BMW 3 Series Vs Audi A4

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The two largest luxury car maker of the world, BMW and Audi are battling each other to prove their supremacy in the luxury sedan segment. BMW 3 series is been launched recently for Indian market. BMW 3 series is a blend of luxury and comfort and offers an ultimate driving experience. This gorgeous E segment sedan is available in five model designs. The five guise are BMW 320d Sport, BMW 3 series 320d luxury line, BMW 320d luxury plus and BMW 320d are diesel model while BMW 3 series 328i has petrol engine.oth other hand Audi A4 is the cheapest Audi product in the country. The saloon is available in petrol and diesel engine option in three models.

Performance

The diesel model of 3- Series is built with 1995cc, 2.0L, 4-cylinder, diesel mill. This engine generates maximum power of 185PS@4000RPM and torque of 380Nm@2750RPM. the gasoline model has a 2.0L, 4-cylinder, twin-scroll turbocharger petrol engine and produces maximum power of 245PS and torque of 350Nm@4800RPM. the car is equipped with 8-speed automatic gear transmission and maintains a mileage of 14.77KMPL. The engine is powerful enough to take the luxury car to 0-100KMPH in just 8.6 sec and attain a top speed of 215KMPH.

A4 1.8 TFSI comes with 1798cc, 4- cylinder, DOHC, petrol engine which generates maximum output of 170PS@ 6200 RPM and torque of 320Nm@ 3700 RPM while the diesel model 2.0L, TDI Quattro comes with 1968cc, 4- cylinder, VGT diesel engine. This engine produces maximum power of 143PS@ 4200 RPM and torque of 320Nm@ 4500 RPM. The petrol engine maintains a healthy mileage of 15 KMPL and diesel engine gives mileage of 15 KMPL.

Exterior

This athletic luxury sedan has a breath taking exterior. The fascinating front fascia has BMW signature   Kidney shaped chrome lined front radiator grille that has 11 slates. High gloss black air intake, bold Xenon powered head light clusters. The side fascia is treated with body coloured rear-view mirror and body coloured door handles. The 17-inch multi spoke alloy wheels looks sporty. A large wind shield is placed at the rear end. High gloss chrome finish exhaust vent with premium BMW insignia looks sportier.

Audi A4 has an aerodynamic and flamboyant design. The saloon makes the perfect first impression with stylized LED running lamps. The broad front grille looks bold with Audi’s insignia at the centre. The trapezoidal shaped fog lamps are added at the front fascia. The five- spoke alloy wheels and body coloured door handles with body coloured ORVM mark the side profile and amplify saloon’s aggressive persona. The rear is treated with high mounted tail lamps and rear spoiler.

Interior

The interior of this dazzling sedan is equally dynamic as exterior. The seating area is efficiently designed and offer ample head and leg room to five occupants. The aluminum finished door sill with BMW lettering at the front looks elegant. The premium Move Cloth Amber covered saddle brown coloured instrumental panel looks refined. The floor mats are in Velour. The leather cover sporty steering wheel and gear knob add a sporty character to the cabin. BMW 3 Series is loaded with State-of-the-art luxury features like 2- zone automatic AC unit, multi-functional power steering wheel, Start-stop button, rear-view camera, multi-functional steering wheel, powerful audio system with speakers and USB connectivity, DVD drive, an on-board computer with 12GB hard drive, adjustable arm rest and many more.

The interior of A4 has an impressive design.  The car comes with new drive select technology to choose from comfort or dynamic drive modes. The dashboard and control buttons are mounted effectively in the reach of driver which enhances the sophistication in the cabin. The high quality leather upholstery add premium feel to the cabin. Dual Zone Climate control system with powerful air conditioning system is added to the cabin. For entertainment saloon is equipped with music system. Driver- tilted LCD is placed on the top of instrument panel with wooden trim.

Safety Futures

BMW 3- Series and Audi A4 both has kept Safety of occupant’s first priority while crafting their saloons. It is equipped with all-round Airbags with seat belts, ABS (anti lock braking system) with EBD, Dynamic Traction control, Run Flat indicator, Dynamic Stability control and bumper system with aluminium impact absorber at front.

Colours

BMW 3 series is available in Mineral Grey, Orion Silver, Liquid Blue, Sparkling Bronze, Havana, and mineral White and Black colours while Audi A4 is available in Brilliant Red, Teak Brown Metallic, Ice Silver Metallic and Ibis White.

Price

BMW 3 series is priced at 32.06-65.85lakhs while Audi A4 will cost 28.5- 50.99 lakhs.

Verdict

BMW 3- Series has more fuel efficient and powerful engine than Audi A4. The comfort level of both the car is equal while 3- Series offer more luggage space but Audi A4 is less expensive than 3- Series.

        Specification Table of BMW 3 Series and Audi A4

                      Audi A4           BMW 3 Series
Engine Size 1798cc, 4- cylinder, DOHC, petrol engine/ 1968cc, 4- cylinder, VGT diesel engine  with 1995cc,2.0L, 4-cylinder, diesel mill /2.0L, 4-cylinder, twin-scroll turbocharger petrol engine
Price Range 28.5- 50.99 lakhs 32.06-65.85lakhs
Power 170PS@ 6200 RPM(petrol)/ 143PS@ 4200 RPM (diesel) 185PS@4000RPM(diesel)/ 245PS(petrol)
Boot Space 490L 460L
Gear box 7 speed 8 speed
Mileage 15 KMPL 14.7KMPL
Transmission automatic automatic
Variants Petrol+diesel Petrol+diesel

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ANKIT BHINDA – who has written posts on Car Comparisons.

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