2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs. 2017 Audi A5

2017 MB C 300 White

Mercedes-Benz C 300

2017 Audi A5 Blue

Audi A5

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class boasts gutsy performance and an incredibly luxurious interior, making it the gold standard for small luxury cars. Even the base model—the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 sedan and coupe—is among the top vehicles in its class, but it’s understandable that you might want to compare it to a competitor like the 2017 Audi A5. While both will look great on the streets of Los Angeles, one stands apart. Let’s take a look.


If you opt for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class over the 2017 Audi A5, you’ll not only get more power—you’ll also enjoy superior efficiency. The proof is in the pudding:

  • C 300: 241-hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that achieves 24 mpg city/34 mpg highway.

  • A5: 220-hp four-cylinder engine that manages just 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway.

Whether you’re sticking to the streets of Van Nuys or cruising around Beverly Hills, the C300 will take you farther on a tank of gas with gutsier performance to boot.


While performance is key for any Mercedes-Benz vehicle, it’s the features that really set them apart. This is the case with the 2017 C 300—here’s a small peek at some of the amenities you’ll enjoy in the Mercedes-Benz that are missing from the Audi A5:

  • DYNAMIC SELECT: This standard feature lets you select from four drive modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, and Sport+), tailoring the throttle response, shift points, and steering effort to your desires. You can even create a mode of your own! Audi offers a somewhat similar Drive Select system, but it doesn’t let you create your own mode—and it’s also not a standard feature.

  • mbrace®: With five years of service with each new model, mbrace® gives you easy in-car access to a variety of apps such as Yelp® and local search, in addition to local search functionality. This system is only available with Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

  • AGILITY CONTROL®: This system was designed for performance driving. It automatically adjusts the C 300’s shocks to accommodate road conditions and your driving style. The result is consistently sharp handling and stability together with an exceptionally smooth ride.

This is just a small peek at some of what sets the Mercedes-Benz C 300 apart—but to truly appreciate them, you have to drive the car yourself.

Drive the 2017 C 300 at Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills

All over Los Angeles and beyond, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 makes a powerful statement—and that power can be yours. Contact Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills to set up a test-drive—or just visit us at 9250 Beverly Boulevard.