2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron vs. 2020 BMW i3

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What is the main difference between A3 Sportback e-tron and i3?

Two Hatchbacks, but completely different in all significant aspects: powertrain, fuel economy, model year, market segment, starting price, horsepower, ground shadow size, height, and maximum occupancy. First of all, there is a notable difference in the starting price of the 2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which is $4,950 less than the base MSRP of the 2020 BMW i3, which is two model years newer. Also, the 2018 A3 Sportback e-tron has a more powerful engine than the 2020 i3, and it gets 36 fewer miles on a gallon of fuel. In addition, comparing the dimensions we see that the A3 Sportback e-tron is slightly larger, although it's shorter than the i3. And then, you'll seat one more passenger in the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron than in the BMW i3. Among similarities are the body structure and market segment.

Specification Comparison

Safety Rating
Safety Rating
Trim
Trim
Configuration
Configuration
  • 1.4 L, Turbo, Auto, FWD
  • Auto, RWD
MSRP
MSRP
$39,500
$44,450
Engine
Engine
1.4L Inline-4 Turbo + Electric Motor
Electric Motor
Horsepower
Horsepower
204 hp
170 hp
Drivetrain
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
0-60 MPH
0-60 MPH
7.6 sec
City MPG
City MPG
81 MPGe
107 MPGe
Highway MPG
Highway MPG
86 MPGe
93 MPGe
Combined MPG
Combined MPG
83 MPGe
100 MPGe
Width
Width
77.4 in
Width W/O Mirrors
Width W/O Mirrors
70.3 in
69.9 - 70.5 in
Length
Length
169.7 in
158.1 - 158.3 in
Height
Height
56.1 in
62.6 - 62.9 in
Wheelbase
Wheelbase
103.5 in
101.2 in
Ground Shadow
Ground Shadow
82.8 ft2
76.7 - 77.5 ft2
Seats
Seats
5
4
First Row Head Room
First Row Head Room
38.7 in
39.6 in
First Row Leg Room
First Row Leg Room
41.2 in
40.5 in
First Row Leg Shoulder
First Row Leg Shoulder
54.8 in
53.6 in
Second Row Head Room
Second Row Head Room
37.5 in
37.2 in
Second Row Leg Room
Second Row Leg Room
35.4 in
31.9 in
Second Row Leg Shoulder
Second Row Leg Shoulder
52.9 in
49.2 in

Costs

2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron

2020 BMW i3

Annual Fuel Cost
Annual Fuel Cost
$1,650
$600 - $1,900
Mininum Monthly Lease
Mininum Monthly Lease
$289 (2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium)
$19 (2020 BMW i3 120 Ah)
Lease Due
Lease Due
$2,999
$4,999
Cost To Lease
Cost To Lease
$15,053
$6,283 - $7,583
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