Compare 2013 Audi A4 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Audi A4
2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
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4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,227
$32,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.200 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.600 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.500 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.000 88.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.500 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.100 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.600 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.900 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.600 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.200 180.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.200 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.400 12.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - - TBD -
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)
12.600 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.300 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.700 35.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 201 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.920 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.180 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.400-0.380 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
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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