BMW M3 vs Audi RS 5 Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change
2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan RWD
Photo of 2017 model year shown

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change
2019 Audi RS 5 quattro Coupe AWD
Photo of 2018 model year shown

Select a car to compare

Cancel
+

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$73,653
7 listings nationwide

Shop

2019 Audi RS 5
quattro Coupe AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$85,562
9 listings nationwide

Shop

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

In the world of German performance cars, the BMW M3 is one of the most prestigious names of all time. The latest version is very different from the original. The latest M3 is a luxuri...

2019 Audi RS 5
quattro Coupe AWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Audi RS 5 is based on the A5, a performance-oriented luxury car that was fully redesigned for 2018. While the RS 5 Coupe rolled out last year, the RS 5 Sportback is an all-new addi...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
writes:
Serious Performance for a sedan Can drive a family of more than 3
Power Ranked 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe RWD better.
"Little Lighter/25 more hp to crank "
Handling Ranked 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Coupe RWD better.
"Because it does...it’s a coupe not a sedan "
5
writes:
Handling Ranked 2018 Nissan GT-R Premium AWD worse.
"Designed for curvy road and not a straight line like the GT-R"
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Nissan GT-R Premium AWD worse.
"Has more aggressive styling at a more affordable price point. Great Daily Driver!!!"
5
writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 63 S AMG better.
"Horsepower and torque of V8 Bi-turbo."
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 63 S AMG better.
"AMG performance seats."
2019 Audi RS 5
quattro Coupe AWD
writes:
Nice car, but the used BMW still offered more for the same price or less.
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 BMW M6 Convertible RWD better.
"Classic sports car looks"
Value Ranked 2016 BMW M6 Convertible RWD worse.
"Good price for what you get as a new car."

Specs

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD
2019 Audi RS 5
quattro Coupe AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.8 gal 15.3 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
454 hp @ 6,250 RPM
444 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
442 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
443 lb-ft @ 1,900 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
10:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
2,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.53 in
3.33 in x 3.39 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 32.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12 cu ft 11.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 882 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 186 in
Width 80.2 in 79.9 in
Height 56.1 in 53.5 in
Wheelbase 110.7 in 108.9 in

Available Options

2018 BMW M3
CS Sedan RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Frozen Dark Blue II
  • Lime Rock Grey
  • San Marino Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Executive Package
  • M Carbon Ceramic Brake
2019 Audi RS 5
quattro Coupe AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Misano Red Pearl Effect
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nardo Gray
  • Navarra Blue Metallic
  • Sonoma Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System W/3D Sound
  • Black Optic Carbon Package
  • Black Optic Package
  • Dynamic Package
  • Dynamic Plus Package
  • Fine Nappa Leather Package
  • Matte ALU Optic Carbon Package
  • Winter Wheel & Tire Package
  • RS Driver Assistance Package
  • Dynamic Steering
  • Wheels: 20" 5-Arm-Peak Milled & Forged Design

Related Comparisons