BMW of Schererville

2018 BMW 3 Series vs 2018 Audi A5 near Merrillville, IN

With so many luxury sedans to choose from, it can be tough to narrow down which one to take home. Fortunately, we at BMW of Schererville do most of the work for you by creating a comparison between the 2018 BMW 3 Series and 2018 Audi A5. Thanks to its impressive engine lineup and superior technology, the 3 Series easily comes out on top. To learn more, feel free to visit us at 1400 US Highway 41 in Schererville, IN.

Since we understand how big of a role engine options play in your decision, we will begin our comparison there. While the Audi A5 does outperform the 3 Series initially with its standard 2.0L TSFI® powertrain, which produces 252 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque, the 3 Series’ standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine only manages to expel 180 horsepower and 200 lb.-ft. of torque, that is the only drivetrain the Audi A5 offers. On the other hand, the 3 Series gives you four other engines to choose from, including its optional 3.0L 6-cylinder powertrain. This machine effortlessly churns out 320 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque. The sedan from BMW clearly earns a win in the performance category.

The objective of technology is to make your life simpler and connect you to the outside world while you’re on the go. The 2018 BMW 3 Series accomplishes both with ease. With BMW ConnectedDrive Services, the vehicle reminds you when services need to be rendered. Features like Automatic BMW Teleservice Call, BMW Teleservice Battery Guard, and BMW Teleservice Update handle all of that for you. Most of these functions will even send messages to your trusted BMW dealer when certain components are not working properly. Nothing comparable can be found in the Audi A5, making your life less convenient.

As soon as you hop into the BMW 3 Series, you will immediately notice its superiority. In terms of space to stretch out your legs, this luxury sedan from BMW comes with 42 inches of legroom up front and 35.1 inches of legroom in the rear. By only providing you with 41.3 and 32.7 inches of legroom in the front and back respectively, your rides along Interstate 65 may feel less comfortable. Coming standard on the 3 Series’ base model is SensaTec upholstery, which is made from a stain and spill-resistant material. You won’t have this kind of protection is the A5, as it only comes with leather-trimmed seats.

Coming out on top of this 2018 BMW 3 Series vs 2018 Audi A5 near Merriville, IN, comparison, is the 3 Series! Now that you know more about this exceptional luxury sedan, it’s time that you paid us a visit at BMW of Schererville and took it out on a test drive. Stop by today!


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2018 BMW 3 Series vs 2018 Audi A5 near Merrillville, IN

Interior of the 2018 BMW 3 Series

Top Photo: 2018 BMW 3 Series with optional equipment shown. 

Sales Hours

800-860-3545
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed
  • Features
  • Specs
  • Warranty

Features

Features

  • Safety
  • Mechanical
  • Technology
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Comfort

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Impact sensor post-collision safety system, battery disconnect, door unlock, fuel cut-off, alert system
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Emergency interior trunk release
Camera system rearview
Impact absorbing bumpers
Crumple zones front

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Knee airbags dual front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor

Security

Anti-theft system audio security system, engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors
Power door locks auto-locking

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding

Mechanical

Technology

Exterior

Interior

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-II ULEV ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
N/A

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
3
1
3
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
6
1
6
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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Crash-Test Ratings

2018 BMW 3 Series 4 DR RWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star

Awards

Award
Best Bet: Compact (2018 Model)
- The Car Book

Award
Best Value in America: Luxury Car Brand (2018 Model)
- Vincentric

Award
Top Safety Pick - Midsize Luxury Cars (2018 Model)
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Award
Total Quality Impact Winner: Luxury Brand (2018 Model)
- Strategic Vision

Additional Vehicle Information

Dealership Information

Testimonials

Eugene Miller
Eugene Miller
GOOGLE
11-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I can’t stress how great this dealership was during my most recent visit. From my initial call to set the appointment to dropping off the loaner the process was seamless. Nick, (my consultant) was absolutely wonderful, he kept me updated throughout the entire process, and worked diligently with my warranty company to get my claim approved. Ultimate driving machine, and an awesome team to service them! Thanks Nick and team!!

Arun Balakrishnan
Arun Balakrishnan
GOOGLE
11-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great Service experience! Was in and out quickly and set me up with a nice loaner

Michele Spikes
Michele Spikes
GOOGLE
11-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Wish I didn’t have to wait so long.

Darian Jeter
Darian Jeter
GOOGLE
11-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
BlackQLynn Harbin
BlackQLynn Harbin
GOOGLE
11-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Jacob Budzowski
Jacob Budzowski
GOOGLE
11-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Waited 30 mins to drop off car for service. Other than that it was good.

katherine radinovic
katherine radinovic
GOOGLE
11-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
francisco reyes
francisco reyes
GOOGLE
11-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Howie Freeland
Howie Freeland
GOOGLE
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service advisor was Dan, very professional & friendly, kept informed the whole time vehicle was there. Repaired all issues with vehicle, even cleaned inside!! Will definitely return when needed.

M Askew
M Askew
GOOGLE
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Kathy Salinas
Kathy Salinas
GOOGLE
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Wonderful dealership to work with. Chris Hardaway was fantastic. Their customer service is outstanding.

Michael Leland
Michael Leland
GOOGLE
11-7-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Nick is pleasant and informative. I do need to learn about what’s going on with the Chinese airbags. Nick, please check that out and let me know.

Joseph Fletcher
Joseph Fletcher
GOOGLE
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Patrick Everett
Patrick Everett
GOOGLE
11-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Adeline was great, quick to respond to questions and the deal was right. I would recommend this dealership.

Mechelle Harper
Mechelle Harper
GOOGLE
11-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Chuck Textor
Chuck Textor
GOOGLE
11-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Binah Davis
Binah Davis
GOOGLE
10-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
M&M BEAUTY SUPPLY & WIGS
M&M BEAUTY SUPPLY & WIGS
GOOGLE
10-31-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mark Werdin
Mark Werdin
GOOGLE
10-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Sharon
Sharon
GOOGLE
10-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I am very satisfied with the support I have received each time my car has needed service. In addition, Dan the service advisor is always professional and supportive!

Keith Taylor
Keith Taylor
GOOGLE
10-27-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Martin McCary
Martin McCary
GOOGLE
10-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Mark Moss
Mark Moss
GOOGLE
10-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Sandra Gadson
Sandra Gadson
GOOGLE
10-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Judy Swartz
Judy Swartz
GOOGLE
10-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service here is AWESOME!! Nick is the best! We were driving from Chicago through Indiana on way to Ohio in September. Hit huge pothole and blew out 2 tires (thank goodness for run flats). Luckily, we were close to this dealership. Waited at service door for Saturday opening and Nick was only service person there due to floods. He nicely and efficiently assisted us and got our two tires installed quickly. Done in 43 minutes! We were so relieved and thankful. Great service does exist!!!

Judy S.
YELP
10-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

The service here is AWESOME!! Nick is the best! We were driving from Chicago through Indiana on way to Ohio in September. Hit huge pothole and blew out 2 tires (thank goodness for run flats). Luckily, we were close to this dealership. Waited at service door for Saturday opening and Nick was only service person there due to floods. He nicely and efficiently assisted us and got our two tires installed quickly. Done in 43 minutes! We were so relieved and thankful. Great service does exist!!!

"Service."

LKJ
DEALERRATER
10-20-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It was the first time I had to take my BMW in for service & it was great. All customer service reps were friendly & helpful. Car was done when promised & I was provided a loaner car.

"A job well done!"

Vonz
DEALERRATER
10-18-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It helps me if the service technician is knowledge and pleasant . Nick was great. It could not have been better visit. Thanks for a job well done!

Yolanda Jones
Yolanda Jones
GOOGLE
10-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

BMW employees was excellent they were the bomb nice as ever I would recommend everyone that I know looking for a vehicle to them 👍 😀

Amelia Brown
Amelia Brown
GOOGLE
10-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Jennifer Woods
Jennifer Woods
GOOGLE
10-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Parminder Singh
Parminder Singh
GOOGLE
10-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Kevin did a fantastic job with helping us to build X7 and going over all the features with us. Amanda also was very helpful and did a great customer service.

Service by Nick

Kurt Barone
CARS
10-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Nick is my go to guy at BMW OF SCHERERVILLE!!! Hands down the best in the area. Anytime I have a issue he is just a phone call away. The care he takes with each customer is second to none!! My most recent visit they detailed my car and it was the best job I have ever seen. If anyone has a issue with their car call NICK!!!

Service for my X1

Carolyn CONLEY
CARS
10-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Nick, the service advisor, explained the repairs to me so I understood them. The wait was not very long. My vehicle was presented to me completely repaired and clean. Nick always treats me nice and lets me know how repairs are progressing. I always try to see him when I bring my vehicle in.

Rich Moricz
Rich Moricz
GOOGLE
10-10-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Our overall sales experience was positive. I have pretty high standards for larger purchases especially with vehicles and would consider myself a fairly difficult customer to deal with. The team was very patient and we were able to put together a very reasonable lease deal. We left the dealership feeling very good about our decision which wouldn’t have been possible without the high value they clearly place on the sales experience.

Vladislav H.
Vladislav H.
YELP
10-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

BMW of Schererville have awesome, friendly, and kind people working there. They helped me with the car I liked and I got it financed with very low APR. BMW of Schererville fixed everything that was wrong with the car and still provided me with the fantastic deal. We bought 2013 bmw 328xi & 528xi and the cars work and drive great. Amanda was the salesperson that helped us a lot. Chris helped us with giving a great deal on the cars. Katherine was the finance manager and she made sure we got good deal with the cars. Strongly recommend BMW of Schererville.

Ginger Jones
Ginger Jones
GOOGLE
10-9-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Yesterday, I purchased my 5th BMW from this location. Chris Hardaway is truly the consummate Client Advisor! I had the most amazing experience believe it or not. He sent William, BMW Genius to pick me up from my home in Chicago. Once I arrived at the dealership, Chris was at the entrance to greet me. The auto purchasing process was yet again very smooth and swift, which I am told (by others) can be stressful. Everyone I interacted with was very pleasant. I cannot remember a time when everyone I met smiled and stopped to converse. The personal touch makes a world of difference. Well done. Until my return... Thank you Chris H. William, Daniel, Glenn and Sven! Monte W.

Oil change and filter

Steve Yadron
CARS
10-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Everything went according to the way I expected. Waiting area was clean and well stocked with snacks should you so desire. Service personnel kept me appraised of where they were in the process and an estimate of expected completion.

"Good Day BMW of Schererville, I wanted to take this time..."

Dr Harris
DEALERRATER
10-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Good Day BMW of Schererville, I wanted to take this time to Thank You for the outstanding service a couple weeks ago when I stopped in to have my tires rotated & the alloy repaired. My service agent was Stephanie and she greeted & treated me with respect & kindness. I look forward to my next visit. Sorry it took me awhile to respond but I was on Holidays, didn’t have the time. Cheers

Vladimir Kuzmanovski
Vladimir Kuzmanovski
GOOGLE
10-5-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Nick is your man. Always takes care of me whenever I go for service.

Amy Ho
Amy Ho
GOOGLE
10-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Carie Heilig
Carie Heilig
GOOGLE
10-1-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
kelly vincent
kelly vincent
GOOGLE
9-29-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great sales people, willing to work to make things happen. Thanks for a great experience and for staying late to do it

Tyler Steele
Tyler Steele
GOOGLE
9-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Don Stone
Don Stone
GOOGLE
9-28-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Great customer service but less than timely updates. My car was being serviced longer than I expected.

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