44points

Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)

96points

Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) vs Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

Why is Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015) better than Tesla Model S P90D (2016)?

  • Has a turbocharged engine
  • Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
  • Has dual-clutch transmission
  • 0.3m smaller turn radius
    11mvs11.3m
  • 523mm shorter length
    4.46mvs4978mm
  • Has front-wheel drive
  • 667.82kg lighter
    1.44tvs2107980g

Why is Tesla Model S P90D (2016) better than Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)?

  • Has a rear-view camera
  • Has four-wheel drive
  • 696Nm higher maximum torque
    967Nmvs271Nm
  • Has smart key as standard
  • 362hp more horsepower
    532hpvs170hp
  • 2.57x greater cargo volume
    894lvs348l
  • Is an electric car
  • Has Stop-Start system

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1.Has four-wheel drive
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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.Is an electric car
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.

3.Has fully independent suspension
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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.

5.Has dual-clutch transmission
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

80467km

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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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

348l

894l

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

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2. more headroom (front)

927mm

986mm

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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3. more headroom (rear)

917mm

897mm

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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4. longer wheelbase

2.64m

2.96m

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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5. shorter length

4.46m

4.98m

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6.weight

1.44t

2.11t

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Engine

1. higher maximum torque

271Nm

967Nm

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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2. more horsepower

170hp

532hp

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

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3.Has Stop-Start system
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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.

4.Has a turbocharged engine
Audi A3 1.8 TFSI Sedan (2015)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)

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

6.USB ports

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2

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

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