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Compare 2015 Audi A3 vs 2014 BMW 2-Series

2015 Audi A3
2014 BMW 2-Series
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2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
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2-Door Coupe 228i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 2-Door Coupe 228i RWD 23 36 $29,530 $32,100
2 Series 2-Door Coupe M235i RWD 22 32 $39,650 $43,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,108
$29,530
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,600
$32,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$535 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2014 BMW 2-Series takes the former 1-Series Coupe into more mature, well-equipped, design-forward territory.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 40.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 61.3
Length, Overall (in)
175 174.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 13.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.3
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)
10.7 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3384 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 170
Engine
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 255 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.91
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
Cabriolet Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 BMW 2 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 6.4
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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