Compare the BMW 3 Series with the Audi A4

Compare the 2018 BMW 3-Series to the 2018 Audi A4

If a luxury sedan is what you seek or your Shelburne, VT drives, something boasting incredible style and high-powered performance behind the wheel, then we here at The Automaster BMW have just what you seek: the 2018 BMW 3 Series. Of course, drivers from Burlington, VT to Plattsburgh, NY to Hanover, NH and beyond know that you need all the details when it comes to making a knowledgeable driving decision, so we've compared it to a main rival - the 2018 Audi A4 - for your convenience and information needs.

Take a look below to see how these two sedans compare with objective facts about both; whether you're cruising through Stowe, VT for a skiing weekend or you're heading out to Williston, VT for some shopping, the 2018 3 Series is sure to get you there with style and comfort. Check out the information below and get the details you need to make a decision with confidence.

Interior Styling

Both the 2018 BMW 3 Series and the 2018 Audi A4 have classy interiors with soft-tough materials throughout, including leather upholstery, to keep you as comfortable as possible as you head off towards your next destination.

Inside the cabin, the 3 Series and A4 are tied, boasting equivalent legroom in the rear seats for you to stretch out in - 35.1 inches of rear legroom, in fact - so even the longest trips will be more comfortable from hour 1 to hour 8 on the road. Around back, the cargo areas are tied as well, offering 13 cubic feet in the trunk for both the 3 Series and the A4, providing you with ample space for groceries, tools, fishing equipment, or whatever else you need to bring along.


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Audi A4

Safety and Entertainment Tech

While the 3 Series and A4 offer similar technologies inside the cabins, the 3 Series absolutely gets our vote for this one. Both provide standard infotainment systems but the BMW iDrive is more user-friendly and easy to use than the Audi MMI system, as well as having the options of a touchpad knob so you can have more choice on how you peruse your entertainment on the go.

Just as well, the 3 Series provides a number of safety assistance technologies to keep you cruising with peace of mind. The 3 Series comes with a standard rearview camera, and offers available features such as Brake Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, and rear parking sensors, among others.

Impressive Performance

More than just a pretty face, the 3 Series shows up the A4 with more than just style and technologies! Under the hood, the 3 Series provides you with the option of three engines. These include:

  • 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-four engine
    • 180 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque
    • 0-60mph time of 7.1 seconds
  • Available 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-four engine
    • 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
    • 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds
  • Available 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline-6 engine
    • 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque
    • 0-60 mpg time of 4.6 seconds

Meanwhile, the A4 only provides you with the option of two engines, and the maximum power afforded only goes as high as 252 horsepower. When it comes to pure muscle and performance, the 3 Series is the way to go every time.

Learn More About the 2018 BMW 3 Series at The Automaster BMW near Burlington, VT


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While both models have a lot to offer, the 2018 BMW 3 Series pulls ahead thanks to its standard and optional technologies, as well as its engine choices. If you're interested in taking a closer look and getting a test drive in the 3 Series, come out to visit us here at The Automaster BMW in Shelburne, VT today. We hope to see you soon and provide you with the details and experience you need to make the best driving decision for your wants and needs on the road.

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