BMW or Audi: 89% of People Can't Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

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Ready, steady, green light and go! Nail that accelerator to the floor lay down some burning rubber and use all your knowledge when it comes to two of Germany's great vehicle manufacturers, BMW and Audi.

And we are sure you would agree that modern German auto machinery is refined, beautiful to look at, luxurious and powerful, and the models offered by BMW and Audi often lead the way in this regard. Both have a rich history filled with numerous car models in a range of segments.

But would you be able to identify, through just a single image, which model belongs to which manufacturer?

From popular SUVs to roadsters, executive sedans to old classics, this quiz includes a range of different models from BMW and Audi for you to identify. And it might not be as easy as you think, even for the most knowledgeable car lover. Of course, some models are easy to associate to either brand in an instant, but we have ensured that your knowledge of these iconic German brands will be put to the test.

That said, a true auto aficionado certainly would stand a chance of finishing in pole position in this quiz! So what are you waiting for? Start your engine and aim for glory!

First marketed in 2002, the RS6 is an executive car with a sporty twist. Now in its third generation, the RS6 takes the form of an "Avant" or station wagon. A station wagon with a bite! The RS6 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

Introduced in 2002, the 1 Series offered BMW fans a smaller car than either the 3 or 5 Series. The first generation included a hatchback, not a model type often found in the BMW range.

One of the first Audis ever produced, the 72 formed part of a series of cars, along with the Audi 60, 75, 80 and Super 90. Over 80,000 were made.

The most expensive model from BMW, the Gran Coupe was first introduced in 2011. It has a range of powerplant options including diesel and petrol with the biggest engine a 4.4-liter S63 V8 twin-turbo.

A compact car from BMW, the 2 Series has a range of body styles including a coupe, active tourer and grand tourer.

The i3 is an electric vehicle offering from BMW. Obviously, people buy cars such as these to have as little impact on the environment as possible, but as you would expect from a BMW model, the i3 offers so much more. Performance and handling are both impressive, while the interior is top class. This is the perfect car for the environmentally conscious.

Essentially a high-performance A4, the S4 sure packs some grunt. There have been six generations of the S4, with the latest powered by a monster 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine, capable of producing over 350 brake horsepower.

The 7 series was introduced by BMW in 1977. It is currently in its sixth generation and is the flagship of this German automaker’s fleet. It comes with a range of engine options, including a hybrid model.

Entering production in 2011, the Q3 is another in the Audi SUV range. It is based on the Audi Cross Coupé Quattro of 2007. Although still in its first generation, the Q3 received two facelifts, one in 2014 and one in 2015.

Although it had a strange shape (often called the clown shoe) the M Coupe was another winner from BMW in the 1990s. Released in 1998, the first generation was powered by a 3.2-liter straight -six engine.

The Q2 is another SUV offering from Audi, although much smaller than the Q3, Q5 and Q7. This 5-door wagon was introduced in 2016. It includes 1.0, 1.4 and 2.0 petrol models as well as two diesel options. The Q2 was designed by Marc Lichte.

BMW M models have a reputation as some of the finest passenger cars ever produced. The M5 was no different, but this was also a beast, thanks to its 400 brake horsepower V8 engine.

A hybrid sports car first seen in 2014, the i8 is not only good for the environment, but it is also possibly one of the best-looking cars on the road today. And, for a hybrid, it is incredibly quick, going from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

Introduced in 2008, the Q5 is a compact crossover SUV. Currently in its second generation, it is built in Mexico and features a 2.0-liter petrol and 3.0-liter diesel engine option.

An executive coupe, the A5 first joined the Audi fleet in 2007. Other than a 5-door Sportback, the A5 is also available as a 2-door cabriolet. Now in its second generation, it has featured many special models over the years, including the RS5, powered by a 2.9-liter V6 twin-turbo engine capable of producing 450 brake horsepower. This propels the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

The smallest of BMW's SUV models, the X1 entered the market in 2009. It is currently in its second generation, which is powered by either turbo gasoline or diesel engines. Around 100,000 have been sold in the United States since 2012.

Along with its sister car, the Audi 100, the 200 formed the mainstay of the Audi fleet from 1976 to 1991. The 200 was the top-of-the-line model in the range.

The X3 is a compact crossover SUV and part of the X range. It is based on the 3 Series platform and was first produced in 2003. The second generation X3 offers two gas and two diesel engine models.

A supermini 5-door hatchback, the A2 formed part of the Audi fleet between 1999 and 2005. It offered two gas and two diesel engines, the largest of which, in terms of capacity, was a 1.6-liter petrol engine. The A2 was constructed out of aluminum and based on the Audi Al2 concept car.

Over 30,000 of these fastback coupes were built by Audi from 1969 to 1976. It was noted for its slanting back section. The 100 Coupe S was powered by a 1.8-liter engine, coupled to a 4-speed manual gearbox.

The Z4 Roadster first hit the streets in 2002 and still forms part of the BMW fleet. Although the first generation included a convertible with a soft-top roof, this was changed to a retractable hardtop from the second generation of the Z4.

This executive car was introduced in 1994. Currently in its fourth generation, the A6 offers a sedan as well as a wagon model option. The current generation, designated as C7, includes a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 as well as a hybrid version.

Contesting the supermini segment, the Audi 50 was a small, three-door hatchback. Produced between 1975 and 1979, the 50 was sold only in Europe. With a four-speed manual gearbox, it had three different engine options, the biggest of which was a 1.3-liter.

With over 30 years of production, the 80 was a stalwart of the Audi fleet. In that time, Audi produced five generations. From 1973 to 1986, the Audi and Volkswagen Passat were essentially the same cars.

The first generation of BMW's famed 3 Series was released in 1975 and remained in production until 1983. Over 1,3 million were built, including a cabriolet model designed with the help of Baur Coachbuilders.

Produced from 1936 to 1940, the Roadster from BMW is simply beautiful. This two-seater, open top sportscar was powered by a 2.0-liter straight six engine coupled to a manual 4-speed transmission. Only 464 were built.

This full-size luxury four-door sedan has been in production since 1994. During that time, Audi launched four generations, with the latest, the A8 (D5), hitting the market in 2017, where it appeared as a product placement in the movie "Spiderman: Homecoming." Top-of-the-range models are powered by a monstrous 6.0-liter TFSI W12 engine

Based on the two-seat Isetta microcar, the 600 microcar was bigger and could seat four occupants. It was the first four-person car produced in Germany after the war but was not much of a success in terms of sales. This vehicle was powered by a 582cc engine.

A little over 600 examples of this sports touring car were produced by BMW from 1962 to 1965. The 3200 Coupe was essentially seen as a 2-door grand tourer and was powered by the first-ever V8 car engine produced by the company.

This mid-engine two-seat sports car, the R8, was first marketed by Audi in 2006. It is available as a coupe and convertible and uses Audi's all-wheel-drive system. This, along with a 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine, give the R8 plenty of oomph!

Designed by the legendary Giorgio Giugiaro, the M1 sports car was released in 1978 and built for a period of three years in which 453 were made. This was BMW's first mid-engined car and was powered by a 3.5-liter double overhead cam straight six engine. It had a top speed of 162 mph.

There have been three generations of the Audi TT 2-door sports car since 1998. It is available as both a coupe and roadster and also includes an all-wheel-drive Quattro model. In the '90s it became an immediate head-turner, thanks to its sleek lines and excellent performance figures.

Mini cars have a certain charm, and perhaps the most famous of them all is the Isetta. Interestingly, this was not a BMW design, but built under license. BMW built the Isetta between 1955 to 1962.

Powered by a 4.9-liter V8 motor, the Z8 Roadster not only looked good, it offered excellent performance as well. Built between 2000 and 2003, the Z8 had been developed since 1993. 5,703 were produced by the company.

Part of the X Series of SUVs, the X5 was introduced by BMW in 1999 and remains in production today. This was the first SUV produced by the company. It is currently in its third generation and offers two gas and diesel powerplant options.

An off-road roadster, the Z18 was a concept car from BMW in 1995. It was powered by a 4.4-liter V8 which produced 355 brake horsepower. Incredibly, the body of this vehicle was built out of plastic.

With its ample cargo space, an incredible range of power plants, great handling and refined luxury, the Audi A7 is a crucial part of the German manufacturer's fleet. Another impressive aspect is the ton of features the vehicle comes standard with.

The A1 launched in 2010 in the super-mini class. It has a number of powerplant options, from 1.2-liter petrol engines to 2.0-liter turbo-diesels. This car is favored by drivers who want a sporty offering, but a relatively small car at the same time.

The Zagato Roadster, commonly known as the Z4, was introduced by BMW in 2009 and remained in production until 2016. This was the first BMW convertible to have an automatic hardtop roof. The top of the range model was powered by a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine capable of producing 335 brake horsepower

Introduced to the market in 1994, the Audi A4 still remains a popular executive car. All-in-all, the car has been respecced six times in the past 23 years, with the B9 the current model. It has a range of power options, including petrol and diesel engine from 1,800 to 3,000 cc.

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