Compare 2008 Audi S4 vs 2008 BMW M3

2008 Audi S4
2008 BMW M3
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 13 20 $45,207 $48,610
5-Door Avant Wagon Manual 13 20 $46,137 $49,610
4-Door Sedan Automatic 14 21 $46,232 $49,710
5-Door Avant Wagon Automatic 14 21 $47,162 $50,710
2-Door Cabriolet Manual 13 19 $52,801 $56,775
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic 14 21 $53,917 $57,975
2008 BMW M3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,207
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,610
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$810 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi S4 has aged gracefully—and still has fleet V-8 feet and great handling, too. The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
20 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1
Second Head Room (in)
34.3
Passenger Capacity
5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/40YR18
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40YR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3869
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
302 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
340 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46
Trans Type
6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi S4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link,
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link,

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