Volkswagen R32 vs BMW 3 Series Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
MSRP
$46,550
Invoice
$43,790
Average Price Paid
$43,383
242 listings nationwide

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2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,774
28 listings nationwide

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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$52,651
10 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base

Big news from the 2007 Chicago Auto Show is the return of the Volkswagen R32 for 2008, a racing-inspired version of the Golf hatchback, similar in looks to the GTI, but with more muscl...

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Early generations of the BMW 3 Series redefined what a luxury car could be, justifying their prestige badge with sporty driving dynamics and impeccable engineering. BMW changed the lux...

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  • Look and Feel 6
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 5

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
65
Andy 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Yes — It's a freakin .:R :) Imagine a car built for the sole purpose of showing off your talents. The 200...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexei 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Must Have — Wolf in sheep's clothings. Looks like old fat boy. Can kick ass most of competitors. Infinities do ...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

105
Martin 2008 Volkswagen R32 BaseReview:

Good German Build — I personally do not like the DSG gearbox with the F1 pedals. The sound is the best! The first versio...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
35
GuruXPZRK writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Seats are a bit softer and back seats have more room."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Handling and performance are top 2 reasons. "

Specs

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Dual Clutch 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 10.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
250 hp @ 6,300 RPM
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Torque
236 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.9:1
10.2:1
Displacement
3,200 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.31 in x 3.77 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
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer 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 -- 42 in
Back Legroom -- 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 9.7 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,238 lbs 891 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.2 in 185.7 in
Width 69.2 in 81.4 in
Height 57.7 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 101.5 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2008 Volkswagen R32
Base
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD

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