Compare 1997 Audi A6 vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz C Class

1997 Audi A6
1997 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 25 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD 19 24 $28,684 $32,600
4-Door Wagon 19 25 $30,250 $34,400
4-Door Wagon Quattro AWD 19 24 $30,250 $34,400
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4-Door Sedan 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L 23 30 $26,490 $30,450
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 20 27 $30,800 $35,400
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AMG 18 24 $45,170 $51,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,684
$26,490
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,600
$30,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$543 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 32.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 89.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.8 105.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 67.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.6 177.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.8 11.6
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.98 11.2 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 10.2 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 15.85
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3,428 3195
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90.0
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 3000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/169 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 5500 148 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.580 3.93
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 3.1 (1.9 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.407 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.330 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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