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 Hip Room (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.500 54.0

Passenger Volume (ft³)

91.000 81.0

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.600 - TBD -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

185.200 180.7

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.400 - TBD -

Brakes

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)

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 -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.900 17.4

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.300 - TBD -

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 -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/45R17 P225/45R17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45R17 P245/40R17

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

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8 17 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

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

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 Torque @ RPM

258 @ 1500 229 @ 2200 - 4300

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0L/121 1.8L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

211 @ 4300 201 @ 5500

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.110 1.92

Trans Type

8 7

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - TBD -

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

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

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

--

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

--

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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