Compare 2018 Audi A4 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2018 Audi A4
2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium Manual quattro AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Prestige Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Prestige S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus Manual quattro AWD 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium S Tronic quattro AWD 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Premium Plus S Tronic FWD 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Premium S Tronic FWD 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Prestige S Tronic FWD 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Tech Premium Plus S Tronic FWD 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
A4 2.0 TFSI ultra Tech Premium S Tronic FWD 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Prestige 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
A4 allroad 2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
S4 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 21 30 $47,802 $51,400
S4 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 21 30 $47,802 $51,400
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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 $56,544 $60,800
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 20 27 $51,987 $55,900
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 20 27 $49,662 $53,400
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 22 $68,355 $73,500
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 23 $62,775 $67,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 22 $75,795 $81,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 23 $70,215 $75,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 24 $68,541 $73,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 24 $61,473 $66,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 22 29 $49,476 $53,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 30 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 32 $39,293 $42,250
C-Class C 300 Convertible 22 29 $47,616 $51,200
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 30 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 33 $37,433 $40,250
C-Class C 350e Sedan N/A N/A $44,547 $47,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,666
$56,544
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,500
$60,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$675 / month
$1013 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi S4 balances perfectly performance with luxury in a package that's both practical and sharp. Hardly a recipe for excitement, but one that touches all the bases. Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 184.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 14.2
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 4145
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 2.25
Trans Type
6 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 4.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
quattro Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 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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