BMW and Audi have an extended historical past of compete with one another. The 2 automobiles from BMW and Audi that so typically compete with each other are the three Collection and A4, respectively. Nevertheless, the brand new Audi A4 is presumably the very best iteration ever from the model and the present BMW 3 Series is without doubt one of the worst from the model. So what about placing the Audi A4 up in opposition to what many individuals contemplate to be the non secular successor to the three Collection, the BMW 2 Series?
On this new video from TFLC, they see which is quickest, the Audi A4 2.0T Quattro or the BMW 230i xDrive. Now, this take a look at is a bit odd, contemplating the 230i xDrive is a two-door coupe and the A4 2.0T is a four-door sedan. Plus, the A4 is significantly larger and heavier. Nevertheless, each automobiles are fairly comparable in powertrain and drivetrain. Each automobiles have 2.Zero liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines, automated gearbox and all-wheel drive. The variations between the 2 are within the particulars.
The Audi A4 makes 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque whereas the BMW 230i makes 248 hp and 258 lb-ft. The Audi has a seven-speed dual-clutch automated and the BMW has an eight-speed torque-converter auto. Whereas each automobiles are all-wheel drive, the Bimmer’s is rear-drive-based and the Audi’s relies off of front-wheel drive. So which will probably be sooner at round a mile above sea-level, in Colorado?
Whereas TFLC didn’t have the 230i xDrive available to check instantly, they recently tested it on the identical monitor in the identical climate situations and recorded a 5.9 second Zero-60 mph time. That’s fairly damned fast, contemplating that the claimed time isn’t a lot sooner than that and this take a look at was carried out at very excessive elevation. So the litter 2er did much better than anticipated. The perfect time they might get out of the Audi A4 was a 6.7 second Zero-60 mph time, which is sort of a full second slower, for you mathletes.
That’s fairly shocking that the Audi is that a lot slower, contemplating it has extra energy and much more torque, mixed with a snappier gearbox. I believe loads of the distinction got here from the truth that the A4 doesn’t allow you to actually brake-torque it and maintain revs on a launch. Possibly there’s some type of launch management they didn’t use however that appears to be a part of the perpetrator within the Audi’s demise. Finally, although, TFLC was cut up on which automobile was higher. Though, with the Audi A4 solely costing a number of thousand extra (as-tested), it looks like the higher worth, contemplating it comes with two additional doorways, an even bigger again seat and a extra luxurious cabin.