Mercedes C class 2011 vs Audi A5 2011

Mercedes C class
2011 -
Audi A5
2011 - 2016
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.1 Diesel3.0 Diesel


Power: 204 HP204 HP
Torque: 500 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.1 seconds7.1 seconds
Mercedes C class and Audi A5 have the same engine power, but Mercedes C class torque is 100 NM more than Audi A5.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 4.94.9
Fuel tank capacity: 59 litres63 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 1200 km in combined cycle1280 km in combined cycle
1400 km on highway1360 km on highway
850 km with real consumption910 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Rear wheel drive (RWD)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Front-wheel drive cars (Audi A5) have better traction on slippery roads and when climbing hills, better fuel economy, and are less expensive to purchase. On the disadvantage side, FWD cars usually have less towing capacity, poorer acceleration and harder handling. Rear-wheel drive cars (Mercedes C class) have better handling on dry roads, better acceleration, more even weight distribution and more fun to drive. RWD is also better for towing large loads. The cons of rear-wheel drive are less interior and trunk space and more difficulty maneuvering in wet and snowy conditions.


Length: 4.59 m4.63 m
Width: 1.77 m1.85 m
Height: 1.41 m1.37 m
Mercedes C class is smaller, but slightly higher.
Mercedes C class is 4 cm shorter than the Audi A5, 8 cm narrower, while the height of Mercedes C class is 3 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 450 litres455 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data829 litres
Mercedes C class has 5 litres less trunk space than the Audi A5.
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters11.5 meters
The turning circle of the Mercedes C class is 0.7 metres less than that of the Audi A5, which means Mercedes C class can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1302`065
Safety: no datano data

above average
Mercedes C class has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Audi A5 has serious deffects in 15 percent more cases than Mercedes C class, so Mercedes C class quality is probably better
Average price (€): 25 60016 800
Pros and Cons: Mercedes C klase has
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
Audi A5 has
  • lower price
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