Compare 2016 INFINITI Q50 vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2016 INFINITI Q50
2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 2.0t Base AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Q50 4-Door Sedan 2.0t Base AWD 22 28 $33,434 $35,950
Q50 4-Door Sedan 2.0t Base RWD 23 31 $31,574 $33,950
Q50 4-Door Sedan 2.0t Premium AWD 22 28 $36,875 $39,650
Q50 4-Door Sedan 2.0t Premium RWD 23 31 $35,015 $37,650
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Premium AWD 19 27 $38,967 $41,900
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Premium RWD 19 28 $37,107 $39,900
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Red Sport 400 AWD 19 27 $46,454 $49,950
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Red Sport 400 RWD 19 28 $44,594 $47,950
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Sport AWD 19 27 $42,687 $45,900
Q50 4-Door Sedan 3.0t Sport RWD 19 28 $40,827 $43,900
Q50 4-Door Sedan Hybrid AWD 27 31 $45,616 $49,050
Q50 4-Door Sedan Hybrid RWD 28 34 $43,756 $47,050
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4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD 18 25 $60,683 $65,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 S RWD 18 25 $68,123 $73,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 24 31 $38,084 $40,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD 25 34 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350e Luxury RWD N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350e RWD N/A N/A $42,306 $45,490
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 450 AMG 4MATIC 21 29 $47,244 $50,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,434
$60,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,950
$65,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$1088 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Infiniti Q50 is an appealing luxury sedan with improved power and more feel in its "steer-by-wire" system, but a bit more enthusiast flavor would make it a better sport sedan. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one very charming luxury car; in AMG trim, it's risen above and beyond Bavarian levels of handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
113.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 63.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 187
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 14.2
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 15.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P265/40ZR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3748 3856
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 180
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 479 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 4.0 L/243
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5500 469 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.78 4.34
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.94 2.82
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.92
Trans Type
7 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.73
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.86 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.10 2.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
INFINITI Q50 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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