Compare 2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2009 Audi A4

2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2009 Audi A4
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4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Sport 18 26 $30,597 $32,900
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury 18 25 $32,225 $34,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Sport 17 25 $33,666 $36,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Luxury 17 25 $33,899 $36,450
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L Sport 17 25 $36,270 $39,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $52,359 $56,300
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4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,597
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,900
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$548 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
For the price, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers sportiness, luxury, safety, and creature comforts in an attractive package. The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 16.9
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.26 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.86 11.3 x 0.47
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2700 - 5000 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6000 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (2008) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 (2008) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.10 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.75 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.63 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
411 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Audi A4
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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