Audi A4 vs. Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class

Monsoon Gray Metallic
VS
Black

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$36,000 - $40,500
$40,250 - $81,500

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.71 / 5
38 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
190 - 252 hp
241 - 503 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TFSI I4 DOHC
4.0L Biturbo V8
3.0L V6 Biturbo
2.0L Turbo I4

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Not Available

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
38.8 - 40.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.7 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
35.6 - 38.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
8.8 - 12.6 cu. ft.

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Not Available

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
35 - 225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
111.4 - 111.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.1 ft.
35.3 - 37.6 ft.

Length

Length
186.1 in.
184.5 - 187 in.

Width

Width
72.5 in.
71.3 - 73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3450 - 3626 .lbs
3759 - 4226 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
190 - 252 hp
241 - 503 hp

Torque

Torque
236 - 273 ft. lbs.
273 - 516 ft. lbs.

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 gal.
13.2 - 17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 34 mpg
18 - 23 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 - 34 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

Safety Features

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Not Available
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Audi A4
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan - quattro Sedan
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet, Coupe, Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4 - 5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3450 - 3626 lbs.
3759 - 4226 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 - 31 mpg.
19 - 30 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 - 27 mpg.
17 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 - 37 mpg.
22 - 33 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/121
2.0 L/121, 3.0 L/183, 4.0 L/243

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 7
7 - 9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19, 3.56, 3.78
4.34, 4.38, 5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04, 2.19, 2.53
2.86, 2.89, 3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28, 1.52, 1.68
1.92 - 2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94, 1.02, 1.06
1.37 - 1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74, 0.78, 0.79
1.00 - 1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51, 0.67, 0.76
0.82 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75, 2.79, 3.33
3.42 - 4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.56, 4.23, 4.27
2.82 - 3.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 - 6.5
6.6, 6.7, 7.1, 7.7, 8.0, 8.8, 9.2, 9.3

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150
150 - 180

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
H7U
R01, R02, R03, R66, STDTR

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
H7U
R01, R02, R03, R66, STDTR

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17, P245/40HR18, P245/40YR18
225/40ZR19, 225/45R18, 35YR19, 40YR19, P225/40YR19, P225/40ZR19, P225/45HR18, P225/45R18, P225/50HR17, P245/35R19, P245/35YR19, P245/40YR18, P255/35YR19, P255/35ZR19, P255/40ZR18, Y, YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17, P245/40HR18, P245/40YR18
245/40R18, 255/35YR19, 255/35ZR19, 30YR19, P225/50HR17, P245/35ZR19, P245/40HR18, P245/40R18, P255/35YR19, P255/35ZR19, P265/35R19, P265/35YR19, P265/40YR18, P285/30YR19, P285/30YR20, P285/30ZR19, P285/35ZR18, Y, YR20

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
17 X 7 - 19 X 9 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
17 X 7 - 20 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.1 ft.
35.3 - 37.6 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 - 13.3 in.
13 - 15.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 - 13 in.
11.8 - 14.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.3 gal.
13.2 - 17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
38.8 - 40.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in.
54.8 - 55.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 in.
35.6 - 38.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.7 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.5 in.
51.7 - 55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
111.4 - 111.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
186.1 in.
184.5 - 187 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.5 in.
71.3 - 73.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
55.3 - 56.2 in.
55.1 - 56.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.9 in.
61.5 - 64.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.2 in.
60.4 - 62.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 ft³.
8.8 - 12.6 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 - 0.64
0.73 - 0.86

Model Group

Model Group
A4
C-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury - Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
iron
aluminum - aluminum/magnesium

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4, 6, 8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4