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 ultra S Tronic FWD Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Premium 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Premium Plus 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Prestige 27 37 $33,480 $36,000
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Tech Premium 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
2.0 TFSI ultra S Tronic FWD Tech Premium Plus 27 37 $35,992 $38,700
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Premium 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Premium Plus 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Prestige 24 33 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Premium 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Premium Plus 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Prestige 24 34 $37,666 $40,500
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Tech Premium 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
2.0 TFSI Manual quattro AWD Tech Premium Plus 24 33 $40,176 $43,200
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Tech Premium 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
2.0 TFSI S tronic quattro AWD Tech Premium Plus 24 34 $40,176 $43,200
2.0 TFSI Premium 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
2.0 TFSI Prestige 22 30 $41,386 $44,500
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
2.0 TFSI Tech Premium Plus 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
2.0 TFSI Tech Prestige 22 30 $43,896 $47,200
3.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium Plus 21 30 $47,802 $51,400
3.0 TFSI quattro AWD Prestige 21 30 $47,802 $51,400
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Sedan C 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan C 300 24 33 $37,433 $40,250
4MATIC Sedan C 300 23 32 $39,293 $42,250
Coupe C 300 22 30 $40,176 $43,200
4MATIC Coupe C 300 22 30 $42,036 $45,200
Sedan C 350e N/A N/A $44,547 $47,900
Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $47,616 $51,200
4MATIC Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $49,476 $53,200
4MATIC Sedan AMG C 43 20 27 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC Coupe AMG C 43 20 27 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG C 43 19 26 $56,544 $60,800
Sedan AMG C 63 18 24 $61,473 $66,100
Coupe AMG C 63 17 23 $62,775 $67,500
Cabriolet AMG C 63 17 22 $68,355 $73,500
Sedan AMG C 63 S 18 24 $68,541 $73,700
Coupe AMG C 63 S 17 23 $70,215 $75,500
Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 17 22 $75,795 $81,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,480
$37,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,000
$40,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$600 / month
$671 / 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
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 88.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
111 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 184.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8
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)
12.4 13
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 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/50HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/50HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1450 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 4200 241 @ 5550
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.56 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.68 2.25
Trans Type
7 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.79 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
5.7 6.6
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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