2017 BMW 3 Series vs 2017 Audi A4

A compact luxury sedan offers the perfect combination of interior comfort and driving efficiency. Whether drivers are looking for a confident commuting vehicle, or just want a small vehicle that can turn heads, the vehicles in this 2017 BMW 3 Series vs 2017 Audi A4 comparison can both satisfy. But which one of these well-equipped models is ideal for an individual shopper?

Both the 2017 BMW 3 Series and the 2017 Audi A4 come in a variety of models. The 2017 BMW 3 Series is available in 320i, 328d, 330i, 330e and 340i trims, each of which comes with a unique powertrain. The 2017 Audi A4 is available in Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige models, each outfitted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The top horsepower option on the 2017 BMW 3 Series, the 340i, offers 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque with its 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder.

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2017 BMW 3 Series vs 2017 Audi A4
$33,450 Starting MSRP $34,900
320 hp (340i) Top Horsepower 252 hp (most trims)
6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic Transmission 7-speed automatic
iDrive Infotainment System MMI

Standard Features on the 2017 BMW 3 Series

Both of these elegant sedans offer automatic climate control and are available with all-wheel drive. The 2017 Audi A4 offers standard leather upholstery, while the 2017 BMW 3 Series features standard push-button start and automatic wipers. The 2017 BMW 3 Series also features a nine-speaker sound system, Bluetooth compatibility, and a 6.5-inch infotainment display starting in even the base trims.

When comparing the 2017 BMW 3 Series vs 2017 Audi A4, some of the choice will have to come down to driver preference. The BMW sedan offers a long history of quality, and does not disappoint with its premium and engaging handling. Whether drivers are running general errands or tackling the daily journey to work, this model can deliver. The 2017 Audi A4 also delivers reliable power and performance, but it offers a less visceral and satisfying driving experience, which might make a significant difference for some drivers.

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steering wheel and infotainment of the 2017 BMW 3 Series
front view of a blue 2017 BMW 3 Series
pale front seats of the 2017 BMW 3 Series
wheel view of the 2017 BMW 3 Series