Road Tests Real world tests of Mustang GT 5.0 vs Audi S4

0-60mph

Audi S4
5.1 s

Top speed

Mustang GT 5.0
151 mph
Audi S4
155 mph

0-100mph

Audi S4
11 s

1/4 mile

Audi S4
12.83 s

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Reasons to consider the
Ford Mustang GT 5.0

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More powerful engine 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 329 HP @ 7,000 RPM More than 25% stronger engine
Much bigger engine 5,000 cc vs 2,998 cc More than 65% bigger engine
More torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM vs 325 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM 20% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Better power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp vs 11.78 lb/hp More than 25% better power-to-weight ratio
Lighter curb weight 3,626 lb vs 3,874 lb More than 5% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Side view of Audi S4

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Audi S4

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Has an air compressor Supercharger vs None Most supercars don't have an air compressor
More expensive sticker price $47k vs $30k More than 55% more expensive harder to own

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Audi S4 
Brand Ford Audi
Price 30,495 46,725
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2010
City mileage 17 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 26 MPG 27 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.8 lb/hp 11.78 lb/hp
Maximum hp 412 HP @ 6,500 RPM 329 HP @ 7,000 RPM
Maximum torque 390 ft-lb @ 4,250 RPM 325 ft-lb @ 5,300 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 54%/46% 55%/45%
Steering system Rack and pinion Hydraulic Power Assisted Rack and Pinion

engine

Displacement 5,000 cc 2,998 cc
Cylinders V8 V6
Air compressor None Supercharger
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 11.5:1 10.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.63 in / 3.65 in 3.33 in / 3.51 in
Valvetrain DOHC Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
Valves per cylinder 4 4

road tests

Mustang GT 5.0  vs
Audi S4 
Top speed 151 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s 12.83 s
0-60mph 4.3 s 5.1 s
0-100mph 10.1 s 11 s
0-200kph 17.5 s 17.5 s

transmission

Drivetrain RWD 4x4
Shift system Manual Optional
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6
Gear ratios
1: 3.66:1
2: 2.43:1
3: 1.69:1
4: 1.32:1
5: 1:1
6: 0.65:1
Axle ratio 3.31:1 3.88:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Audi Ventilated Discs
Rear brakes Disc Audi Ventilated Discs
Front wheels 457/? 203 457/? 203
Rear wheels 457/? 203 457/? 203

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,626 lb 3,874 lb
Width 73.9 in 71.9 in
Height 55.6 in 56.2 in
Length 188.1 in 185.2 in
Front track width 62.3 in 61.6 in
Wheelbase 107.1 in 110.6 in
Ford Mustang GT 5.0
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