BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4


If you’re searching for your next luxury sedan, you’re probably considering the 2022 BMW 3 Series and the 2022 Audi A4, two of the most popular models on the road today. In this comparison, we at BMW of Arlington will show you how these two models stack up against each other.

Drivers in Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Fort Worth, TX, should read ahead to see which of these high-performance luxury sedans comes out on top!

BMW 3 Series vs. Audi A4: Performance

By all accounts, the 2022 BMW 3 Series outdoes the 2022 Audi A4 at every turn when it comes to performance. The BMW gives you twice as many engine options as the A4—including an electrified trim, which the Audi lacks—and each engine outdoes that of the A4 as you’ll see below:

BMW 3 Series

Audi A4

Top Power Output

503 horsepower

261 horsepower

Best Fuel Economy

EPA-estimated 26 city/36 highway MPG1

EPA-estimated 26 city/34 highway MPG

Best 0-60 MPH Acceleration

3.4 seconds

5.2 seconds

The BMW 3 Series proves that you don’t need to sacrifice power for efficiency—or vice-versa. With so many configurations available to you, you can choose the BMW that suits your unique needs. With the Audi, you’ll be more limited with your choices in terms of power and efficiency.

BMW 3 Series Interior vs. Audi A4 Interior

If you’re just counting seats, the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4 are identical with five seats to offer. However, that’s not all that matters when it comes to comfort—the space of each individual seat counts.

See how the BMW 3 Series nudges ahead of the Audi A4 with these spacious dimensions:

BMW 3 Series

Audi A4

Front/Rear Headroom

38.7 inches/37.6 inches

37.3 inches/37.4 inches

Front/Rear Legroom

42 inches/35.2 inches

41.3 inches/35.7 inches

Front/Rear Shoulder Room

56 inches/54.6 inches

55.9 inches/54.5 inches

In addition to being a bit more inclusive of adult passengers, the BMW 3 Series shows up with only the best interior furnishings. Genuine Vernasca leather seating with contrast stitching and heated front and rear seats are among the many luxurious upgrades this model offers.

BMW 3 Series vs. Audi A4: Technology

As 2022 luxury models, the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4 offer some of the most advanced active safety features on the roads today. Both models offer available:

  • Active Blind Spot Detection that can alert you to oncoming vehicles in your blind spot zones.
  • Traffic jam assist that can help you maneuver through bottlenecks and stay on schedule.
  • Bird’s-eye view camera systems that provide a top-down view of your surroundings.

Many of these features (and more) can be taken advantage of on the infotainment systems in the center stack of both models. However, the system inside the BMW is a bit more intuitive and features Live Cockpit Plus, an iDrive 7.0 system, iDrive touchpad Controller, navigation, and Over-the-Air updates.

The system inside the Audi isn’t quite as evolved as this BMW infotainment system.

2022 BMW 3 Series vs. Audi A4: Which One?

As you can see, the 2022 BMW 3 Series takes the cake in every way possible when it competes with the 2022 Audi A4. See for yourself what the BMW 3 Series can do by getting behind the wheel with us at BMW of Arlington.

Drivers near Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Fort Worth, Texas, can schedule a test drive by giving us a call today!

1 Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.