Compare 2013 BMW 3-Series vs 2013 Audi A4

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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
2-Door Convertible 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
2-Door Coupe RWD 335is 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
2-Door Convertible 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
2-Door Convertible 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,945
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,550
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$542 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect. Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.100 55.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.000 91.000
Second Head Room (in)
37.700 37.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.100 54.300
Front Leg Room (in)
42.000 41.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.100 35.200
Front Head Room (in)
40.300 38.600
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.300 61.600
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.500 185.200
Height, Overall (in)
56.300 56.200
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.300 61.100
Wheelbase (in)
110.600 110.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.300 71.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.000 12.400
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.800 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)
12.300 x - TBD - 12.600 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.800 16.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.100 16.300
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 37.700
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R18 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18 P245/40R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 - 4500 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.400-0.380
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Type
8 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.920
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 5.180
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Audi A4
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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