2018 BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4

There are plenty of ways to get around the Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens areas, but if you want the most rewarding experience possible, a luxury sedan might be your best bet. These vehicles are sleek, efficient, and packed full of exciting features that will have you looking forward to every time you get behind the wheel.

You’ll find numerous sedan options to choose from even when you narrow it down to luxury models, but the two that stand out tend to be the 2018 BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4. Both vehicles feature some of the latest and greatest perks, but you can only drive one of them home. Find out which is best suited for your needs with our BMW 3 Series vs. Audi A4 comparison.

BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4: Performance

Your luxury sedan should perform like nothing you’ve ever driven before, and you just might find that, no matter which of these vehicles you opt for. With the A4, there are generally two areas of focus to choose from. The ultra-trim levels focus more on fuel economy, while everything else was built for power. The differences, however, are subtle, so if you’re looking to really maximize one over the other, the 3 Series is your best bet.

If you’re looking to increase your power, the BMW 3 Series and its 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine can offer 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. The A4 can only offer 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque at best. For fuel efficiency, consider the turbo diesel or hybrid model 3 Series. Offering an EPA-estimated 34 MPG combined and 71 MPGe combined respectively, the 3 Series outclasses the A4’s most efficient EPA-estimated 31 MPG combined model.

BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4: Interior

Inside either sedan, you’ll find comfort no matter how long your drive is. In terms of sheer space, however, you might be happier behind the wheel of the BMW 3 Series. With 40.3 inches of headroom and 42 inches of legroom, you can seriously stretch out, as compared to the A4’s more restrictive 38.9 inches of headroom and 41.3 inches of legroom.

Your rear passengers will enjoy the 3 Series more, as well, if you opt for one of the higher trim levels that offer extended rear legroom. At best, the 3 Series can offer your rear passengers 38.3 inches of headroom and 39.2 inches of legroom. The A4 offers generous space for your rear passengers as well, but not as much with its 37.4 inches of headroom and 35.7 inches of legroom.

BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4: Safety

Safety should be your primary concern no matter what kind of vehicle you’re driving, and both sedans can deliver. You can drive with peace of mind no matter which you choose, as they both earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

There are a few key differences to be aware of, however, if you want to make sure you and your passengers are as protected as possible. The BMW 3 Series comes with knee airbags, while the A4 doesn’t. Additionally, the 3 Series comes with the BMW Assist eCall emergency response system and automatic collision notification. Upon purchase, you’ll have access to this service for 10 years. The A4 has no similar feature.

Learn more about this luxury model with the full 2018 BMW 3 Series Review!

BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4: Verdict

After our BMW 3 Series vs. Audi A4 comparison, it’s clear that the 3 Series tends to be better overall. To learn more about this stunning luxury sedan, head over to your local Manhattan, Queens, and Bronx BMW dealer, BMW of Manhattan. Our expert team is happy to show off this sedan for you. Schedule your test drive today!