Compare 2013 Audi A4 vs 2013 BMW 3-Series

2013 Audi A4
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,227
$29,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$32,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition. The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.600 40.300
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.500 55.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.000 96.000
Second Head Room (in)
37.500 37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 55.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 42.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.200 35.100
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.600 60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
185.200 182.500
Height, Overall (in)
56.200 56.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.100 60.300
Wheelbase (in)
110.600 110.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.900 71.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.400 17.000
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x - TBD - 12.300 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)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 15.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.300 15.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.700 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/50R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 200 @ 1250 - 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.400-0.380 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.920 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.180 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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