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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
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4-Door Sedan C300 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Sport 18 26 $31,611 $33,990
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Luxury 18 26 $33,387 $35,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 18 25 $34,866 $37,490
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 18 25 $35,247 $37,900
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 17 25 $37,191 $39,990
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 12 19 $54,126 $58,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,040
$31,611
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,300
$33,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$538 / month
$567 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans aren't that spacious for back-seat riders, but they offer top-notch luxury along with a sporty flavor that takes aim at BMW.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 88.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.2 4.1
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 182.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 108.7
Liftover Height (in) 26.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 12.4
Brakes
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 Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.5
Steering Type Servotronic Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.5
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P225/50R17 P245/40R17
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3527
Wheels
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 8.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
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
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 V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.49-0.37 5.10
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.75
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.02 4.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.78
Trans Order Code NA 411
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.97 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.25
Trans Description Cont. CVT Manual
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 Trapezoidal Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar Multi-link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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