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2020 Audi A3 Sedan
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2020 BMW 3 Series Sedan
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$2,900)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 27 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
10 ft³
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
12 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Horsepower
184 hp @ 4300 rpm
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
425 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Automatic (+$2,900)
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
37.4 ft
40 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 9"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 10"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/40HR18
P225/45HR18
P255/40YR18
Rear Tire
P225/40HR18
P225/45HR18
P275/40YR18
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
30 MPG
20 MPG
City
27 MPG
26 MPG
17 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
36 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 Tons/yr
5.8 Tons/yr
8.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
15.6 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
356.4 miles
405.6 miles
270.3 miles
Cruising Range Highway
475.2 miles
561.6 miles
397.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.5 in
185.7 in
184.5 in
Height
55.7 in
56.8 in
56.1 in
Max Width
70.7 in
71.9 in
73.9 in
Front Width
61.2 in
62.3 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
60.1 in
62.9 in
63.1 in
Wheelbase
103.8 in
112.2 in
110.7 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.2 in
42 in
42 in
Front Seat Headroom
36.5 in
38.7 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
56 in
55.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.2 in
35.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.1 in
37.6 in
37.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53 in
54.6 in
55.1 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,197 lbs
3,582 lbs
3,540 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
10 ft³
17 ft³
12 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White
  • Quantum Gray
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
Alpine White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Cosmos Blue Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Vermont Bronze Metallic
  • Austin Yellow Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Sakhir Orange II Metallic
  • Silverstone Metallic, Build Out:02/28/2018
  • Yas Marina Blue Metallic
  • Azurite Black Metallic, Priority 1
  • Champagne Quartz Metallic, Priority 1
  • Smoked Topaz Metallic, Priority 1
  • Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Priority 1

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/Gray Stitching, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Chestnut Brown, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Rock Gray/Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Anthracite/Black, Cloth/Leather Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black w/Black Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Contrast Stiching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Amaro Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Cohiba Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Golden Brown, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Nutmeg, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Opal White, Extended Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sakhir Orange/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Sonoma Beige, Full Merino Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Standard
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Optional
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Optional
Not Available
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles