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    Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet Vs Audi A5 Cabriolet

    by Mahesh Yadav on Tuesday, Oct 17 2017

    The Indian luxury car market is growing rapidly and the luxury automakers are more than happy to offer their great offerings. Convertibles or drop-top models are very exciting and popular among luxury car buyers, and Audi has made the segment hotter with the launch of the Audi A5 Cabriolet, which is its second soft-top convertible model in India. The Audi A5 Cabriolet fights directly with the Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet. So, here we pitch these two rivals against each other to find out which one is worthier.

    The Indian luxury car market is growing rapidly and the luxury automakers are more than happy to offer their great offerings. Convertibles or drop-top models are very exciting and popular among luxury car buyers, and Audi has made the segment hotter with the launch of the Audi A5 Cabriolet, which is its second soft-top convertible model in India. The Audi A5 Cabriolet fights directly with the Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet. So, here we pitch these two rivals against each other to find out which one is worthier.

    Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet Vs Audi A5 Cabriolet

     

    Exterior

    The Mercedes model is a bit longer and taller than its Audi rival, but the Audi model is wider. The Audi A5 Cabriolet’s raked windshield and low slung profile makes it look slightly sportier.

    When design is concerned, both the cars look distinctly Mercedes and Audi offerings, respectively. The Merc flaunts horizontally slated smiley grille, while the 2017 Audi A5 Cabriolet features the latest hexagonal grille and the sharper LED headlights. Both the drop-tops get electrically operated folding fabric cabriolet roofs, which operate at the touch of a switch.

     

    Interior & Features

    Cabriolets being lifestyle vehicles come with exquisite exterior and interior designs along with sporty and luxury features. The owners of drop-top models not only enjoy luxury vehicle, but also the thrill and fun related to open-tops. These vehicles are also a treat for the eye, and they are accordingly designed so.

    Both the models compared here offer premium leather upholstery and power adjustable seats. There are premium features like individual zone climate control, cruise control auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, steering mounted audio controls, infotainment systems with integrated vehicle setup which lets one adjust ambient lighting, steering response, drive modes and more.

    When safety features are concerned, there is an extensive package of airbags, electronic stability program, ABS, EBD, traction control and a lot more.

     

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    Powertrain & Performance

    Although the two cabriolets are quite similar in other aspects, in terms of powertrains and performance they are completely different.

    The Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet is meant of the driving enthusiasts and gets powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol mill that offers 241 bhp of power and gets a rear-wheel drive setup. It boasts of air-suspension system which offers a butter smooth gliding ride and great stable cornering, making the car an all-round, dependable performer.

    On the other hand, the Audi A5 Cabriolet is a frugal luxury car. Its 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel motor offers 188 bhp of power and offers good performance. However, with its roof folded down, the harshness of the diesel motor is clearly noticeable. Nevertheless, it is very efficient and can become your daily commute partner.

    Pricing

    The Audi A5 Cabriolet is tagged at Rs. 67.51 lakhs, while the Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet is priced at Rs. 60.98 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom across India).

    Conclusion

    The Mercedes C300 Cabriolet seems to be the clear winner with its great refined, powerful petrol engine; amazing ride, handling and fun drive along with a cheaper price tag. The Audi A5 Cabriolet is an efficient diesel luxury car, but considering its class it really doesn’t impress as much as its Mercedes rival.

     

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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