Comparison - Audi S4 Prestige quattro 2018 - vs - BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive 2018

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Make: 
Average Price: 
55,800
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
42,250
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
15.80gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The S4’s understated looks won’t snap necks on the street, but its 354-hp turbo 3.0-liter V-6 and all-wheel-drive traction can realign your spine on demand. Sorry stick-shift purists, an eight-speed automatic is the sole gearbox. With standard massaging front seats and premium interior materials, the sophisticated sedan also pampers passengers.

Pros
Solid performance,
stealthy road presence,
refined and high-tech cabin.

Cons
Short on engagement behind the wheel,
fierce competitors in the same showroom.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Audi S4 balances perfectly performance with luxury in a package that's both practical and sharp. Hardly a recipe for excitement, but one that touches all the bases.

Pros
Sharp exterior
Comfortable in front or back
Plentiful power from V-6
Comfortable ride
Good standard equipement

Cons
Transmission seems hesitant
Finicky optional sport steering
Drama-less?
Missing S5's power dome

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Strong acceleration
Nimble handling
Well-appointed interior

Cons
Small trunk
Looks too conservative
Clunky start/stop system

By: 
motortrend.com

The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.

Pros
Classic look
Wide number of powertrains
Plenty of body styles (wagon!)
Great turbo-4 and 8-speed auto

Cons
Gets expensive, almost unnecessarily
Dated interior
Spartan base model
Competitors have caught up, or even passed the 3-Series

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 BMW 3 Series should make the short list for shoppers seeking a compact luxury sport sedan. Whether enjoying its blend of features and refinement or pushing its smooth power and sharp handling to the limit, you'll be impressed.

PROS
Balances sharp handling with a ride quality that won't beat you up
Engine choices offer power, smoothness and fuel efficiency
Interior is upscale and spacious, with logical, easy-to-use controls

CONS
Storage for small personal items is limited
Base 320i model offers limited feature availability

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW 3-Series ranked #8 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the BMW 3-Series has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 50 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable, spacious seats
Robust available engines
Handling blends agility with comfort

Cons
Few standard features
Options quickly increase price
Uninspiring standard engine

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
354hp
at 5 400rpm
248hp
at 5 200rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.10Feet
38.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Cooled Storage Compartment
Sun Sensor
Extended Cabin Heating yes
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.80in
182.80in
Width: 
72.50in
71.30in
Height: 
55.30in
56.50in
Wheel Base: 
111.20in
110.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.90
40.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
42.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
55.10in
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
37.70
Rear leg room: 
35.70in
35.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.50in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
13.00cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3858.00lbs
3706.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Massaging
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leatherette
2 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
19 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
755 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(s)
205 Watts Stereo Output
USB Connection
9 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 In.
17 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Emergency Braking Preparation
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Carbon Fiber Package - Spoiler & Mirror Caps (W/Side Assist)
Driver Assistance Package
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Warm Weather Package
Prestige
Cold Weather Package
Black Optic Package
S Sport Package
Shadow Sport Edition
Driving Assistance Package
Premium Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Track Handling Package
M Sport Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Audi Beam - Rings
19" 5-Spoke-V Design Wheels
Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
18" 245/40 All-Season Tires
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam - Quattro
Audi Travel Space Base Carrier Bars W/Storage Bag
18" Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
18" Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels W/All-Season Tires
18" Star-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Tires
18" Bi-Color Jet Black Double-Spoke Wheels W/All-Season Tires
18" Star-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Summer Tires
18" Bi-Color Jet Black Double-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
18" V-Spoke Orbit Grey Light Alloy Wheels W/Mixed Performance Non-Runflat Tires
Moonroof Deletion
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Fine Nappa Leather Interior W/Leatherette Covered Center Console And Door Armrests
Audi Guard All-Weather Front And Rear Mats - Black W/"S4" Logo Front Mats
Audi First Aid Kit
Leather Care Kit
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Heated Steering Wheel
Navigation System W/Touchpad
Non Sport Seats For Luxury Package
Heated Front Seats
Wireless Charging
Active Cruise Control
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats