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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 Audi A4

Delivering the most premium features available in performance, technology, and safety, luxury brands dominate the automotive industry and are loved by countless drivers across the world. To highlight one of the Mercedes-Benz flagship models, the C-Class, we created this simple 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 Audi A4 comparison. Check out how the two world-renowned brands stack up head to head.

The C-Class has an advantage over the A4 right away in terms of body style choice. The C-Class offers three body styles to choose from as opposed to the A4's two. Drivers seeking a convertible are out of luck with the A4, but not the C-Class. However, drivers after an all-road wagon won't find one in the C-class lineup. The C-Class and A4 both offer responsive, thrilling performance and intelligent AWD systems to inspire confidence and peace of mind on the road. Both models are also affordably priced.

C-Class vs A4

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 


2018 Audi A4

Sedan, Coupe, &  Cabriolet 

Available Body Styles Sedan & Sports-Wagon
Starting MSRP $36,000
275 horsepower 
Max Horsepower 252 horsepower
4MATIC® Intelligent AWD 
All-Wheel Drive Quattro AWD with Ultra System


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Models and Specs 

To appeal to a wide variety of drivers and driving needs, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup offers three body styles—coupe, sedan, and cabriolet. Whether you're looking for a premium family vehicle or an upscale cruiser to spoil yourself, the C-Class has you covered.  The three body styles are discussed below including pricing information, model options, and performance specs.  

2018 C-Class Sedan | Models: C 300, C 300 4MATIC®, and C 350e Plug-in Hybrid. Starting MSRP range: $40,250-$47,900*.   Max output: 241 hp and 273 lb-ft torque for the gas models and combined 275 hp and 443 lb-ft torque for the hybrid model. Max acceleration rate: 0-60 MPH in 5.8 seconds.  

2018 C-Class Coupe | Models: C 300 and C 300 4MATIC®. Starting MSRP range: $43,200-$45,200*. Max output: 241 hp and 273 lb-ft torque. Max acceleration rate: 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds.  

2018 C-Class Cabriolet | Models: C 300 and C 300 4MATIC®. Starting MSRP range: $51,200-$53,200*. Max output: 241 hp and 273 lb-ft torque. Max acceleration rate: 0-60 MPH in 6.3 seconds.  

*MSRP does/does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.] 

2018 C-Class Sedan in White
2018 C-Class Command Center Black and Red
2018 C-Class Interior Maroon and Black
2018 C-Class in Black Side View