Compare 2011 BMW 3-Series vs 2011 Audi A5

2011 BMW 3-Series
2011 Audi A5
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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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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 21 31 $34,318 $36,900
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 31 $34,318 $36,900
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 31 $34,318 $36,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $35,526 $38,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $35,526 $38,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $35,526 $38,200
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 30 $39,479 $42,450
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $39,479 $42,450
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $39,479 $42,450
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $41,525 $44,650
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $41,525 $44,650
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $41,525 $44,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,830
$34,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$36,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$615 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
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. The Audi A5 Coupe and Cabriolet bear one of the most elegant bodies in autodom, and drive with a light, easy touch.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 31.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 84.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.2 182.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 62.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 3583
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/121.1
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 211 @ 4300-6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI TFSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.32
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Audi A5
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Trapezoidal
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Anti-Dive
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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