2022 Audi A4 and 2022 BMW 3 Series Comparison in Columbus, OH

When it comes to luxury brands, it seems like two names that are always wowing both drivers and critics are Audi and BMW. Both brands made their names by producing high-quality luxury sedans like the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, but what do they have in store for 2022? That's what we're going to answer in our comparison of the new 2022 Audi A4 and 2022 BMW 3 Series.

We create these comparisons so you can see just how the newest Audi models stack up against their competition. A majority of this comparison focuses on the entry-level 2022 Audi A4 and 2022 BMW 3 Series models as they're a good example of what you're getting for your money. Let's see which luxury sedan is best for you in 2022.

front profile of 2022 audi a4 including led headlamps and signature audi grille

2022 Audi A4 vs 2022 BMW 3 Series: Design & Interior

On the outside, the 2022 A4 and 2022 3 Series are quite similar in overall size and shape. Both the 2022 A4 and 2022 3 Series come standard with LED headlamps and taillamps as well as a power sunroof. Step inside, though, and you can immediately see the difference as the Audi A4 comes standard with genuine leather seating surfaces, while the BMW 3 Series comes standard with SensaTec synthetic leather. And, while the BMW 330i Sedan only has standard dual-zone climate control, the Audi A4 comes standard with three-zone automatic climate control so passengers are comfortable whether they sit in the front or rear seats.


2022 Audi A4 vs 2022 BMW 3 Series: Technology

Staying inside, both models have features and technologies that are favorites among drivers like Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ for standard smartphone integration. But, the 2022 A4 has a standard MMI® 10.1" touch display screen while the 2022 3 Series comes standard with an 8.8" center touchscreen display. Even the instrument cluster on the Audi A4 is larger, with a standard 7" color display while the BMW 330i Sedan has only a 5.1" instrument cluster. In the 2022 A4, you'll find you get that extra inch of value that makes the difference.

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profile of wheel and tire of 2022 audi a4 in motion

2022 Audi A4 vs 2022 BMW 3 Series: Performance

Under the hood, you'll find the impressive performance that both automakers built their reputation on. The 2022 A4 comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine making a healthy 201 horsepower and 236 lb/ft of torque. The 2022 330i Sedan may show a bit more power on paper with 255 horsepower and 294 lb/ft of torque, but only the Audi A4 comes standard with quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology. The quattro® all-wheel drive is unique in that it can automatically switch between front-wheel and all-wheel drive so that you get the added grip and control when you need it and better efficiency when you don't.


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2022 Audi A4 vs 2022 BMW 3 Series: Safety & Driver-Assist

More important than any powerful engine or slick technology feature in your next luxury sedan is safety. Why would you buy a new car you can't trust to keep you and your passengers safe? Both the 2022 A4 and 2022 3 Series have standard driver-assist features like high-beam assist and a rear-view camera, but only the Audi A4 comes standard with lane departure warning, which helps you avoid unintentionally drifting out of the lane. Plus, the 2022 A4 comes standard with the innovative Audi pre sense® basic and city technology, which uses sensors and radar to prepare for collisions by automatically tightening seat belts, shuts windows, and activates hazard lights. Audi pre sense® basic and city works at both high and low speeds whether you're on the highway or in the city.


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2022 Audi A4 vs 2022 BMW 3 Series: Price & Value

Now that you have an idea of what each German luxury sedan offers, you might be surprised to find that the new 2022 Audi A4 enters the market with an MSRP of just 39,100. The BMW is also well-priced with a starting MSRP of $41,450, but we think you'll agree that a few extra horsepower just doesn't justify the additional investment. Of course, we don't expect you to simply take our word for it, and we invite you to swing by Audi Columbus or schedule a test drive by phone or right here online. We look forward to showing you just how easy it is to take home a new Audi.

2022 Audi A42022 BMW 330i Sedan
$39,100Starting MSRP*$41,450
Turbocharged 2.0-Liter 4-CylinderStandard EngineTwinPower Turbo 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder
201 HP / 236 lb/ftStandard Output (Horsepower / Torque)255 HP / 294 lb/ft
Quattro® All-Wheel Drive w/ Ultra® TechnologyStandard DrivetrainRear-Wheel Drive
26 MPG / 34 MPGFuel Economy (City / Highway)26 MPG / 36 MPG
Genuine LeatherStandard UpholsterySensaTec Synthetic Leather
MMI® 10.1" Touch Display ScreenStandard Infotainment Display8.8" Control Screen
7" Color DisplayDriver Information Instrument Cluster5.1" Color Display
StandardApple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™Standard
StandardLane Departure WarningAvailable

*Prices exclude $1,045 destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer changes. Dealer sets actual price.