2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 Audi A4

One of the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 Audi A4 comparison may catch the eye of drivers seeking a premium compact sedan for daily commuting needs and weekend driving fun. Each of these models offers premium luxury features, engaging handling, cutting-edge driver assistance technology, and elegant lines. However, there are some differences between them.

The base 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 model comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated for 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. This model can go from 0-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds and is available with rear-wheel drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive*. The 2018 Audi A4 Premium model is available with a choice of two 2.0-liter turbocharged engines. The 2.0 ultra model is oriented toward fuel efficiency and offers only 190 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Opting for the other engine option makes the 2018 Audi A4 competitive with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 thanks to 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

side by side images of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2018 Audi A4 compact sedans

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Audi A4 2.0T ultra Premium
$40,250* Starting MSRP $36,000
2.0-L turbo four-cylinder (241 hp) Base Engine 2.0-L turbo four-cylinder (190 hp)
Rear-wheel Standard Drive Type Front-wheel
5.8 seconds Acceleration Time 7.1 seconds

Driver Assistance and Technology on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Both the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 Audi A4 comparison offer attractive features for luxury shoppers. While only one model in this comparison offers the design and history of the Mercedes-Benz brand, both do have many comfort and convenience features like an expansive sunroof, advanced infotainment and sound systems, and automatic climate control and crash prevention features. Drivers are able to keep track of changing traffic conditions with Mercedes-Benz COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS or Audi pre sense® city, or be protected in the event of an accident with Mercedes-Benz PRESAFE®* or Audi pre sense® basic.

If you would like to learn more about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the Kansas City area, or even take a test drive to try the handling and engine performance of this compact sedan, contact a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City sales team today.

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

*MSRP for a 2018 C 300 includes transportation charge. Excludes all options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

*PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.

side view of a silver 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 on the road
2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 trunk space
rear seats of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300
rear and side view of a blue 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300