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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic 18 29 $26,839 $30,465
5-Door Wagon Avant Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $27,464 $31,040
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $27,464 $31,040
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual 20 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic 18 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual 23 32 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic 21 31 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual Quattro AWD 21 29 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic Quattro AWD 19 27 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 2.3L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.0
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 178.0 177.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.7 12.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.85
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 205/60R15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2877 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5700 147 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 155 @ 1750 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/107 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.838 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.444 3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.188 2.41
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.700 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.029 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.500 3.93
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.300 1.49
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
 
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