bestselling bmw 3 series and audi a4 do battle
Last Updated : GMT 06:41:18
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Best-selling BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 do battle

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Best-selling BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 do battle

Dubai - Arabstoday

It\'s one of the longest standing fights in the automotive ring - the battle for compact executive honours has often fallen to one of two motors: the BMW 3 Series or Audi A4. Both models represent best-sellers in their respective makers\' range and can trace their history back more than 30 years. So with the release of an all-new BMW and revised A4, it looks like this is one fight that just got a whole lot tougher. Code-named F30, the new 3 Series promises to be better than the model that came before, in every single area. And considering that the current generation isn\'t exactly struggling to shine against newer competition, that\'s a big claim. Not only is there a new look, inside and out, and a line-up of new engine and chassis options, but there\'s also even a range of trim levels (called lines) that promise to make the new 3 more individual than before. But despite all of these newsworthy changes, Audi is aiming to land a sucker punch with its recently revised A4. The changes aren\'t nearly as extensive, but a raft of visual and mechanical updates makes the saloon an even stronger competitor. Catch sight of the 3 Series and it\'s clear that it\'s all change for the exterior design. Sure the inspiration (5 and 7 Series) is there for all to see, and it\'s obvious where this car slots into the line-up, but the front end, in particular, demonstrates a powerful new direction. The double kidney grilles are intersected by the headlights, and sit proud of the bodywork, and though most models share similar bumper and air dam layouts, different treatment to the plastic and bright work areas on each \"line\" shows a subtly different face. There\'s not nearly so much going on with the Audi but, like the best fighters, it\'s emerged through the three years since its launch with a comparatively fresh face. It still looks classy and understated, but now uses the same grille and headlight treatment found on the newest A6. One area where the new 3 Series really has to make its mark is with cabin space - too often the old model fell short against its competition. And with a 50mm increase in wheelbase, most of which translates into extra rear legroom, there\'s almost nothing to separate the pair in terms of room or comfort across the rear bench. There\'s little between them up front as well, and both demonstrate just how to construct a quality cabin, albeit in subtly different ways. Like the metalwork, the Audi hasn\'t changed much, which means a sober but driver-focused environment with clear instruments, a high transmission tunnel and high-tech feel to the equipment. On the other hand, it\'s clear the 3 Series has taken its direction from the latest 1 and 6 Series, resulting in a busier but still high-quality layout. It\'s not the way these cars look, or even feel when sat inside them, that really matters though; it\'s what happens when you turn the key that counts. And this is where the big news is in the BMW - the latest 3 Series features some of the brand\'s latest engine technology. The six-cylinder 335i remains, albeit with some minor tweaks for improved economy and efficiency, but it\'s the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engines that make the biggest impact - especially the 328i. The most powerful of a pair, the 245hp unit, utilises TwinPower turbo technology (a variable vane charger) to offer 350Nm at only 1,250rpm. Along with the Precision Direct Injection, Double-Vanos variable camshaft timing and VALVETRONIC valve timing it makes for an incredibly flexible unit. Deploy all of that power from a standstill and the saloon will sprint from 0 to 100kph in only 6.1 seconds. Sure it doesn\'t sound as melodious as its bigger brother, missing that straight-six snarl at the top of its rev range, but a number of innovations have been applied to ensure it remains refined. A dual-mass flywheel and a pair of balancer shafts fitted at different heights result in a smooth and almost vibration-free lump and the 328i spins freely and fiercely all the way to the red line.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

bestselling bmw 3 series and audi a4 do battle bestselling bmw 3 series and audi a4 do battle

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

bestselling bmw 3 series and audi a4 do battle bestselling bmw 3 series and audi a4 do battle

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:35 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Arab Today, arab today New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 02:36 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today France sanctions businesses linked

GMT 01:58 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

France sanctions businesses linked
Arab Today, arab today Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 02:09 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 07:22 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 22:38 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Bahrain Press headlines

GMT 20:34 2018 Saturday ,20 January

Bahrain press headlines

GMT 07:23 2017 Thursday ,23 November

Zimbabwe's next leader heads home after Mugabe exit

GMT 16:25 2016 Thursday ,22 December

Italian bank Monte Paschi edges closer to state bailout

GMT 06:03 2014 Wednesday ,09 April

Please .. Let Gaza breathe!

GMT 09:12 2017 Friday ,17 November

Gleam Futures represents Grace Beverley

GMT 04:18 2017 Sunday ,26 November

Bella magazine appoints celebrity writer

GMT 06:00 2017 Sunday ,29 October

Childrenswear brand Once appoints Dyelog

GMT 16:33 2014 Thursday ,13 November

Al-Ehtimam Bil Aakhareen

GMT 03:34 2017 Sunday ,05 November

Needle & Thread relocates press office

GMT 14:56 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Ryanair says formally recognises pilots' union

GMT 16:03 2017 Thursday ,21 December

US hits Myanmar general in new global rights sanctions
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday