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BMW 335i vs Audi S5

The lovely Vicki Butler Henderson, of Fifth Gear, lets the track decides on who deserves the mid-size luxury coupe title, the all wheel drive Audi S5 or the rear wheel drive BMW 335i. The BMW's 3 series is the perennial favorite for the class as such it's a big target which Audi takes aim at with the new S5. Let's see who wins.

Audi S5 BMW 335i
Engine Type V8 inline 6
Displacement 4.2 liters 3.0 liters
Compressor naturally aspirated twin turbocharger
Horsepower 354 hp @ 6800 rpm 300 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque 325 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm 300 ft-lbs. @ 1400 rpm
Driven Wheels all wheel drive rear wheel drive
limited slip differential standard not available
Weight 3792 lbs 3571 lbs
M.S.R.P $50,500 $40,800
Fuel Economy 22.8 mpg 28.6 mpg


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