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Compare 2017 Audi A5 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2017 Audi A5
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
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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
$56,172
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,600
$60,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$810 / month
$1007 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
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 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
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.8 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 32
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 111.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 8.8
Brakes
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 14.2
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 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
HM3 R02-D
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
HM3 R02-D
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4046 4145
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 384 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 362 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.24
Summary
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Cabriolet Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 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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