The fuel economy is distinctly to Audi's advantage. This automobile uses 39 % fewer petrol in the combined cycle in comparison to the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio 320 i 170HP manual. It is also worth to know that average fuel consumption in the mixed cycle for the S segment, in which the Audi A5 is classified, is 9.7 l whereas the Audi A5 Sportback Facelifting uses by 42 % less amount of fuel than the average.
The Audi A5 has 52 percent more torque when compared to the BMW 3-Series E46. The difference at such level is relevant, what means
that the Audi A5 Sportback Facelifting 1.8 TFSI 170HP manual will be seeding up significantly faster.
The fuel economy while driving inside city is considerably to the Audi's advantage. This automobile burns 5.6 l less petrol in city traffic when compared to the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio 320 i 170HP manual. Better fuel consumption means an increase in cruising range.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A small difference at the level of 0.6 s shows that the BMW 3-Series E46 is the worst vehicle of these two compared. In the „large family cars segment, being represented by the BMW 3-Series E46, the medium acceleration amounts to 9.9 s and is by 11 % lower than this of BMW car.
Maximal torque RPM
A big difference in rpm at which the maximum torque is generated clearly indicates that a vehicle with an engine that doesn’t need taking it up at high revs is this of the Audi. The engine of the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio 320 i 170HP manual reaches its full efficiency at 3,505 revolutions per minute which is by 2,105 revolutions per minute lower than the Audi.
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Audi A5 Sportback Facelifting 1.8 TFSI 170HP manual is 101 millimeters wider when compared to the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio. It is often clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.
The wheelbase of a car equals the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to more desirable vehicle's weight distribution. Audi A5 Sportback Facelifting has 87 millimeters longer wheelbase distance in relation to BMW 3-Series E46. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Thus, the mass of Audi should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
Number of gears
The Audi A5 have a higher speed count compared with the BMW 3-Series E46 which means
that Audi would achieve
better speeding up and lesser fuel consumption. But the difference is quiet
little and if you are not drag
racing at a timed event you would not even
notice the difference.
Maximum load capacity
The Audi A5 is 5 percent longer than the BMW. The length of the vehicle plays a role in respect of driving comfort and room in the trunk. The Audi A5 probably will be offering to it's users more room for legs. Aditionally the Audi will be better driven ,however, the BMW 3-Series E46 will be a bit easier to park due to shorter length of the body.
Number of doors
A way more comfortable and practical vehicle is five-door Audi. The 2-door BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio 320 i 170HP manual has less pluses, except for more attractive silhouette.
Model release date
Production of the older car began 9 years prior to its contender hence it seems to be right to assume that this vehicle gives way to Audi A5 Sportback Facelifting because it has not so modern technologies .
If you are a tall man or you happen to carry in the trunk stuffs of large size, the Audi A5 Sportback Facelifting 1.8 TFSI 170HP manual, which is by 22 mm higher than the BMW 3-Series E46 Cabrio, is better option for you. However, these two cars do not vary much in its height and it should not be much perceptible.