Compare 2016 Audi A3 vs 2016 BMW 2-Series

2016 Audi A3
2016 BMW 2-Series
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4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $28,738 $30,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $31,806 $34,200
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
2-Door Cabriolet FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $34,038 $36,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
2-Door Cabriolet quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $36,828 $39,600
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2-Door Coupe RWD 228i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 228i 22 34 $30,720 $32,850
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 228i 23 35 $30,720 $32,850
2-Door Coupe AWD 228i xDrive 23 35 $32,560 $34,850
2-Door Convertible RWD 228i 23 34 $36,060 $38,650
2-Door Convertible AWD 228i xDrive 22 34 $37,900 $40,650
2-Door Coupe RWD M235i 20 31 $41,120 $44,150
2-Door Coupe AWD M235i xDrive 20 30 $42,960 $46,150
2-Door Convertible RWD M235i 20 31 $45,350 $48,750
2-Door Convertible AWD M235i xDrive 20 30 $47,190 $50,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,738
$30,720
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,900
$32,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$515 / month
$548 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi A3 models offer a variety of body styles, powertrains, and options to battle whatever the small luxury segment has to offer. The 2016 2-Series may be an entry-level model in BMW's lineup, but it builds on a rich lineage, as a well-rounded luxury sports coupe with all the looks, handling and features that you might expect.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.5
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 105.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.9
Length, Overall (in)
175 174.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 13.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 35.8
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P205/50HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3175 3260
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 170
Engine
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
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 (Est) 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 (Est) 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 (Est) 22
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA ZMT
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.32
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.91
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 BMW 2 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 (Est) 6.8
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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