Compare 2013 BMW 1-Series vs 2013 Audi A3

2013 BMW 1-Series
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2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV
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
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
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.400 52.800
Front Leg Room (in)
41.400 41.200
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.000 56.000
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.000 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 39.000
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.500
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.000 14.500
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.100 35.100
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3252 3219
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.100
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 21
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.110
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW 1 Series Audi A3
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.8 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7 (2012)

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