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.
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.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
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.
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.
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.
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.
Number of 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Number of doors
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.