Compare 2017 Audi A5 vs 2016 BMW 4-Series vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2017 Audi A5
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2016 BMW 4-Series
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2.0 TFSI Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI Manual Sport 23 32 $38,316 $41,200
2.0 TFSI Tiptronic Sport 21 30 $39,246 $42,200
2.0 TFSI Sport 21 29 $45,198 $48,600
3.0 TFSI Manual 17 26 $49,384 $53,100
3.0 TFSI S Tronic 18 28 $50,314 $54,100
3.0 TFSI 18 26 $56,824 $61,100
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4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe SULEV 428i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe SULEV 428i 23 34 $38,820 $41,650
2-Door Coupe RWD 428i 22 34 $39,000 $41,850
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 428i 23 35 $39,000 $41,850
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe SULEV 428i xDrive 22 34 $40,660 $43,650
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 428i xDrive 22 34 $40,840 $43,850
4-Door Sedan RWD Gran Coupe 435i 20 31 $44,615 $47,950
2-Door Coupe RWD 435i 20 31 $44,800 $48,150
4-Door Sedan AWD Gran Coupe 435i xDrive 20 30 $46,455 $49,950
2-Door Convertible RWD SULEV 428i 23 34 $46,500 $50,000
2-Door Coupe AWD 435i xDrive 20 30 $46,640 $50,150
2-Door Convertible AWD SULEV 428i xDrive 21 33 $48,340 $52,000
2-Door Convertible RWD 435i 20 31 $52,895 $56,950
2-Door Convertible AWD 435i xDrive 20 29 $54,735 $58,950
2-Door Coupe 17 26 $60,945 $65,700
2-Door Convertible 17 26 $68,765 $74,200
2-Door Coupe GTS 16 23 $123,050 $133,205
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Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
4MATIC Sedan C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
4MATIC Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
4MATIC Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
Coupe C 300 23 30 $39,665 $42,650
4MATIC Coupe C 300 23 29 $41,525 $44,650
Sedan C 350e N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 350e N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Cabriolet C 300 23 31 $47,337 $50,900
4MATIC Sedan AMG C 43 20 28 $48,360 $52,000
4MATIC Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $49,197 $52,900
4MATIC Coupe AMG C 43 20 28 $51,615 $55,500
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG C 43 19 26 $56,172 $60,400
Sedan AMG C 63 18 25 $60,636 $65,200
Coupe AMG C 63 17 23 $62,310 $67,000
Sedan AMG C 63 S 18 24 $67,704 $72,800
Cabriolet AMG C 63 17 22 $67,751 $72,850
Coupe AMG C 63 S 17 23 $69,750 $75,000
Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 17 22 $75,191 $80,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,316
$38,820
$36,735
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,200
$41,650
$39,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$687 / month
$694 / month
$658 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A5 coupe and convertible are sleek and supple, providing relaxed yet sporty dynamics in a tidy package. The 2016 BMW 4-Series Coupe and Convertible break away from the 3-Series sedans with a little more flamboyance. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds to the impressive roster with a convertible version this year and a newly minted AMG C43 version. Bavaria is even better now.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36 37.2 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.3 55
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.8 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 - 88.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.8 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.7 33.7 33.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.8 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.8 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 182.5 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
54 54.6 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 62.8 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 110.6 111.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 - 12.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 45.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17 -
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13 13
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 15.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.1 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45VR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
HM3 NA R02-A
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45VR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
HM3 NA R02-A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3610 3417
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900 -
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 255 @ 1250 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000 241 @ 5550
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 34 34
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.13 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.15 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11 1.92
Trans Type
6 8 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.92 1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 3.14 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 0.73
Summary
Body Style
quattro Coupe Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Coupe BMW 4 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 6.5 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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