2018 Audi A5 vs.. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class near Schaumburg, IL

If you are interested in purchasing a luxury car, the two brands that come to mind first are inevitably Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Both are well known for their lavish designs and sporty performance, but one is superior. For anyone interested in purchasing a small luxury sports sedan or hatchback, allow us to lay out the pros and cons of the 2018 Audi A5 Premium Plus Sportback, starting at $45,600 MSRP, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC Sedan, starting at $42,250 MSRP. To learn more about the Audi A5 alone, visit our research pages or head straight to our new vehicle inventory.

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Engine Specs

Audi quattro® is one of the best, if not the best, all-wheel drive systems ever created. Many drivers prefer the handling of the new Audi A5 over the Mercedes Benz C 300. Not only is the Audi A5 more responsive and fun to drive, it's also faster, more powerful, and more fuel-efficient than the new Mercedes Benz C-Class. See for yourself in the table below.  

2018 Audi A5


2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300

2.0L Turbo I4


2.0L Turbo I4

252 HP


241 HP

273 lb.-ft.


273 lb.-ft.

24/34 MPG

EPA city/highway rating

23/32 MPG

5.7 seconds

0-60 MPH Acceleration Time

6.0 seconds

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Comfort

When you purchase a luxury vehicle, you deserve one that goes above and beyond to ensure your comfort. The Audi A5 uses only the highest quality materials throughout and gives special attention to every passenger, whether they are seated in the front or the back. For that reason, many luxury car buyers prefer the Audi A5 over the Mercedes-Benz C 300.

  • Leather upholstery is only standard in the new Audi A5.
  • If you want heated front seats, they come standard in the Audi A5 Premium Plus but as an option in the Mercedes-Benz C 300. Heated rear seats are only available in the Audi A5.
  • While the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has dual-zone automatic climate control, the three-zone climate control in the Audi A5 allows rear passengers to select a different temperature setting than the driver and front passenger.
  • While both models have a sunroof, the panoramic sunroof in the Audi A5 Premium Plus lets in sunshine and a breeze to both rows of seating.

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Interior Comparison near Schaumburg, IL

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Technology

Luxury vehicle manufacturers like Audi and Mercedes-Benz are always on the forefront of vehicle technology, so it's little surprise that the new A5 and C 300 are full of some of the most advanced safety and entertainment system available. However, most drivers will be more pleased with the many features that come standard on the Audi A5.

  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ are standard features in the A5, rather than an additional cost option like in the C 300.
  • A voice control system is standard in the Audi A5, and only an option in the Mercedes-Benz C 300.
  • A fully digital instrument panel is available only in the new Audi A5, when its equipped with the navigation package.
  • The Audi has several unique safety features, like Audi pre sense® which can anticipate a collision and prep the vehicle to minimize damage, and Vehicle Exit Assist, which lets you know when it's safe to open the door while street parked.

Test Drive the New 2018 Audi A5 near Schaumburg, IL

It is clear that drivers will receive a more luxurious, advanced cabin and more thrilling driving experience by selecting the new 2018 Audi A5. To experience this vehicle for yourself, schedule a visit to our Audi dealership serving Schaumburg, IL by calling (888) 698-1441.

2018 Audi A5 vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Comparison near Schaumburg, IL