2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 Audi A6

When it comes to securing an elegant midsize luxury sedan, there are many high-quality options. Two of them are featured in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 Audi A6 comparison. While there are many similarities between these two models, there are some key differences. The 2016 Audi A6 is available in several trim levels and engine options at the beginning of the model year, while the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is currently available in one elegant model with either rear-wheel or 4Matic all-wheel drive. This singular model has a higher starting price than the base A6, but it offers premium amenities without approaching the cost of its rival's top trim.

One fantastic advantage on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class which is not available on the 2017 Audi A6 is the host of near-autonomous safety features. While the Audi is available with features like parking assist and adaptive cruise control, in every way the Mercedes-Benz sedan excels. With the Drive Pilot with Active Lane Change Assist feature, drivers will be able to relax and let the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class practically drive itself, thanks to the various sensors and intelligence in this vehicle. The sedan will even be able to change lanes autonomously in response to an activated turn signal.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class  VS 2017 Audi A6
rear-wheel, all-wheel Drive Type front-wheel, all-wheel
 8-way powered (standard), 12-way power (available) Driver Seating 8-way power 
40/20/40 folding Rear Seats 60/40 folding
 LED low and highbeams Lighting high intensity (standard), LED (available)

Seat and Engine Options on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

There are many similarities between the two models in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs 2017 Audi A6 comparison. Both are available with interior features like leather seating and fold-down rear seats. The Mercedes-Benz offers the versatility of a 40/20/40 folding configuration (compared to the 2017 Audi A6's 60/40 folding), which means that long, thin items can be more easily stored in the vehicle while still leaving room for two rear seat passengers. Features like a 12.3-inch screen spanning the front dashboard and steering wheel controls for the infotainment system also offer the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class an extra dose of futuristic elegance and driver responsiveness.

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine rated for 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It goes toe to toe with its Audi competitor and delivers an incredibly quiet, responsive ride. For more information on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, or to learn more about lease specials available from Aristocrat Motors in Merriam KS, contact a member of our sales team today.

blue 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class on the road
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class safely parked under a garage
caramel interior of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
close-up of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class advanced speaker system