The Mercedes-Benz C 300 and the Jaguar XE are two competitors that set the standard for the rest of the industry. As midsize sedans, they are also two of the most popular vehicles of their respective brands. On the outside, they could even be considered brothers to someone who doesn't know a lot of luxury vehicles. They are roughly an inch apart in almost every direction and they represent importance without the need for a large price tag.
One of the first places you look to compare two similar cars is under the hood. In this case, you will two almost identical engines. This engine is of course the bulletproof 2.0L turbocharged configuration that was discovered in the 1980s as the sweet spot for size and induction. These two versions of it are only different by one horsepower, but have a range of 22 lb-ft of torque. This doesn't seem like much, and it's not, but as little as one lb-ft of torque can make the difference of being able to get the back tires loose.
|2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300||VS||2017 Jaguar XF|
|273 lb-ft||Torque||251 lb-ft|
|3,417 lbs||Curb Weight||
|6.2 Seconds||0-60||6.5 Seconds|
Power and efficiency are two words that do not go together at all. They are at opposite sides of the spectrum, yet somehow Mercedes-Benz has managed to bring them together with cars like the C-Class. It has the same size engine, but it makes more power, uses less gas, and can jump from zero to 60 faster than the lighter Jaguar XE. Where does the magic come from? The only explanation for the mechanical advantage in the C-Class is balance. Mercedes-Benz is known for cars like the Mercedes-Benz AMG® GT with near-perfect balance. This means a low center of gravity, planted in the middle of the car, but it also means finding the perfect power to weight ratio. Mercedes-Benz is one of the best companies in the world at this, and the 2017 C 300 is living proof. If you have any questions about why the C-Class is the best bang for your buck, contact us today at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead!