Compare 2010 Audi A4 vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2010 Audi A4
2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $29,249 $31,450
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $29,249 $31,450
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
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4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.7
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.97 3.07
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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