Searching for a luxury sedan in South Burlington, Burlington, and Essex Junction? The 2019 Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series are two premium vehicles equipped to meet the demands of your exciting lifestyle. Which vehicle is a better fit for you?

To help you answer that questions, Audi South Burlington created this comparison of the A4 and 3 Series. Read on to learn how these vehicles differ and which sedan comes out on top.

Exhilarating Drive Performance

Your next vehicle should be thrilling to drive, bringing excitement to your daily routine and morning commute. With the ability to go from 0 MPH to 60 MPH, the 2019 Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series rise to the occasion. These two luxury sedans are also equipped with premium all wheel drive systems to provide a stable and secure ride.

Quattro® all-wheel drive comes standard in the Audi A4 to provide a sports-car experience by evenly distributing torque to increase grip and agility. xDrive all-wheel-drive system also helps to provide a dynamic ride and to maintain traction on the BMW 3 Series, however this system does not come standard. If you're not looking to upgrade to a higher trim level in the 3 Series, then this feature will not be available to you, whereas no matter which trim level you choose on the A4, it will be equipped with quattro® all-wheel drive.

A4 vs 3 Series: Tech Features

The technology found in the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series is designed to work with their thrilling engines keeping you fully engaged in the drive. The 2019 Audi A4 helps you to stay connected through the Audi virtual cockpit. This impressive available fully digital 12.3-inch instrument display allows you to customize the information you view from classic infotainment to navigation and Google Earth™ imagery.

The BMW 3 Series is also equipped with an available 12.3-inch instrument cluster complete with navigation. However, it does not offer Google Earth™ imagery. Additionally, the A4 takes navigation to a new level with available MMI® touch. This advanced technology allows you to write your destination helping you hit the road faster. Unfortunately, in the 3 Series, you will have to input your destination by hand, which may take longer.

Related: Audi A4 Interior

2019 Audi A4 vs 2019 BMW 3-Series: Safety

When you're out enjoying the impressive acceleration of these vehicles, enjoy peace of mind knowing the standard safety systems will keep you protected in the event of a collision. If a potential collision is detected, Audi pre sense® basic and BMW Active Protection System can tighten your seat belt and close the windows to keep you prepared and safe.

The 2019 Audi A4 does offer a technology that the BMW 3 Series does not, though. Available Traffic Sign Recognition detects traffic signs like current speed limit signs and displays them on your Audi virtual cockpit or on your available Head-Up Display. Since this safety system is not available in the BMW 3 Series, you may find yourself missing essential road signs.

Should I Buy The Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series?

With impressive acceleration and dynamic drive systems, either of these luxury sedans could fit into your South Burlington, Burlington, and Essex Junction lifestyle. However, we believe that you will enjoy the more available technological and safety features that the 2019 Audi A4 has to offer over the BMW 3 Series.

Experience this impressive vehicle for yourself at Audi South Burlington. Contact us today to schedule a test drive and see for yourself why the A4 beats out the competition.

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