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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $60,075

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3   
Difference: $16,280

Lowest Total Invoice: $55,941

Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3   
Difference: $15,135

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3E-Class
TrimRS 3AMG E43
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $54,900 $72,400
Base Invoice $51,058 $67,332
Technology Package 3,200  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 720
Rear side airbags 350 420
Cargo organizer 75 300
Synthetic suede steering wheel   500
Wood trim   0
Panoramic sunroof   1,090
Technology Package 2,976  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 670
Rear side airbags 326 391
Cargo organizer 70 279
Synthetic suede steering wheel   465
Wood trim   0
Panoramic sunroof   1,014
Options (change) 4,200 3,030
Options (change) 3,908 2,819
Destination 975 925
Total Price $60,075 $76,355
Total Invoice $55,941 $71,076

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $12,240
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $11,374
Model Year20182017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3E-Class
TrimRS 3AMG E43
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine400hp I5396hp V6
TransmissionS7T9
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/28 MPG18/25 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)705, 14590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/35-19245/40-19
Total Price$60,075$76,355
Adjustments for Features0-4,040
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$60,075$72,315
Total Invoice$55,941$71,076
Adjustments for Features0-3,761
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$55,941$67,315

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Features Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year20182017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3E-Class
TrimRS 3AMG E43
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Power trunk closer $350
Remote climate control $25
Remote start via app $75
Remote window/roof operation $15
Semi-automated parking system $500
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Universal garage door opener $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Pedestrian detection $50
Rollover sensor $50
Secondary collision brake assist$25 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Tires, run-flat $150
Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication $0
Cargo Management 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support $100
Aux input$50 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Handwriting recognition$200 
MP3-compatible player$50 
Navigation map updates, three years $0
Near-field communications (NFC) $25
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325
Wireless charging station $75
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Chronometer $100
Compass$0 
Cornering lights$50 
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Performance meter$150 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Dual-mode exhaust, switchable$500 
Launch control$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Manual tilt adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual tilt adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, driver seat $200
Memory system, passenger seat $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat $100
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power height adjuster, driver seat $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power recliner, driver seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Synthetic suede door panel trim$250 
Synthetic suede headliner $650
Upholstered instrument panel $300
Wood trim $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable $1000
Crosswind stabilization $50
Total Value of Features$8,025$12,065
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$4,040
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,761

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year20182017
ModelA3 / S3 / RS3E-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.8 in115.7 in
Length175.4 in193.8 in
Width70.7 in73.7 in
Height55.7 in57.8 in
Curb Weight3,593 lb.4,145 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom36.5 in37.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room54.8 in57.8 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom36.1 in38.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.0 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in36.2 in
Cargo Volume12.3 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A3 / S3 / RS3 RS 3

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Performance meter150No
Surround sound250Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Bang & Olufsen, 705W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Total Requested181572%
Total Not Requested70028%

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