Compare 2013 Audi A4 vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Audi A4
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 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
$35,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$37,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$630 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
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. 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 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.500 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.200 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.600 37.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.500 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.000 81.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.200 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.100 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
110.600 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.900 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.600 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.200 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.400 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - - 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)
12.600 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.700 35.5
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.300 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P225/45R17
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)
3704 3419
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.290 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.320 3.42/2.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.670 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.140 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.850 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.670 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.840 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.170 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.110 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 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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