Compare 2011 BMW M3 vs 2011 Audi S4

2011 BMW M3
2011 Audi S4
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
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4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,804 $47,100
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,804 $47,100
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,107 $48,500
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,107 $48,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,430
$43,804
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
$47,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
$785 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 - TBD -
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 91.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 110.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 185.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
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)
13.8 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 16.9
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
12.5 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P265/40ZR18 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HE1
Front Tire Size
P245/40ZR18 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA HE1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3847
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.73
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 140
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas supercharged V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3900 325 @ 2900-5300
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
4.0/244 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
414 @ 8300 333 @ 5500-7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.22
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
BMW M3 Audi S4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 5
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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