Compare 2023 Audi A3 vs 2022 BMW 2-Series vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz A Class

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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Premium 40 TFSI 28 38 $32,807 $34,900
A3 Premium 40 TFSI quattro 27 35 $34,687 $36,900
A3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI 28 38 $32,807 $34,900
A3 Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 27 35 $34,687 $36,900
RS 3 2.5 TFSI 20 29 $55,367 $58,900
S3 Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 32 $43,147 $45,900
S3 Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 32 $43,147 $45,900
S3 Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 32 $43,147 $45,900
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228i Gran Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 228i Gran Coupe 24 34 $33,700 $35,700
2 Series 228i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 33 $35,560 $37,700
2 Series 230i Coupe 26 35 $34,305 $36,350
2 Series M235i xDrive Gran Coupe 23 32 $42,815 $45,500
2 Series M240i xDrive Coupe 23 32 $45,650 $48,550
A 220 4MATIC Sedan

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,807
$33,700
$33,973

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$34,900
$35,700
$35,950

Monthly Payment Estimate

$582 / month
$595 / month
$599 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.8
6.4
6.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The Audi A3 doesn’t stand out from German rivals, but it’s confident composure is undeniable. The redesigned 2022 BMW 2-Series coupe offers more style and more fun than its four-door Gran Coupe counterpart. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz A220 gives shoppers a taste of luxury in a small sedan package.

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Fuel Economy

City

28 mpg 24 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

38 mpg 34 mpg 35 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Compact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

41.2 41.4 41.8

Second Head Room (in)

36.6 38.2 37.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Head Room (in)

36.8 39.8 40.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.8 55.5 55.1

Second Leg Room (in)

35.2 34.4 33.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

- 53.1 54

Front Hip Room (in)

- - 57.4

Second Hip Room (in)

- - 56.9

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

176.9 178.5 179.1

Height, Overall (in)

56.2 55.9 56.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.6 61.5 60.9

Wheelbase (in)

103.5 105.1 107.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.5 70.9 70.7

Track Width, Front (in)

60.7 61.5 61.7

Liftover Height (in)

- - 26.5

Brakes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

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)

- - 11.6

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- - NA

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- - 12.6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.5 13.2 13.5

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.1 37.4 36.1

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/45HR17 P225/45VR17 P205/55HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA 927 R66

Front Tire Size

P225/45HR17 P225/45VR17 P205/55HR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA 927 R66

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3329 3393 3395

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 8 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 8 17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

320 - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- - 115

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

221 @ 1600 258 @ 1450 221 @ 1600

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

201 @ 4800 228 @ 5000 188 @ 5800

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 24 25

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

32 28 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

38 34 35

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.18 10.04

Trans Order Code

UG 205 NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.80 2.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.93 1.49 4.34

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 1.00 2.51

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.40 5.52 15.95

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.12 2.96 -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.77 2.05 6.36

Trans Type

7 8 7

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 1.24 3.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.90 4.22 13.95

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A3 BMW 2 Series Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Body Style

Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.6 6.3 6.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 12 8.6
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