wheelbase

2,898 > 2,577 mm
The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the distance separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to more desirable vehicle's weight distribution. BMW has 12 % longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d 2.0 TFSI 265HP automatic 4x4. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the balance and steering. Hence, the mass of BMW 5-Series E60 should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
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Cylinders

10 > 4
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Length

4,860 > 4,230 mm
The BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 is 15 percent longer in comparison to the Audi. The length of the car plays a role when it comes to travelling comfort and space in the boot. The BMW preasumbly will be offering to it's passangers more room for legs. At the same time the BMW 5-Series E60 will be better driven ,however, the Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d 2.0 TFSI 265HP automatic 4x4 will be a little easier to park because of shorter length of the body.
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Number of gears

7 > 6 gears
The BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic have a higher gear count in comparison to the Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d which means that BMW will have better acceleration and lesser fuel consumption. But the difference is not big and if you are not drag racing at a timed event you would not even notice the difference.
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Cylinder layout

V-type > inline
An engine in the shape of a V is a better version of a engine with all cylinders aligned in one row which in our opinion} is with more adventages. Engine of V configuration put in a the BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic gives more torque at lower RPM ranges because of the power stroke coming from 2 sides of the crankshaft. This type of engime may house more cylinders without a need of much extending its dimensions. A Smooth engine work and pleasant sound is to driving fans to a V engine’s advantage.
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Engine capacity

4,998 > 1,983 cc
The BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic has 152 percent larger engine size than the Audi. Such a considerable difference causes that comparision of this features is quite difficult. The Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d 2.0 TFSI 265HP automatic 4x4 seems to be the good choice for those who apreciate lower fuel consumption and car running costs at the expense of car’s performance, however, those who decided on the BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 would benefit from better power, durability, smoothness of the engine and consequently more fun from driving.
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Rear track

1,569 > 1,506 mm
2

Tire width

255 > 225 mm
2

Height

1,469 > 1,399 mm
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of putting big amount of stuff to it. The difference between these two cars of 70 millimeters in favor of the BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 is not big and should not be really noticeable.
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Number of doors

4 > 3
The 3-door model of Audi A3 8P is easy to load and unload stuff into a boot, whereas 4-door BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic offers easier getting into the vehicle, quieter interior at the expense of smaller trunk lid.
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Valves

40 > 16
0

Number of seats

5 > 4
0

Payload

2,297 > 2,038 kg
0

Front track

1,583 > 1,522 mm
0

Front overhang

856 > 894 mm
0

Width with outside mirrors

2,035 > 1,997 mm
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Tire diameter

19 > 18 ″
0

Curb weight

1,827 > 1,476 kg

Audi

7 reasons for Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d 2.0 TFSI 265KM automat 4x4 in comparison to BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic

Reasons for
115

Average consumption

8.1 > 14.6 l
The fuel economy is considerably to Audi A3 8P's advantage. This car consumes 45 % less gasoline in the mixed cycle than the BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic. Interesting is that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the C class, in which the Audi A3 8P is classified, is 6.8 l while the Audi A3 8P uses by 19 percent more amount of fuel than the average.
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Urban consumption

11 > 22.8 l
The Audi uses of 11.8 l gasoline less in the city in relation to the BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic. The Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d 2.0 TFSI 265HP automatic 4x4, as a representative of lower middle segment, burns up of 2.3 l per 100 km more than the average in its segment. The average fuel consumption in the “small family cars” segment is 8.7 l of fuel for every 100 km.
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Maximal torque RPM

2,500 > 6,105 revolutions/minute
A big difference in revolutions per minute at which the maximum torque is delivered clearly indicates that the winner is is the one of the Audi. The engine of the BMW reaches its full efficiency at 6,105 revolutions/minute which is by 59 percent lower compared with the Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d.
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Extra-urban consumption

6.7 > 10.1 l
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Maximum load capacity

560 > 470 kg
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Maximal power RPM

6,000 > 7,750 revolutions/minute
0

Rear overhang

759 > 1,110 mm

Cars specifications

BMW 5-Series E60 M5 Sedan E60 5.0 V10 507HP automatic Audi A3 8P S3 Hatchback 3d 2.0 TFSI 265HP automatic 4x4
    Model release date 2003 2003
    Price range luxury luxury
    Facelifting no no
    Code name E60 8P
    Class E C
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