Compare 2020 Audi A4 vs 2020 BMW 3-Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class

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2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Premium 40 TFSI 27 35 N/A N/A
A4 Premium Plus 40 TFSI 27 35 N/A N/A
A4 Prestige 40 TFSI 27 35 N/A N/A
A4 allroad Premium 45 TFSI quattro 22 29 N/A N/A
A4 allroad Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 22 29 N/A N/A
A4 allroad Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 22 29 N/A N/A
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330i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series M340i Sedan 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 22 30 $52,580 $56,000
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 18 25 $60,865 $64,750
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $54,990 $58,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 27 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 24 $72,662 $77,300
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $65,706 $69,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $79,806 $84,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $72,850 $77,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 27 $71,158 $75,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 27 $64,014 $68,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 29 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 30 $45,073 $47,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 33 $40,796 $43,400
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 29 $50,713 $53,950
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $43,193 $45,950
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 35 $38,916 $41,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$38,400
$60,865
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$40,750
$64,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$679 / month
$1079 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 26 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.2 32
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42 42
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.6 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.7 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.8 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.9 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
111 112.2 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.3 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 185.7 184.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 3.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 17 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 - 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 - 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.6 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.4 39.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3450 3582 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1450 295 @ 1550 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
188 @ 4200 255 @ 5000 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 30 21 (2019)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36 25 (2019)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 26 18 (2019)
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.25 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 2.81 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.17 2.25
Trans Type
7 8 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.82 0.86
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.32 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.71 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.36 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.72 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 5.8 8.4 (2019)
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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2020 Audi A4
  • 2019 Audi A4 is hard to find
  • Rebates: Up to $5,000 in savings
  • Lease: From $479 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 1.99% APR for 66 months + $750
2020 BMW 3-Series
  • 2020s arriving; 2019s sold out
  • Rebate: No standard cash incentives
  • Financing: From 3.45% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $419 for 36 months
2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2020 C-Class is in showrooms
  • Up to $1,000 off (Sedan)
  • Lease: From $419/mo. (Sedan)
  • Finance: 2.99% APR (Sedan)
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