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
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)
2987 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)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
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
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
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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