2017 Audi A4 vs Mercedes C-Class: Better Sales Doesn’t Mean Better Car

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is currently the bestselling luxury compact sedan but does this mean that it is the best choice around? We actually though the C-Class is the best car in its class until we tried out the Audi A4.

When comparing the A4 with the C300 which we tested out last month, we realized that the car packs more punch and power than its rival. The A4 relies on a 2L turbo-4 engine just like the C-Class but it can develop more power and also return better fuel economy.

In figures, the A4 can churn out 252hp and 273ft-lbs of torque while also returning 7.7L/100km at best. This is about 11hp more than the C300 and it is also 0.1L/100km better as well. To make it extra interesting, the A4 is actually heavier than the C300.

It is an interesting outcome and we are amazed by the more engaging drive which the A4 has to offer. It goes to say that the A4 is truly the better choice but this is with the exception of the interior. This is where the C300 excels at and it could also be why many have opted for the vehicle.