Compare 2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2001 Audi A6

2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2001 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L 18 27 $27,854 $29,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,364 $36,950
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 17 25 $30,621 $34,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic Celebrate 17 25 $30,621 $34,400
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD Automatic 17 24 $30,621 $34,400
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD Automatic Celebrate 17 24 $30,621 $34,400
4-Door Wagon Avant 17 24 $33,427 $37,350
4-Door Wagon Avant Celebrate 17 24 $33,427 $37,350
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD 6-spd Manual 2.7T 17 24 $35,319 $39,500
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD Automatic 2.7T 17 24 $35,319 $39,500
4-Door Sedan Quattro AWD Automatic 4.2 17 25 $44,031 $49,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,854
$30,621
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$34,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$573 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.5 98.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.6 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 192.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.2 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 17.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.34 x .984
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel, 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 9.64 x .39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 38.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3310 3560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4500 207 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.6L/158 2.8L/169
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 5500 200 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.41
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Audi A6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-link Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm Torsion-Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Trailing Arms

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