Comparison - BMW 5 Series 540i xDrive 2019 - vs - Audi A7 Prestige quattro 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
61,250
Updated: 
04 Sep 2018
72,400
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.00gals
19.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Mediterranean Blue Metallic
#213955
Imperial Blue Metallic
#292f3d
Cashmere Silver Metallic
#a39e98
Bluestone Metallic
#656c70
Jet Black
#000000
Alpine White
#ffffff
Glacier Silver Metallic
#c8c8c8
Atlas Cedar Metallic
#88887e
Almandine Brown Metallic
#4c4238
Azurite Black Metallic
#000d31
Carbon Black Metallic
#171c24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Rhodonite Silver Metallic
#bfbbbc
Champagne Quartz Metallic
#746e67
Jatoba Brown Metallic
#605953
Mineral White Metallic
#eaeaea

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Midsize luxury sedans have a difficult task to complete. Discerning buyers expect high levels of refinement, performance, technology and prestige that few other cars can match. Pleasingly, the 2019 BMW 5 Series rises to meet the challenge.

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 2019 BMW 5-Series ranked #1 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the BMW 5-Series has a score of 9.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 12 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Agile handling and smooth ride
Long features list
Large trunk

Cons
More expensive than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Audi A7 is a midsize luxury car with a hatchback cargo area (Audi dubs this body style a "Sportback").The Prestige adds ventilated front seats, passenger lumbar adjustment, a head-up display, a corner view parking camera and power-closing doors

PROS
Hatchback offers more cargo space than a sedan's trunk
V6 engine's strong performance
Stunning styling that hasn't aged a bit

CONS
Firm ride with 20-inch wheels
Hefty price premium over comparable Audi A6
Doesn't offer Audi's latest in-car tech
Rear headroom can be tight for taller passengers

By: 
edmunds.com

It's hard to imagine a more complete mid-size luxury car than the 2018 Audi A7, which balances handling and ride quality with gorgeous styling and above average utility.

Pros
Dapper styling
Excellent ride-handling balance
Comfortable interior
Excellent technology
Hatchback utility

Cons
Rear seat a little cramped
Limited steering feedback
Not quite as roomy as its hatchback might suggest

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Audi A7 ranked #2 in Luxury Large Cars. Currently the Audi A7 has a score of 9.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 39 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Above-average fuel economy
Long features list
Great cargo space

Cons
Sloping roofline limits rear-seat headroom for tall passengers

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
330ft-lbs
at 1 380rpm
325ft-lbs
at 2 900rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 5 500rpm
340hp
at 5 300rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.10Feet
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
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
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls
More in Convenience: 
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
tilt and telescopic steering wheel
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.60in
196.20in
Width: 
73.50in
Height: 
58.20in
55.90in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
117.10in
114.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
36.90
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
41.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.70in
57.20in
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
36.60
Rear leg room: 
36.50in
37.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.90in
55.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
24.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4072.00lbs
4354.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
12 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
sport front seats
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
leather
12 -way power driver seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear 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: 
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
205 watts stereo output
USB connection
12 total speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
630 Watts Stereo Output
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
14 Total Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 8.0 in
19 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
245/45R18 tires
18 x 8.0 in. wheels
Run flat tires
alloy wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear door child safety locks
cornering lights
Turn signal mirrors
stability control
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
auto delay off headlamps
tire pressure monitoring
pre-collision safety system
brake drying
self-leveling headlights
emergency braking preparation
front fog/driving lights
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
child seat anchors
Emergency braking assist
adaptive headlights
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
LED headlamp
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Seating Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Driving Assistance Plus Package
Lighting Package
M Sport Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Parking Assistance Package
Convenience Package
Comfort Seating Package
S Line Sport Package
Driver Assistance Package
20" Wheel Package
20" Black Optic Package
Cargo Net
20" Black Optic Package
Cold Weather Package
Competition Package
Exterior Options: 
19" V-Spoke Wheels w/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
19" V-Spoke Wheels w/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
18" Double-Spoke Wheels w/Non Run-Flat All-Season Tires
19" M Double-Spoke Wheels w/Mixed Performance Run-Flat Tires
Power Tailgate
20" V-Spoke Wheels w/Performance Run-Flat Tires
Space-Saver Spare
19" M Double-Spoke Wheels w/All-Season Run-Flat Tires
20" Wheel Package
Audi TravelSpace Base Carrier Bars
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Interior Options: 
Multi-Contour Seats
Power Rear Sunshade w/Manual Rear Side Window Shades
Leather Dashboard
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Head-up Display
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Front and Rear Heated Seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Ceramic Controls
Heated Front Seats
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
WiFi Hotspot
Audi Beam-Rings
Audi Guard Premium Textile Floor Mats
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Beam-Quattro
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#d9d3c7
Cognac Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#9c745b
Black Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#000000
Night Blue Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#4d5057
Smoke White/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#d3d0cb
Caramel/Black Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Tartufo Full Merino, premium leather
#967957
Black Dakota w/Blue Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#000000
Mocha Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#5a5653
Ivory White Nappa w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, premium leather
#d7d8d2
Black Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#000000
Ivory White Dakota w/Contrast Stitching/Piping, leather
#cfceca