2017 Audi A6 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300

As far as luxury sedans go, the Mercedes-Benz E class has always been thought to be one of the best luxury mid-size sedans. However, Audi is a great contender for this spot. People looking to buy German luxury sedans in Eastchester may therefore be torn between getting the 2017 Audi A6 and the 2017 Mercedes Benz E300. In this comparison, you will discover that the Audi is clearly the better option.

Design & Style

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 features a combination of aggressive styling with elegant lines, and the result is a truly beautiful car. Every detail is designed to make the car have a more commanding presence, as well as a bold and muscular look. The 2017 Audi A6, on the other hand, features sporty styling characterized by a minimal number of body creases, as well as an angular design. In comparison, the Audi looks fresher and more sophisticated compared to the Mercedes, which may seem overdone if placed side to side with the Mercedes.

The interior styling of the 2017 Mercedes E300 features a sculpted cabin with flowing lines and high quality trim, such as leather and wood. It is a stylish and comfortable environment to be in. On the other hand, the 2017 Audi A6 has a cleaner-looking interior, devoid of any clutter. The sweeping dashboard makes the cabin feel wider, and the use of high quality material for detailing on all surfaces gives it a premium look and feel. Though very closely matched, the 2017 Audi A6's interior is the better of the two.

Technology & Safety

Technology and safety are features that Mercedes as a brand focuses on, and very few other car manufacturers can match their innovation. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 has features such as voice control, a HD audio receiver, Dual USB ports, Bluetooth streaming and dual zone climate control among many others. The LED ambient lighting is one of the most popular features in the car.

The Audi features a digital instrument binnacle as well as two touchscreens in the middle of the dashboard. New technologies you can expect from the 2017 Audi A6 include haptic feedback from the touchscreens, an artificial intelligence function with wireless local area connectivity and a driver assist package. Audi's control system works much better than Mercedes' COMAND system which many users find difficult to use. The 2017 Audi A6 also features a host of safety features including a five star overall NHTSA rating, traction control, stability control and many other standard safety features such as multiple airbags.


The 2017 Audi A6 offers better performance compared to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300, while still offering better fuel efficiency and lower emissions. The 2017 E300 is powered by a 2.0 liter inline 4 engine which produces 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The Audi A6 has a similar displacement but more powerful engine, generating 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. To top it off, the 2017 Audi A6 also has a better range compared to the Mercedes. In all performance metrics, the 2017 Audi A6 clearly outperforms the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300.

The Bottom Line

No matter how you look at it, the 2017 Audi A6 has a lot more to offer compared to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300. It's also more affordable compared to the Mercedes, so you can use the extra money to get more optional extras for the Audi.

Ready to Schedule a 2017 Audi A6 Test Drive Today?

At Classic Audi, we offer you an opportunity to test-drive the 2017 Audi A6. We are located in Eastchester, and serve the Tri-State area. Simply call us to book for an appointment, or drop by our dealership for a walk-in visit.


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