2019 BMW 330i xDrive vs. 2019 Audi A4 45 Quattro

BMW 330 drives on city road
Audi A4 drives on city road

Top 5 Reasons to Buy the 2019 BMW 330i xDrive vs. 2019 Audi A4 45 Quattro

 

2019 BMW 330i xDrive

2019 Audi A4 45 Quattro

Base MSRP (incl. D&D):$43,245

Base MSRP (incl. D&D): $42,295 (-$950)

  1. Quicker 0-60 mph by .3 secs. AND + 2 mpg City
  2. Clearer night vision with full LED headlights
  3. Larger standard main screen by 26% diagonal
  4. Two Years More included maintenance
  5. Larger standard wheels (18”)

 

COMPARISON DATA BY THE NUMBERS

Performance & Economy

 

2019 BMW 330i xDrive

2019 Audi A4 45 Quattro

2.0 L TwinPower Turbo, 4-cylinder

Engine

2.0 L twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder

8-speed Sport Automatic

Transmission

7-speed S tronic dual-clutch Automatic

AWD (xDrive)

Drivetrain

AWD (Quattro)

255 hp @ 5,000 – 6,500 rpm

Horsepower

273 lb-ft. @ 1,600 – 4,500 rpm/p>

5.3 seconds

0-60 mph:

5.6 seconds

25 city / 34 hwy / 28 combined

MPG

23 city / 34 hwy / 27 combined

 

Dimensions

 

2019 BMW 330i xDrive

2019 Audi A4 45 Quattro

EXTERIOR (in)

185.7

Length

186.1

71.9

Width

72.5

57.0

Height

56.2

112.2

Wheelbase

111.0

3,772 lbs

Curb Weight

3,627 lbs

INTERIOR (in)

38.7 / 37.6

Head Room

38.9 / 37.4

42.0 / 35.2

Leg Room

38.9 / 37.4

56.0 / 54.6

Shoulder

55.9 / 54.5

13 cu. ft.

Cargo (cu. ft.)

13 cu. ft.

 

New Vehicle Warranty & Maintenance

 

2019 BMW 330i xDrive

2019 Audi A4 45 Quattro

2.0 L TwinPower Turbo, 4-cylinder

Warranty

2.0 L twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder

8-speed Sport Automatic

Drivetrain Warranty

7-speed S tronic dual-clutch Automatic

AWD (xDrive)

Stolen Vehicle Recovery

AWD (Quattro)

255 hp @ 5,000 – 6,500 rpm

Roadside Assistance

273 lb-ft. @ 1,600 – 4,500 rpm

3-year/36,000-mile

Complimentary Maintenance

1-year/10,000-mile

 

Key Innovation & Connectivity Differences

 

2019 BMW 330i xDrive

2019 Audi A4 45 Quattro

The 330i includes a standard 8.8-inch center screen which is larger than Audi’s standard screen AND its upgraded display.

The Audi A4 comes standard with a 7-inch center screen that can be upgraded to an 8.3-inch display.

The 330i’s optional Premium Package ($2,800) provides a 12.3″ display cluster screen and a high-resolution 10.25″ Control Display.

However… the 8.3-inch center screen only comes in the Prestige trim (an $8,800 add). Also, Premium Plus and Prestige trims include a 12.3” virtual cockpit gauge cluster (not center screen) navigation system.

The optional Executive Package ($2,100) includes Gesture Control, allowing 330i drivers to keep their eyes on the road while making audio selections.

The A4 does not offer gesture control at all.

 

Key Safety Differences

 

2019 BMW 330i xDrive

2019 Audi A4 45 Quattro

The 330i comes standard with full LED headlights, Adaptive LED brake lights, and programmable LED daytime running lights.

Audi comes standard with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, and LED turn-indicators, but only has Xenon headlights as standard. To upgrade to LED headlights, you must buy the Premium Plus trim (a $5,500 increase from Premium).

The optional BMW Laserlight system is included in the Executive Package ($2,100).

A4 does not offer Laserlight at all.

 

If You’re Considering the Audi A4 45 quattro…

  • Technology and performance must be at the top of their list. Explain to clients: For the base model Audi A4 45 quattro to come close to the base model BMW 330i xDrive in features and driving experience, they must jump to the Premium Plus trim (adtl. $5,500 from base) or Prestige (adtl. $8,800 from base) trim levels.

What the Automotive Press Has to Say About Audi A4 45 quattro

Car and Driver (June 2018)

  • “Features are generous and include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and voice command.”
  • “We managed to cram five carry-on suitcases in the trunk but were dissapointed by the A4’s small storage bins and cubbies.”
  • “It’s bettered by the BMW 3 Series in our real-world testing, but still achieves nearly economy-car fuel efficiency.”

What the Automotive Press Has to Say About the New BMW 330i xDrive

Edmunds (2018)

  • “The new chassis delivers. Over bump-strewn, twisting roads, the 330i exhibits terrific poise.”
  • “So it is that in creating the fully redesigned seventh-generation 2019 BMW 3 Series, BMW listened and gave driving dynamics center stage.”
  • “We found the new 3 Series engaging and fun, a potetiential top contender for driver engagement. Is BMW opening a new chapter on compact luxury sport sedans?”

Price-Equipment Equalization Value Story

 

2019 BMW 330i xDrive

2019 Audi A4 45 Quattro

Key Standard Performance Features

$43,245

MSRP (including D & D)

$42,995

2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-cylinder

Engine

2.0-liter TFSI® twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder

8-speed Sport Automatic

Transmission

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

AWD (xDrive)

Drivetrain

AWD (Quattro)

18″

Wheels

17″ (18” $800)

Interior Features

SensaTec / Opt. Leather ($1,700)

Upholstery

Leather Standard

14-way Standard

Power Front Seats

8-way Standard w/ 4-way Lumbar

Standard 3-Zone

Climate Control

Standard 3-Zone

Opt.1-Year (Convenience Pkg. $2,150)

SiriusXM Subscription

Opt.90-Day (Convenience Pkg. $1,500)

Opt. (Convenience Package)

Comfort Access Keyless System

Opt. (Convenience Package)

Opt. (Executive Package $2,100)

Gesture Control

Not Available

Optional $200

Park Distance Control

Opt. (Premium Plus trim: $5,500

Safety & ADAS Features

Opt. ($1,200) or Opt. Driving Assistance Pro Package ($1,700)

Active Cruise Control

Opt. (Prestige trim $8,800)

Opt. Driving Assistance Package ($500)

Active Blind Spot Detection

Opt. (Premium Plus trim)

Standard

Rear-view Camera

Standard

Standard

Frontal Collision Warning

Standard (Audi pre sense® basic)

Standard

City Collision Mitigation

Standard (Audi pre sense® city)

Opt. (Driving Assistance Pro Package)

Active Lane Keeping Assistant

Optional (Prestige trim)

Standard

Auto-dimming Interior/Exterior Mirros

Std Rear – Opt. Side (Premium Plus trim)

Standard

Fatigue & Focus Alert (APS)

Similar Not Available

Connectivity & Infotainment Features

Optional $500

Wireless Charging w/ Wi-Fi Hotspot

Optional (Premium Plus & Prestige trims)

Standard 8.8″

Infotainment Center Screen

7” Std. (8.3” Prestige trim)

Standard

BMW Assist eCall with Enhanced Collision Notification or Similar

Standard

Optional (Premium Package $2,800)

Apple® CarPlay™ and Android Auto

Standard

Opt. ($1,600 stand-alone, or with Premium Package)

Live Cockpit Pro w/ Navigation

Audi virtual cockpit (Premium Plus & Prestige trims)

 

*Blue highlight = BMW advantage

Summary

To level the base model BMW 330i xDrive with the A4 Premium (base) trim, we must add leather seats ($1,700). That gives the BMW 330i xDrive a total price of $44,945. To the A4, we must add 18-inch wheels and Audi Care maintenance. The Audi price then becomes $44,794…$151 less than the BMW.

If one wants to add advanced driving assistance or convenience features to the 330i xDrive, there are several packages to consider at reasonable prices. Generally, with the A4, if one wants to obtain those features, one must move up whole trim levels. The Premium Plus trim level adds $5,500 to the A4 -quite a big single step…and the Prestige trim level is $8,800 more than the base (Note: The A4 base is called Premium).

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