Compare 2018 Audi A4 vs 2018 BMW 3-Series

2018 Audi A4
2018 BMW 3-Series
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2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Premium 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Premium Plus 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Prestige 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Tech Premium 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Tech Premium Plus 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Premium 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Premium Plus 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Prestige 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Premium 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Premium Plus 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Prestige 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Tech Premium 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Tech Premium Plus 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Tech Premium 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Tech Premium Plus 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
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Sedan 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan South Africa 320i 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
Sedan 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan South Africa 320i xDrive 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
Sedan 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan South Africa 330i 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 328d 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
Sedan 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan South Africa 330i xDrive 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
Plug-In Hybrid 330e iPerformance N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
Sports Wagon 328d xDrive 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
Sedan 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Sedan South Africa 340i 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
Sedan 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
Sedan South Africa 340i xDrive 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,480
$32,955
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,000
$34,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$582 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi A4 and Allroad are sophisticated luxury cars with few glaring faults—and lots of commendable features, particularly the high-tech Virtual Cockpit. The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 182.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 13
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 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)
15.3 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3295
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)
420 900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1450 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 4200 180 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.56 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.68 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.84
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 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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