Compare 2020 Audi A5 vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2020 Audi A5
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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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
$60,865
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,900
$64,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$832 / month
$1079 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact 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)
38.3 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 32
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 3.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3979 -
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5000 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.35
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 Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.24
Trans Order Code
NY NA
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
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
6.9 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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