Compare 2013 Audi A4 vs 2013 BMW 3-Series vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Audi A4
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2013 BMW 3-Series
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2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
allroad 4-Door Wgn Prestige 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 27 $44,070 $47,900
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 23 33 $49,770 $54,100
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $56,210 $61,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $35,605 $38,700
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $37,170 $40,400
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 18 27 $41,490 $45,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 18 27 $43,055 $46,800
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,930 $52,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $29,945 $32,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD 23 35 $31,785 $34,550
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 22 34 $33,900 $36,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $35,740 $38,850
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 23 33 $39,700 $43,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 21 31 $41,540 $45,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,680 $49,650
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $63,525 $69,050
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $55,290 $60,100
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2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Luxury RWD 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,178
$44,070
$35,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$47,900
$37,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$798 / month
$630 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition. The 2013 BMW 3-Series is safe, fuel-efficient, and well-connected, yet it delivers the class-leading performance and handling that enthusiasts have come to expect. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.500 36.500 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 49.300 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 42.000 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.200 32.000 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.600 38.000 37.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.500 55.300 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.000 84.200 81.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.400 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.200 181.900 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.200 54.500 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.100 59.600 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
110.600 108.700 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.900 71.500 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.600 59.100 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.400 9.000 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x - TBD - 12.300 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 16.100 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.700 36.100 35.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.300 16.000 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 225/45R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 225/45R17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3704 3825 3419
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 230 @ 6500 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 200 @ 2750 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27 31
Transmission
Trans Type
8 6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.290 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.320 3.940 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670 - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.140 2.460 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA ZMT 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.850 3.230 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.670 1.230 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.850 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.840 - 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.170 4.320 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.110 1.700 1.92
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5 (2012) 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 8.7 7.5
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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