Compare 2015 Audi A4 vs 2015 BMW 3-Series vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2015 Audi A4
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2015 BMW 3-Series
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2015 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 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $45,012 $48,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $45,012 $48,400
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $46,314 $49,800
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $46,314 $49,800
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
allroad 4-Door Wgn Prestige 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD South Africa 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d RWD 32 45 $36,380 $39,000
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $38,220 $41,000
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $46,640 $50,150
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $40,475 $43,450
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $39,095 $41,950
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD SULEV 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 335i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 20 30 $43,970 $47,250
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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 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD 18 25 $59,427 $63,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 S RWD 18 25 $66,867 $71,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 400 4MATIC 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,968
$30,815
$36,642
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$32,950
$39,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$549 / month
$657 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi A4 and S4 sedans are tech-laden, trim, handsome alternatives to the other expected German cars, as well as one very good American one. The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is a sport sedan at heart, but with Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo (hatchback) models, it's a lot more than that. Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.1 50.3
Front Head Room (in)
38 40.3 37
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 - 81
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.1 54
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.1 33
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.7 35.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.3 61
Length, Overall (in)
185.1 182.5 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.9 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.6 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.3 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13 11.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 15.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.1 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
HM1 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/50VR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM1 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/50VR17 P245/40HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3693 3295 3538
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5 17 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 200 @ 1250 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 180 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 36 31
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.15 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 205 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 (Est) 6.3 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 6.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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