Compare 2013 BMW 1-Series vs 2013 Audi A3

2013 BMW 1-Series
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2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Coupe SULEV 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
2-Door Convertible 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Convertible SULEV 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
2-Door Convertible 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
2-Door Convertible 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,980
$25,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,500
$27,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$525 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness. The 2013 Audi A3 wears its age well, and remains a sporty, versatile choice for compact hatchback buyers who can afford a little luxury.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Small Station Wagons
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.400 52.800
Front Leg Room (in)
41.400 41.200
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.000 34.800
Front Head Room (in)
37.900 39.300
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.000 54.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.000 89.000
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 36.900
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.000 56.000
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.600 59.300
Wheelbase (in)
104.700 101.500
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.800 78.500
Track Width, Front (in)
58.300 60.300
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.300
Length, Overall (in)
172.200 169.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.000 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.500
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 39.000
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.000 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 12.300 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.000 14.500
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.100 35.100
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.000 16.200
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3252 3219
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.100
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.110
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.940 3.990
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.460 2.090
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.230 3.940/3.090
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.230 1.100
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.850 0.930
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.320 3.360
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.660 1.470
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series Audi A3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
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
Multi-Link Four Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.8 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 (2012)

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