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

2020 Audi A4
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2020 BMW 3-Series
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Premium 40 TFSI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI 27 35 $35,156 $37,400
A4 Sedan Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 32 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI 27 35 $35,156 $37,400
A4 Sedan Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 32 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI 27 35 $35,156 $37,400
A4 Sedan Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 32 $38,447 $40,900
A4 allroad Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 31 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 31 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 31 $41,924 $44,600
S4 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 27 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 27 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 27 $46,907 $49,900
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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

$35,156
$38,400
$60,865

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$37,400
$40,750
$64,750

Monthly Payment Estimate

$623 / month
$679 / month
$1079 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.8
7.7
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 Audi A4 offers big tech upgrades inside this year. 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.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

27 mpg 26 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 36 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

35.7 35.2 32

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42 42

Passenger Capacity

5 5 4

Second Head Room (in)

37.4 37.6 35.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.5 54.6 51.7

Front Head Room (in)

37.3 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)

72.7 71.9 71.3

Track Width, Front (in)

61.9 62.3 63.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.2 - 3.6

Length, Overall (in)

187.5 185.7 184.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12 17 8.8

Brakes

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)

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

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

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA R02

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18 P245/40HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA R02

Front Tire Size

P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18 P225/45HR18

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3417 3582 -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

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

Engine

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

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

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

27 26 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 30 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 36 25

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 3.36 3.24

Trans Order Code

MG 2TB NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 0.82 0.86

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.72 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

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

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

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.64 0.72

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A4 Sedan BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet

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 5.9 8.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- - 180

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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