Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2013 Audi A4

2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2013 Audi A4
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4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,876
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,350
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$589 / month
$542 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense. Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 54.300
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 35.200
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.600
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.500
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.0 91.000
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.8 185.200
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.200
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.100
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 110.600
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 71.900
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12.400
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.800 x - TBD -
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)
- TBD - 12.600 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 16.900
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.300
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 37.700
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3319 3505
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 5500 211 @ 4300
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
229 @ 2200 - 4300 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 NA
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 2.920
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 NA
Trans Order Code
427 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 5.180
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.400-0.380
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Audi A4
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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