Compare 2020 Audi A3 vs 2021 BMW 2-Series

2020 Audi A3
2021 BMW 2-Series
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI 27 36 $31,304 $33,300
A3 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI 27 36 $31,304 $33,300
A3 Sedan S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $34,312 $36,500
A3 Sedan S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 30 $34,312 $36,500
RS 3 Sedan 2.5 TFSI 19 28 $52,828 $56,200
S3 Sedan S line Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $40,420 $43,000
S3 Sedan S line Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 22 29 $40,420 $43,000
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228i Gran Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 228i Gran Coupe 24 33 $33,700 $35,700
2 Series 228i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 33 $35,560 $37,700
2 Series 230i Convertible 23 33 $39,420 $41,850
2 Series 230i Coupe 25 32 $33,885 $35,900
2 Series 230i xDrive Convertible 21 30 $41,280 $43,850
2 Series 230i xDrive Coupe 21 30 $35,745 $37,900
2 Series M235i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 32 $42,815 $45,500
2 Series M240i Convertible 21 30 $47,885 $50,950
2 Series M240i Coupe 21 30 $43,605 $46,350
2 Series M240i xDrive Convertible 21 30 $49,745 $52,950
2 Series M240i xDrive Coupe 21 30 $45,465 $48,350
M2 Competition Coupe 18 24 $55,275 $58,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,304
$33,700
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,300
$35,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$555 / month
$595 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level compact sedan that delivers more substance than flash. No matter the flavor, the 2021 BMW 2-Series lineup offers plenty of appeal—if not so much back-seat room.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 34.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 53.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 178.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.3 12
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
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 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 927
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 927
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 3393
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
320 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 258 @ 1450
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4300 228 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.18
Trans Order Code
UG 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.49
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 5.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12 2.96
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.05
Trans Type
7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.80
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.24
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 4.22
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Sedan BMW 2 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
5.9 6.3
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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