2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 Audi A4

Shoppers looking for a small luxury car perfect for a great adventure and the daily commute alike have several options on the road. Two of the most attractive are the vehicles in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 Audi A4 comparison. Either of these models offers elite luxuries, powerful engine options, and some of the most cutting edge technology. However, there are some differences.

The 2017 Audi A4 is available exclusively as a sedan, while the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in sedan, coupe or convertible body styles. Both models come with automatic climate control, driver memory settings, a rearview camera, a seven-inch display for the infotainment system, and crash avoidance technology. Both of these luxury vehicles are also available with all-wheel drive. On the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, this elite system is called 4MATIC®* while Audi models are available with quattro® all-wheel drive.

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2017 Mercede-Benz C-Class vs 2017 Audi A4
$39,500 Starting MSRP $34,900 (Ultra model)
Sedan, Coupe, Cabriolet Body Styles Sedan

2.0-L 4-cylinder turbo

2.0-L + electric motor (hybrid)

3.0-L V6 biturbo

4.0-L V-8 biturbo (handcrafted)

Engine Options

2.0-L 4-cylinder turbo

2.0-L 4-cylinder turbo Ultra

4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive quattro® 

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Engine Options

Another difference between the two small luxury vehicles in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 Audi A4 comparison is their engine options. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 sedan is available with four different main engine options, including the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated for 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This attractive engine standard in the base model delivers engaging driving that can handle many different road conditions. The 2017 C-Class is also available with a hybrid powertrain, and with elite AMG® engines, one of which is handcrafted and can offer up to 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. The 2017 Audi A4 in contrast has just two engine options. Both are 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The Ultra model offers just 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, while the more standard model offers 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

Drivers looking just for an attractive luxury sedan can be pleased with either the 2017 Audi A4 or the 2017 Mercede-Benz C-Class, but those seeking versatile body styles and engine options (as well as premium and historic quality and good looks) may want to opt for the Mercedes-Benz.

You can learn more about the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Houston TX by contacting a member of the Star Motor Cars sales team or exploring our inventory today.


*Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sporty steering wheel
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