2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Audi A4

Luxury shoppers in the market for an elegant and sporty small sedan have several options to choose from. In this 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2017 Audi A4 comparison, we are going to look at one of the base models in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup, and its Audi rival. These two vehicles offer similar trunk space (coming in at 12.6 cubic feet of cargo space for the Mercedes-Benz model, and just 13 cubic feet for the 2018 Audi A4) and many of the same features. Both also come standard with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine. However, what these two vehicles do with that same displacement is radically different.

The single engine option on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 is a turbocharged four-cylinder that offers drivers an impressive 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. That is an attractive number, but it stands out especially when compared against the standard output with the base four-cylinder on the 2018 Audi A4. That model offers just 190 horsepower and 235 pound-feet of torque. Even drivers who upgrade to the more impressive engine option on this Audi sedan will get only 252 horsepower and the same 273 pound-feet of torque offered by the Mercedes-Benz model.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Audi A4
$40,250 Starting MSRP $36,000
241 hp, 273 lb-ft Base Engine Output 190 hp, 236 lb-ft
5.8 seconds Standard 0-60 7.1 seconds
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 7-Speed Auto-Shift Manual

Selectable Driving Modes on the 2018 C 300

Impressive base engine output isn't the only performance advantage that the C-Class brings to the road. Both of the vehicles in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Audi A4 comparison feature selectable driving modes, which allow drivers to enjoy the handling and performance experience that they are looking for in their sporty luxury sedan. The DYNAMIC SELECT driver program selector on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 offers drivers the choice between ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual modes. The Audi drive select system on the 2017 Audi A4 offers just four modes: Comfort, Auto, Dynamic, and Individual.

Both of the models in this comparison are, in addition to premium driving fun, available with elite safety features that can help drivers stay more aware of changing road conditions. The 2018 Aud A4 offers Audi pre sense®, while the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 also comes standard with a variety of driver assistance features like collision prevention assistance, ATTENTION ASSIST®, a rearview camera, PRESAFE®, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Features like DISTRONIC PLUS® adaptive cruise control are also available.

To learn more about the full range of features that will be available on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 in San Luis Obispo, CA at Alfano Motorcars, contact a member of our sales team today.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class seen from the front
rear view of a black 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class parked in front of mountains
close wheel view of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
side view of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class driving in front of mountains