Compare Audi A4 vs. BMW 3-Series
2011 Luxury Sedans: Audi A4 vs. BMW 3-Series
Both the Audi A4 and the BMW 3-Series are two of the most well respected luxury sedans that can be found on the market. However, when they are compared against one another, the person is going to find that there is a big winner in the game of luxury sedans.
Performance wise, the Audi A4 offers a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder engine that gets around 211 horsepower. The gas mileage is going to be around 23 miles per gallon in the city, while offering 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
The BMW 3-Series offers two options in the engines that are going to give the person the choice of 230 horsepower or 265 horsepower. Gas mileage wise the cars are both offering around 17 miles per gallon in the city while offering 25 or 26 miles per gallon on the highway. When buying for performance, the BMW 3-Series is going to perform much better and may be the winner. However, in terms of gas mileage, then the Audi A4 is the winner.
Both cars are known to be some of the safest that are on the market given the sturdy materials that the two are made out of. The Audi A4 offers traction control, anti lock brakes, curtain airbags, and blind spot warning system. When tested, the car receives five stars for overall safety.
The BMW 3-Series offers the traction control, curtain airbags, anti lock brakes and other standard equipment. However, with the new technology, BMW has been able to improve the braking performance of the BMW 3-Series which does it give it a slight advantage of the Audi A4. Testing wise, the car receives four stars for front protection while getting five stars for side protection.
The two are designed to be completely different. And those that have seen these cars can usually immediately tell a huge difference between the two and know just which one that they are looking at. The Audi A4 has many features that people are going to find to be a great design. For example, the trunk space of the Audi A4 is one of the biggest that the person is going to find in the luxury sedan market. The interior is very much futuristic in the fact that most of the features are push button operated, which is sometimes a turn off to those that are looking at this. The cabin is nice with standard leather seating included in these cars.
The BMW 3-Series is going to be one of the most comfortable drive for those that are looking for comfort. BMW really designed the cabin to be the one that is going to help the driver out tremendously. The truck size is just average, nothing too spectacular. The driver interface system is one of those systems that are meant to help the driver, however, it is the one thing that many consumers are still not sure that they like or not.
Overall when comparing these two, the winner seems to be the Audi A4, and simply because it provides more room and the consumers reviews on the Audi A4 are not as conflicted as the reviews on the BMW 3-Series.