Between the 2017 Mercedes Benz Coupe and the 2017 Audi A5, which one stands out? As both cars are gorgeous and powerful, the Audi coupe and Benz C Coupe are every luxury car enthusiast’s dream. However, today, we’re pitting them against each other. Read on to see which coupe will prevail.
Luxury Car Battle: Mercedes Benz Coupe vs. Audi A5
Round 1: Design
Mercedes Benz Coupe: A Masterpiece on Wheels
The 2017 Mercedes Benz C Class Coupe can be described in three sentences or less:
- A handsome powerful stance that suggests power and superiority.
- Confidently robust, like art put into motion.
- A true gem from Mercedes Benz’s collection of luxury cars.
This coupe’s front is equipped with the iconic Star, and the LED headlamps shine beside the diamond-block grille. Further, its Panorama roof elevates your driving experience by letting the sun and the stars shine down into the cabin. Crafted with an artist’s eye for a driver’s adventurous soul, from its frameless door glass to its LED tail lights, this car was made with exquisite details in mind.
As for what sets it apart on the road, its wheels come with the standard staggered-width 18-inch wheels with two designs. For customers’ further customization options, four AMG® wheels and three 19-inch setups are available.
Audi A5: Gorgeous While Keeping Its Roots
While it uses a 10-year old car design, the 2017 Audi A5’s still remains relevant and eye-catching. This coupe keeps its forerunner’s gorgeous silhouette, but adds more angles and creases. With its bonnet lowered and headlights raised, the effect is a very good looking monster. Some of the exterior upgrades include the ultra-thin LED brake light strip above the rear windscreen and the tornado line that extends along its flanks. It also sports a wider and bolder grille, giving the impression of strength and aggressiveness. Water de Silva is incredibly proud of its design, proclaiming it is the most beautiful car he’s ever designed.
Round 2: Performance and Technology
Mercedes Benz Coupe: Powerful as It Is Handsome
Equipped with a 241 horsepower, turbo-4 engine and a new 9-speed transmission, the Mercedes Benz Coupe is as handsome as it is efficient on the road. This beast can keep its poise even at its highest speed. With its millisecond-quick Direct Injection and multi-spark ignition, it can go from 0 to 60mph in just 5.9 seconds.
Further, agility meets flexibility with its clever selective damping, which instantly firms up the racing-bred 4-wheel multi-link suspension in corners — all while still keeping your ride smooth on the road. In addition, its DYNAMIC SELECT feature offers five modes to suit your driving moods.
The 2017 Mercedes Benz C 300 comes with high-end tech innovations. It has voice command capabilities and touch controls. Its optional Head-Up Display can conveniently provide you with valuable information. It also comes with a virtual display that seems to float out over its hood, making it easy to track your driving and navigation.
The price for 2017 Mercedes Benz C Class Coupe starts at $42, 650.
Audi A5: Athletic, Sexy, Strong
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The Audi A5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine with 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It comes with a six-speed standard manual transmission, with an option for an eight-speed automatic.
This coupe can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph within 6.3 seconds and has a fuel economy of 26 mpg combined (22 mpg city/32 mpg highway). While it’s fast when it needs to be, it stays cool and quiet when the time calls for it.
One upgrade you might be interested in is the Virtual Cockpit. This is a 12-inch fully-digital driver display that allows customization of dial sizes, switches to expansive mapping, and other entertainment and calling options.
If this has piqued your interest, you can own a 2017 Audi A5 for a starting price of $41,200.
Before we proceed with the verdict, you can watch this video below pitting two more cars with the Audi A5 and C-Class Coupe:
So which car wins? While both cars have their strengths and weaknesses, the 2017 Mercedes Benz C-Class Coupe’s, with its attractive exterior, reigns supreme. Furthermore, its wealth of standard premium features and safety technology thrust it ahead of the 2017 Audi A5.
Which luxury car do you like better? Let us know in the comments section why!
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