45points

Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)

87points

BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

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Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) vs BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

Why is Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) better than BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)?

  • 66mm shorter
    1.42mvs1481mm
  • Has dual-clutch transmission
  • 2m smaller turn radius
    11mvs13m
  • 759mm shorter length
    4.46mvs5214mm
  • Has front-wheel drive
  • 684.92kg lighter
    1.44tvs2125080g

Why is BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015) better than Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)?

  • Has a rear-view camera
  • 1.8l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
    10l/100 kmvs11.8l/100 km
  • Has four-wheel drive
  • 142Nm higher maximum torque
    413Nmvs271Nm
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 0.2l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    7.6l/100 kmvs7.8l/100 km
  • 85hp more horsepower
    255hpvs170hp
  • 13.79% greater cargo volume
    396lvs348l

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1.Has four-wheel drive
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

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 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

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. 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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5.Has dual-clutch transmission
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

6.Has a diesel engine
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

Improvements in diesel engine technology have lead to vast gains in fuel efficiency over petrol (gasoline) cars (and even hybrids), as well as having lower carbon emissions. It is also safer as it doesn't explode as petrol can.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

348l

396l

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

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2.height

1.42m

1.48m

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3. more headroom (front)

927mm

1.04m

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

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1.09m

4. more headroom (rear)

917mm

988mm

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.

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5. shorter length

4.46m

5.21m

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6. longer wheelbase

2.64m

3.21m

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).

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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.

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1.87l/100 km

2. higher maximum torque

271Nm

413Nm

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.

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3. better fuel economy (highway)

7.8l/100 km

7.6l/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.

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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

170hp

255hp

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

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5.Has Stop-Start system
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

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 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

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.

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

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 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

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 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

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.Has regenerative braking
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

5.Has Bluetooth
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW 740Ld xDrive Sedan (2015)

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

6.USB ports

0

1

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

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