2020 Audi A5 to the 2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe Comparison in Columbus, OH

The Audi A5 Sportback is a truly exceptional vehicle. Combining the reliable and luxurious features you'd expect from an Audi sedan with a sporty, coupe-like design, it's the epitome of class and comfort. There may be other sporty cars that vie for the top spot in the same segment, but there's nothing that can quite match what Audi has to offer. We'll take a look at how the 2020 Audi A5 compares to the 2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe on this page so you can see for yourself just how impressive Audi is.

Audi A5 driving down a desert road

2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe: Design

The Audi A5 Sportback and the BMW 430i Gran Coupe both differ from the traditional sedan style. Their sloped, coupe-inspired roof gives them a sporty air, while the hatchback-style design provides superior rear cargo space. But the Audi A5 backs up its style with features that are sure to impress. The headlights, for example, come with automatic high beam assist to make sure your drive is illuminated without blinding others. That feature is an available upgrade only on the BMW 430i Gran Coupe. And the BMW doesn't even offer dynamic turn indicators, which are also standard on the Audi A5! What's more, a power tailgate is standard on the Audi A5, but an available upgrade only if you choose the BMW 430i Gran Coupe. The dedication towards excellence in design continues to the interior, where you'll find that every 2020 Audi A5 is upholstered with genuine leather. Leatherette upholstery is the standard if you choose the base 2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe.

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Audi A5 touchscreen

2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe: Interior Features

Leather upholstery is just the beginning of the interior refinement you'll get in the 2020 Audi A5. Heated front seats and power-adjustable lumbar support are standard if you choose the 2020 Audi A5. To get the same features in the BMW 430i Gran Coupe, you'll have to pay extra to upgrade. What's more, the BMW doesn't even offer three-zone automatic climate control, which is a standard feature in the 2020 Audi A5. And when it comes to connectivity, Audi once again pulls into the lead. While both cars come with Apple CarPlay®, only the Audi A5 offers connectivity through Android Auto™. While those with iPhones will be able to easily connect in either vehicle, Android users are out of luck in the BMW. For extra comfort, the 2020 Audi A5 offers a few available features you won't be able to find in any BMW 430i Gran Coupe. Ventilated front seats can help keep you cool on hot summer days, while traffic sign recognition makes it easy to keep track of the current speed limit. These features aren't available at all on the 2020 BMW 4 Series.

Audi A5 driving

2020 Audi A5 vs. 2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe: Performance

These two cars make identical horsepower: 248. But the Audi has a trick up its sleeve. Its engine generates more torque than the engine in the BMW 430i Gran Coupe, which means that acceleration will feel quicker. Of course, power is only the beginning of what you'll want to consider when you look at performance. The Audi A5 also comes standard with the exceptional traction and control that comes from quattro® all-wheel drive. While AWD is an available upgrade on the BMW 430i, you'll have to pay more for it.

Another notable difference in performance is the transmission. The 2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe comes with a regular 8-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth shifting. Still, the Audi A5 does even better. It comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that allows for nearly instant gear shifts, providing powerful and virtually uninterrupted acceleration.

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2020 Audi A5 vs 2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe: Value

You've seen that the Audi A5 offers you more than the BMW 430i Gran Coupe, but it doesn't stop there: it also gives you more for less. Compare the entry-level MSRP of these two cars and you'll see that the Audi A5 Sportback starts off $1,850 less expensive than the BMW 430i Gran Coupe. This means that you can add features like the $250 sport suspension and the $1,500 Convenience Package (which includes features like heated exterior mirrors, Audi side assist, and Audi advanced key) and still save. In any case, we recommend experiencing the Audi A5 for yourself at Audi Columbus.

2020 Audi A5 Sportback2020 BMW 430i Gran Coupe
$42,900Starting MSRP*$44,750
273Torque (lb-ft)258
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic TransmissionTransmission8-Speed Automatic Transmission
35.1"Rear Legroom33.7"
StandardAndroid Auto™ CompatibilityNot Available
StandardTri-Zone Automatic Climate ControlNot Available
StandardLeather UpholsteryAvailable Upgrade
Five StarsNHTSA Overall Safety RatingNot Rated

*Prices exclude $995 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.