Compare 2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 BMW 3-Series

2021 Audi A4
2021 BMW 3-Series
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 allroad Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
S4 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
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330e Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $41,930 $44,550
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $41,930 $44,550
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $43,790 $46,550
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $43,790 $46,550
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $38,865 $41,250
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $38,865 $41,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,725 $43,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,725 $43,250
3 Series M340i Sedan 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 22 31 $53,230 $56,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan North America 22 31 $53,230 $56,700
M3 Competition Sedan 16 23 $68,205 $72,800
M3 Sedan 16 23 $65,505 $69,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$36,755
$41,930

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$39,100
$44,550

Monthly Payment Estimate

$652 / month
$743 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.8
7.7

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Audi A4 blends a conservative luxury compact car with spicy performance and robust wagon flavors. The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs.

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Fuel Economy

City

24 mpg Coming Soon

Highway

31 mpg Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

35.7 35.2

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

37.4 37.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.5 54.6

Front Head Room (in)

37.3 38.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.9 56

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

56.2 56.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.2 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

111 112.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.7 71.9

Track Width, Front (in)

61.9 62.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.2 -

Length, Overall (in)

187.5 185.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12 13.2

Brakes

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 -

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.4 -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.3 10.6

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.1 37.2

Tires

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3682 4039

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact NA

Engine

Engine Type

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

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

236 @ 1450 310

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

201 @ 4200 288 @ 3800

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 -

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

- 75

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

- 23

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 3.14

Trans Order Code

ZY 2TB

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 0.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.67

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.51 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.19 4.71

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.23 3.23

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 2.11

Trans Type

7 8

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 1.28

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.32

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A4 Sedan BMW 3 Series

Body Style

quattro Sedan Sedan

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

6.6 -

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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