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Car #1
Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2006. - 2009.
S - Sports car
coupe, 2 door
Rear
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2006. - 2010.
S - Sports car
coupe, 2 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Volumes

4091 mm
1781 mm
1268 mm
260 liters
260 liters
55 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4178 mm
1842 mm
1352 mm
290 liters
700 liters
55 liters

Engine

Petrol
6 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2996 cc
265 hp
315 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Volkswagen
3.2 VR6
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
3189 cc
250 hp
320 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1295 kg
5.7 s
250 km/h
12.6 l/100km
6.3 l/100km
8.6 l/100km
207 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 6 gears
1410 kg
5.9 s
250 km/h
14.7 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
10.3 l/100km
247 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1325 kg
6.0 s
250 km/h
12.8 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
9.0 l/100km
217 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 6 gears
1430 kg
5.7 s
250 km/h
12.9 l/100km
7.3 l/100km
9.4 l/100km
224 g/km

Expenses

13500 EUR
694 - 730 EUR
Price from
Tax
10000 EUR
1254 - 1561 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Two significantly similar cars, no doubt about that. Still, each one has something different to offer. Having both cars powered by petrol engines and utilizing the 2-door coupe body style within the same 'Sports car' segment, the only major difference here really is their wheel drive configuration (rear for the BMW and 4 x 4 in the case of the Audi). The first one has a BMW-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 265hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 250hp engine designed by Volkswagen.

Safety

The first thing to look into here would be the results from European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) tests performed on the two cars. Good thing is that both vehicles got tested, with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the sports car segment, which is generally classifying them somewhere in the middle safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, Audi TT offers a marginal difference of 9% more metal.

Reliability

Reliability is not the best thing to consider on the make level, but it is worth mentioning that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. These are the official statistics, while our visitors describe reliability of BMW, as well as Audi, with the same average rating of 4.2 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed Z4 as average reliability-wise, and TT 15% below the first one. That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as BMW Z4 rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.7 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

BMW is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.2 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 250 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be BMW Z4, averaging around 8.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (33 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 20% difference compared to Audi TT.

Verdict

Audi appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, Audi TT offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with BMW offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! It's not difficult to say then that if I'd need to make a choice, it would definitely be the BMW. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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