When you’re looking for a premium compact sedan to get around the Boston area, you’re spoiled for choice. Two of the more popular options are the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4, so you might be wondering just how they compare. Fortunately Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury is on the case, and we’ve found out just what separates these two luxury sedans.

Mercedes-Benz Wins on Power

When it comes to what happens when your right foot hits the floor, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class outpaces the Audi A4 in every category.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine in the C-Class generates 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque that press you back into your seat every time you kick the throttle. A nine-speed shiftable automatic transmission ensures you always stay in the ideal powerband with limited lag between gears. And when it comes to fuel economy, the C-Class offers up to 35 mpg highway and up to 609 miles of range thanks to its 17.4 gallon fuel tank.

Meanwhile, the Audi A4 falls short despite a similar 2.0-liter turbocharged layout. Here you’ll have just 188 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque to play with, although the torque curve is lower so you’ll experience that acceleration a bit sooner. That said, the Audi transmission is only a seven-speed automatic meaning each gear is responsible for a longer pull. This means a significant drop in power when changing from gear to gear. Furthermore, the Audi only achieves up to 34 mpg highway and has a smaller fuel tank, so you’ll be stopping to fill up more often.

Luxury Features

When it comes to luxury features both vehicles are pretty evenly matched. Both offer heated leather seats, although the heating function is standard on the Audi model. Leatherette upholstery in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class gives you all the look of leather but is easier to maintain over time. A panoramic glass roof is standard on both models, as are folding rear seats and keyless entry.

Buy a Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Shrewsbury

Overall, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers you the same level of luxury but much more fun than the Audi A4. Visit Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury to test drive a new C-Class model today!

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