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2014 Audi A5 2014 BMW 4-Series 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Manual quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • Manual Premium Plus
  • Manual Prestige
  • Auto Premium Plus
  • Auto Prestige
  • Premium Plus
  • Prestige
  • RS 5
  • RS 5
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Luxury Sedan
  • C250 Coupe
  • C300 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • C300 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • C350 Sport Sedan
  • C350 Coupe
  • C350 4MATIC Coupe
  • C63 AMG Sedan
  • C63 AMG Coupe

Prices

MSRP $39,000 $40,500 $35,800
Invoice $36,270 $37,260 $33,294
Avg. Paid $38,106 $38,903 $33,614

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.8 8.3
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.5 8.7
Performance 8.1 9.3 8.1
Interior 7.9 7.7 7.7
Safety N/A N/A 8.8
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • A5 Coupe’s standard all-wheel drive
  • Good trunk space in A5 Cabriolet
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
  • Composed ride
  • Luxurious, high-quality interior
Cons
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Unresponsive CVT in base A5 Cabriolet
  • Unexceptional power with base engine
  • Limited back-seat space
  • Sluggish acceleration in C250

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
MPG 22 City / 32 Hwy 23 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 31 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Coupe Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.3 110.6 108.7
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 182.6 180.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73 71.9 69.7
Height, Overall (in) 54 54.2 56.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3470 3428

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84 88.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8 37.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.2 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 55.3 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 36 36.1 36.9
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 33.7 33.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.7 55
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.2 15.7 12.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Standard Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 220 @ 4450 240 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 255 @ 1250 229 @ 2000
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 37.1 35.3

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 35 31
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.1 15.8 17.4

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Optional
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard Optional
6-Speed Manual Standard Optional