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2021 Audi A3 Sedan
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Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan
2021 Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
10 ft³
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Horsepower
228 hp @ 4500 rpm
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
385 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
384 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,428 lbs
3,582 lbs
3,825 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
30 MPG
21 MPG
City
22 MPG
26 MPG
18 MPG
Highway
30 MPG
36 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 Tons/yr
5.9 Tons/yr
8.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
15.6 gallons
17.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
319 miles
405.6 miles
313.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
435 miles
561.6 miles
469.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.7 in
185.7 in
185 in
Height
55.7 in
56.8 in
56.3 in
Max Width
70.7 in
71.9 in
71.3 in
Front Width
61.2 in
62.3 in
63.1 in
Rear Width
60.1 in
62.9 in
61.3 in
Wheelbase
103.8 in
112.2 in
111.8 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
N/A
3.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.2 in
42 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
36.5 in
38.7 in
37.1 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
56 in
55.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.2 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
36.1 in
37.6 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53 in
54.6 in
55 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
10 ft³
17 ft³
12.6 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
37.4 ft
39.7 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8"
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/40HR18
P225/45HR18
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
P225/40HR18
P225/45HR18
P245/40HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White
  • Quantum Gray
  • Cosmos Blue Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black w/Gray Stitching, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Chestnut Brown, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Magma Red w/Anthracite, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Rock Gray/Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black w/Red Stitching, MB-TEX/DINAMICA Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Oyster Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Red Topstitching, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Cranberry Red, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Not Available
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Not Available
Standard
Standard
A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Optional
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional
Optional
ABS
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Not Available
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
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