With so many luxury sedans on the market, it might be tough to make a final decision. The 2022 Audi A3 and the 2022 BMW 3-Series are up for grabs in this week’s battle of the compact sedans. Additionally, the 2022 Audi A3 and BMW 3-Series face severe competition from the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Skoda Superb in the luxury sedan market.
Audi A3 and BMW 3-series both provide elegance, refinement, and class for less money. When it comes to features, these models may be lacking, but there is more than enough power to make up for it.
Audi A3 Vs BMW 3 Series 2022
From the high front, which has a chromed Audi emblem in a sea of black, to the alloy wheels and sloping sedan rear, the 2022 Audi A3 is a stylish and sporty vehicle. At 175.4 inches long, it had a wheelbase of 103.8 inches and a curb weight of 3,175 pounds (for the Premium trim).
This year’s 3-Series (320i Sedan) has BMW’s trademark two-section grille, known as the Kidney Grille, and softer lines down past simple wheel arches wearing 17-inch alloy wheels and leading toward the rear of the sedan. The 2022 BMW 3-Series has a curb weight of 3,902 pounds and a wheelbase of 110.6 inches. Its overall length is 182.4 inches.
Leather seats with available heated functionality and standard 12-way power driver’s seating adjustments with 4-way lumbar support adorn the cabin of each model level of Audi A3. As an added bonus, the 2022 Audi A3 is equipped with a panoramic sunroof and dual-zone temperature control as standard equipment. The in-car entertainment system has ten speakers, HD Radio, Bluetooth streaming, and phone connection, among other features.
BMW’s SensaTec upholstery includes six-way power front seats and two-way manual headrests that may be adjusted manually. A stop/start button will start the engine, while key-based memory settings can regulate temperature and air settings, mirrors, seats, music, and other features… The infotainment system incorporates a Bluetooth connection and a nine-speaker audio system with four mid-range and two bass speakers and two tweeters.
When it comes to power, the 2022 Audi A3 comes standard with a 1.8L TFSI turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates 170 horsepower. The Audi A3 1.8L engine has a zero to 60 time of 7.2 seconds. This front-wheel-drive car has a 6-speed S-Tronic dual-clutch gearbox.
Using a 2.0L BMW TwinPower inline 4-cylinder engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger, the BMW sprints from zero to 60 in 7.1 seconds. An automatic gearbox with adaptive transmission controls and driving dynamic controls including ECO PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT settings are attached to the engine. RWD is standard in the 2022 BMW 3-Series.
An anti-theft alarm, traction control, and braking assist are just some of the safety features included in the 2022 Audi A3. Rear-seat airbags may be added for an additional $350.
Aside from conventional airbags and anti-lock brakes, the BMW safety system includes adaptive brake lights as well as active and passive safety systems. Driver-assist parking systems, cold-weather choices, and sports packages are all optional safety features.
The 2022 Audi A3 is a sporty car with a beautiful interior and a slew of standard technological features. The 2022 BMW 3-Series, on the other hand, delivers a sportier driving experience with standard airbags and a smaller number of technology features.