2011 Audi A4 vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Audi A4's chief rivals are the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The BMW 3-Series is perhaps the most popular, though in its current edition, it's become heavier and quite expensive, yet its turbocharged inline-six offers brilliant power.

The Mercedes C-Class has more capable handling than before, but rear-seat room is still cramped and its interior styling a little complex.

The Infiniti G37 sports BMW-like handling with a distinctly Japanese flair, while the Cadillac CTS is perhaps GM's best effort yet, with remarkable rear- or all-wheel-drive handling, ample V-6 power, and a world-class entertainment system.

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Quick Specs
With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan.
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans aren't that spacious for back-seat riders, but they offer top-notch luxury along with a sporty flavor that takes aim at BMW.
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Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium4-Door Sedan 328i RWD4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Detailed Spec Comparison
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