Compare 2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 BMW 3-Series vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2021 Audi A4
#3 in Wagons
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2021 BMW 3-Series
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2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 allroad Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
S4 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
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330e Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $41,930 $44,550
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $41,930 $44,550
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $43,790 $46,550
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $43,790 $46,550
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $38,865 $41,250
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $38,865 $41,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,725 $43,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,725 $43,250
3 Series M340i Sedan 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 22 31 $53,230 $56,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan North America 22 31 $53,230 $56,700
M3 Competition Sedan 16 23 $68,205 $72,800
M3 Sedan 16 23 $65,505 $69,900
2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,755
$41,930
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,100
$44,550
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$743 / month
N/A
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi A4 blends a conservative luxury compact car with spicy performance and robust wagon flavors. The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs. The 2022 Mercedes C-Class pares down its lineup and plumps up with lots of screens and mild-hybrid performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 0 mpg -
Highway
31 mpg 0 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 38.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
111 112.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - -
Length, Overall (in)
187.5 185.7 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 13.2 -
Brakes
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)
11.8 - -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 10.6 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.2 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3682 4039 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1450 310 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA -
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 4200 288 @ 3800 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 - -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 - -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 75 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 23 -
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14 -
Trans Order Code
ZY 2TB -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.84 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.23 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11 -
Trans Type
7 8 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.32 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Sedan BMW 3 Series -
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan -
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
6.6 - -
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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