Comparison - Audi S8 Plus quattro 2018 - vs - BMW 5 Series M550i xDrive 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
115,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
73,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.70gals
18.00gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Audi S8 is a speed machine that's the ultimate sleeper. Spot one and stare—it'll likely be gone just as quickly.

Pros
Blitzing acceleration
Opulent interior
Superlative handling
Intoxicating performance...
...but it settles down easily

Cons
Not much to look at in the inside
No self-driving tech
No changes for 2018

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Audi S8 is a full-size, high-performance luxury sedan that is available only in Plus trim. It employs a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (605 horsepower, 517 pound-feet of torque) that is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard.

PROS
Standard turbocharged V8 provides immense power
All-wheel drive ensures rapid acceleration
Clean design and high-quality materials throughout the cabin
Drives and handles like a much smaller sedan

CONS
Not as much trunk space as you might expect for a car of its size
Standard music interface isn't as versatile as a USB port

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW 5 Series lives up to the expectations set by its forebears. There's an engine for nearly every taste, and the car's handling capabilities are fundamentally sound. Factor in the 5 Series' latest tech and safety features, and you've got a prime pick for a midsize luxury sedan.

PROS
Wide range of powerful and relatively efficient engines
A host of innovative features and leading-edge technology
Interior quarters are quiet and comfortable
Generous trunk capacity

CONS
Some interior materials are a bit below segment standards
Evolutionary styling doesn't stand out in a crowded class

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW 5-Series ranked #1 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the BMW 5-Series has a score of 9.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Robust and diverse engine options
State-of-the-art, user-friendly technology
Quiet, comfortable cabin
Huge trunk

Cons
More expensive than most

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 BMW 5-Series expands the sedan's already-excellent lineup to include an efficient plug-in hybrid and an uber-quick V-8.

Pros
Useful plug-in hybrid
State-of-the-art tech
Great powertrains
Agile and responsive
Very comfortable

Cons
Shockingly expensive now
Interior color combos can be busy
Pricey advanced features
It’s not the 5-Series you remember

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.00L
4.40L
Torque: 
517ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
480ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
605hp
at 6 100rpm
456hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Sun Sensor
Cooled Storage Compartment
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Extended Cabin Heating
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Extended Cabin Heating/Cooling
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
202.60in
195.40in
Width: 
76.70in
73.50in
Height: 
57.40in
57.80in
Wheel Base: 
117.90in
117.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.20
38.80
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.70in
36.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
58.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.80in
55.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
14.20cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4685.00lbs
4372.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Front Leg Room 41.4 in.
Front Head Room 37.2 in.
Front Shoulder Room 59.1 in.
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Massaging
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Head Room 39.1 in.
Rear Leg Room 38.7 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 57.8 in.
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Multi-Level Heating
Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
USB Connection
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(s)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
630 Watts Stereo Output
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
600 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
16 Total Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 X 9.0
19 X 9.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
Run Flat Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Dual Rear Side-Mounted Airbags
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Auto Delay Off Headlamps
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Brake Drying
Cornering Lights

Options

Packages: 
Executive Plus Package
Black Optic Exterior Package
Dynamic Package
Full Leather Package
Audi Design Selection - Vermont Brown
Audi Design Selection - Balao Brown
Audi Design Selection - Black W/Arras Red Stitching
Driving Assistance Package
Luxury Seating Package
Executive Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Beam-Quattro
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
Delete Front License Plate Holder
21" 5-Double-Arm-Design High Gloss Black Wheels
Paint Protection Partial Hood and Fenders
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" V-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Wheels W/Non-Runflat Michelin Pilot Super Sport Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Cerium Gray Wheels W/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" V-Spoke Wheels W/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Piano Black Shift Lever
Leather Shifter Lever
Audi First Aid Kit
Light Alcantara Headliner
Gesture Control
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Anthracite Alcantara Headliner
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster
Power Rear Sunshade W/Manual Rear Side Window Shades
Heated Front Seats
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Leather Dashboard