Compare 2004 Audi A6 vs 2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2004 Audi A6
2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.0L 20 27 $33,552 $37,200
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 3.0L 18 25 $35,802 $39,450
4-Door Wagon Avant quattro Automatic 3.0L 18 25 $36,870 $40,650
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 2.7T 18 25 $38,650 $42,650
4-Door Sedan quattro Manual 2.7T 18 25 $38,650 $42,650
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 2.7T S-Line 18 25 $39,095 $43,150
4-Door Sedan quattro Automatic 4.2L 17 24 $44,746 $49,500
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 22 30 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 23 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 22 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,365 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,481 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 26 $36,689 $39,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $37,805 $40,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 16 21 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,552
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,200
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$620 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.9 84.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.2 9.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.64 x .39 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.34 x .984 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.3 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
P205/55HR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3561 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 3200 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 6300 189 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.63 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.40 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.72
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.40 4.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-Beam Axle Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Control Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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