2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen may both be German automakers, but they are quite different. Mercedes-Benz is a luxury brand and is the world’s first automaker; meanwhile, Volkswagen is more of a conventional automaker and didn’t come around until 1937. Nevertheless, these two have similar models in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 and the new 2019 Volkswagen Arteon. Take a look at how these two compare in our head-to-head matchup!

It may be surprising, but it’s actually the C 300 that sports a less expensive price tag. With its sleek combination of performance and interior luxury, the C-Class has been one of the best-selling luxury cars each of the last few years. The Arteon is a new model for 2019, so it makes sense that it’s drawing a lot of buzz. Let’s see how it looks next to the C 300 in the table below.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan


2019 Volkswagen Arteon Base

$41,400* MSRP $47,995
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 8-Speed Automatic
255 Horsepower 268
273 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft

Specs and Features in the 2019 C 300

You’re not here because you want average. You’re not going to settle for anything less than the best. Mercedes-Benz delivers that and more in the 2019 C 300, having upgraded the engine so it now produces more horsepower than the 2018 model. Thanks to some spectacular German engineering, both of these models produce some outstanding performance features, but the C 300 has some advantages like an extra transmission speed, an adaptive variable suspension, and automatic load leveling.

When you step inside, you’ll notice the other factors separating the C 300 from the Arteon. Both can be called luxury vehicles, sure. But the C 300 finds its grove with some perks like dual-zone automatic climate control and LED ambient lighting inside. Additionally, there is an available Air Balance air fragrance system to give you a pleasant scent while you’re on the road. Other available perks include an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, an ECO Start/Stop system, DYNAMIC SELECT®, and much more.

The next time you decide you’re ready for something new, keep the 2019 C 300 in mind. Get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis today to learn more or schedule a test drive on our website!

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

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