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BMW Z3 vs. Audi A5 / S5 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Audi A5 / S5 20
28.2608695652% 28.2608695652% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 A5 / S5s, 8.2 months of data per A5 / S5, average 9100 miles

 

2014 Audi A5 / S5 22
28.8571428571% 28.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 A5 / S5s, 10.0 months of data per A5 / S5, average 17500 miles

 

2013 Audi A5 / S5 41
59.3596059113% 59.3596059113% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  109 A5 / S5s, 9.7 months of data per A5 / S5, average 31600 miles

Refreshed for this model year.

 

2012 Audi S5 31
33.9285714286% 33.9285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 S5s, 9.1 months of data per S5, average 41100 miles
2012 Audi A5 35
41.0714285714% 41.0714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 A5s, 9.6 months of data per A5, average 46800 miles

 

2011 Audi A5 34
34.0816326531% 34.0816326531% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 A5s, 9.1 months of data per A5, average 60700 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2011 Audi S5 70
92.8571428571% 92.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 S5s, 8.8 months of data per S5, average 54900 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.

 

2010 Audi A5 3.2 / S5 54
57.6923076923% 57.6923076923% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 A5 3.2 / S5s, 9.7 months of data per A5 3.2 / S5, average 57700 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.
2010 Audi A5 2.0T 62
69.4139194139% 69.4139194139% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 A5 2.0Ts, 9.3 months of data per A5 2.0T, average 67800 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s or S4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.

 

2009 Audi A5 / S5 51
34.6153846154% 34.6153846154% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 A5 / S5s, 9.5 months of data per A5 / S5, average 67200 miles

Most of the cars in this sample are A4s. Multiple reports of excessive oil consumption for the 2.0T engine. Some engines rebuilt with updated piston rings.

 

2001 BMW Z3 38
6.41025641026% 6.41025641026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Z3s, 9.0 months of data per Z3, average 84800 miles

Like other sports cars, low average odometer reading.

 

2000 BMW Z3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Z3s, 3.6 months of data per Z3, average 99400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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