Compare 2015 Audi A5 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2015 Audi A5
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 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
$36,642
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$39,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$657 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
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. 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 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 81
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.8 50.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 37
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 61
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 11.7
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 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM3 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P245/40HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
HM3 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 3538
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 229 @ 2000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 (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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