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2018 Audi RS 3 vs. 2018 BMW 530 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 530 than the Audi RS 3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Audi RS 3 and the BMW 530 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 530 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Audi RS 3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi RS 3 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW 530. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Audi RS 3 and the BMW 530 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Audi RS 3 is much slimmer than the BMW 530, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi RS 3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 530.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Audi RS 3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the BMW 530.

Handling
The Audi RS 3 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the BMW 530, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Audi RS 3 has a much more powerful engine than the BMW 530. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Audi RS 3 and the BMW 530. The Audi RS 3 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 530, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Audi RS 3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 530.

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2018 Audi
RS 3

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MSRP*: $54,900

2018 BMW
530

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MSRP*: $52,650 - $54,950
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City MPG: 19 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 28 33 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-5 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $51,058 $49,465 - $51,605

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.