In this battle of the brands, it's BMW vs. Audi. These two German luxury giants blend power and performance with comfort and confidence-inspiring safety.

If you're on the hunt for a new car in Birmingham, Irondale, or Hoover, AL, you may be wondering which brand you should shop for. Our team at BMW of Birmingham is putting them head to head in this brand comparison. It's BMW vs. Audi-let's see who comes out on top!





Top Midsize SUV

Audi Q8


KBB Midsize Luxury SUV Best Buy


6 Awards

2020 J.D. Power Awards

2 Awards

1 year/unlimited miles

CPO Warranty

1 year/unlimited miles

BMW vs Audi: Automotive Awards

J.D. Power presents awards for quality, dependability, and performance to a select number of vehicles that meet their strict criteria. These awards help guide consumers, so they can be more empowered when it comes time to choose their next set of wheels.

In 2020, BMW received a pair of quality awards and three performance awards. Audi, on the other hand, only received one award in either category.

The J.D. Power Quality award is given to vehicles whose owners experience the fewest number of problems in the first 90 days of ownership. This is a great predictor of long-term dependability. Both the X6 and the BMW 8 Series brought home this award in 2020.

How do the BMW X5 & the Audi Q8 Compare?

The BMW X5 was named the Midsize Luxury SUV Best Buy of 2020 by Kelley Blue Book. It beat out a long list of luxurious SUVs. The 2020 Audi Q8 was one of them.

The BMW X5 and the Audi Q8 are closely matched when it comes to performance. Under the hood, they have a 3.0L engine that cranks out 335 horsepower. The aerodynamic design of the X5 lets you accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in just 5.3 seconds. It takes the Q8 5.6 seconds to reach the same speed.

Both SUVs offer luxury comfort amenities like leather-trimmed upholstery, heated front seats, and automatic 4-zone climate control. Still, you'll have more room to stretch out in the X5. It boasts 40.7 inches of front headroom, while the Q8 tops out at just 37.1 inches.

BMW vs Audi: CPO Programs

If you're on the hunt for a dependable certified pre-owned car, both BMW and Audi have confidence-inspiring programs that will give you peace of mind when you hit the road.

To qualify for either brand's program, vehicles are required to have no more than 60,000 miles on the odometer. That will ensure that you're getting an experienced pre-owned ride that still has plenty of adventures left in it.

Both BMW and Audi offer an identical certified pre-owned limited warranty that may help cover the cost of some service repairs. They both provide one additional year of coverage for unlimited miles, once the new vehicle warranty expires.

BMW vs Audi: We Have a Winner

If you're looking for a brand that offers a lineup full of safe vehicles with awarded dependability and quality, you'll want to go with BMW.

If you're on the lookout for a reliable BMW Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, we have them for sale at our dealership near Birmingham, Irondale, and Hoover, Alabama.

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