The latest BMW 3-Series, like the new C-Class, is larger and more high-tech than its predecessor was, and offers many of the same benefits—though it lacks some of the higher-end safety electronics found on the Mercedes.
Audi's A4 is equally stylish, with a similar take on turbocharged, all-wheel drive powertrains, but a perhaps more understated presence; it's due to be replaced in 2017.
Lexus' IS is more futuristically styled, yet also somewhat less enthusiastically powered, but offers compelling value in the segment.
Cadillac's ATS is an engaging sports sedan, with a composed chassis and quality interior, but it, too, lacks many of the more advanced technological features found on the C-Class.
Infiniti's Q50 exceeds even the C-Class in some technological respects, especially its steering-by-wire system, and it's beautiful to look at, but glitches in the infotainment system have plagued early examples; it receives a host of new powertrains for the 2016 model year.
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|2016 Mercedes-Benz C ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Audi A4Browse Used Listings||2016 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2016 Cadillac ATSBrowse Used Listings||2016 INFINITI Q50Browse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars|
|4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD||CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium||4-Door Sedan 320i RWD||4-Door Sedan 2.5L Standard RWD||4-Door Sedan 2.0t Base RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs. 2016 Audi A4||2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs. 2016 BMW 3-Series||2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs. 2016 Cadillac ATS||2016 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs. 2016 INFINITI Q50|