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Compare 2013 Audi A5 vs 2013 BMW 1-Series vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Audi A5
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2013 BMW 1-Series
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2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Convertible Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $40,315 $43,350
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $40,315 $43,350
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $40,315 $43,350
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $42,269 $45,450
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $42,269 $45,450
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $42,269 $45,450
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $36,317 $39,050
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $36,317 $39,050
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $36,317 $39,050
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 26 32 $35,201 $37,850
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 26 32 $35,201 $37,850
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 26 32 $35,201 $37,850
RS 5 2-Door Convertible N/A N/A $72,448 $77,900
RS 5 2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $64,078 $68,900
S5 2-Door Convertible Premium Plus 18 26 $55,150 $59,300
S5 2-Door Convertible Prestige 18 26 $55,150 $59,300
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 18 28 $48,640 $52,300
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 18 28 $48,640 $52,300
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $47,338 $50,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 17 26 $47,338 $50,900
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2-Door Conv 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i SULEV N/A N/A $34,225 $37,200
1 Series 2-Door Conv 135i N/A N/A $40,850 $44,400
1 Series 2-Door Conv 135is N/A N/A $44,390 $48,250
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV N/A N/A $28,980 $31,500
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 135i N/A N/A $36,430 $39,600
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 135is N/A N/A $40,065 $43,550
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2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Luxury RWD 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,315
$34,225
$35,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,350
$37,200
$37,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$723 / month
$620 / month
$630 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A pretty, talented family of coupes and convertibles, the A5 lineup ranges from the black-sheep CVT Cabrio to the unabashedly awesome RS5. The 2013 BMW 1-Series is part small luxury coupe, part sports car, and if you're okay with a tight interior and a sometimes-frustrating iDrive, you'll find happiness. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 0 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 0 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.900 31.300 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 38.600 37.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.300 54.000 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.000 78.000 81.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.300 37.000 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.800 42.200 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 41.200 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.100 59.600 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
108.300 104.700 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.000 68.800 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.500 58.300 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.100 172.200 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.400 55.600 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.200 8.000 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD - - TBD -
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)
11.800 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 14.000 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.300 16.000 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.400 35.100 35.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P205/50R17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P205/50R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 3494 3419
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 200 @ 2750 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 230 @ 6500 201 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 - TBD - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 - TBD - 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 - TBD - 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.460 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.180 3.230 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.230 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.850 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.400 - 0.380 4.320 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.660 1.92
Trans Type
1 6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.920 3.940 3.42/2.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Convertible Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 BMW 1 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 - TBD - 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD - 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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