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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.8 11.6
Brakes
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
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.4
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 5500 148 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 3000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.8L/169 2.3L/140
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Double Wishbone

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