Are you excited about upgrading to the sophistication and amenity of a high-end luxury vehicle, but haven't chosen the right model yet? Two outstanding options for drivers in and around the Hoffman Estates, IL area to consider, the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2017 BMW 328i are high-performance luxury sedans that feature a myriad of performance, technology, and interior features. While both are similar, there are several important variations between the two that we've highlighted for those who've not yet made their final decision.

After you've taken a moment to review the following comparison, we strongly encourage you to give us a call at (888) 698-1441 or visit our new vehicle inventory for all of the high-class luxury sedan models we have available at our Audi dealership in Hoffman Estates, IL.

For this comparison article, we will be taking a close look at the 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI® Premium quattro® to see how it stacks up against the 2017 BMW 328i.

2017 Audi A4 vs. 2017 BMW 328i: Engine Specs & Performance

Even though the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2017 BMW 328i come with 2.0L I4 engines, we prefer the 2.0L TFSI engine that comes with the A4 for its ability to produce additional horsepower and torque without sacrificing much highway fuel efficiency.

Audi A4ModelBMW 328i
2.0L TFSI engineEngine2.0L I4
252 HP @ 5,000 RPMHorsepower240 HP @ 5,000 RPM
273 lb.-ft. @ 1,600 RPMTorque255 lb.-ft. @ 1,250 RPM
24/31 MPGMPG City/Highway22/34 MPG
7-Speed S tronic® Dual ClutchTransmission6-Speed Manual

2017 Audi A4 vs. 2017 BMW 328i: Technology Features

The 2017 Audi A4 and the 2017 BMW 328i both feature a multitude of technology features. Despite each of their advanced systems, only the Audi A4 comes with entertainment technology that tech-savvy drivers in and around the Hoffman Estates, IL area are going to fall in love with. The head-up display that comes with the A4 shows the vehicle's speed, navigation, and assistance systems directly onto the windshield.

Additional Audi A4 technology features include:

  • Audi virtual cockpit with 12.3-in. digital display
  • Audi pre sense® city
  • Audi side assist
  • Audi active lane assist
  • Traffic jam assist
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone interface
  • Audi connect® with Google Earth™ 3D satellite imagery and 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Bang and Olufsen® 3D Advanced Sound System

2017 Audi A4 vs. 2017 BMW 328i: Exterior & Interior Design

Both the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2017 BMW 328i are built with impressive aesthetics. While they each look great on the outside, only the Audi A4 was engineered to provide a seamless blend of form and function that the 328i simply can't provide.

Audi A4 exterior features include: 

  • Singleframe® grille with Aluminum-optic surround and Matte Twilight Gray struts
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic headlights with leveling
  • LED taillights
  • Rear fog lights
  • Dual exhaust outlets

Inside of the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2017 BMW 328i you'll find plenty of comfort and convenience features. While both are comfortable, the interior of the Audi A4 facilitates a relaxing environment that Hoffman Estates, IL drivers will seldom desire to leave.

Audi A4 interior features include:

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Eight-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar adjustment
  • Split folding 40/20/40 rear seatbacks
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Three-spoke multifunction steering wheel

The 2017 Audi A4 is the Winner

Even though the $40,350 starting MSRP of the Audi A4 is slightly higher than the $39,345 MSRP of the BMW 328i, the A4 provides better value, especially when considering what you'll be receiving in return.

For more information on the 2017 Audi A4 or how you can schedule a test drive at our Audi dealership in Hoffman Estates, IL, please don't hesitate to contact us through our online contact form or by calling us at (888) 698-1441.