Compare 2010 Audi A4 vs 2008 BMW 3-Series

2010 Audi A4
2008 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $29,249 $31,450
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $29,249 $31,450
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $42,687 $45,900
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $42,687 $45,900
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $43,989 $47,300
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $43,989 $47,300
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $40,020 $43,500
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $45,540 $49,500
3 Series 2-Door Conv M3 14 19 $59,755 $64,950
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $32,750 $35,600
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328xi AWD 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328xi AWD SULEV 19 28 $34,410 $37,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 29 $37,905 $41,200
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335xi AWD 19 29 $39,560 $43,000
3 Series 2-Door Coupe M3 14 20 $51,980 $56,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $30,085 $32,700
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328xi AWD 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328xi AWD SULEV 19 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 19 29 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335xi AWD 19 25 $37,905 $41,200
3 Series 4-Door Sedan M3 14 20 $49,495 $53,800
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 20 30 $31,740 $34,500
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328xi AWD 19 28 $33,490 $36,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,875
$40,020
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,350
$43,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$589 / month
$725 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi S4 blasts its way into a performance war with BMW and Mercedes-Benz-and Lexus, Infiniti, and Cadillac-thanks to a big price cut and 333 supercharged horsepower. The 2008 BMW M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 49.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 84.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
69.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 54.5
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 180.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
40.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.0 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 9.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.47 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.1
Steering Type
Servotronic Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 3792
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
280 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5300-6000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
FSI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Tiptronic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.66
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 2 Door Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Double Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -

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