BMW of Tulsa 2018 BMW 2 Series vs 2018 Audi A3

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In a clash of light German luxury, it’s not surprising that engine power and efficiency are key features. The 2018 Audi A3 is part of a dynasty that is becoming somewhat musty after five-plus years of retaining the same exterior design. Interior upgrades show some growth, but Audi appears to be content to rest on its laurels with many in the A-family, and the A3 is no different. BMW is trying something with the new 2 Series, not exactly a complete gamble, but certainly something worth giving a try.

Packages and features

Available as either a coupe or convertible in 230i or M240i trims, the BMW’s main distinguishing elements are under the hood. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the base-level 230i covers all the standards for BMW performance, in a slightly smaller package. As an initial reaction, the 2 Series has impressive acceleration, braking and handling. The A3 comes in Premium and Premium Plus, which it has done for some time, so there’s not much relative dynamism in the design. Though the packages are expansive, many of the premium features advertised are options. For the progressively better trims, you’re expected to pay extra, multiple times over.

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2018 Audi A3
2019 BMW 2 Series
230i Convertible RWD
2018 Audi A3
2.0T Premium Cabriolet FWD
Powertrain 8-speed dual clutch 7-speed dual clutch
Drivetrain RWD FWD
Fuel economy, city 23 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel economy, hwy 33 mpg 33 mpg
Fuel tank volume 13.7 gal 13.2 gal
Power 248 hp @ 5,200 rpm 186 hp @ 4,400 rpm
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm 221 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm
Max seating 4 4
Cargo volume 9.9 cu ft 9.9 cu ft
Length 174.7 in 174.3 in
Width 78.1 in 77.2 in
Wheelbase 105.9 in 102.2 in

Driving performance

Compared to its counterparts, the 2019 BMW 2 Series achieves plenty of power from the 2.0-liter turbo. Generating ample horsepower, the engine runs the new design up to 60 mph at a table-topping rate. The acceleration is certainly not the only facet that will impress drivers – the new handling system, upgradable with M Sport suspension, doesn’t sacrifice comfort for performance. A series designed typically for sporty-motorists, the front passengers will also feel perfectly pampered. The athletic ability of the 2 Series is still highly evident, however. When pushed to handling limits at harsh corners, the stability holds true.

2018 bmw 2 series

Driving performance

Compared to its counterparts, the 2019 BMW 2 Series achieves plenty of power from the 2.0-liter turbo. Generating ample horsepower, the engine runs the new design up to 60 mph at a table-topping rate. The acceleration is certainly not the only facet that will impress drivers – the new handling system, upgradable with M Sport suspension, doesn’t sacrifice comfort for performance. A series designed typically for sporty-motorists, the front passengers will also feel perfectly pampered. The athletic ability of the 2 Series is still highly evident, however. When pushed to handling limits at harsh corners, the stability holds true.

The standard 2018 A3 doesn’t really come close to the base 2 Series in terms of horsepower generation with its 2.0-liter turbo engine. The standard version is relatively impressive off the line, compared to other competitors, but the engine is designed just as much with efficiency in mind as assertive performance.

Available upgrade packages, such as the AWD quattro®, do achieve very impressive horsepower and torque, adding performance to the sleek model, but of course at a greater strain on the wallet.

Overall appeal

Tulsa drivers break down into two groups – those looking for a fire under the hood, and those desiring to find a slight edge in fuel efficiency. The 2019 BMW 2 Series 230i is a new venture for the manufacturers, and as a fresh design, it impresses in almost every category. The 2018 Audi A3 relies upon tried and tested elements and will satisfy traditional-minded consumers. For the motorist looking for an exciting new experience, the BMW is a must-see.

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Google Apr 18, 2019
 

Fatih was extremely helpful and calm through the whole sales experience, not pushy like other salesmen I’ve dealt with. He gave a fair trade in value for my used car as well. Would definitely work with him again 🙂

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My experience was wonderful! Cody was very adamant in what he was doing and got my recalls taken care of within half of the day. Also provided me with a beautiful 2018 red 3 series! Overall, wonderful service department and kudos to Cody for being an awesome advisor!

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Google Apr 15, 2019
 

Good service , friendly advisors!

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Google Apr 13, 2019
 

I was very pleased with my experience and everything was a easy process. I had no worries and would recommend others to come by friendly staff too.

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Facebook Apr 5, 2019
 

Fantastic experience with complicated repair. They communicated exceptionally well, and the repair itself was flawless. Cody the service advisor and the technician did a great job.

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Google Apr 1, 2019
 

5 Stars across 3 areas of my experience.1. The sales experience. I showed up about an hour before close and was on the lot looking for a specific car. Jason introduced himself and immediately started telling me the history of the used X3 I was interested in. He knew this vehicle's history without thinking. He retrieved it and then introduced me to Mason who assisted me on the test drive. This was Mason's second day at BMW Tulsa - but I quickly realized this wasn't a some young sales guy. He was (as everyone I would meet) was an enthusiast. I had done my homework on the X3 but was a first time BMW buyer. Mason knew the car, the features and the specs. Impressive for day 2. I had my financing ahead of time but that didn't prevent a very professional introduction and handling by Allan, the finance mgr. All 3 guys stayed nearly an hour after close to ensure I was 100% happy with my decision and to make sure I didn't have any questions. Again - these are not sales and finance guys - these are car guys and proud to be associated with BMW and it showed.2. Delivery. Rather than have to take an UBER the next morning or arrange a ride - the next morning Mason delivered my X3 to my driveway. He covered some additional features and shortcuts on the infotainment system and coordinated the schedule to replace a rear seat nylon bushing that was causing a small rattle in the rear center seat. (I felt bad because that was the only thing I could hear or come up with as the X3 was solid and honestly still feels brand new)3. Service - Wow - what an experience. This was a white glove experience from the moment I pulled up to the service door. Cody and Andrew ensured the work order was accurate, the handling of my vehicle was as if it was going out on the showroom floor not to a service bay. Communication and updates were timely as they needed to order the part, but they provided me an 530i loaner while the part was shipped in. I got a call when my car was ready and the exchange and service team again - don't present themselves as service technicians. This whole team is comprised of enthusiasts and perfectionists. No grease monkeys - they are all wearing BMW polo shirts and I guess you have to have perfect hair to work there as they all could just as easily be out on the showroom floor selling cars. Finally - from the sales floor to the service bay to the parts center. The whole facility is clean (the service bay looks like a manufacturing line not a service garage. I have continued telling myself - "I should have been driving a BMW the past 20 years". BMW Tulsa is a great example of what happens when you marry up a superior automobile with a superior dealer. I absolutely love my used X3 - but I am already thinking about what my next BMW will be in 2 years. But one thing I know for sure...and that is where I will be buying it. Thanks BMW Tulsa (Mason, Jason, Allen, Cody and Andrew).

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Google Apr 1, 2019
 

Great person that handle my service. Very friendly and professional.

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Google Mar 29, 2019
 

Michael Huerta is the best service manager and Taylor was very helpful!

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