Compare 2017 Audi A4 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2017 Audi A4
2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium Plus FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Prestige FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Prestige quattro AWD 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Season of Audi Premium quattro AWD 24 31 $39,386 $42,350
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Season of Audi ultra Premium FWD 27 37 $35,202 $37,850
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium FWD 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium Plus FWD 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Premium quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Prestige quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
allroad 2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 19 26 $56,172 $60,400
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 20 28 $51,615 $55,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 20 28 $48,360 $52,000
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 22 $67,751 $72,850
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 23 $62,310 $67,000
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 22 $75,191 $80,850
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 23 $69,750 $75,000
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 24 $67,704 $72,800
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 25 $60,636 $65,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 22 29 $49,197 $52,900
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 23 29 $41,525 $44,650
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan with Luxury Pkg 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan with Sport Pkg 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
C-Class C 300 Convertible 23 31 $47,337 $50,900
C-Class C 300 Coupe 23 30 $39,665 $42,650
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
C-Class C 300 Sedan with Luxury Pkg 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
C-Class C 300 Sedan with Sport Pkg 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
C-Class C 350e Sedan N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
C-Class C 350e Sedan with Luxury Pkg N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,690
$56,172
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,300
$60,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
$1007 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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 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
25 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 32
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
111 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 184.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02-D
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02-D
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 4145
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 384 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.25
Trans Type
7 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.0
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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