BMW 3 Series Diesel Vs Audi A4 Diesel

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The BMW 3 series is been launched recently for Indian market which 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 guises are BMW 3 series 320d luxury line, BMW 320d luxury plus, BMW 320d Sport and BMW 320d are diesel model on other hand the cheapest Audi product A4 is loaded with state of art features and luxury.

Performance

The diesel model of 3- Series is built with 2.0L, 4-cylinder, diesel mill of 1995cc. This engine unleashes maximum power of 185PS@4000RPM and torque of 380Nm@2750RPM. The sedan delivers a decent fuel economy of 14.7 KMPL. The engine is powerful enough to attain a top speed of 215KMPH while taking the luxury car to 0-100KMPH in just 8.6 sec and. the car is matted with 8-speed automatic gear transmission.

Audi A4 diesel model 2.0L, TDI Quattro comes with VGT diesel engine of 1968cc, 4- cylinder. This engine generates maximum output of 143PS@ 4200 RPM and torque of 320Nm@ 4500 RPM. It also maintains a better fuel economy of mileage of 15 KMPL.

Exterior

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

Audi A4 has a flamboyant & aerodynamic design. The saloon makes the perfect first impression with bold, broad front grille stylized LED running lamps, trapezoidal shaped fog lamps, five- spoke alloy wheels, body coloured ORVM, body coloured door handles, rear spoiler and high mounted tail lamps.

Interior

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

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

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 Dynamic Traction control, Run Flat indicator, Dynamic Stability control, ABS (anti lock braking system) with EBD, all-round Airbags with seat belts.

Colours

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

Price

BMW 3 series diesel model is priced at 32.06-65.85lakhs while Audi A4 diesel price is of 28.5- 50.99 lakhs.

Verdict

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

       Table of Audi A4 & BMW 3 Series Specifications

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

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