2016 BMW 3-Series vs. Its Competition

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The Mercedes-Benz C Class has similar pricing and features, and it's a little roomier.

The Audi A4 is also priced and equipped like the BMW 3-Series, and may be more stylish.

The Volvo S60 doesn't quite match German performance levels, but it's close and a relative bargain.

The Cadillac ATS doesn't have the cachet of a BMW, but the performance is there, and there are probably deals to be had.

The Lexus IS 350 has aggressive looks and a refined ride, but it's less refined.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 BMW 3-Series delivers outstanding performance and comfort in a tastefully understated package.
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 Cadillac ATS meets all the benchmarks for performance, features, and driving dynamics, and it somehow emerges to market with a little more soul than most of its key rivals.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one very charming luxury car; in AMG trim, it's risen above and beyond Bavarian levels of handling.
Already appealing for its good looks and outstanding safety ratings, the 2016 Volvo S60 grows in interesting ways with the long-wheelbase Inscription and Cross Country soft off-roader.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 320i RWDCVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 2.5L Standard RWD4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
SedanFrontTrak SedanSedanSedanSedan
Automatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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