Compare 2008 BMW M3 vs 2008 Audi RS 4

2008 BMW M3
2008 Audi RS 4
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2008 BMW M3
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$62,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$66,910
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$1115 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2008 Audi RS4 sedan and cabriolet bring rocketlike power and price tags to the otherwise humble A4 lineup.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 13 mpg
Highway
- 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 90.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
- 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
- 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 3.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36.4
Steering Type
- Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 13.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P255/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P255/35R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
- Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
- Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 12.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 190
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
- FSI Direct
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 317 @ 6000
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 4.2L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 420 @ 7800
Engine Type
- Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 13
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.52
Trans Type
- 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Drivetrain
- All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.21
Trans Order Code
- NA
Summary
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Audi RS 4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -

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