2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs. 2017 Audi A5


2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300


2017 Audi A5

While presenting an impressive facade of luxury, the 2017 Audi A5 lacks the technology, power, and style of the exceptionally evocative 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300. From safety features to horsepower, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class strikingly outclasses the Audi A5 at every turn. When you turn to the luxury segment, accept nothing less than the pinnacle represented by the Mercedes-Benz C 300—and you can drive it today near Cedar Park and Austin.


Just as a designer suit can be custom-fitted around your frame, so should a luxury sedan or coupe demonstrate a willingness to work around your needs and wants by presenting bespoke power options.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 holds those in spades, with engine options including:

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Generates up to 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • 3.0L Turbocharged V6: Generates up to 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque.
  • 4.0L Turbocharged V8: Generates up to 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque.

The 2017 Audi A5 adopts an off-the-rack, one-size-fits-all philosophy that lends itself poorly to the upscale segment. No options exist at all; in fact, you’ll be tied to a 2.0L four-cylinder that produces up to just 220 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 is equally discerning in terms of your transmission. All models come fitted as standard with a sophisticated 7-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles. The Audi A5’s standard six-speed manual transmission seems markedly outdated in contrast.


The sharply engaging ride of the Mercedes-Benz lineup has entered into legend, and the Mercedes-Benz C 300 aptly demonstrates the manufacturer’s willingness to go the extra mile in terms of fittings and features.

A masterclass in comfort and convenience, the Mercedes-Benz C 300 provides several innovative features that are lacking from the 2017 Audi A5, including:

  • Seatbelt Presenters
  • Surround View Camera System
  • Crosswind Assist
  • 590-Watt Surround Sound System

The Mercedes-Benz even offers greater interior practicality than the Audi A5, with a 40/20/40-split folding rear row allowing for more cargo-carrying configurations than can be accommodated with the Audi’s basic 60/40-split folding rear row.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Demonstrates the True Meaning of Luxury

Available as either a sedan or a coupe, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 is one of the finest vehicles in its segment, effortlessly excluding entries like the 2017 Audi A5 from reaching the top spot. If you’d like to find out more, don’t hesitate to contact Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown—the dealership of choice for Cedar Park and Austin drivers.