2019 Audi A4 vs 2019 BMW 3 Series

2019 Audi A4 vs 2019 BMW 3 Series

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Available in three editions, the 2019 Audi A4 is a luxurious sedan with a sporty powertrain. The 2019 BMW 3 Series is a full-size sedan with lavish amenities and a powerful turbo engine. In a head-to-head comparison on the track, the A4 is better in handling. This Audi also boasts more active safety features, including automatic braking and multi-view camera systems.


The 2019 Audi A4 rolls on a legendary all-wheel drive system with the Quattro technology. Having sensors that monitor the spin in each wheel, the AWD automatically changes the torque distribution. Also having a traditional design, the BMW's xDrive system is slightly less responsive than the Quattro AWD. However, both sedans are primarily tuned for all-season handling on paved roads. These luxurious models aren't exactly ready to tackle rugged landscapes with harsh obstacles. Running on dual clutches, the A4's automatic transmission system generates seven gear ratios. Additional leverage is provided by the S Tronic technology that's tuned for sporty cruising. An eight-speed automatic transmission with the ZF label is standard in the BMW 3 Series. Having a ground clearance that's 23 mm lower than in the previous year's model, the A4's sports-tuned suspension system boosts aerodynamic performance on the track. Speaking of the track, this agile Audi can reach a top speed of 130 MPH on a paved surface. It takes 5.6 seconds for the car to go from 0 to 60 MPH. A five-link suspension system balances the chassis during explosive acceleration.

Digital Technology

Measuring 8.3 inches diagonally, the 2019 Audi A4's MMI display has a next-generation design for tech-savvy users. You can explore the infotainment system's menu by gently tapping or scrolling the touch-sensitive MMI pad near the shifting lever. Several hard buttons allow you to access shortcuts in the multimedia system. This luxurious sedan has the Audi Connect PRIME and PLUS services that are optimized for smartphones. For example, you can easily access Google Earth in the integrated navigation software. Online connectivity is available through the 4G LTE WiFi network that sends signals to multiple devices at the same time. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included in the MMI suite. If you'd like to stay focused on the road while handling the A4, then just look at the 12.3-inch instrument cluster. You can fill the entire digital display of the Audi Virtual Cockpit with graphics by Google Earth. Dual SDXC card slots allow you to import additional data into the infotainment system and instrument cluster. In the entertainment category, the A4 also has numerous advantages over the 3 Series. For example, 19 speakers with the Bang & Olufsen label are available in this premium Audi sedan. Using the 3D Sound technology, this cutting-edge audio system produces up to 755 acoustic watts. A 16-channel amplifier also enhances the quality of the music from HD Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Active Safety

The Traffic Jam Assist is an innovative safety technology that's included in the 2019 Audi A4's Adaptive Cruise Control. This sedan has the Pre Sense City and Pre Sense Basic with automatic braking and alert systems on forward crashes. Using high-resolution cameras to scan the road, the Traffic Sign Recognition delivers real-time updates on speed limits and other rules. A camera system with a top view is another innovative driving aide that's included in this luxurious Audi model. You should use the Pre Sense Rear and Rear Cross Traffic Alert to pull out of parking spots in reverse.

Come and check out the 2019 Audi A4 at our dealership. Available in the Premium, Premium Plus, and Prestige models, this Audi sedan beats the 2019 BMW 3 Series in handling, technology, and safety.