Compare 2018 Audi A4 vs 2018 BMW 3-Series

2018 Audi A4
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2.0 TFSI Premium Manual quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Prestige Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Prestige S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Premium Plus S Tronic FWD 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Premium S Tronic FWD 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Prestige S Tronic FWD 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Tech Premium Plus S Tronic FWD 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Tech Premium S Tronic FWD 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Prestige 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
S4 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 21 30 $47,802 $51,400
S4 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 21 30 $47,802 $51,400
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
3 Series 330i Sedan 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
M3 CS Sedan 16 22 $91,875 $98,250
M3 Sedan 17 25 $62,345 $66,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,666
$32,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,500
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$675 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi S4 balances perfectly performance with luxury in a package that's both practical and sharp. Hardly a recipe for excitement, but one that touches all the bases. The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
111 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 182.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 13
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
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)
13.3 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 900
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 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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