If you're looking to enjoy high-quality German engineering around the roads of Salt Lake City, Park City, and Heber City, you're in luck. The Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series both offer a customizable, luxurious drive. But which sporty car is best for you?

In this Audi A5 vs. BMW 4 Series comparison, our team at Audi Salt Lake City will discuss some of the top differences to help you choose.

Style and Sophistication

The Audi A5 is available in your choice of three body styles:

  • Sporty 2-door Coupe
  • Premium 4-door Sportback
  • Liberating Cabriolet convertible

You'll find similar options in the BMW 4 Series, which is available as a 2-door Coupe, 4-door Gran Coupe, and a Convertible.

Regardless of which one you pick, you'll find plenty of premium features inside. For example, the 2019 BMW 4 Series cars offer a 10.25-inch dynamic digital cluster display. This replaces the traditional speedometer and tachometer with a customizable screen that can show information about everything from speed and RPM to navigation information, driver assistance updates, and more.

While this high-tech display is great, it doesn't quite match what you'll find in the 2019 Audi A5. With the available Audi virtual cockpit, you'll get a larger 12.3-inch instrument display that offers similar functionality. However, it takes this one step further by adding Google Earth™ imagery, which allows you to see satellite views of your surroundings.

Intuitive Infotainment

Both cars also offer stylish and user-friendly touchscreen displays positioned atop the center of the dashboard. You can use either one to connect to your compatible iPhone, thanks to standard Apple CarPlay® capability.

Unfortunately, you'll have to pay to use this feature in the BMW 4 Series once your complimentary trial period is over. There's no added cost to using Apple CarPlay® in the Audi A5. BMW also doesn't offer Android Auto™ in its 4 Series, though this feature also comes standard in the Audi A5.

Once you're connected to the multimedia system, Audi offers even more intuitive control with the help of MMI® touch. This system features handwriting-recognition technology, so you can use your finger to write what you're looking for on the well-positioned touchpad. That way, you don't need to scroll through menu options like you would in the BMW 4 Series.

Exciting Performance

The Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series both offer some of the best in German engineering under their hoods. This comes along with a drive mode select, so you can tune this performance to your mood. Want to relax on your drive home? Sit back and enjoy Comfort mode. Looking for more thrills? Dynamic or Sport mode has you covered.

Plus, you can take over control of the automatic transmission thanks to steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. In the BMW 4 Series, you'll be controlling an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission. The Audi A5, meanwhile, provides a sportier 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. Thanks to this dual clutch, the A5 offers faster gear switches for less lag.

Audi A5 vs BMW 4 Series: Try Our Top Choice

As far as style and performance go, the Audi A5 and BMW 4 Series are both great picks. However, Audi offers a little more high-tech innovation in its luxury cars-and our team at Audi Salt Lake City thinks that makes a huge difference when you're behind the wheel.

Want to try it for yourself around Salt Lake City, Park City, and Heber City, UT? Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

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