34points

Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)

76points

BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

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Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) vs BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)
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76
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Why is Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) better than BMW 528i Sedan (2014)?

  • 48mm shorter
    1.42mvs1463mm
  • Has front-wheel drive
  • 457mm shorter length
    4.46mvs4912mm
  • Has dual-clutch transmission
  • 1m smaller turn radius
    11mvs12m

Why is BMW 528i Sedan (2014) better than Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)?

  • 1.8l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    10l/100 kmvs11.8l/100 km
  • Has a rear-view camera
  • 0.9l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    6.9l/100 kmvs7.8l/100 km
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 71hp more horsepower
    241hpvs170hp
  • 13.79% greater cargo volume
    396lvs348l
  • Has Stop-Start system
  • 102mm more headroom (front)
    1.03mvs927mm

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has rear-wheel drive
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

4. smaller turn radius

11m

12m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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Scion iQ2 (2014)

4.2m

5. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

80000km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014)

96561km

6. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

80467km

80000km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Citroen C5 Tourer VTR Techno Pack (2014)

Unlimited km

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

348l

396l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

Best

Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014)

3448l

2. more headroom (front)

927mm

1.03m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

Best

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014)

1.09m

3.height

1.42m

1.46m

Best

Volvo XC70 (2015)

917mm

4. more headroom (rear)

917mm

973mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

Best

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (2014)

1.94m

5. shorter length

4.46m

4.91m

Best

Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014)

2.34m

6. longer wheelbase

2.64m

2.97m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Best

Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014)

3.7m

Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.3Cd

0.27Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Best

Toyota Prius (2017)

0.24Cd

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

11.8l/100 km

10l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

1.87l/100 km

2. higher maximum torque

271Nm

258Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Tesla Roadster

10000Nm

3. better fuel economy (highway)

7.8l/100 km

6.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Best

Honda Clarity Electric (2017)

2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

170hp

241hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

Best

Hennessey Venom GT (2014)

1244hp

5.Has Stop-Start system
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

6.Has a turbocharged engine
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has smart key as standard
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

3.Has in-car system
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4.USB ports

0

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017)

2

5.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

6.Has Bluetooth
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 528i Sedan (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

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