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Compare 2013 Audi A3 vs 2013 BMW 1-Series vs 2013 Porsche Boxster

2013 Audi A3
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2013 BMW 1-Series
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2013 Porsche Boxster
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
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2-Door Conv 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i SULEV N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
1 Series 2-Door Conv 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
1 Series 2-Door Conv 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Boxster 2-Door Roadster 20 30 $44,550 $49,500
Boxster 2-Door Roadster S N/A N/A $54,810 $60,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$34,225
$44,550
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$37,200
$49,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$620 / month
$825 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Audi A3 wears its age well, and remains a sporty, versatile choice for compact hatchback buyers who can afford a little luxury. The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness. The 2013 Porsche Boxster is one of the most fun, stylish, and luxurious roadsters available.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 0 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 0 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Subcompact Two-Seater
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.800 31.300 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.300 38.600 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.400 54.000 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.000 78.000 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.900 37.000 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.800 42.200 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.200 41.200 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 4 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.500 68.800 70.900
Track Width, Front (in)
60.300 58.300 60.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.300 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.000 172.200 172.200
Height, Overall (in)
56.000 55.600 50.500
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.300 59.600 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.500 104.700 97.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.000 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.500 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8.000 9.880
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.300 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD - 12.401 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.000 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD - 11.771 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.500 14.000 16.900
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.200 16.000 17.1-13.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.100 35.100 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/50R17 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/50R17 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3494 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.100 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 200 @ 2750 206 @ 4500-6500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 2.7L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 230 @ 6500 265 @ 6700
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6 Gas Flat-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 - TBD - 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 - TBD - 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 - TBD - 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.100 1.230 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.930 0.850 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.360 4.320 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.470 1.660 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.110 1.000 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.990 3.940 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.090 2.460 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA 480
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.940/3.090 3.230 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 BMW 1 Series Porsche Boxster
Body Style
Hatchback Convertible Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 (2012) - TBD - 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) - TBD - - TBD -

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