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BMW 8 Series vs Audi R8




Do you dream of driving through Manhattan, the Bronx, and Queens in an eye-catching luxury vehicle? With their beautiful designs and stunning performance, both the 2020 BMW 8 Series and Audi R8 fit the bill. So, which one of these luxury cars is right for you?

Here at BMW of Manhattan, we’ve taken a close look at the BMW 8 Series vs. Audi R8. Read on to learn more about the ways in which these two sophisticated vehicles differ.

Audi vs BMW Performance

Both the BMW 8 Series and the Audi R8 are ready to roar, taking design inspiration from race cars. You’ll immediately see this influence when you start their riotous engines. The Audi R8 V10 Coupe gets your adrenaline pumping with a V10 engine that boasts 562 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque.

The 8 Series pairs different engines to suit its various available body styles, but you’ll find the most mind-blowing options on the M8 Gran Coupe. With 600 horsepower, the V8 engine rockets from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.1 seconds—that output’s hard to match.

Technology: 8 Series vs R8

High-end features offer stylish displays of information and entertainment for drivers of the 2020 Audi R8 and the BMW 8 Series. The vehicles both include all-digital instrument displays behind the steering wheel. These let you customize content and can show whatever info you want the most.

Both vehicles include easily updated built-in navigation systems. With up-to-the-minute traffic information, drivers stay aware of the best routes. Use voice commands to control it all, directing your vehicle through New York traffic with grace.

The entire BMW Live Cockpit Professional system takes infotainment to a new level. With its standard Head-Up Display, drivers keep their eyes on the road, while staying informed. It projects information directly onto the windshield without obscuring your view. The Audi R8 does not offer this feature.

Size Space & Comfort Comparison

When everyone is clamoring for a ride in your new coupe, the BMW 8 Series accommodates your social circle, seating up to four passengers. You’ll only be able to entertain one passenger at a time in the two-seater Audi R8.

The seats themselves are supportive and soft to the touch in both models. The BMW 8 Series offers theses seating features:

  • 14-way power-adjustable front sport seats with lumbar support adjustment options
  • Heated front seats, steering wheel, and armrests
  • driver and front-passenger seat memory

Vehicles with extra space also permit more cargo storage. Although you wouldn’t know it from the sleek exterior, the various body styles of the BMW 8 Series have 12.4 to 14.8 cubic feet of trunk volume. That capacity is at least 50% greater than the space found in the 2020 Audi R8.

The Decision: BMW 8 Series vs Audi R8?

For an exquisite sportscar with the luxury features that improve your daily life, BMW of Manhattan chooses the 2020 BMW 8 Series. This versatile model is a true powerhouse packed with technology and a world-class interior.

If you have more questions about the BMW 8 Series vs. Audi R8, our dealership can lend a hand. Contact us, drivers of Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens, to schedule a test drive you’ll never forget or stop by today!

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