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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 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Sport 21 29 $45,198 $48,600
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Sport Manual 23 32 $38,316 $41,200
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Sport Tiptronic 21 30 $39,246 $42,200
S5 Convertible 3.0 TFSI 18 26 $56,824 $61,100
S5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI Manual 17 26 $49,384 $53,100
S5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI S Tronic 18 28 $50,314 $54,100
Select style
2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV 23 34 $46,500 $50,000
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 21 33 $48,340 $52,000
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i RWD 20 31 $52,895 $56,950
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i xDrive AWD 20 29 $54,735 $58,950
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD 22 34 $39,000 $41,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD SULEV 23 35 $39,000 $41,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 34 $40,840 $43,850
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i RWD 20 31 $44,800 $48,150
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i xDrive AWD 20 30 $46,640 $50,150
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i RWD Gran Coupe SULEV 23 34 $38,820 $41,650
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 428i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe SULEV 22 34 $40,660 $43,650
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i RWD Gran Coupe 20 31 $44,615 $47,950
4 Series 4-Door Sedan 435i xDrive AWD Gran Coupe 20 30 $46,455 $49,950
M4 2-Door Conv 17 26 $68,765 $74,200
M4 2-Door Coupe 17 26 $60,945 $65,700
M4 2-Door Coupe GTS 16 23 $123,050 $133,205
Select style
AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 19 26 $56,172 $60,400
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 20 28 $51,615 $55,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 20 28 $48,360 $52,000
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 22 $67,751 $72,850
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 23 $62,310 $67,000
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 22 $75,191 $80,850
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 23 $69,750 $75,000
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 24 $67,704 $72,800
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 25 $60,636 $65,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 22 29 $49,197 $52,900
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 23 29 $41,525 $44,650
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan with Luxury Pkg 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan with Sport Pkg 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
C-Class C 300 Convertible 23 31 $47,337 $50,900
C-Class C 300 Coupe 23 30 $39,665 $42,650
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
C-Class C 300 Sedan with Luxury Pkg 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
C-Class C 300 Sedan with Sport Pkg 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
C-Class C 350e Sedan N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
C-Class C 350e Sedan with Luxury Pkg N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$45,198
$46,500
$56,172
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,600
$50,000
$60,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$810 / month
$833 / month
$1007 / 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 34 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2 42
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.1 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.8 49.8 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
40 40.4 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.3 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.1 32
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 60.8 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 182.6 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 54.5 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 62.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 110.6 111.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 7.8 8.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8 12.6
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 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (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 36.8
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-D
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45VR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM3 NA R02-D
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4046 3995 4145
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
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)
150 170 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 255 @ 1250 384 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000 362 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 34 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.15 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 2.25
Trans Type
8 8 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 0.72
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet Convertible 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Cabriolet 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
7.4 6.5 8.0
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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