Comparison Tests

Head to Head: BMW 330i vs Audi A4 2.0 TFSI sport quattro

What are the safety features like?

Before we even get cracking, the Audi wins this one with a very impressive list of safety features. That kicks off with eight airbags, ABS, front and rear collision mitigation (including pedestrian and cyclist detection), stability and traction control, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and attention assist. All A4s come with exit warning, too, which detects approaching cyclists and cars warns you not to open the door. 

You can also add lane keep assist, adaptive cruise which is almost-autonomous (you have to pay attention, it just follows the car in front), turn assist to stop you turning across oncoming traffic and collision avoidance which brakes and steers the car to reduce the severity of a crash.

The BMW, while also five star ANCAP, doesn’t have such a long list of goodies. The 330i carries six airbags, stability and traction controls, ABS, blind spot sensor, speed limit detection and forward AEB, active cruise with stop and go. As with the Audi, you can option more gear to improve the safety feature set.

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3 years ago

Bullshit! BMW is the finest driving every day car hands down. The Audi handles like a bus compared to any Beema!!!

3 years ago
Reply to  Dean

Thanks Dean, have you driven both these vehicles back to back? The A4 quattro is an excellent drive that gets better and gives more to the driver the harder you push it. – Isaac

Zoltan Kohalmi
Zoltan Kohalmi
2 months ago

I am totally agree. I just replaced my bmw 1 series with a 2018 audi a4 quattro. What a beautiful car. Ok , I think the bimmer is a bit more fun to drive ,however the quattro is unbelievable.

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