Compare 2016 Audi A4 vs 2016 BMW 3-Series vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2016 Audi A4
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2016 BMW 3-Series
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 30 $35,340 $38,000
A4 Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $35,340 $38,000
A4 CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $33,388 $35,900
A4 CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $33,388 $35,900
A4 Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $34,410 $37,000
A4 Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $34,410 $37,000
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $45,756 $49,200
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $45,756 $49,200
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $46,686 $50,200
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $46,686 $50,200
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 21 28 $39,712 $42,700
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 21 28 $39,712 $42,700
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
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4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD 18 25 $60,683 $65,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 S RWD 18 25 $68,123 $73,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350e Luxury RWD N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350e RWD N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 450 AMG 4MATIC 21 29 $47,244 $50,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,340
$31,000
$60,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,000
$33,150
$65,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$633 / month
$553 / month
$1088 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Audi A4 is still a handsome, strong competitor with solid fuel economy and good power from its lone engine, even as the current generation comes to a close. The 2016 BMW 3-Series delivers outstanding performance and comfort in a tastefully understated package. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one very charming luxury car; in AMG trim, it's risen above and beyond Bavarian levels of handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 36 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.1 55
Front Head Room (in)
38 40.3 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.1 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.1 35.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.7 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.3 63.3
Length, Overall (in)
185.1 182.5 187
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.9 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.6 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.3 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3 15.4
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 14.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 15.8 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.1 37
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/55VR17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/55VR17 P265/40ZR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3693 3295 3856
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 8 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 200 @ 1250 479 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 180 @ 5000 469 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 36 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.15 2.82
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 1.28 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 2.89
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan Sedan
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 8.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 4.0
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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