2016 BMW 3 Series vs. 2016 Audi A3

2016 BMW 3 Series vs. 2016 Audi A3 interior

When drivers think luxury, BMW is probably one of the first on the list. Not only has the German automaker stood the test of time, but it also produces some of the segment’s most powerful and easy-to-handle models.

The brand’s 3 Series is a testament to the fact that smaller vehicles can have impressive power outputs, while still maintaining an incredible fuel rating. In order to give shoppers a better idea of where BMW stands against its competitors, we put the 2016 BMW 3 Series vs. the 2016 Audi A3. When we viewed the vehicle’s side-by-side, it was clear that BMW had one leg up on its rival.

Under the hood of the 2016 BMW 3 Series rests a 2.0-Liter Inline 4 engine, which produces 180 horsepower. Next to the Audi A3’s 1.8-Liter Inline 4, BMW takes the lead in power. Where more power is needed, the BMW 3 Series delivers.

2016 BMW 3 Series drivetrain, fuel economy and luxury features

Drivers who are looking for better handling and performance may be searching for a car that has rear-wheel drive. Luckily, BMW’s newest 3 Series model offers just that, while the Audi A4 is equipped with front-wheel drive. Along with the drivetrain, drivers will notice their fuel will last longer in the BMW 3 Series. Offering 24 miles per gallon in the city and 36 on the highway, the BMW gives its owners the ability to go farther on less fuel.

While the technical specifications are crucial, shoppers looking in the luxury segment may also be looking for advancements in luxury features. The newest 3 Series comes equipped with Bluetooth technology, HD Radio, and optional heated/cooled seating. With BMW Assist, owners will also have access to Concierge Service, Destination Download and Turn-by-Turn Navigation.

To learn more about the 2016 BMW 3 Series, or to take a test drive, shoppers are encouraged to contact BMW of North Haven.

Dealership Info

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Thu8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
Parts Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - SunClosed
2016 BMW 3 SeriesVS2016 Audi A3
2.0-Liter Inline 4Engine1.8-Liter Inline 4
180 HorsepowerEngine Output170 Horsepower
Rear-Wheel DriveDrive TypeFront-Wheel Drive
24/36 (City/HWY)Fuel Economy23/33 (City/HWY)
BMW of North Haven is located at: 610 Washington Avenue • North Haven, CT 06473
BMW of North Haven 41.4211023, -72.838669.