Audi RS3 vs BMW 1 Series Comparison

    Audi RS3

    BMW 1 Series

    2024 Audi
    RS3
    vs
    2024 BMW
    1 Series
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the small category, between scores of 7.4 and 8.6.
    0.0
    8.2
    8.0
    0.0
    Based on the Audi RS3 2.5 TFSI QUATTRO CARBON EDITN
    Based on the BMW 1 Series 28ti
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    City drivingCity driving
    LuxuryLuxury
    Fuel Efficiency
    55L
    451 to 457 km
    42L
    248 to 315 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $96,800 - $99,300
    $49,900 - $76,600
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    CarExpert's Take

    Curt Dupriez
    Journalist
    Curt Dupriez drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Most well-rounded RS3 yet
    • Dynamite performance maintained
    • Added equipment as standard
    Misses
    • It is getting on a bit in age
    • Price rise
    • Infotainment under-baked for this money
    NA

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Alloy Wheels Special 19 Inch (+$500)
    • Black Appearance Package Plus (+$700)
    • Carbon Fibre Pack (+$6,300)
    • Carbon Package Limited (+$5,000)
    • Inlays - Carbon (+$1,900)
    NA

    Colours Available

    The BMW 1 Series is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Alpine White
    • Black Sapphire (+$1308)
    • Melbourne Red (+$1308)
    • M Misano Blue (+$1308)
    • Skyscraper Grey (+$1308)
    • Storm Bay metallic (+$2000)
    • Frozen Pure Grey metallic (+$3846)

    The 118i Sport is only available in solid black paint.

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    24801499 - 1998
    Size (L)
    2.5L1.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    TURBO 5TURBO 3, TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    2012 - 16
    Power
    294kW103kW - 225kW
    Power RPM
    56004200 - 5000
    Torque
    500Nm220Nm - 450Nm
    Torque RPM
    22501480 - 1800
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    109.5 - 11

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