Compare 2011 BMW 3-Series vs 2011 Audi A4

2011 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,830
$30,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$32,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$538 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 BMW 3-Series continues the tradition of excellent handling, brisk performance, and high quality, though its relatively compact size does result in some compromises. With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 91
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
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)
16.1 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 280
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 211 @ 5300-6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 5.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 2.49-0.37
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Trapezoidal Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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