When it comes to luxury brands, it’s always been Audi versus BMW versus Mercedes-Benz. While this battle has been raging on for years, these models have adapted to the times. Compare BMW vs. Audi in this brand comparison at BMW of Tenafly to see which pulls ahead as the best luxury option for you.
Back in the day, this question had an easy answer. If you were looking for a great performance, you bought a BMW. If you wanted the all-weather traction of an all-wheel drive system for the less-than-perfect driving conditions around you, you bought an Audi.
Today, BMWs have nearly perfected their all-wheel drive technology and Audis have a powerful and responsive performance. The legup goes to BMW however, since this brand has continued to improve on both performance and all-wheel drive systems throughout the lineup.
BMW has been known for its reliability over Audi for years. In fact, recently, every BMW has received an above average predicted reliability rating. The highest rated model was the 5 Series, but the 2 Series, 4 Series, X1 and X4 also scored impressively.
Audi’s scored considerably lower and the Audi brand finished with an overall average score. Out of 12 Audi models, only three have an above average predicted reliability rating. These are the A5, A7, and A8. The four others were scored below average.
Below we’ve placed the BMW models against their Audi competitors to better compare pricing across the lineups. While generally, Audis are more affordable than BMWs, BMW models offer more standard features you’ll want on Cresskill roads. Also, notice that BMW offers a more expansive variety of vehicles than Audi. Here’s a breakdown of the pricing:
These BMW models don’t have a direct competitor from Audi.
Both BMWs and Audis are among the most expensive cars to keep in great condition and this is because of the regular maintenance costs over the first 10 years. However, BMW models are typically at the top of the list, which is strange considering every new BMW comes with free scheduled maintenance for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles.
Audi doesn’t offer complimentary maintenance. Though Audi’s tend to spend less in maintenance, they still spend an average of $12,400 in maintenance. Keep in mind, this number includes the labor and cost of parts.
Every BMW and every Audi is covered by a vehicle warranty for four years or 50,000-miles, whichever comes first. As both brands craft some of the greatest cars and SUVs in the world, you can’t go wrong choosing one of these luxury models. But keep in mind that, while a little more expensive, BMW models offer more for your money.
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