Compare 2010 Audi A4 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2010 Audi A4
2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury 18 25 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Sport 18 26 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Luxury 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Sport 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L Sport 17 25 $34,317 $36,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,249
$29,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,450
$31,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$524 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi A4 satisfies a wide spectrum of luxury-car shoppers; the optional Drive Select system's an expensive, unnecessary distraction. More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 89.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.47 11.8 x 0.86
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 17.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.6
Steering Type
Servotronic Rack & Pinion Steering
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3527 3560
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
280 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
FSI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5300-6000 228 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49-0.37 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.92
Trans Type
1 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.02 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.97 3.07
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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