In this week’s article we’ll be taking a look at two vehicles at the forefront of German luxury in the automotive world, the Audi A4 and Mercedes C 300. Touching base on features from a range of years, we’ll compare everything from fuel efficiency, power, to the design and technology that define these two titans.
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First thing’s first, you’re comparing the C 300 and the A4, scrolling through different dealer websites trying to piece together which one would best fit into the budget. What you’re likely to notice, especially for those dealerships that specialize in new vehicles, there’s a major price difference between the entry level A4 and C 300. With the C 300 being much more cost prohibitive for the average buyer, does it live up to the hype? And what about the cost?
In terms of performance, the Audi A4 takes a slight lead over the C 300 when based solely on fuel efficiency, with a combined fuel efficiency of 270 mpg City/Highway in its base 2.0T engine, compared to the base C 300 which offers 26 MPG City/Highway. This slight increase in fuel efficiency is trumped by the C 300’s engine output, with 241 horsepower on the 2019 C 300’s base engine compared to Audi’s 188 horsepower. The C 300 trumps the A4, offering a more powerful ride.
For styling, the C 300 takes the cake. With beautiful curves and a more refined luxury feel, both inside and out, the C 300 is close to the pinnacle of luxury in the compact sedan market. Compared to the comfort of the A4, simply with having more leg and head room, as well as an advantage for practicality, with more cargo space, the C 300 stands as a testament to design, while the A4 espouses a utilitarian philosophy for space.
Technology between the two brands is head to head, with a suite of features available in both models from adaptive cruise control, new blind spot surveillance systems, and more, driver convenience and safety are at the forefront of the race as they are in every brand today.
Overall, the clash between the Audi A4 and Mercedes C 300 comes down to two different interpretations of German luxury. While the more austere A4 pulls ahead in efficiency and practicality, the C 300 wins in regards to its well-executed, refined styling.
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The article above is a summary of information regarding the Audi A4 and Mercedes C 300, it is collected from a variety of sources and reflective of the features of multiple model years. Consumers should pursue a variety of sources when shopping for a new vehicle, both safely in person and online. North End Motors Inc. is not to be held liable should the above information be used in any way other than for what it is intended to be, a brief comparison of vehicle models for educational purposes.