S5

M2 Competition

70 to 0 MPH

150 feet

155 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the S5’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the M2 Competition (265/30R20 vs. 245/35R19).

The S5’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the M2 Competition’s 35 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the S5 offers optional 20-inch wheels. The M2 Competition’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling

The S5 offers an available driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads. The M2 Competition’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the S5 Coupe’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than on the M2 Competition (108.8 inches vs. 106 inches).

For better maneuverability, the S5’s turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the M2 Competition’s (37.7 feet vs. 38.4 feet).

Cargo Capacity

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, just kicking your foot under the back bumper can open the S5’s trunk, leaving your hands completely free. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its trunk, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than BMW. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 10% lower rating, BMW is ranked 11th.

Ergonomics

The S5 Prestige has a standard heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The S5’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The M2 Competition has a lever-type parking brake that has to be strenuously raised to engage properly. It has to be lifted up more and a button depressed to release it.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the S5 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the S5 has standard extendable sun visors. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The S5’s sun-visors swivel front-to-side to block glare from the side windows. The M2 Competition’s visors are fixed into the windshield header.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the S5 keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the S5 Prestige has a standard Adaptive Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

The S5 Prestige’s Park Steering Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The M2 Competition doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Model Availability

The Audi S5 comes in coupe, convertible and four-door hatchback bodystyles; the BMW M2 Competition isn’t available as a convertible or four-door.

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