Most people believe that the BMW 2 Series and the Audi A3 are close competitors, but the data we provided you show that it’s not even a competition. The 2018 BMW 2 Series not only outperforms from a power perspective, but it also excels in providing safety features to give you confidence on the road as well as a comfortable, spacious cabin space.
There are a lot of reasons to purchase a BMW 2 Series over the available competition, so we made a table comparing it with the 2018 Audi A3 for a side-by-side comparison:
|2018 BMW M2||2018 Audi A3|
|Horsepower (hp)||365 @ 6,500 RPM||186 @ 4,400 RPM|
|Torque (lb.-ft.)||343 @ 1,400 RPM||221 @ 1,600 RPM|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||7-speed auto-shift manual|
|Engine litres (L)||3||2|
|Forward collision||Mitigation||Audi pre sense basic warning|
|Overhead airbag||Curtain 1st and 2nd row||SIDEGUARD|
Amongst the competition, The 2018 BMW 2 Series still leads in pure performance compared to the 2018 Audi A3. From an acceleration of zero to one hundred in 4.8 seconds, and a maximum speed of 250 km/h, it’s one of the fastest and most powerful luxury automobiles in the market.
The 2018 BMW Series 2 engine is equipped with a horsepower of 365 @ 6,500RPM and a torque of 343 @ 1,400RPM. This is attributed to the 2 Series’ 6-cylinder configuration, which can be controlled by its 6-speed manual gear shift. Although the Audi A3 has higher speed on its gear shift, it utilizes an auto-shift manual transmission with a S tronic, which doesn’t allow for optimal control of the vehicle’s performance. With the manual gear shift working together with the 3-litre engine, you’ll have better control over your vehicle’s mileage while retaining its power and speed.
With all the power inside the 2018 BMW 2 series, it’s important to compensate it with assurance that you’ll be protected on the road by its various safety measures.
One of BMW’s most innovative safety technologies is its Forward Collision Mitigation (FCM) system, which detects how far and fast the vehicle in front of you may be moving, and automatically applies the brakes if you don’t respond. The Audi A3 utilizes a pre-sense basic warning system, which alerts you of possible incoming collisions and provides partial braking once the system detects it. While both systems are effective and reliable safety precautions, the BMW 2 Series is equipped with curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, while the Audi A3 only uses a sideguard to account for the backseats.
Both vehicles are designed and prepared to keep you safe, but we still believe the BMW 2 Series’ extra precautions are more than enough to ensure you’re capable of handling its high performance and speed with confidence.
We compiled another table for you to easily compare the multiple features that contribute to making the 2018 BMW 2 Series one of the most comfortable vehicles to drive:
|2018 BMW M2||2018 Audi A3|
|Front legroom (mm)||1,055||1,046|
|Front headroom (mm)||1,018||1,006|
|Rear headroom (mm)||927||924|
|Rear shoulder room (mm)||1,357||1,346|
The 2018 BMW 2 Series leads the way in overall cabin capacity, providing you with maximum space for you to drive with comfort. In addition, the driver seat includes memory seat technology to automatically adjust your seating preference so you don’t have to do it again.
So there you have it. The 2018 BMW 2 Series offers powerful performance, while keeping you safe from harm’s way and driving with optimal comfort. Come visit Edmonton BMW today during our business hours, or book a test drive with us ahead of time. Either way, we look forward to seeing you at our showroom!