Compact luxury cars are a unique class. On the one hand, they’re tailored for drivers who spend a lot of time between the monolithic buildings of the city. Nimble and able to be parked, these shorter sedans make quick work of narrow parking garages and challenging stretches of crowded urban Earth. On the other hand, they’re also made to give you the luxury of a luxury sedan while you’re navigating the one-way streets and metered lots of Urbania. Simply put, they’re vehicles built to feel much larger and more comfortable on the inside than they appear on the outside.
As a totem model in this class, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has spent its time on the market showing drivers that Mercedes-Benz signature refinement, comfort and performance are all available in a small car. Up against the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class today is the 2019 Audi A4. Let’s see how these two compare.
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2019 Audi A4
|255 horsepower (2.0L turbo)||Base engine power||188 horsepower (2.0L turbo)|
|9-speed automatic||Transmission||7-speed DCT|
|469 horsepower (AMG® C 63)||Maximum horsepower||349 horsepower (Audi S4)|
|RWD, 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive||Drive types||FWD, all-wheel drive|
|5.7 seconds (C 300)||Base 0-60 acceleration||7.1 seconds (A4 2.0T)|
|$41,400||MSRP starts at||$37,400|
With the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you can enjoy Mercedes-Benz legendary power and refinement in a small car. Whether you choose the base 2.0L turbocharged engine in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 or want the heart-racing thrill of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 43 or 2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 63, you’ll find it to offer the most thrill and refinement.
While the 2019 Audi A4 offers extra refinement over its Volkswagen platform-mate, it can’t match the unique elegance and sophistication of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. You can see this at work in the engines and transmissions the cars have. You can see it at work in their acceleration times and drive types. Finally, you can see it at work in their design, which sees the Mercedes-Benz adopting a stately and composed exterior while the Audi A4 prefers to dip slightly below subtlety into forgettability.
At Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City, we’re Kansas City’s largest inventory of new, pre-owned and certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz models. If you’re in the market for a small car that feels like a vacation every time you climb into it, you’ll find it in the C-Class. If you’re looking for the best place to find your C-Class, you’ll find that at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City.