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Photo Comparison: New BMW 3 Series Touring vs. Audi A4 Avant vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate

3-Series | May 16th, 2012 by 10
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The new BMW 3 Series Touring F31 will have to compete in the next few months against offerings from Audi and Mercedes. The all new …

The new BMW 3 Series Touring F31 will have to compete in the next few months against offerings from Audi and Mercedes. The all new 3er Touring runs head-to-head with the Audi A4 Avant and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate.

While the 3er is a brand-new offering, the Audi A4 Avant received a facelift this year. The C-Class Estate went through that process in 2011.

As always with a new BMW model, we put together a visual comparison that highlight the design features of similar models in the segment.

Photo Comparison: New BMW 3 Series Touring vs. Audi A4 Avant vs. Mercedes Benz C Class Estate

Photo Comparison: New BMW 3 Series Touring vs. Audi A4 Avant vs. Mercedes Benz C Class Estate

In standard form, BMW and Mercedes offer their sports wagons with a rear-wheel drive transmission, while Audi stick to its front-wheel-drive architecture. Of course, an all-wheel-drive optional transmission is offered across these models.

Other differences arise in the automatic transmission: BMW F31 offers a ZF eight-speed box, Mercedes relies on an in-house seven-speed automatic transmission and Audi offers a variable multitronic or seven-speed dual clutch transmission.  All three vehicles can be upgraded with numerous assistance systems.

Exclusive to BMW is the Head-Up Display and a rear window that opens separately into the operable standard tailgate by pressing a button. With 1,500 liters of stowage space with rear seat folded, the BMW also offers the most cargo space.

The new BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon will launch in Europe later this year and is set to arrive in US showrooms in Spring 2013. Powertrain details for the US as well as pricing, specifications and standard/optional equipment will be announced at a later date.

[Images: BimmerToday]

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  • E24

    3 series touring with M Sport will look killer, hate those copy paste audis!

  • philya

    who would have thought the bmw will turn out to be the most elegant and modern one.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    Audi interior is still a benchmark but by a tiny fraction. MB is down with that big time.
    The C-classe sedan looks very good but the wagon for some reason not. The rear is somewhat plain.
    Overall the BMW takes the lead, not the best in everything but overall the absolute winner.
    imagine if the bungle chain would not be needed to shake off, where would BMW be ? A 12 year old evolving of the legendary E46 would be a killer look/drive.

  • MVP22255 HIIIxx

    why does audi copy bmw so much, they will never be able to beat the KING BMW

  • CCCO

    daytime led lights was audi’s idea … now who’s copying who ?

    • BMW BEST

      Did BMW using daytime led lights right now?
      BMW always use CCFL,wake up man.

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  • elios888

    the new styling for BMWs is successful..it started with BMW z4 and the 5 series…now it seems to continue with the 3 series…But this new styling feature has been copied from Audi’s styling criteria…Audi’s cars has always been the benchmarks in germany for exterior and interior designs…so the fact that they are copying BMW is Kids arguing and silly aquisitions…try to be more professional with your comments..nd still the audi A4 design though its 5 years old is still in the lead for appearance and attraction tough i have to admit the new 3 series is a looker…better than there Rubbish ugly predecessor…thats a major improvement ..but still they are not the best…

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