Compare 2015 Audi A5 vs 2015 BMW 4-Series vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2015 Audi A5
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2015 BMW 4-Series
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2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $44,268 $47,600
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $44,268 $47,600
A5 2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $44,268 $47,600
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 22 31 $38,316 $41,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $38,316 $41,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $38,316 $41,200
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $37,200 $40,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $37,200 $40,000
A5 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $37,200 $40,000
RS 5 2-Door Convertible 16 22 $73,656 $79,200
RS 5 2-Door Coupe 16 23 $65,938 $70,900
S5 2-Door Convertible Premium Plus 18 26 $56,638 $60,900
S5 2-Door Convertible Prestige 18 26 $56,638 $60,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Premium Plus 18 28 $50,128 $53,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Automatic Prestige 18 28 $50,128 $53,900
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $48,827 $52,500
S5 2-Door Coupe Manual Prestige 17 26 $48,827 $52,500
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2-Door Conv 428i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD 23 34 $45,350 $48,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV 23 34 $45,350 $48,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD 21 33 $47,190 $50,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 21 33 $47,190 $50,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i RWD 20 31 $50,510 $54,900
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i xDrive AWD 20 29 $52,850 $56,900
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD 23 35 $37,990 $40,750
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD SULEV 23 35 $37,990 $40,750
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD 22 33 $39,830 $42,750
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $39,830 $42,750
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i RWD 21 32 $43,050 $46,250
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i xDrive AWD 20 30 $44,890 $48,250
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe 23 34 $37,575 $40,300
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe SULEV 23 34 $37,575 $40,300
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 22 32 $39,415 $42,300
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe SULEV 22 32 $39,415 $42,300
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe 21 32 $42,635 $45,800
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 20 31 $44,475 $47,800
M4 2-Door Conv 17 26 $67,200 $72,500
M4 2-Door Coupe 17 26 $59,565 $64,200
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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 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD 18 25 $59,427 $63,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 S RWD 18 25 $66,867 $71,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 400 4MATIC 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,268
$45,350
$36,642
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$48,750
$39,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$813 / month
$657 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A5 coupe and convertible are sleek and supple, but make the most sense in their S and RS guises. The 2015 BMW 4-Series Coupe and Convertible build on the bones of the 3-Series sport sedan, with comparable performance but a little more flesh and flair. Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 - 81
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.3 54
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.1 33
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.1 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.8 49.8 50.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 40.4 37
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 182.6 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 54.5 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 62.8 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 110.6 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.8 61
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 7.8 11.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13 11.6
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 11.8 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 15.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.1 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/50VR17 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM3 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/50VR17 P245/40HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
HM3 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 3995 3538
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5 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 7.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 255 @ 1250 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23 22
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.15 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 BMW 4 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (Est) 6.5 (Est) 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 6.0
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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