When comparing the 2016 BMW 3 Series vs the 2016 Audi A4, it is evident that the aging A4 cannot stand up to the new features, premium powertrain options and modern sensibility of its BMW rival. Both of these vehicles offer top luxuries and handling that combines practicality and performance. The 2016 Audi A4 comes in Premium and Premium Plus trim levels, while the 2016 BMW 3 Series is available in 320i, 328i, 340i gasoline-powered models and a 328d diesel model in sedan body style. A wagon body style is also available in 328i and 328d trims, both of which come standard with the BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system.
Features that come standard on the 2016 BMW 3 Series but not the 2016 Audi A4 include a USB port, Bluetooth audio connectivity (though the A4 does offer phone connections), and remote keyless entry. Automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch display for the vehicle's infotainment system, an auxiliary audio jack, and automatic headlights are standard to both vehicles. Advanced safety features like parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera are available through optional packages like the Driver Assistance package on the 2016 BMW 3 Series.
|2016 BMW 3 Series||VS||2016 Audi A4|
|320 hp (3.0-L turbo 6-cylinder)||Top Horsepower||220 hp (2.0-L turbo 4-cylinder)|
|gasoline, diesel||Fuel Options||gasoline|
|BMW iDrive||Infotainment System||Audi MMI|
|13 cubic feet (sedan), max. of 53 cubic feet (wagon)||Luggage Space||12.4 cubic feet|
The 2016 Audi A4 is available with only a single engine option: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated for 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. While this offers more power than the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder on the 2016 BMW 3 Series, it is less than the 240 horsepower engine on the 328i and a significant step down from the 340i engine option, which can crank out 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. When comparing the powertrain of the 2016 BMW 3 Series vs the 2016 Audi A4, clearly luxury shoppers looking at the BMW have more options when it comes to power and performance.
Drivers looking for a luxury sport sedan can delight in the experience of the 2016 BMW 3 Series. It delivers quiet, confident driving and plenty of options, like the fuel-efficient diesel powertrain options. To learn more about how the 2016 BMW 3 Series stacks up against its rivals, or to have a first-hand experience with this model, contact a member of the New BMW of Topeka sales team today at (785) 266-8480.