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      03-24-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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We have looked at the F32 4 Series Coupe against the E92 3 Series Coupe (comparison pics), now let's look at how the 4 Series Coupe looks against its most direct competitor in the marketplace - the Audi A5 Coupe.

Compared to the A5 Coupe, the 4 Series Coupe in concept form is:

+ 0.6 inches (16mm) length
- 1.8 inches (28mm) width
- 0.5 inches (12mm) height
+ 2.3 inches (59mm) wheelbase

Note: these are calculated using concept (not production) 4 Series dimensions.

As for the aesthetics, well, that's subjective of course, but we think that overall (except maybe the front end, which still isn't totally clear in the spy photos) the F32 looks sportier and more athletic than the A5.

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      03-25-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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They both look nice but I favor BMW over Audi since the 70's, (showing my age).
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      03-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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I like the BMW more than the Audi... But I will wait for high res pics to compare them...
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      03-25-2013, 03:01 PM   #4
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Both very handsome machines, but I'd bet the BMW drives better have to wait for the reviews
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      03-25-2013, 03:04 PM   #5
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no competition by far. bmw e92 > audi a5. f32 >>>>>> audi a5.
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      03-25-2013, 03:05 PM   #6
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While i think the a5 looks a bit better against this sport trimmed 4 series, im pretty sure that the m sport will kick its ass really nice, hands fckin down.
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      03-25-2013, 03:06 PM   #7
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The F32 wins period.
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can't get over those autozone side vents... (-_-)
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A5 looks boring and outdated already.
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      03-25-2013, 03:53 PM   #10
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It's hard to pick Audi over the competition. Their designs are nice but their lines are too soft and it gets old and boring quick.
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      03-25-2013, 04:02 PM   #11
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4 series wins by a huge margin in my opinion at every angle. They better, A5 came out like 6 years ago.
Besides, Audi design generally bores me to death. Check out the A5 shoulder lines. WTF?
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I always like exterior design of A5 over E92 but their refresh on exterior made it fugly now.

A4/A5/A6/A8 are so blend and uninspiring...Only good looking car they have now is A7/Q5/R8 IMO.
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      03-25-2013, 04:27 PM   #13
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It's hard to pick Audi over the competition. Their designs are nice but their lines are too soft and it gets old and boring quick.
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I don't want to sound like a BMW fanboy right now, but is there really any other car in its segment that competes with the f32? It looks completely ahead of it's time in my honest opinion
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The one area on the F32 that really bugs me is how the bumper juts out below the tail-lights.
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It's an evolution given the car is bigger than the E92 but very much understated look compared to the E92. In person may look different. The photos, especially at night time may not be doing justice to this car. My 2c.
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The one area on the F32 that really bugs me is how the bumper juts out below the tail-lights.
I agree with this ^. Another thing...the rear roof/window/pillar and deck lid design seems odd. I'm sure I'll get used to it...but for now it reminds me of a 1994 Mazda MX-6...meh


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I've always like Audi's they make a great product however the A5/S5 and RS5 have the most boring sides of just about anything Audi makes. Front and rear look OK but those sides are just slabs. So far the 4 series is looking much better IMHO
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those air breathers are the business....

come on maserati has air portals too...

and then infamous gt-r has them...

its not their faults pep boys got the idea....

and they add power....
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I agree with this ^.
Yeah, it almost like they are trying to make the fenders less pronounced.
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can't get over those autozone side vents... (-_-)
Yup. Therefore A5 > F32.
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The one area on the F32 that really bugs me is how the bumper juts out below the tail-lights.
I agree with this ^. Another thing...the rear roof/window/pillar and deck lid design seems odd. I'm sure I'll get used to it...but for now it reminds me of a 1994 Mazda MX-6...meh


I think of the comparison is more along the lines of the new Mercedes C Class Coupe
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