We just lately examined the brand new technology of BMW three Sequence, the G20-generation. We discovered it to be an excellent automotive and have been fairly impressed with it. The truth is, it has the possibility to be the perfect sport sedan within the section. One clear benefit for the Audi A4, although, was its Avant variant. Up till at the moment, the brand new technology of three Sequence lacked a correct wagon physique fashion, which damage its gross sales figures in Europe the place wagons are preferable. Now, although, the all-new G21 (BMW wagons get their very own chassis codes) BMW three Sequence Touring has debuted and it places Audi’s Bavarian neighbors proper again within the hunt.
Sadly, neither the Audi A4 Avant nor BMW three Sequence Touring will make it ‘Stateside. Each are destined to remain east of the Atlantic and meaning we’ll probably by no means drive both. So, since we will’t really check drive them and evaluate them back-to-back (though we suspect testing the sedans back-to-back will suffice), we will solely decide them on their fashion. So how do they stack up when it comes to appears to be like? Properly, since styling is subjective, I can solely decide these vehicles alone style. You could agree, chances are you’ll not. But it surely’s a enjoyable dialogue both approach.
From the entrance, I personally don’t love both automotive. The Audi A4 Avant’s facelift isn’t good and appears too fussy. Though, it’s rising on us and I prefer it greater than I did after I first noticed it. Nonetheless, its overly aggressive headlights and over-styled entrance air intakes are a bit a lot. Although, the BMW three Sequence isn’t significantly better. I do like its headlights, which have little notches in them to harken again to the E46-gen three Sequence. However the remainder of it’s a bit messy itself. I believe I’d relatively have overly sporty than simply messy, so I’m going to go together with the Audi A4 right here, regardless that I nonetheless don’t love the brand new facelift. So a reluctant win for the A4 up entrance.
In profile, the 2 vehicles couldn’t be extra completely different. The Audi A4 is predicated on a front-wheel drive structure and it reveals, whereas the three Sequence is rear-wheel drive-based and it, too, reveals. Due to that, the three Sequence appears to be like sportier and extra muscular. Additionally, the Touring model fastened the odd ‘Hofmeister Kink’ (the rear-most pillar window kink of any BMW) of the sedan, so it appears to be like fairly good. The Audi A4 Avant is cleaner, although, with crisper strains and a properly blistered rear wheel arch. It is a powerful one for me as a result of I actually like each vehicles in profile however I believe I’d have to decide on the BMW for its extra muscular stance.
Out again, it’s a simple win for the Audi A4 Avant for me. Audi has at all times had nice again ends on wagons and this new A4 just isn’t completely different. Its new taillights have the identical nice form however now function nicer LED lighting inside, making them look extra premium. Additionally, its little fake diffuser is type of cool and its roof spoiler appears to be like excellent. Whereas the BMW three Sequence Touring is a bit too blah from behind. Its taillights additionally nonetheless look an excessive amount of just like the Lexus IS’ (regardless that they give the impression of being higher on the wagon than on the sedan) and the remainder of it’s only a bit too flat. So the Audi A4 Avant has the nicer wanting rump.
Inside, this comparability check isn’t particularly reasonable due to the colour scheme every producer used of their pictures. The Audi A4 Avant’s purple/black shade scheme appears to be like so sporty and thrilling, whereas the three Sequence’ blandish tan/black appears to be like drab. Having pushed the brand new three Sequence with a black inside, I can say that it’s excellent. I do suppose the A4’s appears to be like nicer, although, even with the brand new facelift’s huge display protruding of the sprint. Its horizontal air vent bar, fashionable door panel design and simplistic local weather controls all make it look sleeker and a bit extra attention-grabbing than the three Sequence’, even when I do like each.
In the long run, I’ve to offer the nod to the Audi A4 Avant. The brand new BMW three Sequence Touring is an effective wanting automotive and I prefer it however Audi has at all times been nice at making good wanting wagons and it’s no completely different right here. I don’t just like the face of both however I believe the A4, as a complete appears to be like higher.
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