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2020 Audi RS3
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2021 BMW M3 Sedan
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Overview

Engine
2.5L Turbo Inline-5 Gas
Engine
3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
10 ft³
Trunk Volume
13 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5L Turbo Inline-5 Gas
3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Horsepower
394 hp @ 6000 rpm
473 hp @ 6250 rpm
Torque
354 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
406 lb-ft @ 2650 rpm
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,593 lbs
3,840 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
23 MPG
19 MPG
City
19 MPG
16 MPG
Highway
28 MPG
23 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 Tons/yr
9.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
15.6 gallons
Cruising Range City
275.5 miles
249.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
406 miles
358.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
176.3 in
189.1 in
Height
55 in
56.4 in
Max Width
70.7 in
74.3 in
Front Width
61.4 in
63.7 in
Rear Width
60.2 in
63.2 in
Wheelbase
103.6 in
112.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.2 in
41.6 in
Front Seat Headroom
36.5 in
40.6 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
56 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.1 in
37.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53 in
54.6 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
10 ft³
13 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 8"
18" x 9.5"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 8"
19" x 10.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P235/35YR19
P275/40YR18
Rear Tire
P235/35YR19
P285/35YR19

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nardo Gray
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Sao Paulo Yellow

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Brooklyn Grey Metallic
  • Isle of Man Green Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Toronto Red Metallic
  • Individual Dravit Grey Metallic
  • Oxide Grey Metallic
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
  • Frozen Brilliant White Metallic
  • Frozen Portimao Blue Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/Crescendo Red, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black w/Rock Gray, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Kyalami Orange/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Silverstone/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Yas Marina Blue/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Kyalami Orange/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Yas Marina Blue/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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