Comparison - BMW X5 M 2021 - vs - Audi RS Q8 TFSI 2021

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
105,100
Updated: 
30 Oct 2019
$
114,500
Updated: 
20 Jun 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
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: 
21.90gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Marina Bay Blue Metallic
#3D54A5
Carbon Black Metallic
#5F6271
Black Sapphire Metallic
#232323
Mineral White Metallic
#D6D5D3
Donington Grey Metallic
#6E6D68
Toronto Red Metallic
#EE6D5A
BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue Metallic
#25416A
BMW Individual Ametrine Metallic
#71464D
Alpine White
#F3F3F3
Manhattan Green metallic
#5C614F
Jet Black
#000000
Color: 
Floret silver, metallic
#AFB3B6
Dragon orange, metallic
#D06B05
Galaxy blue, metallic
#2A525E
Glacier white, metallic
#C7D0CD
Matador red, metallic
#5B0311
Navarra blue, metallic
#2F395C
Orca black, metallic
#191C21
Night Black
#000000
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The BMW X5 M is an amazing mix of very high performance, luxurious accommodation and SUV practicality, but it doesn’t come cheap.

Pros
Fabulous engine
Superb handling
Loads of technology

Cons
Ageing looks
Expensive to buy and run
Not all the safety features are standard

By: 
carwow.co.uk

For 2021, BMW gives the X5 M some new standard features and removes several standalone options. Android Auto is now finally offered. It's standard along with a one-year subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio with 360L. The previously optional roof rails and exterior trim in satin aluminum, night vision with pedestrian detection, and the rear-seat entertainment system have been eliminated. BMW also changes the Competition designation from a model to a package.

Pros
Jaw-dropping acceleration,
shockingly athletic for its size,
upscale cabin environment.

Cons
Ride will be too stiff for some,
cost will be too pricey for most,
don't even think of taking it off-road.

By: 
caranddriver.com

2021 Now available with Android Auto smartphone integration.Minor changes to feature availability and option packages.

Pros
Massive power from the twin-turbo V8
Impressive handling and braking for such a big vehicle
Includes tech and other features from the standard X5

Cons
Stiff and sometimes unyielding ride
Small mirrors and thick roof pillars create large blind spots
Not a lot of interior storage

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Handles very well for its size
Impressively comfortable too
Loads of infotainment tech

Cons
Muted engine sounds
Auto gearbox isn't the best
Lots of expensive optional extras

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Audi has made no changes to the RS Q8 for 2021.

Pros
Mega-powerful V-8 engine,
nimble chassis,
styling is more restrained than the mechanically similar Lambo Urus.

Cons
Slower and more expensive than the RS6 Avant,
brake feel isn't particularly confidence inspiring,
not quite as poised as a Porsche.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The RS Q8 is unchanged for 2021.

Pros
Turbo V8 delivers devastating straight-line performance
Nimble, lively handling puts most sports cars to shame
Comfortable, well-trimmed interior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Limited interior storage
Less practical than the related Q7

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Consumption (low)/ (high)/(combined)UK - 11.9 mpg//25.0 mpg/20.5 mpg
Fuel Economy City USA: 
13.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
18.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
32
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
4.40L
4.00L
Torque: 
553ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
590ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
600hp
at 6 000rpm
591hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
42.00Feet
43.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
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
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
multi-function steering wheel ( audio, cruise control, speed,etc)
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Electrically adjustable steering column
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerator features
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.00in
197.30in
Width: 
79.30in
78.70in
Height: 
68.90in
66.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
Front Track: 
66.80in
66.60in
Rear Track: 
66.40in
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
117.00in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.80
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
39.80in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
37.40in
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.00in
59.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.10in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
72.30cu.ft
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.90cu.ft
30.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5425.00lbs
5490.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Lockable glove compartment
Light inside glove compartment

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Exterior mirrors – electrically adjustable, integrated direction indicators, heated, in body colour
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Power-operated tailgate
Advanced Key
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Ventilated Driver Seat
Center armrest in front
Front seats, electrically adjustable with memory functions
Heated front seats
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split folding rear seat with 40:20:40 configuration
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
RS-specific adaptive air suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Four Zone Climate Control
Ambient lighting
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Double Sun Visor with illuminated vanity mirror
Exterior mirrors with memory feature, auto-dimming, power-folding/adjustable/heated
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
4 - zone deluxe automatic climate control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
WiFi hotspot preparation
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Enhanced Bluetooth with wireless charging
12.3" Control Display with Touch Functionality
12.3" Digital Instrument Display
32GB hard disc drive (HDD) memory
BMW Legal Emergency Call
iDrive Touch Controller with shortcut buttons
USB connection, USB type A 1.5A in cupholder, USB Type C 3A in centre armrest
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
MMI radio plus
6-channel amplifier
730 Watts Stereo Output
17 Total Speakers
Audi Connect (36-month subscription)
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Adaptive LED headlights
Decorative moulting, window frame
Window guide rail
B and C pillars
Headlight washer system
Aluminum door mirror housing
Privacy glass
Door sill trims with aluminium inlays, front and rear, illuminated, with RS logo at front
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22 X 11.5 In.
22 in
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
315.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
30
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R22

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 Front Disc
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear 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: 
Active Protection
Turn Signal Mirrors
Drive Recorder
Approach Control warning
Crossing-traffic warning, rear
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Speed-limit information
M Head-up Display
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off, interior lighting and activation of the safety battery terminal clamp
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation and windscreen wiper control
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Pre-Collision Safety System
Brake Drying
Audi pre-sense Front
Acoustic and visual parking sensor system for the front and rear
Pre-Sense Basic
Hold Assist
Reversing camera
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
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Professional Package
Executive Package
Competition Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Carbon Optic Package
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Exterior Options: 
21"/22" M Star-Spoke Bi-Color Wheels W/Performance Non Run-Flat Tires
23" Audi Sport 5-Y-Spoke Rotor Design Cast Aluminum, Matt Titanium Wheels
Interior Options: 
Alcantara Headliner In Upholstery Color
Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
Mobility Kit
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Interior Protection Package
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black full merino, premium leather
#000000
Silverstone full merino, premium leather
#B5BABD
Sakhir Orange/Black full merino, premium leather
#955146
(ind)Ivory White/Night blue full merino, premium leather
#DDDAD3
Black full merino/Midrand Beige, premium leather/alcantara
#000000
Adelaide Grey full merino, premium leather
#736E68
Taruma Brown full merino, premium leather
#8D715C
Color: 
Black Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Black/Gray Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Cognac Valcona, leather
#77553F
Black/Red Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E