What car to spend $40K on? AUDI S3 or BMW M235i Coupe

What car to spend $40K on? AUDI S3 or BMW M235i Coupe? 2015-audi-s3-sedan-photo-552492-s-1280x782

 

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VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $42,000

ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, iron block and aluminum head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 121 cu in, 1984 cc
Power (mfr’s est): 290 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque (mfr’s est): 280 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 103.6 in
Length: 175.9 in
Width: 70.7 in Height: 54.8 in
Curb weight: 3200 lb

PERFORMANCE:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 12.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.4 sec
Top speed: 155 mph

FUEL ECONOMY:
EPA city/highway driving: 24/36 mpg

 

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VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

BASE PRICE: $44,025

ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve inline-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 182 cu in, 2979 cc
Power: 320 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 330 lb-ft @ 1300 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 105.9 in
Length: 175.9 in
Width: 69.8 in Height: 55.4 in
Curb weight: 3500-3550 lb

PERFORMANCE:
Zero to 60 mph: 4.5-4.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 11.3-11.6 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 13.1-13.4 sec
Top speed: 130-155 mph

FUEL ECONOMY (MFR’S EST):
EPA city/highway: 19-22/28-32 mpg

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