Goals from Jerome Boateng, Franck Ribery and a late penalty by Thomas Muller strengthened the defending champions’ position at the top of the league table, as Borussia Dortmund suffered defeat at Wolfsburg.
The result puts Augsburg closer to the relegation zone, with just five points between the Bavarian club and the bottom three places.
Mario Mandzukic started up front with Mario Gotze, Franck Ribery and Toni Kroos supporting the Croatian striker. Philipp Lahm also started in the centre of midfield, with Rafinha at right back.
Pep Guardiola’s side took just four minutes to break the deadlock, when Boateng’s swiveled half-volley at the back post from an over-hit corner found the top corner of the opposition net.
The visitors looked unable to cope with the tempo of Bayern’s game in the opening 10 minutes, but Ribery and Mandzukic passed up chances to make it 2-0, allowing Augsburg the opportunity to relieve some of the pressure and push forward.
Bayern Munich’s tempo continued to drop off as the first half progressed but the hosts doubled their advantage just before the break, with Ribery smashing home a freekick on the very edge of the box in emphatic fashion.
Augsburg manager Markus Weinzierl changed his attacking lineup early in the second half, withdrawing Halil Altintop for Arkadiusz Milik in an attempt to give his side more pace on the break.
But the introduction of Arjen Robben after 66 minutes gave the home side fresh impetuous, although the Dutch winger somehow contrived to miss from a matter of yards after David Alaba squared the ball across the face of goal from the byline.
Another substitute, Jan Kirchhoff also came close to finding the net but saw his shot saved by Marwin Hitz after good counter attacking play by Ribery down the right side.
Hitz pulled off another save, this time from Robben who was presented with a free header from six yards. But the Augsburg keeper got down well to palm the effort wide of the target.
Augsburg rarely threatened the Bayern Munich goalmouth and their misery was compounded deep into stoppage time when a handball in the box brought the award of a spot kick to Bayern Munich, with Muller rolling home from 12 yards to complete the scoring.
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- Thomas Muller
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- Mario Gotze
- Jerome Boateng
- Philipp Lahm