Compare 2005 Audi A4 vs 2005 BMW 3-Series

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2005 4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2005 4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T 22 31 $23,823 $25,800
2005 4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T SE 22 31 $23,823 $25,800
2005 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.8T 23 29 $24,995 $27,000
2005 4-Door Sedan CVT 1.8T SE 23 29 $24,995 $27,000
2005.5 4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T 23 34 $25,234 $27,350
2005 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 1.8T 21 30 $26,137 $28,150
2005 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 1.8T SE 21 30 $26,137 $28,150
2005.5 4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T 24 32 $26,406 $28,550
2005 Wagon Avant quattro Manual 1.8T 21 30 $27,047 $29,150
2005 Wagon Avant quattro Manual 1.8T SE 21 30 $27,047 $29,150
2005 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 1.8T 20 29 $27,309 $29,350
2005 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 1.8T SE 20 29 $27,309 $29,350
2005.5 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 2.0T 22 31 $27,334 $29,450
2005 Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 1.8T 20 29 $28,219 $30,350
2005 Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 1.8T SE 20 29 $28,219 $30,350
2005.5 Wagon Avant quattro Manual 2.0T 22 31 $28,244 $30,450
2005.5 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 2.0T 22 30 $28,506 $30,650
2005.5 Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 2.0T 22 30 $29,416 $31,650
2005 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L 21 29 $29,500 $31,950
2005 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L SE 21 29 $29,500 $31,950
2005 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 3.0L 18 26 $31,087 $33,590
2005 4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 3.0L SE 18 26 $31,087 $33,590
2005 Wagon Avant quattro Manual 3.0L 18 26 $31,997 $34,590
2005 Wagon Avant quattro Manual 3.0L SE 18 26 $31,997 $34,590
2005 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $32,259 $34,790
2005 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 3.0L SE 18 26 $32,259 $34,790
2005.5 4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 3.2L 19 26 $32,828 $35,400
2005 2-Door Cabriolet CVT 1.8T 23 30 $32,958 $35,750
2005 Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 3.0L 18 26 $33,169 $35,790
2005 Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 3.0L SE 18 26 $33,169 $35,790
2005.5 Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 3.2L 19 26 $33,738 $36,400
2005 2-Door Cabriolet CVT 3.0L 21 29 $38,918 $42,300
2005 2-Door Cabriolet quattro 3.0L 18 26 $40,868 $44,250
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,823
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,800
$29,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$430 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1 90.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.0 176
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 58.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 107.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 10.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.39 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3252 3307
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5900 184 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 1950 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 4.23
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four Link Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower Arms

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