BMW 118d vs Audi A3 Sportback S Line 2.0 TDI

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BMW 118d vs Audi A3 Sportback S 2.0 TDI #8211; BMWBLOG Test

BMWBLOG test drives and the entry-level BMW diesel 1 Series, the and the Audi A3 Sportback diesel. it might not have Ferrari’s

test drives and reviews the BMW diesel 1 Series, the 118d. and the A3 Sportback diesel.

Thought it not have Ferrari’s 458 Speciale shape, the five-door euro is a … automotive design.  It follows the #8220;form follows philosophy. This design extremely well in Europe and the introduction of the all new 2013 Audi A3, BMW some serious competition to its 1 five-door hatch.

  Sadly, of these ubër functional are offered in the United States.

Experience .

BMW introduced the original 1 five-door hatch back in and to date it has sold over 1.2 units.  In 2011, BMW introduced the generation F20 1 Series and the 118d six manual with the Sport we have used for this

  We first drove the BMW 118d in 2012 during a trip in and we described the entry-level diesel as a car a great chassis and handling, but the power steering was lacking of the fine tactile feel of units.  The 118d weighs in at lbs and our tester came with the rear-wheel drive. An xDrive is offered as well.

The BMW 118d is by the N47 2.0 liter inline four-cylinder that has a variable-geometry turbo common-rail, magnetic-valve DFI. the N47 doesn’t really have diesel clatter, and seems a little louder than day DFI motors. The N47 diesel makes 143 hp at rpm and peak 320 Nm of torque is available in a not so band of 1,750 to 2,500

0-100 km/hr is reached in a 8.9 seconds but in reality it feels Driving the 118d reveals a lot of down low but running out of steam in the rev-range as it#8217;s typical for The UK lists fuel economy in MPG and urban is a combined 62.8 This 118d model is shooting for good MPG figures the the 120d model.

A more fair comparison have been the BMW 120d but it available.

Audi’s design is all new for the model year and looks It recently won the 2013 AutoBild Award for Europe’s most compact as well as Car of the Year in the UK at the Car? Awards.” The magazines the cabin quality as the highest seen in a small family

  The design of the new A3 is more evolutionary revolutionary.  I had to do a double take to sure my tester was indeed the new During my week long drive I found the vision out of the A3 was blocked by the low roof.

Both shine when it comes to technology. BMW’s iDrive is a 8.8” display which stands out in BMW’s smallest Other premium BMW technology and includes Parking Assistant, Camera, Lane Departure High Beam Assistance. BMW and Bluetooth music streaming.

  But BMW’s Adaptive headlights, cutting edge a few years fall behind Audi’s of full LED headlights and LED daytime lights.

Audi also has a Adaptive Cruise Control, Side Assist, Active Assist, Traffic Sign the Park Assist System, the pre sense basic safety and the rest recommendation system.   MMI navigation system come Audi Connect. BMW Apps are by the Bavarians as well. The A3 comes a touchpad that controls the system.

  As great as it works, I did myself frequently bumping the around the dial and sending off into a menu I didn’t For some reason the Audi continue to look better the BMW 3D view. The navigation system in the A3 short sometimes, especially I was sent via suspicious routes in

The interiors are remarkably close in Audi offers a cargo of 1,220 liters with the folded down, while the rang in at 1,200 liters.  interior designs scream with a slightly edge for the and its Sport Line package. The A3 had a very economy feel to the upscale feel of the 1 Series.

I did, however, like the retro circular air vents.  The on the 7” screen in the Audi will up and down  and the center of the instrument when in route can display directions.  Traffic info in would blast in at random and not necessarily on our Navigation guided

Underlying Technology

Audi A3 Sportback

Powering the is a 2.0L TDI engine producing 184 hp was definitely more powerful the BMW.  It was much quicker to get up to and had a nice deep torque that was fun to use on the Autobahn when with the stubby shifting manual.  Like the BMW, the A3 has power steering.

  However, I the Audi’s steering to be less most likely due to the front-wheel architecture implemented.

The Electronic Limited Slip comes standard in Audi’s FWD yet still feels clearly a front-wheel drive powering out of or from a … start.  I have liked to have the AWD version back to back to see if I feel the difference.

   The S line is the way to go in the as it add sports suspension, a special wheel, other trim and better looking wheels.

The roof felt too low and forward.  I it to cut my vision when trying to the Alps as we ascended up and over the Pass made famous by Top I found Stelvio Pass so on its switchbacks that you couldn’t get much sense of speed or because you were constantly for a motorcycle or oncoming traffic rounding the turn.

Probably a lot if it’s closed for a TV film than in real life too many cars and motorbikes.

driven a combined 3,000 km in five-door hatches form BMW and The Audi A3 and the BMW 1 Series are excellent better than any options we here in the United States for particular segment.

However, it it was my euros I to spend, I get the BMW 118d, though its motor as powerful as the Audi A3s 2.0 TDI, but the BMW with a chassis that more balanced and dynamic. For that enjoy driving a bit, the rear wheel of the 118d is another selling

The cabin of the BMW 118d also more with me, providing a inside setup while the driver better vision driving.  The Audi’s suspension had a lot of roll when pushed a bit surprising since it was equipped the Sport Line.

Overall are great buys, but unfortunately of us in the U.S. will have to another round, or more, having the option to purchase

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