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Compare 2016 Audi A4 vs 2016 BMW 3-Series

2016 Audi A4
2016 BMW 3-Series
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Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 30 $35,340 $38,000
A4 Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $35,340 $38,000
A4 CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $33,388 $35,900
A4 CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $33,388 $35,900
A4 Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $34,410 $37,000
A4 Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $34,410 $37,000
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $45,756 $49,200
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $45,756 $49,200
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $46,686 $50,200
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $46,686 $50,200
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 21 28 $39,712 $42,700
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 21 28 $39,712 $42,700
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,340
$31,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,000
$33,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi A4 is still a handsome, strong competitor with solid fuel economy and good power from its lone engine, even as the current generation comes to a close. The 2016 BMW 3-Series delivers outstanding performance and comfort in a tastefully understated package.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.1
Front Head Room (in)
38 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
185.1 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
11.8 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3693 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 (Est) 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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