2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Audi A4

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Audi A4

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Takes on the Competition

Blue Mercedes-Benz C-Class parked

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

Mercedes Benz C 300 Sedan

Mercedes Benz C 300 Sedan

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

255 hp @ 5,800-6,100 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,800-4,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

9-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Rear-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

24/35

STARTING MSRP

$41,400

Audi A4 40 TFSI® 2.0T Premium

Audi A4 40 TFSI® 2.0T Premium

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L TFSI® ultra® 4-Cylinder

188 hp @ 4,200 rpm

236 lb-ft @ 1,450 rpm

TRANSMISSION

7-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Front-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

N/A

STARTING MSRP

$37,400

High-Tech Connected Tech

Leading the way with thoughtful innovation, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers an advanced take on connectivity. A 10.25-inch HD center display brings a host of multimedia functions like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, which allow you to call, text, listen to your favorite playlists, use your mobile apps and access navigation on the same familiar interface as your smartphone. Available wireless charging and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to take the internet with you; surfing and streaming wherever you go. To explore the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and all its innovative features, come into Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin to take a test drive.

The 2020 Audi A4 features its own take on connectivity, featuring an 8.3-inch multifunction display that is controlled via a dial and touchpad that allows the driver to complete tasks faster. Available AudiConnect® brings more connectivity with 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity, and standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™.

A Vault on Wheels

Standard on every trim level of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a suite of safety features like Blind Spot Assist, a helpful system that not only uses radar to detect whether or not a vehicle is traveling alongside you, but a system that also works after you’ve parked. Once you’ve settled in a parking space, your Mercedes-Benz will notify you if there is an approaching pedestrian, bicyclist or another vehicle approaching. Standard Brake Assist senses emergency situations and immediately alerts the driver. Once the brakes are engaged, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will boost braking power to maximum force, minimizing and even preventing a collision. The C-Class even features a team of innovative safety technologies, such as Evasive Steering Assist, which will assist in evasive maneuvers in emergency situations; avoiding collisions and accidents.

The 2020 Audi A4 offers a generous, yet, less sophisticated approach on safety. Standard on every A4 sedan is Audi pre sense® basic and city. The two features work in tangent to alert and stop the vehicle to prevent collisions and prepare the cabin for an impact if a collision can’t be avoided. Available features include Audi pre sense® rear, which includes rear-cross traffic assist. This system will alert the driver if cross-traffic is approaching while reversing, minimizing the risk of an accident while backing out of driveways and parking spaces.

Plush on the Inside

The cabin of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class features luxurious standard options and available conveniences that spoil drivers mile after mile. Standard on the C 300 sedan are power driver and passenger front seats with driver-seat memory, along with dual-zone automatic climate control. Tri-zone climate control is available, allowing rear passengers to set their own climate. Standard KEYLESS-START® and KEYLESS GO®® allow drivers to lock, unlock and start their Mercedes-Benz without ever taking their key fob out of their pocket or purse, while remote start via the Mercedes me app also comes standard. A standard electronic trunk closer removes the need for slamming your trunk shut while 40/20/40 folding rear seats allow you to maximize the versatility of the luxury sedan.

The inside of the Audi A4 features a modern contemporary design that feels sporty and comfortable. Standard on every 2020 A4 are a set of heated front seats, a multifunction steering wheel with shift paddles and ambient LED lighting. Further conveniences that come standard include three-zone automatic climate control, power windows and a power sunroof.

Sleek Exterior That’ll Turn Heads

Poised with class and fitted with luxury, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class features sleek body sculpting, the latest technology and athletic performance. Upfront, standard multi-element LED headlights with LED daytime running lights illuminate your path while an available Intelligent LED Lighting System will even adapt for curves ahead. Subtle, yet bold body sculpting allows the 2020 C-Class to exude a luxurious, yet bold presence. Mercedes-AMG® Line options increase the brawn of the luxury sedan, providing a diamond-block grille, sport brakes, suspension and a host of sporty amenities inside.

The Audi A4 mutes any aggressive styling cues, and it presents a more simple, less risque look. Featuring standard LED headlights along with dynamic LED daytime running bars, the sporty sedan still manages to attract some positive comments. At the rear, sleek LED taillights that feature dynamic sequential turn indicators come standard and add a flair of glam.

Interior infotainment view of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Turbo Power

Powering the Mercedes-Benz C 300 and C 300 4MATIC® is a powerful 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which generates 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Driving power through a nine-speed transmission that puts power to the rear — or all four wheels via an all-wheel drive system on C 300 4MATIC® models — the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan sprints from 0-60 MPH in as little as 5.7 seconds. With four distinct drive modes, the athletic luxury sedan returns up to an EPA-estimated 35 MPG.

Powering the Audi A4 is another 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine. On the base model, this engine is good for 188 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. On higher trims, the 2020 A4’s engine delivers 248 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, which still trails behind the 2020 C-Class by seven horsepower. Transferring horsepower through a dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels or all four wheels via Audi’s available quattro® all-wheel drive system.

Come Down to Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin

Dedicated to providing you with the best of the best service, we at Mercedes Benz of Rocklin encourage you to come in and test-drive the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. You’ll quickly see how superior this German luxury sedan is over the mild competition.

As a proud member of the Von Housen Automotive Group, we strive to provide world-class customer service and satisfaction every day. Whether you are looking to drive off in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, or another model, we encourage you to browse our inventory. Featuring an array of new, used and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, we’re sure something in our showroom will call out to you. Offering flexible finance options and experienced staff members, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t drive home in your dream car.