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Audi A4 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Audi A4 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $49,975

Audi A4 A4 2.0T   
Difference: $680

Lowest Total Invoice: $46,548

Audi A4 A4 2.0T   
Difference: $626

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017201720172017
ModelA4C-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-Class
TrimA4 2.0TC300C350eAMG C43AMG C63AMG C63 S
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $37,300 $39,500 $46,050 $52,000 $65,200 $72,800
Base Invoice $34,690 $36,735 $42,827 $48,360 $60,636 $67,704
Premium Plus Package 3,800          
Technology Package 3,250          
Metallic paint (extra cost) 575 720 720 720 720 720
Wood trim 350          
Rear side airbags 350          
Sport Plus Package 3,400          
Leather Seating Package   2,050 2,050      
Premium 3 Package   5,400 5,400   2,450 2,450
Heated front seats   580 580      
Panoramic sunroof   1,480 1,480 1,480 1,480 1,480
Lighting Package     800      
Garmin Map Pilot       625    
Leather seating surfaces       1,620    
AMG Leather Package         2,590  
Premium Plus Package 3,534          
Technology Package 3,024          
Metallic paint (extra cost) 536 670 670 670 670 670
Wood trim 326          
Rear side airbags 326          
Sport Plus Package 3,162          
Leather Seating Package   1,907 1,907      
Premium 3 Package   5,022 5,022   2,279 2,279
Heated front seats   539 539      
Panoramic sunroof   1,376 1,376 1,376 1,376 1,376
Lighting Package     744      
Garmin Map Pilot       581    
Leather seating surfaces       1,507    
AMG Leather Package         2,409  
Options (change) 11,725 10,230 11,030 4,445 7,240 4,650
Options (change) 10,908 9,514 10,258 4,134 6,734 4,325
Destination 950 925 925 925 925 925
Gas Tax 0 0 -4,043 0 0 0
Total Price $49,975 $50,655 $53,962 $57,370 $73,365 $78,375
Total Invoice $46,548 $47,174 $49,967 $53,419 $68,295 $72,954

The configured Audi A4 4dr Sedan

The configured Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

Even when the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Audi A4 A4 2.0T trim is $37,300. The features would cost an additional $11,725. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $49,975.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 trim is $39,500. The features would cost an additional $10,230. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $50,655.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350e trim is $46,050. The features would cost an additional $11,030. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $53,962.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C43 trim is $52,000. The features would cost an additional $4,445. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $57,370.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 trim is $65,200. The features would cost an additional $7,240. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $73,365.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 S trim is $72,800. The features would cost an additional $4,650. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $78,375.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A4 trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Audi A4 4dr Sedan

The configured Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

Even when the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Audi A4 A4 2.0T trim is $34,690. The features would cost an additional $10,908. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $46,548.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 trim is $36,735. The features would cost an additional $9,514. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $47,174.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350e trim is $42,827. The features would cost an additional $10,258. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $49,967.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C43 trim is $48,360. The features would cost an additional $4,134. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $53,419.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 trim is $60,636. The features would cost an additional $6,734. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $68,295.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 S trim is $67,704. The features would cost an additional $4,325. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $72,954.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Audi A4 trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Audi A4 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Audi A4 A4 2.0T
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,365
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,195
Model Year201720172017201720172017
ModelA4C-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-Class
TrimA4 2.0TC300C350eAMG C43AMG C63AMG C63 S
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine252hp I4241hp I4208hp I4 PiH362hp V6469hp V8503hp V8
TransmissionS7T7T7T9T7T7
DrivetrainFWDRWDRWDAWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)755, 19590, 13590, 13?, 5590, 13590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-18225/50-17225/45-18225/45-18245/40-18245/35-19
Total Price$49,975$50,655$53,962$57,370$73,365$78,375
Adjustments for Features-1,6850-2,125-810-1,625-2,325
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$48,290$50,655$51,837$56,560$71,740$76,050
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,182$5,905$21,085$25,395
Total Invoice$46,548$47,174$49,967$53,419$68,295$72,954
Adjustments for Features-1,5690-1,968-754-1,513-2,164
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$44,979$47,174$47,999$52,665$66,782$70,790
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$825$5,491$19,608$23,616

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Features Comparison: Audi A4 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Model Year201720172017201720172017
ModelA4C-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-Class
TrimA4 2.0TC300C350eAMG C43AMG C63AMG C63 S
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200     
7-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1200$1200 $1200$1200
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic   $1400  
FWD$0     
RWD $0$0 $0$0
AWD   $1700  
Accessories 
Eco accelerator  $100   
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100$100 $100$100
Power decklid $350$350 $350$350
Remote climate control $25$25$25$25$25
Remote start via app $75$75$75$75$75
Remote window/roof operation $15$15$15$15$15
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250     
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350$350$350$350$350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Collision preparation system, rear$100     
Knee airbag, passenger$100     
Obstacle detection, front$200     
Obstacle detection, rear$300     
Pedestrian detection$50     
Rear cross-traffic detection$100     
Rollover sensor$50     
Secondary collision brake assist$25     
Temporary spare tire$150     
Tires, run-flat $150$150$150  
Vehicle exit assist$25     
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50     
Console with shifter$150     
Console without shifter $150$150$150$150$150
Overhead sunglass holder $25$25$25$25$25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50     
Android Auto support$0     
App support $100$100 $100$100
Apple CarPlay support$0     
Aux input$50     
CD player $125$125$125$125$125
CD player, remote$100     
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0 $0$0
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200 $200$200
Media drive$15$15$15 $15$15
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0 $0$0
Rear air vents $100$100$100$100$100
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250     
SMS text-to-speech reader $50$50$50$50$50
Surround sound$250$250$250 $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300     
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325$325$325$325$325
Traffic + travel information$25$25$25 $25$25
Traffic information   $25  
Exterior 
Body kit$0 $0$0$0$0
Painted brake calipers (optional)     $0
Panoramic sunroof $1200$1200$1200$1200$1200
Rear spoiler    $200$200
Sunroof$900     
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock $25$25   
Auto-dimming headlights  $200   
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75     
Boost gauge   $75$75$75
Chronometer   $100$100$100
Fog lights$125     
Interior ambient lighting$150     
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150$150 $150$150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250     
Large energy flow and fuel economy display  $25   
LED headlights$1000 $1000   
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750  $750$750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25$25$25$25$25
Steering-linked headlights  $150   
Powertrain 
3.6 kW onboard charger  $0   
6 kWh battery pack  $0   
Active rear differential     $500
Dual-mode exhaust    $250$250
Electronically-variable engine mounts (performance-oriented)     $500
Launch control    $100$100
Limited-slip rear differential    $300 
Raised top speed limiter     $0
Regenerative braking$0     
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100  $100  
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200$200 $200$200
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150$150$150 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50     
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50     
Memory system, passenger seat $150$150$150$150$150
Metal pedals$75  $75$75$75
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50$50$50$50$50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50$50$50$50$50
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100$100$100$100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100$100$100
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces$0     
Synthetic suede steering wheel     $150
Upholstered instrument panel   $300$300$300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Active steering$1000     
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 $500$500$500$500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical $100    
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable  $1000   
Crosswind stabilization $50$50$50$50$50
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 $0$0$0$0
Suggestive steering $0$0$0$0$0
Total Value of Features$8,415$6,730$8,855$7,540$8,355$9,055
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,685$0$2,125$810$1,625$2,325
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,5690-1,968-754-1,513-2,164

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Specifications Comparison: Audi A4 vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Model Year20172017
ModelA4C-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase111.0 in111.8 in
Length186.1 in184.5 in
Width72.5 in71.3 in
Height56.2 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,451 lb.3,418 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.9 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.9 in37.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.3 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.4 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.5 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.7 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume13.0 ft312.6 ft3

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Option Package Details
Audi A4 A4 2.0T

Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Body kit0Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Surround sound250Yes
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
245/40HR18 tires400No
LED headlights-250Yes
Bang & Olufsen, 755W, 19 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Total Requested107545%
Total Not Requested132555%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Vehicle exit assist25No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Remote app25Yes
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
HD radio50Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Total Requested169076%
Total Not Requested52524%
Sport Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces0No
Active steering1000No
Metal pedals75Yes
245/40YR18 tires400No
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested117546%
Total Not Requested140054%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300

Leather Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Surround sound250Yes
LED tail lights0No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750Yes
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Satellite radio200Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested259069%
Total Not Requested115031%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350e

Leather Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200No
LED headlights250Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Total Requested25042%
Total Not Requested35058%
Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Surround sound250Yes
LED tail lights0No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750Yes
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Satellite radio200Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested259069%
Total Not Requested115031%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C43

Garmin Map Pilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63

Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested94057%
Total Not Requested70043%
AMG Leather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Total Requested900100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 S

Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
LED tail lights0No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested169071%
Total Not Requested70029%

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