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Compare 2018 Audi A5 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2018 Audi A5
2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium 24 34 $46,128 $49,600
A5 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 24 34 $46,128 $49,600
A5 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige 24 34 $46,128 $49,600
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Premium Manual 24 33 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus Manual 24 33 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus S tronic 24 34 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Premium S tronic 24 34 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Prestige Manual 24 33 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Coupe 2.0 TFSI Prestige S tronic 24 34 $39,804 $42,800
A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Premium 24 34 $39,618 $42,600
A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 24 34 $39,618 $42,600
A5 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Prestige 24 34 $39,618 $42,600
RS 5 Coupe 2.9 TFSI quattro tiptronic 18 26 $65,008 $69,900
S5 Convertible 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 20 29 $57,940 $62,300
S5 Convertible 3.0 TFSI Prestige 20 29 $57,940 $62,300
S5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 21 30 $50,778 $54,600
S5 Coupe 3.0 TFSI Prestige 21 30 $50,778 $54,600
S5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus 21 30 $50,592 $54,400
S5 Sportback 3.0 TFSI Prestige 21 30 $50,592 $54,400
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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 $56,544 $60,800
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 20 27 $51,987 $55,900
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 20 27 $49,662 $53,400
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 22 $68,355 $73,500
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 23 $62,775 $67,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 22 $75,795 $81,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 23 $70,215 $75,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 24 $68,541 $73,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 24 $61,473 $66,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 22 29 $49,476 $53,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 30 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 32 $39,293 $42,250
C-Class C 300 Convertible 22 29 $47,616 $51,200
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 30 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 33 $37,433 $40,250
C-Class C 350e Sedan N/A N/A $44,547 $47,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,128
$56,544
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,600
$60,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$827 / month
$1013 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Audi A5 gets a hatchback body style that adds a measure of utility to go with its sleek and sporty luxury cachet. Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 35.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.9 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
40 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 32
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
184 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 55.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.2 8.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6
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)
13.3 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA STDTR
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3990 4145
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 362 @ 5500
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
273 @ 1600 384 @ 2000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.27 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.25
Trans Type
7 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.86
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.24
Trans Order Code
NA 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.35
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A5 Cabriolet Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
quattro Cabriolet 4MATIC Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
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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