Compare 2017 Audi A4 vs 2017 BMW 3-Series vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2017 Audi A4
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2017 BMW 3-Series
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD ultra Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD ultra Premium 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD ultra Premium Plus 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD Premium 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD Premium Plus 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD Prestige 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
2.0 TFSI Automatic FWD Season of Audi ultra Premium 27 37 $35,202 $37,850
2.0 TFSI Automatic quattro AWD Premium Plus 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Automatic quattro AWD Prestige 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Premium 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Premium Plus 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Prestige 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
2.0 TFSI Automatic quattro AWD Season of Audi Premium 24 31 $39,386 $42,350
2.0 TFSI Premium 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
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Sedan 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 320i 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
Sedan South Africa 320i 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
Sedan 320i xDrive 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
Sedan South Africa 320i xDrive 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
Sedan 330i 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
Sedan South Africa 330i 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
Sedan 328d 31 43 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 330i xDrive 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
Sedan South Africa 330i xDrive 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
Sedan 328d xDrive 30 40 $39,795 $42,250
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $40,445 $42,950
Plug-In Hybrid 330e iPerformance N/A N/A $41,515 $44,100
Sports Wagon 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,840 $44,450
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,070 $44,700
Sedan 340i 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
Sedan South Africa 340i 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
Sedan 340i xDrive 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
Sedan South Africa 340i xDrive 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 30 $47,510 $50,550
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Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
4MATIC Sedan C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
4MATIC Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
4MATIC Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
Coupe C 300 23 30 $39,665 $42,650
4MATIC Coupe C 300 23 29 $41,525 $44,650
Sedan C 350e N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 350e N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Cabriolet C 300 23 31 $47,337 $50,900
4MATIC Sedan AMG C 43 20 28 $48,360 $52,000
4MATIC Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $49,197 $52,900
4MATIC Coupe AMG C 43 20 28 $51,615 $55,500
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG C 43 19 26 $56,172 $60,400
Sedan AMG C 63 18 25 $60,636 $65,200
Coupe AMG C 63 17 23 $62,310 $67,000
Sedan AMG C 63 S 18 24 $67,704 $72,800
Cabriolet AMG C 63 17 22 $67,751 $72,850
Coupe AMG C 63 S 17 23 $69,750 $75,000
Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 17 22 $75,191 $80,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,458
$31,610
$36,735
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,900
$33,450
$39,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$582 / month
$558 / month
$658 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.7
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic. The 2017 BMW M3 is a track-ready sports sedan with an unblemished pedigree that announces to the world: "Ask me what DTM means." The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds to the impressive roster with a convertible version this year and a newly minted AMG C43 version. Bavaria is even better now.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.1 55
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.3 37.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.1 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.1 33.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - 88.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.3 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.3 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 182.5 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.9 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
111 110.6 111.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 13 12.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 12.3 13
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)
12.8 11.8 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.1 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/50VR17 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA R02-A
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/50VR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA R02-A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3295 3417
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 4200 180 @ 5000 241 @ 5550
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1450 200 @ 1250 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 23 24
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.43 0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 205 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.15 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11 1.92
Trans Type
7 8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.3 6.3
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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