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Audi A4 / S4 vs. BMW 3-Series Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

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Audi A4 / S4 vs. BMW 3-Series Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $52,150

Audi A4 / S4 A4 2.0T   
Difference: $21,345

Lowest Total Invoice: $48,571

Audi A4 / S4 A4 2.0T   
Difference: $20,449

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182017
ModelA4 / S4A4 / S43-Series
TrimA4 2.0TS4 3.0TM3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $40,500 $51,400 $64,000
Base Invoice $37,666 $47,802 $60,200
Premium Plus Package 3,200    
Navigation and Telematics Package 3,000    
Cold Weather Package 500 500  
Sport Plus Package 3,400    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 575 700
S Sport Package   2,500  
Prestige Package   4,400  
Executive Package     3,900
Driver Assistance Plus     1,700
Apple CarPlay support     300
LED headlights     1,900
Sunroof     0
Leather seating surfaces     0
Wood trim     0
Premium Plus Package 2,976    
Navigation and Telematics Package 2,790    
Cold Weather Package 466 466  
Sport Plus Package 3,162    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 536 645
S Sport Package   2,326  
Prestige Package   4,092  
Executive Package     3,590
Driver Assistance Plus     1,565
Apple CarPlay support     275
LED headlights     1,750
Sunroof     0
Leather seating surfaces     0
Wood trim     0
Options (change) 10,675 7,975 8,500
Options (change) 9,930 7,420 7,825
Destination 975 975 995
Total Price $52,150 $60,350 $73,495
Total Invoice $48,571 $56,197 $69,020

The configured Audi A4 / S4 4dr Sedan

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

Even when the Audi A4 / S4 and BMW 3-Series are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Audi A4 / S4 A4 2.0T trim is $40,500. The features would cost an additional $10,675. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $52,150.

The base sticker price of the Audi A4 / S4 S4 3.0T trim is $51,400. The features would cost an additional $7,975. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $60,350.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series M3 trim is $64,000. The features would cost an additional $8,500. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $73,495.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A4 / S4 trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 3-Series trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the BMW 3-Series M3 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Audi A4 / S4 4dr Sedan

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan

Even when the Audi A4 / S4 and BMW 3-Series are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Audi A4 / S4 A4 2.0T trim is $37,666. The features would cost an additional $9,930. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $48,571.

The invoice of the Audi A4 / S4 S4 3.0T trim is $47,802. The features would cost an additional $7,420. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $56,197.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series M3 trim is $60,200. The features would cost an additional $7,825. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $69,020.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A4 / S4 trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 3-Series trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the BMW 3-Series M3 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A4 / S4 vs. BMW 3-Series

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Audi A4 / S4 A4 2.0T
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $23,505
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $22,461
Model Year201820182017
ModelA4 / S4A4 / S43-Series
TrimA4 2.0TS4 3.0TM3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine252hp I4354hp V6425hp I6
TransmissionS7T8M6
DrivetrainAWDAWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)755, 19755, 19600, 16
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-18245/40-18255/40-18
Total Price$52,150$60,350$73,495
Adjustments for Features-2,160-3,6600
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$49,990$56,690$73,495
Cost Above Minimum$0$6,700$0
Total Invoice$48,571$56,197$69,020
Adjustments for Features-2,012-3,4080
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$46,559$52,789$69,020
Cost Above Minimum$0$6,230$0

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Features Comparison: Audi A4 / S4 vs. BMW 3-Series

Model Year201820182017
ModelA4 / S4A4 / S43-Series
TrimA4 2.0TS4 3.0TM3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200  
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300 
6-speed manual  $150
AWD$1700$1700 
RWD  $0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate  $100
Remote window/roof operation  $15
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0
Around view cameras $500$500
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200 
Collision preparation system, rear$100$100 
Lane departure warning system  $200
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100 
Rear cross-traffic detection$100$100 
Rearview camera$200  
Rollover sensor$50$50 
Secondary collision brake assist$25$25 
Temporary spare tire$150$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100 
Vehicle exit assist$25$25 
Wide-view front camera $150$150
Wide-view rear camera $0 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0$0 
App support  $100
CD player  $125
CD player, remote$100$100 
Navigation map updates, three years  $0
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250$250 
Rear air vents with manual controls  $150
Residual heat  $50
S Voice support  $0
Satellite radio$200$200 
Satellite radio - one year subscription  $250
SD Card slot$25$25 
SMS text-to-speech reader  $50
Text dictation  $50
Voice control for external devices  $0
Voice recorder  $0
Wireless charging station  $75
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)  $0
Body kit$0$0 
Laminated front side windows $200 
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0$0
Rear spoiler $200$200
Sport rocker panels (optional)  $0
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights  $200
Cornering lights  $75
Fog light, rear$100$100 
Fog lights$125$125 
Head-up display (HUD) $350$350
Headlight washers  $50
Interior ambient lighting$150 $150
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse  $25
Power-folding mirrors $50$50
Steering-linked headlights  $150
Powertrain 
Active rear differential $500$500
Downshift rev matching  $50
Launch control $100 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100$100 
Door sill trim plates$100 $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200 
Massage, driver seat $100 
Massage, passenger seat $100 
Metal pedals$75$75 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat  $100
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat  $100
Synthetic suede door panel trim $250 
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces$0$0 
Upholstered door armrests (optional)$0$0 
Wood trim  $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Active steering$1000  
Performance steering system (optional)  $0
Total Value of Features$6,525$8,025$4,365
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,160$3,660$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,012-3,4080

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A4 / S4 vs. BMW 3-Series

Model Year20182017
ModelA4 / S43-Series
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.0 in110.6 in
Length186.1 in182.5 in
Width72.5 in71.3 in
Height56.2 in56.3 in
Curb Weight3,451 lb.3,502 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.9 gal.15.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.9 in40.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.1 in
Row 1 Legroom41.3 in42.0 in
Row 2 Headroom37.4 in37.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.5 in55.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.7 in35.1 in
Cargo Volume13.0 ft313.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A4 / S4 A4 2.0T

Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Surround sound250Yes
245/40HR18 tires400No
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
LED headlights500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Vehicle exit assist25No
Bang & Olufsen, 755W, 19 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Alarm100No
Proximity key250Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Total Requested260071%
Total Not Requested107529%
Navigation and Telematics Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
HD radio50Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Total Requested154086%
Total Not Requested25014%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Sport Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces0No
Active steering1000No
Metal pedals75No
245/40YR18 tires400No
Upholstered door armrests (optional)0No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested110043%
Total Not Requested147557%

Option Package Details
Audi A4 / S4 S4 3.0T

S Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Active rear differential500Yes
Painted brake calipers (optional)0Yes
Total Requested1000100%
Total Not Requested00%
Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Laminated front side windows200No
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Wide-view rear camera0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable0No
Upholstered door armrests (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Total Requested199082%
Total Not Requested45018%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested300100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

LED headlights
FeatureValueRequested?
LED headlights500Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Total Requested50071%
Total Not Requested20029%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Headlight washers50No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Text dictation50No
SMS text-to-speech reader50No
Voice recorder0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75No
Total Requested140086%
Total Not Requested22514%
Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested125086%
Total Not Requested20014%

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