The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Compared to the Audi A4
To the most discerning of us, a luxury performance vehicle is more than just that; it’s where we relax or get a rush, and it’s our companion on the road. Choosing the right vehicle for us can be difficult, but sometimes a side-by-side comparison can bring clarity. If you’re considering a Mercedes-Benz C-Class for you and your family, then perhaps you’re also considering its competition. The Audi A4 certainly is a major competitor to the C-Class, for example. To help you narrow down your choices, let’s compare these two vehicles and the advantages of one over the other:
Luxury and affordability aren’t mutually exclusive. The new C-Class is being praised for its impeccable interior, plethora of customization options, and ton of engine choices, making for outstanding value. The level of craftsmanship is one of many things that distinguish the C-Class from other luxury sedans, and the hand-finished wood options reflect this quite well. And the C-Class outperforms many competitors too with its Direct Injection and multispark ignition that self-tunes in mere milliseconds to enhance performance without compromising fuel efficiency.
The new 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission makes for that much smoother a ride this year over last, which you’ll find out for yourself during a test drive at Overseas Motors. You’ll likely also enjoy the DYNAMIC SELECT system which lets you determine the vehicle’s driving character, from sporty to economical. Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC cruise control and Active Parking Assist are here to make your driving experience even more pleasurable.
There’s a lot to like with the C-Class, but it definitely does have some competition, especially from Audi.
2018 Audi A4
There are a lot of reasons to like the new Audi A4, such as the innovative Audi virtual cockpit with its high-resolution 12.3-inch LCD screen. The A4 is quite customizable with plenty of sporty options to add, like the Audi dynamic steering and sport suspension. Quattro® all-wheel drive makes handling your A4 a pleasure regardless of the locale or season, and Audi Pre Sense® is there to secure the vehicle during emergency maneuvers, and can also help with detecting vehicles and pedestrians on the road.
Both vehicles have a lot to offer, but perhaps a side-by-side will give you a better idea of which is best for you:
2018 Audi A4
|Power||241 HP; 273 lb-ft Torque||252 HP; 273 lb-ft Torque|
|Fuel Economy||10.5 City / 7.5 Highway L/100 km||10.0 City / 7.0 Highway L/100 km|
|Transmission||9G-TRONIC 9-speed||7-speed S tronic|
|0 – 100 km||5.9s||6.0s|
|All-Wheel Drive||4MATIC Permanent AWD||Quattro Permanent AWD|
|Attention Assist®||Standard||Not Available|
|Cooled Front Seats||Standard||Not Available|
|Front Power Headrest,
Front Power Memory Seats,
Vehicle Location System,
We believe you’ll find the 2018 C-Class is an excellent investment. You can expect a lot of value here, with an MSRP, power and efficiency comparable to that of the A4, and with a ton of advantages on top of it, including:
- A better, smoother transmission, 9-speed
- More standard safety features
- A ton of standard and available luxury features
- Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC Permanent AWD, unmatched in the segment
- A 2017 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS, and likely the same for 2018
So there you have it. The 2018 C-Class offers excellent performance along with the Audi A4, but with a lot more value packed in. We welcome you to browse our inventory of Mercedes-Benz vehicles for our selection of new 2018 C-Class models, or contact us for further details on this new luxury performance sedan, the 2018 C-Class!