When you're looking for your next luxury car, there are plenty of tantalizing features to browse. Driving around Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, Michigan, should be a fun and engaging experience every time. As you find the luxury car that's right for you, performance and amenities will undoubtedly set it apart from other cars around you.

Both the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 have enticing features to make your drives smooth and commanding. The team at BMW of Rochester Hills has created this comparison of the BMW 3 Series vs. Audi A4, so you can learn more about these two vehicles.

3 Series vs A4: Performance

Zipping through city streets and accelerating down the highway are unmatched feelings. Luckily, both of these vehicles have plenty of power to get you to your destination with enjoyment.

The Audi A4 features a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that generates up to 201 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The 7-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission shifts energy to the wheels for smooth acceleration.

The BMW 3 Series, on the other hand, packs a bigger punch, thanks to its 2.0L TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine. This powerful engine is capable of 255 horsepower and 294 lb-ft of torque. The extra power feels great to have under your command as you accelerate.

The 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes gives an extra gear to use when merging on the highway and changing lanes. Both the engine and transmission of the 3 Series amount for incredible performance on the road. 

BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4: Fuel Economy

Whether you're making the morning commute into the office or heading downtown for some weekend fun, you'd rather not stop for gas along the way. The folks at both BMW and Audi understand this and have responded by packing their vehicles with some great fuel economy. Check it out.

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

BMW 3 Series

26 city/36 highway MPG*

Audi A4

26 city/34 highway MPG

As you can see, the BMW 3 Series edges out the Audi A4 in this category. The 3 Series will get you to your destination with more efficient use of fuel.

3 Series vs A4: Space and Dimensions

Bringing friends and family along for the ride makes drives even more fun. When you want to share the experience, having enough room for everyone makes the trip more comfortable. Both the 3 Series and A4 seat five with differing space for passengers.


Headroom Front/Rear

Legroom Front/Rear

Shoulder Room Front/Rear

BMW 3 Series

38.7 in./37.6 in.

42 in./35.2 in.

56 in./54.6 in.

Audi A4

37.3 in./37.4 in.

41.3 in./35.7 in.

55.9 in./54.5 in.

You'll have more room for your passengers in the seats of the 3 Series. The BMW 3 series also has 13.2 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the 12 cubic feet of cargo volume in the Audi A4.

BMW 3 Series Exclusive Tech

There are several services and technologies that are only available in the BMW 3 Series. Standard BMW ConnectedDrive® Services and BMW TeleServices help you stay connected with remote services and automated service reminders.

When you're looking for high-quality audio, the 3 Series also features a standard HiFi Sound System with a 205-watt amplifier and 10 speakers. The A4 includes its own 10-speaker Audi sound system, but it only includes a 180-watt amplifier. 

BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4: Final Verdict

When you're looking for a luxury car to drive through Rochester Hills, Oakland Township, and Sterling Heights, MI, both the 3 Series and A4 have attractive features.

When put to the test, the 3 Series outperforms in power, efficiency, space, and tech. Experience the 3 Series for yourself by scheduling a test drive at BMW of Rochester Hills today!

* Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

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