2017 Audi A4 Sedan vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC Sedan

When it comes to luxury sedans, there are few vehicles that can rival German-made marques. Most of them have a history of excellent design as well as high build quality due to the use of high quality materials and manufacturing technologies. When interested in buying sedans, the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic are both impressive models that will satisfy any luxury car enthusiast. When it comes down to it, however, the Audi clearly is the better option of the two.

Design & Style

Both the Audi and the Mercedes stand out for their unique design and style cues. The Audi has a cleaner, more sophisticated look compared to the Mercedes, which has a more flowing design thanks to the use of many curvy elements. The Audi's exterior is obviously better than the Mercedes'

The interior styling of the two is comparable in terms of the quality of materials used. All the surfaces look and feel well made. However, the Audi has a cleaner interior, with a less clustered dashboard and an easy to use console through a high definition screen at the center of the dashboard. It also has more legroom in both the front and the rear compared to the Mercedes.

Technology & Safety

You can expect amazing technological and safety features in current German vehicles, and the Audi A4 and Mercedes don't disappoint. Some of the notable features notable in the Audi include lane departure warning systems, blind spot monitoring and a collision mitigation system. Standard safety features common to both vehicles include ABS, driver and passenger airbags and exterior designs aimed at limiting pedestrian injury in case of an accident.

Overall, the two cars might have more or less the same technology, but the Audi edges out the Mercedes in that most of these technologies are standard and much easier to use compared to the Mercedes. Most of the technology in the Mercedes is accessible through the COMAND system, which has a reputation for being difficult to use, and is widely considered one of the worst command systems.


The Audi has a clear power advantage over the Mercedes, and its all-wheel drive system ensures crisper control compared to the Mercedes. Both vehicles have 2.0-liter engines, but the Audi produces 10 more horsepower compared to the Mercedes. The Audi's 7-speed dual-clutch transmission also ensures smoother power delivery compared to the Mercedes' 7-speed automatic. This manifests in the Audi's faster 0 to 60 mph times, as well as better handling quality. Despite this, however, the Audi has better fuel economy compared to the Mercedes, and also costs less than the Mercedes.

The Bottom Line

Make no mistake, the Mercedes and the Audi are both very well made vehicles. When compared, however, the Audi has a lot more to offer in both technical terms and how it makes drivers and passengers feel. As a result, it makes a lot more sense to invest in the Audi sedan.

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Classic Audi is located in Eastchester New York, and serves the Tri-State area. If you are interested in test driving the Audi A4 sedan, all you have to do is drop by or call us to arrange for a booking.


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