The 2021 Audi A5 vs. Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe in Columbia SC

The Audi A5 Versus The Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe

When it comes to competitors going up against the Audi A5, the Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe comes in at a close second. Both models contain a luxurious interior, a stunning exterior, and a superb engine, but how do they differ?


A turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 DOHC engine is found in both the Audi and Mercedes-Benz models providing them with an equal 273 pound-feet of torque. Even though these engines are alike, the Audi A5 produces 252-horsepower while the Mercedes-Benz C300 Coupe only produces 241-horsepower. As far as transmissions go, the C300 Coupe can only come with a seven-speed automatic, but the A5 can either have a seven-speed automatic or a six-speed manual. The choice is up to you.

Luxury Amentities

Each of these vehicles are luxurious, the question is whether or not these luxuries come standard or have to be purchased for an additional price. Both the A5 and the C300 Coupe come standard with a leather steering wheel, automatic climate control, and a powered tilt sunroof, but the Audi model adds even more luxury with standard leather seats

Price & Safety

The starting MSRP for both the A5 and the C300 Coupe are pretty compatible. There is about a $150 difference between the two and each one can have features added for an additional price.

Both models are surrounded by multiple airbags, a wide collection of technological safety features are available to be added to your coupe, and anti-theft devices are ready to go in case of any intruders. The only major difference is that the anti-theft alarm system in the A5 comes with an engine immobilizer to help stop the thieves in their track.

Test Drive the New Audi A5 at Audi Columbia

We, at Audi Columbia, serving Irmo and Chapin, encourage you to visit our Columbia, South Carolina dealership to learn more about the Audi A5. Feel free to browse through our online inventory to see what else the A5 has to offer, or, if you would like to take a test drive, let our staff hand you the keys to the Audi A5 today!

Make an Inquiry