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Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
Top 81%279 points
Top 81%
Top 63%534 points
Top 63%
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Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) vs BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014): 40 facts in comparison

1. Has a rear-view camera

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.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
62% have it

2. higher maximum torque

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.
271Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm
330Nm

3. better fuel economy (city)

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.
11.8l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 1.87l/100 km
10.2l/100 km

4. better fuel economy (highway)

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.
7.8l/100 km
Honda Clarity Electric (2017): 2.28l/100 km
7.8l/100 km

5. Has smart key as standard

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.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
48% have it

6. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
170hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp
335hp

7. greater cargo volume

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
348l
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet (2014): 3448l
283l

8. Has regenerative braking

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.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
15% have it

9. Has a turbocharged engine

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.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
38% have it

10. Has Stop-Start system

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.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
33% have it

11. Has rear-wheel drive

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.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
35% have it

12. Has in-car system

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.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
65% have it

13. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
80% have it

14. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
0
Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017): 2
1

15. more headroom (front)

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.
927mm
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ (2014): 1.09m
1.03m

16. height

48mm shorter.
1.42m
Volvo XC70 (2015): 917mm
1.46m

17. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
24% have it

18. longer basic warranty (km)

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.
80467km
Mitsubishi Lancer GT (2014): 96561km
80000km

19. lower coefficient of drag

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 economy.
0.3Cd
Tesla Model X 75D (2016): 0.24Cd
0.27Cd

20. more headroom (rear)

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.
917mm
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor (2014): 1.94m
972mm

21. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

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.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
83% have it

22. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

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.
80467km
Citroen C5 Tourer VTR Techno Pack (2014): Unlimited km
50000km

23. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
16
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport (2013): 64
24

24. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
50l
Ford Super Duty F-250 XL (2015): 132l
67l

25. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
BMW ActiveHybrid 5 (2014)
92% have it

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