2018 Audi A3 vs. 2017 BMW 3-Series

The likes of the 2018 Audi A3 and the 2017 BMW 3-Series will always impress even the most discriminating car buyers. These two cars, however, may give you some confusion especially when you are eyeing to buy one. Allow us to help with the comparison that shows which between the two is a clear standout when compared to the other.

Design & Style

In the design and style section, you will notice the real beauty of the 2018 Audi A3. The sleek lines and edges on the exterior define how lovely it looks. Additionally, you can never fault the sturdiness in terms of its construction. Inside it, you will see the luxury it promises to end users. Aluminum accents are added to bring life to the very much adorable cabin. The space is not limited as well thus making it a true worthy competition to all supercars out there.

There are also a lot of great things to like in the design and style of the 2017 BMW 3-Series. Note that this is gifted with a sturdy built as evidenced by the precision in the lines and polishing of its exterior. The quality of materials for the cabin are high quality as well. What it lacks is a storage space that should have given it great points when competing against the A3.

Technology & Safety

The 2017 BMW 3-Series comes packed with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display which is luxurious to look at and at the same time fully functional too. You will also appreciate the iDrive system's crisp graphics. Driver aids like rearview parking sensors, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking are available for this car model. Only, you have to take note, they come with a price.

For the technology and safety aspect of the 2018 Audi A3, it is hard not to notice how the car maker updated the MMI infotainment system, thus making it even more appealing to customers. The user-friendly system works with Android and Apple devices. Safety wise, you will also enjoy the provision for blind spot monitoring, automatic braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control on top of the basic safety features Audi is known to provide.


Under the hood of the 2018 Audi A3, there lies a powerful four-cylinder engine that can provide an output of up to 258lb-ft of torque and 220 horsepower. For the basic trim level of the BMW 3-series, the numbers for the A3 stand out. The four-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine in the 2017 BMW 3-Series produces only up to 200lb-ft of torque and 180 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

You can never underestimate the 2018 Audi A3 in terms of styling and tech-rich features. The power is undeniable as well. This said, you should give that much coveted yes when persuaded to buy one.

Ready to Schedule an Audi A3 Test Drive Today?

If you want to find out why we are so proud of the 2018 Audi A3, why not come and test drive this outstanding car with us at Classic Audi. You will find us at Eastchester New York serving the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or you may also book your A3 test drive appointment in advance.


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