2018 BMW 3-Series vs The 2018 Audi A4

Powerful, Efficienct and Stylish

BMW makes a lot of luxury models that people love to talk about. When you get behind the wheel of a BMW 3-Series sedan, you'll see what the buzz is about when you start it up and feel the charge of its engine and then comfort that its interior style provides. Powertrain, efficiency, entertainment, these are all hallmarks of the 2018 BMW 3-Series sedan and we have plenty to offer you here at BMW of San Antonio! However, we want to be fair and provide you all the information we can on this sedan's strongest points, so let's compare its best features with that of a competitor, so you can make an informed decision as to which luxury sedan is right for you: the 2018 Audi A4.

The 2018 BMW 3-Series vs The 2018 Audi A4

Price and Warranties

While both of these luxury sedan models feature similar warranties, lasting for four years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first), the BMW 3-Series starts at the lower comparable price and begins at $34,900. Whereas, the Audi A4 begins at $36,000, a difference of $1,100.

Efficiency and Traction

In terms of the power output that their respective engines command, both of these sedans match up pretty well. However, the BMW 3-series has a lot more fuel efficiency to offer as it is the more lightweight sedan overall, with a curb weight of 3,320. The weighs in at 3,450 pounds, a difference of 130 pounds. The BMW 3-Series also features rear-wheel drive which offers optimal traction and handling when hitting the open roads of New Braunfels and turning sharper corners.

Powertrain and Electricity

In terms of engine power output, these two sedans are equally matched. However, an important feature that must be taken into account is the vehicle's ability to power up fully in colder weather, which is referred to as "cold cranking" and it's measured in electrical amperes or "amps." The higher the cold cranking amps, the easier it is for a car to start up in any weather condition, no matter how cold it can get in San Antonio during the winter. At zero degrees Fahrenheit, the BMW 3-series emits 900 cold cranking amps whereas, the Audi A4 emits 420 amps. In terms of their electrical output, the BMW 3-Series gives you a bit more options when it comes to installing additional entertainment features as its alternator capacity is 170 amps where the Audi A4 has an alternator capacity of 150 amps.

Find Your Next Sedan Today!

There's so much more that this sedan has to offer, but the best place to come see it is right here at BMW of San Antonio, so give us a call and schedule a test drive today! We're located right here at 8434 Airport Boulevard in San Antonio, TX, less than 40 minutes outside of Boerne and our sales team can be reached at (210) 732-7121 to set up a time for a test drive. See you soon!

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    • Sales: 210-732-7121
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