2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 43 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi RS 3

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 4MATIC vs 2018 Audi RS 3

When it comes time to shop for a next-level sedan, most people have one name in mind: Mercedes-Benz. There’s a reason for this of course, since their long lineage of quality and excellence has been virtually unmatched by competitors in the same segment. For next-level adrenaline and thrills, take a look at these two models we’re about to throw into the ring: the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 43 4MATIC® vs 2018 Audi RS 3.

Performance doesn’t ride on the terrain of the road; it rides on the cusp of the engine. A crafty yet brazen AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo engine gives drivers of the AMG® C 43 a gutsy 384 lb-ft of torque, which is more than the RS 3 brings to the table. In addition, a 9-speed automatic transmission provides some of the most seamless gear changing available. Again, the RS 3 falls short. For a closer head-to-head look, check out the table below.

2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG® C 43 4MATIC®


2018 Audi RS 3 2.5T quattro

$53,400 MSRP $54,900
20 city/27 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 19 city/28 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 7-Speed Automatic
362 Horsepower 400
384 lb-ft Torque 354 lb-ft
4.6 seconds 0-60 time 3.9 seconds
4WD Drivetrain 4WD
9 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 8 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

What's So Special About the 2018 AMG® C 43?

We can’t all be race car drivers, but we can all drive a car inspired and built to perform like them. With AMG® being the high performance division of the already staggering power-packed Mercedes-Benz lineup, you can expect a sedan that does away with average. Ever since it was developed as a racing engine in 1967, the AMG® series has been desired by journey seekers around the globe. The aggressive, sharp edges and contours of the AMG® C 43’s exterior are matched by the increased handling and better stability that you won’t find in other sports cars. Standard 4MATIC® splits torque at an ideal ratio between front and rear tires for superlative power delivery coming out of corners and accelerating out of a motionless stance. You might not be a Richard Petty, but you may be able to give him a run for his money in the AMG® C 43.

Interested in getting behind the wheel of this exciting new sports sedan? Swing on over to Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis and find out how you can be the next owner of the AMG® C 43! A road of opportunity awaits.

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