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2020 BMW 3 Series

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2019 Audi A4

2020 BMW 3 Series vs. 2019 Audi A4

255-hp, 2.0-liter I-4


188-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
295 lb-ft


236 lb-ft
17.0 cubic feet

Max Luggage Volume

13.0 cubic feet
8-spd auto w/OD


7-spd auto-shift man w/OD

Parking Assist


Lane Departure Warning



When you are in the market for a sleek luxury sedan, it is likely that you will be comparing the Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Today, East Bay BMW will be comparing the Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series to see which of the two is more deserving of your hard-earned dollar. After perusing our sedan comparison, San Jose drivers will notice that one of these vehicles really shines in terms of performance and safety features. Which will it be? Read on to find out and check out our new vehicle specials.

Auda A4 vs. BMW 3 Series: Performance Specs

One of the first areas Dublin drivers look at when shopping for a new vehicle is performance. If you are searching for a vehicle that is ready to rule the roads of San Francisco, you will want to opt for the 2020 BMW 3 Series over the 2019 Audi A4. Why? The latest 3 Series generates more horsepower and is equipped with a better transmission. Check out the performance specs below:

2020 BMW 3 Series: 

  • Engine: 255-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
  • Torque: 295 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 8-speed automatic

2019 Audi A4:

  • Engine: 188-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
  • Torque: 236 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 7-speed auto-shift manual

Luxury Car Safety Features

Safety is another top concern for many drivers in the Pleasanton area, which is another reason why the 2020 BMW 3 Series should be at the top of your list. While both vehicles offer features like driver and front passenger airbags, traction control, and an occupant sensor, the 3 Series comes standard with several features that require an upgrade with the Audi A4.

  • Parking assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Content theft-deterrent alarm system

Warranty Coverage

Both the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4 offer similar warranty coverage, but the BMW 3 Series does come with an advantage. With each sedan, you will enjoy 48 months or 50,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage, powertrain coverage, and roadside assistance. However, with the BMW 3 Series, you will also be able to take advantage of 36 months/36,000 miles of free maintenance. With the Audi A4, you will only have 12 months/10,000 miles of free maintenance.

Learn More About the 3 Series with East Bay BMW

After comparing the Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series, it is clear that the 3 Series has more to offer San Jose-area drivers. Additionally, we have a variety of 3 Series lease deals on offer so you can get the best price, as well as a used 3 Series inventory if you’re on a budget. If you would like to see all that this sedan has to offer, set up a test drive at East Bay BMW. Contact us today with any questions or compare it to the TLX. Or, if you’d like to check out more BMW vs. Audi sedan comparisons, head over to our feature on the 5 Series vs. Audi A6!

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