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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
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4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
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
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,201
$32,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,850
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$631 / month
$589 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line A pretty, talented family of coupes and convertibles, the A5 lineup ranges from the black-sheep CVT Cabrio to the unabashedly awesome RS5. 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
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.000 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.800 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.300 41.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 31.700 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 37.900 37.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.300 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.000 88.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.100 180.8
Height, Overall (in) 54.000 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.100 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.300 108.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.000 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.500 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.400 12.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.900 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.300 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.400 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 201 @ 5500
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.320 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.810 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.330 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.050 2.86
Trans Order Code NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.690 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.970 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.690 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.780 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 7.5
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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