Compare 2013 Audi RS 5 vs 2013 BMW 3-Series

2013 Audi RS 5
2013 BMW 3-Series
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $64,078 $68,900
2-Door Cabriolet N/A N/A $72,448 $77,900
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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
$64,078
$29,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$68,900
$32,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1148 / month
$543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
N/A mpg 24 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 35.100
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.300
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.100
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.000 96.000
Second Head Room (in)
36.0 37.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 55.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.000
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 71.300
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.500
Length, Overall (in)
183.0 182.500
Height, Overall (in)
53.8 56.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.300
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 110.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 17.000
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
- 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)
16.9 15.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.100
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P265/35R19 P225/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/35R19 P225/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4009 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
317 @ 4000 - 6000 200 @ 1250 - 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.2L/254 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
450 @ 8250 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi RS 5 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
5-link MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 6.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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