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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. BMW 3-Series Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. BMW 3-Series Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $65,900

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3   
Difference: $13,495

Lowest Total Invoice: $61,359

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3   
Difference: $13,101

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS33-Series
TrimRS 3M3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $54,900 $65,500
Base Invoice $51,058 $61,595
Technology Package 3,200  
Dynamic Plus Package 4,800  
Dynamic Package 1,450  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 550
Driving Assistance Package   500
Obstacle detection, rear   750
Apple CarPlay support   300
Blind spot warning system   500
Sunroof   0
Leather seating surfaces   950
Wood trim   0
Ceramic brake rotors   8,150
255/35YR19   1,200
Technology Package 2,976  
Dynamic Plus Package 4,464  
Dynamic Package 1,350  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 505
Driving Assistance Package   460
Obstacle detection, rear   690
Apple CarPlay support   275
Blind spot warning system   460
Sunroof   0
Leather seating surfaces   875
Wood trim   0
Ceramic brake rotors   7,500
255/35YR19   1,105
Options (change) 10,025 12,900
Options (change) 9,326 11,870
Destination 975 995
Total Price $65,900 $79,395
Total Invoice $61,359 $74,460

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. BMW 3-Series

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $14,155
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $13,716
Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS33-Series
TrimRS 3M3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine400hp I5425hp I6
TransmissionS7M6
DrivetrainAWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)705, 14600, 16
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/30-19255/35-19
Total Price$65,900$79,395
Adjustments for Features-6600
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$65,240$79,395
Total Invoice$61,359$74,460
Adjustments for Features-6150
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$60,744$74,460

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Features Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. BMW 3-Series

Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS33-Series
TrimRS 3M3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200 
6-speed manual $150
AWD$1700 
RWD $0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Remote window/roof operation $15
Universal garage door opener $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Ceramic brake rotors $4000
Ceramic front brake rotors$2500 
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100 
Lane departure warning $200
Pedestrian detection $50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$0 
Secondary collision brake assist$25 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control 
Rear air vents$100 
Rear air vents with manual controls $150
Residual heat $50
Drivetrain 
Active rear differential $500
Engine / Motor 
Automatic start / stop $150
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable$500 
Raised top speed limiter$0 
Regenerative braking $0
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional) $0
Body kit$0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $25
Carbon fiber engine cover$0 
Sport rocker panels (optional) $0
Sunroof $900
Sunroof, large$1100 
Infotainment 
Android Auto support$100 
App support $0
CD player $125
Navigation map updates, three years $0
S Voice support $0
Satellite radio$200 
Satellite radio - one year subscription $250
SD Card slot$25 
Voice control for external devices $0
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Boost gauge$75 
Cornering lights$50 
Fog light, rear$100 
Headlight washers$50 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Performance meter$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100 
Door sill trim plates $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual tilt adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, driver seat $200
Metal pedals$75 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power recliner, driver seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat $100
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Synthetic suede door panel trim$250 
Synthetic suede steering wheel$150 
Wood trim $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Performance steering system (optional) $0
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Ultra-sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Transmission 
Downshift rev matching $50
Launch control$100 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Total Value of Features$9,800$9,140
Value of Feature Adjustments$660$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-6150

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. BMW 3-Series

Model Year20182018
ModelA3 / S3 / RS33-Series
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in110.6 in
Length175.4 in182.5 in
Width70.7 in71.3 in
Height55.7 in56.3 in
Curb Weight3,198 lb.3,502 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.15.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom36.5 in40.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in55.1 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.0 in
Row 2 Headroom36.1 in37.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.0 in55.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in35.1 in
Cargo Volume12.3 ft313.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Performance meter150No
Surround sound250Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Telematics service, such as OnStar200Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested156566%
Total Not Requested80034%
Dynamic Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Ultra-sport suspension (upgrade)250No
Raised top speed limiter0No
Ceramic front brake rotors2500Yes
Carbon fiber engine cover0No
Total Requested250091%
Total Not Requested2509%
Dynamic Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Alloy wheels, optional design0No
Sport exhaust0No
235/35ZR19 tires200No
Painted brake calipers (optional)0Yes
255/30ZR19 tires200No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%
Leather seating surfaces
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces450Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery-450No
Total Requested450100%
Total Not Requested-4500%
255/35YR19 tires
FeatureValueRequested?
255/35YR19 tires200No
275/35YR19 tires200No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%

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