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 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 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.500 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.000 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8.000 9.880
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.500 14.000 16.900
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.100 35.100 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/50R17 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3494 2888
Wheels
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
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
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
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
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 - TBD - 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 - TBD - 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 - TBD - 30
Transmission
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 -
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 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Convertible Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 BMW 1 Series Porsche Boxster
Suspension
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
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 (2012) - TBD - 7.6

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