Compare 2020 Audi A5 vs 2020 BMW 4-Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2020 Audi A5
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2020 BMW 4-Series
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 Convertible Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 31 $46,907 $49,900
A5 Convertible Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 31 $46,907 $49,900
A5 Convertible Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro 23 31 $46,907 $49,900
A5 Coupe Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Coupe Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Coupe Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Sportback Premium 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Sportback Premium Plus 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
A5 Sportback Prestige 2.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $40,327 $42,900
S5 Convertible Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 26 $56,588 $60,200
S5 Convertible Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 26 $56,588 $60,200
S5 Convertible Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 19 26 $56,588 $60,200
S5 Coupe Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Coupe Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Coupe Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Sportback Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Sportback Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
S5 Sportback Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $48,787 $51,900
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430i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 430i Convertible 23 34 $49,885 $53,100
4 Series 430i Coupe 23 34 $42,305 $44,950
4 Series 430i Gran Coupe 23 34 $42,120 $44,750
4 Series 430i xDrive Convertible 22 32 $51,745 $55,100
4 Series 430i xDrive Coupe 21 31 $44,165 $46,950
4 Series 430i xDrive Gran Coupe 21 31 $43,980 $46,750
4 Series 440i Convertible 22 29 $56,440 $60,150
4 Series 440i Coupe 22 30 $48,255 $51,350
4 Series 440i Gran Coupe 22 30 $48,070 $51,150
4 Series 440i xDrive Convertible 20 28 $58,300 $62,150
4 Series 440i xDrive Coupe 22 30 $50,115 $53,350
4 Series 440i xDrive Gran Coupe 22 30 $49,930 $53,150
M4 CS Coupe 17 23 $96,385 $103,100
M4 Convertible 17 25 $72,715 $77,650
M4 Coupe 18 25 $64,810 $69,150
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 18 25 $60,865 $64,750
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $54,990 $58,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 27 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 24 $72,662 $77,300
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $65,706 $69,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $79,806 $84,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $72,850 $77,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 27 $71,158 $75,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 27 $64,014 $68,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 29 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 30 $45,073 $47,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 33 $40,796 $43,400
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 29 $50,713 $53,950
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $43,193 $45,950
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 35 $38,916 $41,400

Pricing

Invoice Price

$46,907
$49,885
$60,865

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$49,900
$53,100
$64,750

Monthly Payment Estimate

$832 / month
$885 / month
$1079 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.7
6.4
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2020 Audi A5 is a stylish companion to the automaker’s staid A4, and it’s a hoot to drive. The 2020 BMW 4-Series gets the vintage formula correct with good power in a compact shape. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 23 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 34 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

81 - -

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 42.2 42

Second Head Room (in)

36.3 37.1 35.6

Passenger Capacity

4 4 4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

46.9 49.8 51.7

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 40.4 38.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.3 55.3 54.8

Second Leg Room (in)

33.1 33.1 32

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.7 62.8 61.3

Wheelbase (in)

108.8 110.6 111.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.7 71.9 71.3

Track Width, Front (in)

62.5 60.8 63.1

Length, Overall (in)

184.9 182.7 184.8

Height, Overall (in)

54.5 55.1 55.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- - 3.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

9.3 7.8 8.8

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 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)

13.3 13 14.2

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.3 15.8 17.4

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.7 38.7 39.7

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/40HR18 P225/45VR18 P245/40HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA 258 R02

Front Tire Size

P245/40HR18 P225/45VR18 P225/45HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA 258 R02

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3979 4037 -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8.5 18 X 8 18 X 8.5

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

420 900 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 170 180

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

273 @ 1600 258 @ 1450 384 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

248 @ 5000 248 @ 5200 385 @ 6100

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

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 27 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 34 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 23 18

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.19 4.71 5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.27 2.81 3.07

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 2.11 2.25

Trans Type

7 8 9

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.39 0.84 0.86

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 1.28 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.75 3.29 4.80

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.19 3.14 3.24

Trans Order Code

NY 2TB NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.06 1.67 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.51 1.00 1.00

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 0.72

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A5 Cabriolet BMW 4 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

quattro Cabriolet Convertible 4MATIC Cabriolet

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.9 6.6 8.5

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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