Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series

Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series
Audi A4
BMW 3 Series
At a Glance: Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series
Audi A4

Between the 2022 Audi A4 and the BMW 3 Series alone, it's easy to find a luxury small car near Devon, Malvern, and Phoenixville. However, both models have so much to offer that you may wonder which vehicle is right for you.

That's why the team at Audi Devon has put together this Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series comparison. We'll delve into the similarities and the differences between these models so you can make an informed decision.

Keep reading to learn more, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.



261 HP | 255 HP
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19 speakers | 16 speakers
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Available | Not Available
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Audi A4

With both the Audi A4 and the BMW 3 Series, you’ll get a vehicle that strikes a balance between comfort and athleticism. Which vehicle has the most power, though? Let’s look at their standard engines.

Performance Specs

The A4 comes standard with a 2.0L 40 TFSI® 4-cylinder engine that delivers up to 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the BMW 3 Series also has a standard 2.0L engine.

However, the BMW 3 Series only gets up to 255 horsepower with this engine.

Customize Your Drive

Furthermore, you can fully customize your experience on the road thanks to standard Audi drive select®. Choose from four modes: comfort, auto, dynamic, and individual. With each one, you'll get a smooth and tailored drive made just for you.

The 3 Series has several different driving modes, too, which are similar to the ones found in the Audi. Unfortunately, they all don’t come standard

Audi A4

Furthermore, there are all kinds of technologies for connectivity and entertainment in both the A4 and the 3 Series. With either model, you can count on your drive to be just as entertaining as your destination.

Connect Your Phone

So, which features will you find in these models? Both the BMW and the Audi come standard with connectivity features such as:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™

Simply plug your phone into the vehicle's USB port to access your favorite apps right on the touchscreen display of either vehicle.

Other Technology

The Audi A4 offers an available Audi virtual cockpit, featuring a high-resolution 12.3-inch screen, three display modes, and the ability to show your location in Google Earth™ or via a 3D map. There's also an available 755-watt Bang & Olufsen® sound system with 3D sound and 19 standard speakers for a concert-like listening experience.

While the 3 Series also has a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, the advanced system of the BMW maxes out at 464 watts and 16 speakers, so it doesn't come close to the system found in the Audi.

Audi A4

With all the power these sedans provide, you’ll also want a plethora of driver-assistance features designed to act as a second set of eyes on the road ahead. With safety systems in both vehicles, you can drive confidently.

Innovative Safety Features

No matter which model you go with, you'll get a wide variety of standard options to choose from. In the Audi A4, these features include:

  • Standard Audi pre sense® basic and city
  • Standard High beam assist
  • Standard Rearview camera

These features help you avoid or mitigate collisions, improve visibility, and provide a virtual view of what’s going on behind your A4. Plus, the Rearview camera has dynamic guidelines to assist while you’re backing up. The BMW 3 Series offers some similar features as well, including two through its standard Active Guard system:

  • Frontal Collison Warning
  • Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking
Available Safety Features

That being said, the 3 Series simply doesn’t compare when it comes to available driver-assistance safety features.

It fails to offer features like a Top view camera system with Virtual 360 view or Park assist as in the Audi A4.

The Verdict
Audi A4

In this Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series comparison, the BMW is certainly a strong contender. However, it's the Audi that delivers a better overall performance and a longer list of features.

Getting behind the wheel can help confirm if the car works for your lifestyle in Devon, Malvern, or Phoenixville. To do just that, schedule a test drive at Audi Devon today. We look forward to showing you everything the 2022 A4 has to offer.

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