Compare 1998 Audi A4 vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz C Class

1998 Audi A4
1998 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic 21 31 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic Quattro AWD 19 27 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual 23 32 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual Quattro AWD 21 29 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic 18 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual 20 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $24,944 $28,390
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic 18 29 $26,839 $30,465
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $27,464 $31,040
5-Door Wagon Avant Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $27,464 $31,040
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4-Door Sedan 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 17 22 $45,890 $52,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,942
$26,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,790
$30,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 32.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.7 88
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.2 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 177.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 12.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 10.2 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.98 11.2 x 0.47
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 15.85
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 205/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2987 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/107 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 147 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.730 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.665 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.407 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.096 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.999 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-Beam 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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