Small luxury cars are testaments to the power of innovative auto engineering. With a wheelbase not typically exceeding 112 inches, these nimble urban wonders are able to offer luxurious comfort and convenience amenities and track-ready performance alike without breaking a sweat when it’s time to find a parking place. As the hallmark model in this luxury compact class, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has been emblematic for the upper limit of what drivers can expect from a small car.
Today, we’re comparing the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class to the latest iteration of Audi’s luxury compact car, the Audi A5 and its high-performance variant, the Audi RS5. Comparing the two models will be a careful study in what is offered, how performance figures compare and the style that both German brands choose to wrap around their small luxury models.
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2019 Audi A5
|2.0-liter turbo (255 horsepower)||Base engine (power)||2.0-liter turbo (248 horsepower)|
|9G-TRONIC® 9-speed auto||Standard transmission||7-speed automatic|
|4.0-liter biturbo® V8 (503 horsepower)||High-performance engine (power)||2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 (444 horsepower)|
|111.8 inches||Wheelbase||108.8 inches|
|12.6 cubic feet||Trunk space||11.6 cubic feet|
|$41,400 (2019 C 300 sedan)||Starts at||$44,200 (2019 Audi A5 2.0T)|
Seamlessly blending the power of Mercedes-Benz performance models with the luxury of models like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and GLS, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is more than just a superior car to the 2019 Audi A5 – it’s an industry benchmark.
From the base model C 300 up through the range-topping AMG® C 63 S, Mercedes-Benz has a lineup of small models that handily bests the offerings from Audi. Even the comparably priced Audi RS5 can’t match the incredible power and speed found in the high-performance AMG® model. With both models coming in at an EPA-estimated 21 combined MPG, you’re not paying for that performance at the pump.
Inside, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class range does an excellent job at living up to the silver star badge on the hood. With the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you get to enjoy the luxury and precision engineering of German design in a car that can be easily parked or maneuvered in the most densely-populated of urban environments.
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