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.
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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.200 8.000 - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.900 14.000 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.400 35.100 35.5
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 P205/50R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 P205/50R17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3880 3494 3419
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 230 @ 6500 201 @ 5500
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 - TBD - 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 - TBD - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 - TBD - 31
Transmission
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
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 - TBD - 7.5
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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