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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 22 31 $35,526 $38,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $56,033 $60,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$650 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Supple and sleek, the Audi A5 coupe and convertible get more rational to us as they reach into S5 and RS 5 territory. For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 88.2
Second Head Room (in) 36 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 55
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.7
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 33.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 60.4
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 180.8
Height, Overall (in) 54 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.3
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40HR18 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40HR18 P245/40HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3428
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 150
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 4450 201 @ 5500
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.78 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.69 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 2.86
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.37
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.9 7.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6.0 (Est)
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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