Running the Gamut of Power, Style and Luxury, 2017 BMW 430i Coupe Surpasses 2017 Audi Competitors

BMW connoisseurs of discriminating palate know what defines a luxury vehicle of impeccable comfort with under-hood panache to match. And they know that our team of experts here at BMW of San Antonio is on hand to assist in that step into a BMW driver's seat that suits needs as sophisticated and diverse as standards and driving tastes require. Such is our commitment to you. And when it comes to brand-quality evincing models, the 2017 BMW 430i coupe is at the apex. So how does the eponymous BMW excel against such competitors as the similar 2017 Audi A5 coupe? That 2017 430i stands the test is clear.

  • As pertains fuel economy, between the larger, lower-emission 2017 BMW 430i SULEV and 2017 Audi A5, BMW takes the lead, offering a base 23 mpg city/34 highway mpg to Audi's 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway, the extra mile gone thanks to 430i's 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder, 16-valve engine with 248 horsepower. These top Audi's 220-horsepower iteration, and at the same 258 pound-feet of torque. And where 2017 Audi A5 features a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive as well as all-wheel drive, 2017 BMW 430i peels out with a standard rear-wheel drive train and the smoother operation of an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission that features an auto sport shift mode, a manual shift mode for solid handling, and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters to make it a snap to change gears nigh ten-and-two. And though both BMW and Audi offerings are paragons of safety, offering standard Cruise Control, Traction Control, Brake Assist, Stability Control, HID headlights, rain-sensing wipers and a host of driver and passenger airbags, what a performance driver's atop is just as important as that under the hood. BMW 430i makes available an Active Suspension for sturdy handling over diverse terrain, while Audi A5, the prospective roadster, doesn't support one.
  • Interior-wise, both are models of comfort, featuring power driver and passenger seats and optional heated front bucket seats, but 430i has seat memory, mirror memory, and rearview mirror auto-dimming standard to Audi's optional, so you can enter its spacious, gorgeous wood grain-trimmed cabin each ride with peace of mind that you're entering a relaxing personal space that has retained its feel for your driving preferences. Likewise, 430i and A5 showcase a convenient pass-through rear seat standard, but such makes all the difference when you want to make the most of BMW 430i trunk space - a leg up on Audi's 12.2 cubic feet with a larger 15.7. You can even access it via BMW-optional Remote Trunk Release, while Audi A5 doesn't support the convenience. And where cabin tech is concerned, optional telematics in BMW 430i put vehicle information and communication at your fingertips; Audi's A5 coupe halts before this performance turn with a non-offering.

Care to apprise yourself further of the host of conveniences available in the 2017 BMW 430i and how it withstands its competition? Our 8434 Airport Blvd. showroom is just a short drive from San Antonio, New Braunfels, Boerne, San Marcos and environs, here in San Antonio, TX. Our knowledgeable BMW experts will be delighted to introduce you to the model, so you can experience it for yourself behind the wheel.

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