Compare 2014 BMW 2-Series vs 2015 Audi A3

2014 BMW 2-Series
2015 Audi A3
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2-Door Coupe RWD 228i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 228i 23 36 $29,530 $32,100
2-Door Coupe RWD M235i 22 32 $39,650 $43,100
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4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,530
$27,808
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,100
$29,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$535 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW 2-Series takes the former 1-Series Coupe into more mature, well-equipped, design-forward territory. The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33 35.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 61.2
Length, Overall (in)
174.5 175
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 12.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.7 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P225/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3175
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 140
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 1250 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.46
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.30
Trans Type
8 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.05
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 2 Series Audi A3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 6.5 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
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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