Compare 2022 Audi A5 vs 2021 BMW 4-Series vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2022 Audi A5
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Premium 45 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A5 Convertible Premium 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $48,692 $51,800
A5 Convertible Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $48,692 $51,800
A5 Convertible Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 23 31 $48,692 $51,800
A5 Coupe S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $42,864 $45,600
A5 Coupe S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $42,864 $45,600
A5 Coupe S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $42,864 $45,600
A5 Sportback Premium 40 TFSI quattro 26 34 $40,891 $43,500
A5 Sportback Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 26 34 $40,891 $43,500
A5 Sportback Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 26 34 $40,891 $43,500
A5 Sportback S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $42,864 $45,600
A5 Sportback S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $42,864 $45,600
A5 Sportback S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $42,864 $45,600
RS 5 Coupe 2.9 TFSI quattro 18 25 $71,347 $75,900
RS 5 Sportback 2.9 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $71,628 $76,200
S5 Convertible Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 21 28 $59,220 $63,000
S5 Convertible Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 21 28 $59,220 $63,000
S5 Convertible Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 21 28 $59,220 $63,000
S5 Coupe Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $51,607 $54,900
S5 Coupe Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $51,607 $54,900
S5 Coupe Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $51,607 $54,900
S5 Sportback Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $51,607 $54,900
S5 Sportback Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $51,607 $54,900
S5 Sportback Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro N/A N/A $51,607 $54,900
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430i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 430i Convertible 24 33 $49,885 $53,100
4 Series 430i Coupe 26 34 $42,910 $45,600
4 Series 430i xDrive Coupe 24 33 $44,770 $47,600
4 Series M440i Convertible 23 31 $60,020 $64,000
4 Series M440i xDrive Coupe 22 31 $54,905 $58,500
M4 Competition Coupe 16 23 $69,970 $74,700
M4 Coupe 16 23 $67,275 $71,800
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 19 28 $63,315 $67,000
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 28 $57,173 $60,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $81,874 $87,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 30 $54,243 $57,400
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 31 $47,108 $49,850
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan N/A N/A $41,580 $44,000
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 28 $52,353 $55,400
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $45,218 $47,850
C-Class C 300 Sedan N/A N/A $39,690 $42,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,692
$49,885
$63,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,800
$53,100
$67,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$863 / month
$885 / month
$1117 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Audi A5 and S5 thrill drivers with a beautiful shape and sublime-to-ferocious performance. The redesigned 2021 BMW 4-Series has evolved into a technology powerhouse with wonderfully responsive powertrains, but the coupe lacks playfulness. The 2022 Mercedes C-Class pares down its lineup and plumps up with lots of screens and mild-hybrid performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 - -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8 42
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.1 35.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
46.9 43.9 47.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 40.6 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.1 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 32.5 32
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 62.7 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.8 112.2 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 72.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 62.3 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 187.9 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 54.6 55.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 3.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 - 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13.6 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 13.7 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 15.6 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 - 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45HR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA 258 R66
Front Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/45HR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA 258 R66
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4045 3918 4204
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 7.5 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 7.5 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 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 4200 295 @ 1550 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
261 @ 6300 255 @ 5000 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric 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 (Est) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33 (Est) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24 (Est) 19
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 5.25 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.27 3.15 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.17 2.25
Trans Type
7 8 9
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.82 0.86
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.14 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.71 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.36 3.24
Trans Order Code
AY 2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.72 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)
- 0.64 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
6.8 6.5 (Est) 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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