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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Sport 18 26 $30,597 $32,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury 18 25 $32,225 $34,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Sport 17 25 $33,666 $36,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Luxury 17 25 $33,899 $36,450
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L Sport 17 25 $36,270 $39,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,597
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,900
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$512 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line For the price, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers sportiness, luxury, safety, and creature comforts in an attractive package. The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.7 110.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.1 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 182.3 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 16.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.86 11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.26 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 221 @ 2700 - 5000 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 228 @ 6000 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - FSI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 (2008) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 (2008) 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.10 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.75 - TBD -
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.63 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.78 - TBD -
Trans Order Code 411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.07 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.25 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual CVT
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz C-Class Audi A4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 3-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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