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2020 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
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2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The A3, a subcompact luxury sedan, is Audi’s entry-level model. Previously, the A3 was offered in coupe and convertible body styles, but the convertible disappears for 2020, leaving ju...

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

Hot off the heels of its seventh-generation debut, BWM's iconic sports sedan returns with a new trick up its sleeve: plug-in power. After tooling around Europe the last few years, the ...

Specs

2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
64 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
71 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 10.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
184 hp @ 4,400 RPM
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Torque
221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 42 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.3 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,102 lbs 891 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.5 in 185.7 in
Width 77.2 in 81.4 in
Height 55.7 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2020 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Cosmos Blue Metallic
  • FLORETT Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Quantum Gray
  • Tango Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Premium Plus Package
  • Premium Plus Package
  • Carbon Fiber Package
  • Carbon Fiber Package W/Side Assist
  • Carbon Fiber Trunk Lid Spoiler
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Final Edition Package
  • Navigation Package
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" 5-Arm Wing Design Anthracite
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD

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