2018 Audi A3 vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series

When it comes to luxury car brands, auto buyers in Eastchester New York definitely know what they are looking for. With a list of brands out there, the Audi and BMW seem to be battling head to head all the time. We cannot blame you if you are trying to pit the 2018 Audi A3 against the 2018 BMW 3-Series. Through this comparison, however, you will realize why the Audi comes out on top of the pack.

Design & Style

Once you have taken a glance of both the 2018 Audi A3 and the 2018 BMW 3-Series, you will surely want to take both home with you. Beyond what you see, however, there are a lot of other things to consider when making a final decision. The 2018 BMW 3-Series is everything your will love in a compact luxury sedan, at least for its exteriors. It has great and solid construction with its 17-inch wheels. While the design of the interior is restrained, it is also very classy. The rear lacks the room you will want for taller passengers.

If you are looking for a compact sedan that is luxurious in all aspects, you can always consider the 2018 Audi A3. After all, it has the makings of a really great car. It has 17-inch wheels plus it has the interior design that is undeniably impeccable. The excellent quality of materials used to construct its interior makes it a popular choice to a lot of car lovers.

Technology & Safety

You wish design and style will be enough gauge to purchase the car of your dreams but you must go beyond that by also taking a look at technology and safety considerations. For the 2018 Audi A3, you will be fascinated by the presence of its MMI infotainment that come with controllers that are easy to use and maneuver. Its nine-speaker sound system produces great sound quality plus its six-way power front seats bring comfort to every user. It comes with smartphone integration plus it has driver safety aids which include adaptive cruise, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning.

For the 2018 BMW 3-Series, the 6.5-inch touchscreen display is somehow questionable because it lags when compared to the 8.8-inch display. The iDrive system is very easy to use and comes with a controller touchpad that can be used for handwriting inputs using your fingers. Advanced safety driver aids are only available via the Track Handling package.


The 2018 BMW 3-Series has a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter capacity engine that produces up to 200lb-ft of torque and 180 horsepower. The front-wheel drive 2018 Audi A3 contains the same engine capacity with the four-cylinder type and can produce a total output of 221lb-ft of torque and 186 horsepower. This is undeniably more powerful than the BMW's.

The Bottom Line

The BMW 3-Series seems to be very impressive but it is a no match to the 2018 Audi A3, all aspects considered. Why go for a BMW then when the Audi has all the makings of a good car? With no doubt, the A3 should be your next car.

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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