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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: $46,515

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 40   
Difference: $4,329

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20202020202020202021202120212021
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS33-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series
TrimA3 40A3 45S3RS 3330i330eM340iM3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $33,300 $36,500 $43,000 $56,200 $41,250 $44,550 $54,700 $69,900
Sport Package 650 650            
Prestige Package 9,750 9,750 5,300          
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 575 575 575 550 550 550 550
Sport suspension (upgrade) 250 250            
Carbon fiber rear spoiler 995 995            
Technology Package       3,200        
Driving Assistance Package         500 500 500 500
Convenience Tier         1,750 1,750    
Premium Tier         2,900 2,900 2,900  
Obstacle detection, rear         750 750 750  
Apple CarPlay support         300 300 300 300
Blind spot warning system         500 500 500 500
Leather seating surfaces         1,450 1,450 1,450 0
Shadow Sport Design           600    
Executive Package               4,100
Sunroof               0
Wood trim               0
Sport Package 606 606            
Prestige Package 8,138 8,138 4,930          
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 536 536 536 505 505 505 505
Sport suspension (upgrade) 233 233            
Carbon fiber rear spoiler 926 926            
Technology Package       2,976        
Driving Assistance Package         460 460 460 460
Convenience Tier         1,610 1,610    
Premium Tier         2,670 2,670 2,670  
Obstacle detection, rear         690 690 690  
Apple CarPlay support         275 275 275 275
Blind spot warning system         460 460 460 460
Leather seating surfaces         1,335 1,335 1,335 0
Shadow Sport Design           550    
Executive Package               3,770
Sunroof               0
Wood trim               0
Options (change) 12,220 12,220 5,875 3,775 8,700 9,300 6,950 5,950
Options (change) 10,439 10,439 5,466 3,512 8,005 8,555 6,395 5,470
Destination 995 995 995 995 995 995 995 995
Gas Tax 0 0 0 0 0 -4,001 0 0
Total Price $46,515 $49,715 $49,870 $60,970 $50,945 $50,844 $62,645 $76,845

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

Lowest Adjusted Price: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 40
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,189
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,208
Model Year20202020202020202021202120212021
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS33-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series
TrimA3 40A3 45S3RS 3330i330eM340iM3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine184hp I4228hp I4288hp I4394hp I5255hp I4180hp I4 PiH382hp I6 H473hp I6
TransmissionS7S7S7S7T8T8T8M6
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWDAWDRWDRWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)705, 14705, 14705, 14705, 14205, 9205, 9600, 16600, 16
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/40-18225/40-18225/40-18235/35-19225/45-18225/45-18225/45-18275/40-18
Total Price$46,515$49,715$49,870$60,970$50,945$50,844$62,645$76,845
Adjustments for Features-985-2,685-3,335-2,4350-125-250-1,750
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$45,530$47,030$46,535$58,535$50,945$50,719$62,395$75,095
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,500$1,005$13,005$226$0$11,676$24,376

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

Model Year20202020202020202021202120212021
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS3A3 / S3 / RS33-Series3-Series3-Series3-Series
TrimA3 40A3 45S3RS 3330i330eM340iM3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200$1200$1200$1200    
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic    $1300$1300$1300 
6-speed manual       $150
FWD$0       
AWD $1700$1700$1700    
RWD    $0$0$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850$850$850     
Cruise control   $150$150$150$150$150
Hands-free trunk or liftgate    $100$100$100$100
Heated steering wheel       $100
Remote window/roof operation    $15$15$15$15
Semi-automated parking system       $500
Universal garage door opener$100$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras       $500
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100$100$100$100    
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200$200$200     
Lane departure warning$200$200$200 $200$200$200$200
Pedestrian detection    $50$50$50$50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100$100$100    
Rearview camera$200$200$200$200$200$200$200 
Secondary collision brake assist$25$25$25$25    
Temporary spare tire$150$150$150$150    
Tires, run-flat    $150$150$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100$100$100    
Wide-view front camera       $150
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment    $50$50$50$50
Rear seat pass-through$100$100$100$100    
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$100$100$100$100    
App support    $100$100$100$100
CD player    $125$125$125$125
Navigation map updates, three years    $0$0$0$0
Rear air vents$100$100$100$100    
Rear air vents with manual controls    $150$150$150$150
Residual heat    $50$50$50$50
S Voice support    $0$0$0$0
Satellite radio$200$200$200$200    
Satellite radio - one year subscription    $250$250$250$250
SD Card slot$25$25$25$25    
Surround sound$250$250$250$250  $250$250
Voice control for external devices    $0$0$0$0
Wi-Fi hotspot$50$50$50$50    
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)     $0 $0
Body kit$0$0$0$0    
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25$25$25$25   $25
Carbon fiber rear spoiler$300$300      
Painted brake calipers (optional)       $0
Rear spoiler  $200$200   $200
Sport rocker panels (optional)       $0
Sunroof    $900$900$900$900
Sunroof, large$1100$1100$1100$1100    
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200$200$200    $200
Boost gauge  $75$75    
Cornering lights$50$50$50$50    
Fog light, rear$100$100$100$100    
Fog lights    $125$125$125 
Head-up display (HUD)    $350$350$350$350
Headlight washers   $50   $50
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250$250$250    
Large energy flow and fuel economy display     $25  
Mirror tilt-down in reverse    $25$25$25$25
Performance meter   $150    
Steering-linked headlights       $150
Powertrain 
3.5 kW onboard charger     $0  
8 kWh battery pack     $0  
Active rear differential       $500
Automatic start / stop    $150$150$150$150
Downshift rev matching       $50
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable  $500$500    
Launch control  $100$100    
Regenerative braking    $0 $0$0
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100 $100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100$100$100$100    
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Heated second row seats       $200
Illuminated door sill trim plates   $200    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150 $150$150$150$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$200$200$200
Metal pedals  $75$75    
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat    $100$100$100$100
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Power headrest fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50     
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Power recliner, driver seat$100$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat    $100$100$100$100
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat    $100$100$100$100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Synthetic suede door panel trim   $250    
Synthetic suede steering wheel   $150    
Wood trim    $300$300$300$300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical   $500   $500
Performance steering system (optional)       $0
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0$0$0$0 $0 $0
Total Value of Features$7,275$8,975$9,625$8,725$6,290$6,415$6,540$8,040
Value of Feature Adjustments$985$2,685$3,335$2,435$0$125$250$1,750
Value of Feature Adjustments-242-618-432-1800-14-29-147

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

Model Year20202021
ModelA3 / S3 / RS33-Series
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in112.2 in
Length175.4 in185.7 in
Width70.7 in71.9 in
Height55.7 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,198 lb.3,590 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.15.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom36.5 in38.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in56.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in42.0 in
Row 2 Headroom36.1 in37.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.0 in54.6 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume12.3 ft316.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 40

Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Electronic systems calibration selector200Yes
Total Requested40080%
Total Not Requested10020%
Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100No
Cornering lights50No
LED headlights500Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
Power recliner, passenger seat100No
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
225/40HR18 tires400No
Telematics service, such as OnStar200Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Body kit0No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Proximity key250Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested404060%
Total Not Requested270040%

Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 A3 45

Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100No
Electronic systems calibration selector200Yes
Total Requested40080%
Total Not Requested10020%
Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100No
Cornering lights50No
LED headlights500Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
Power recliner, passenger seat100No
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat50No
225/40HR18 tires400No
Telematics service, such as OnStar200Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
Apple CarPlay support100Yes
Android Auto support100No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Compass0Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Aluminum trim100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Body kit0No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Proximity key250Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested404060%
Total Not Requested270040%

Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 S3

Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100No
Surround sound250Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
225/40HR18 tires400No
Telematics service, such as OnStar200Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested214051%
Total Not Requested205049%

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 connectivity50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested161567%
Total Not Requested80033%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested60092%
Total Not Requested508%
Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested145081%
Total Not Requested35019%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested136580%
Total Not Requested35020%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330e

Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%
Shadow Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
225/45VR18 tires400No
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
Sunroof900Yes
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Total Requested115074%
Total Not Requested40026%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested60092%
Total Not Requested508%
Convenience Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested145081%
Total Not Requested35019%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested136580%
Total Not Requested35020%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M340i

Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested60092%
Total Not Requested508%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested136580%
Total Not Requested35020%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Leather seating surfaces
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces450Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery-450No
Total Requested45080%
Total Not Requested-45020%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested60092%
Total Not Requested508%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Obstacle detection, front150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Headlight washers50Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Around view cameras300No
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested65027%
Total Not Requested175073%

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