Head to Head: BMW 330i vs Audi A4 2.0 TFSI sport quattro
What’s the passenger space like?
It’s a close-run thing here. The Germans seem to have a template, stamping out roughly the same car across all three manufacturers to basically come up with the same interior space. The Audi’s is comfortable, well-appointed and has little niceties such as a third climate control zone for rear passengers and plenty of space for odds and ends. The driving position is top-notch and both front seat passengers will feel like they’re in a car one step bigger.
The 3 is a roomy machine for its size and packaging, although the fifth passenger won’t be a fan of straddling the transmission tunnel for any great length of time. The front seats are very comfortable indeed and like all seats are trimmed in leather. If you really like quality, plump for the Merino leather, it’s lovely (and, of course, expensive). The basic seats in the 318i don’t look too flash, but they’re comfortable.
Close, but the Audi takes the win here too.