Compare 2019 Audi A3 Sedan vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2019 Audi A3 Sedan
2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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40 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
40 TFSI Premium 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Premium Plus 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Prestige 26 35 $30,552 $32,500
40 TFSI Titanium Premium 26 35 N/A $33,300
45 TFSI quattro Premium 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Premium Plus 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
45 TFSI quattro Prestige 22 30 $33,464 $35,600
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RWD Sedan E 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD Sedan E 300 21 30 $50,290 $53,500
4MATIC Sedan E 300 21 29 $52,640 $56,000
RWD Coupe E 450 20 28 $56,212 $59,800
4MATIC Sedan E 450 20 28 $56,353 $59,950
4MATIC Coupe E 450 19 26 $58,562 $62,300
4MATIC Wagon E 450 19 26 $60,348 $64,200
RWD Cabriolet E 450 20 27 $63,262 $67,300
4MATIC Cabriolet E 450 19 26 $65,612 $69,800
4MATIC Sedan AMG E 53 21 28 $68,197 $72,550
4MATIC Coupe AMG E 53 21 28 $69,278 $73,700
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG E 53 20 26 $75,529 $80,350
4MATIC Sedan AMG E 63 S 15 23 $99,969 $106,350
4MATIC Wagon AMG E 63 S 16 23 $102,319 $108,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,552
$50,290
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$53,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$892 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 37.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 63.6
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 193.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
103.8 115.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R66
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R66
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/45HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3197 3792
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 4300 241 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.25
Trans Type
7 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Sedan Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.1
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2019 Audi A3 Sedan
  • 2019 Audi A3 is here; 2018s are gone
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts on sedans + $750 loyalty
  • Lease: From $349 per month for 39 months
  • Finance: From 4.99% APR for 66 months
2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class
  • 2019 E-Class is on sale
  • Lease: From $549 a month
  • Financing: 2.99% (sedan)
  • Unadvertised incentive boosted (sedan)
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