Compare 2015 BMW 6-Series vs 2015 Audi A3

2015 BMW 6-Series
2015 Audi A3
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2-Door Coupe RWD 640i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 640i 21 32 $70,510 $76,100
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe 640i 20 31 $72,535 $78,300
2-Door Coupe AWD 640i xDrive 20 29 $73,270 $79,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe 640i xDrive 20 29 $75,295 $81,300
2-Door Convertible RWD 640i 20 31 $77,410 $83,600
2-Door Convertible AWD 640i xDrive 20 29 $80,170 $86,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 650i 17 25 $80,910 $87,400
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe 650i 17 25 $82,930 $89,600
2-Door Coupe AWD 650i xDrive 16 25 $83,670 $90,400
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe 650i xDrive 16 24 $85,690 $92,600
2-Door Convertible RWD 650i 17 25 $87,810 $94,900
2-Door Convertible AWD 650i xDrive 16 24 $90,570 $97,900
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe ALPINA B6 xDrive 16 24 $108,415 $117,300
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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
$70,510
$27,808
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$76,100
$29,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1268 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether chosen as a coupe, convertible, or four-door Gran Coupe, the 2015 BMW 6-Series offers dynamic driving and massive style. 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
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.5 35.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87 -
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 53
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.6 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 175
Height, Overall (in)
53.9 55.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 12.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 36
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 3175
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 140
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 1400 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5800 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 33
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.30
Trans Type
8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 6 Series Audi A3
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone 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
7.0 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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