Specifications comparison: 2021 Audi A4 vs Mercedes-Benz C Class vs BMW 3 Series vs Jaguar XE

Aditya Chatterjee Updated: January 05, 2021, 02:17 PM IST

Audi India has launched its latest, the 2021 A4 sedan, prices of which start at Rs. 42,34 lakh and extend up to Rs 46.67 lakh, ex-showroom for the top-spec Technology variant. Here's a detailed breakdown of the variants and its features. This facelift is an update to the B9-gen that was launched in 2016. While the update has brought in changes in the design and features, the most important bit is the new powertrain that comes with mild-hybrid capability along with drive modes. How does that translate to real world performance? Read our road test review. This update of the Audi A4 will lock horns against the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar XE, BMW 3 Series and also the upcoming Volvo S60. Scroll below to know where does the 2021 Audi A4 stand against these rivals in India.

2021 Audi A4

Powering the 2021 Audi A4 is a 40TFSI 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine that makes 190PS of power and 320Nm of torque. All that power is sent to the front wheels using a new 7-speed DCT unit. The German car manufacturer claims that the A4 can touch 100kmph from standstill in 7.3s and has a maximum speed of 241kmph.

Mercedes Benz C-Class

The staunch rival of the 2021 Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C Class is available between Rs 41.31 lakh to Rs. 48.80 lakh, ex-showroom. Also, if you wish to splurge more, there's the C 300d AMG line at Rs. 51.76 lakh that comes with all the AMG goodies. However, if you want the more spirited version, there's the Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupé at Rs. 76.50 lakh whereas the top-spec C 63 is positioned at Rs 1.33 crore.

Under the hood, the C-Class is offered with a choice of three powertrains, one petrol and two diesel. Powering the petrol variants is a 1991cc 4-cylinder motor that makes 203PS of power between 5,800 to 6,100 rpm. The 1,950cc diesel is offered in two states of tune, 194PS and 245Ps.  Mercedes claims that the 245PS version takes 5.9s to touch 100kmph whereas the 194PS does the same in 6.9s. The petrol model touches 100kmph from naught in 7.7s. The top-speed numbers of the C-Class varies between 239kmph to 250kmph.

Jaguar XE

The Brit offering, Jaguar XE is offered in a petrol guise only with a 1,997cc engine that makes 250PS of power at 5,500rpm and generates a torque output of 365Nm at 1,500 to 4,000rpm. The Jaguar XE is available in two trims, the S priced at Rs. 46.63 lakh and SE at Rs. 48.50 lakh, both prices ex-showroom.

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series has been positioned between Rs 42.30 lakh and Rs. 49.30 lakh, ex-showroom. The 330i's 2-litre petrol engine makes 258PS at 5,000rpm and generates 400Nm between 1,550rpm to 4,400rpm. BMW claims the sedan in its petrol guise takes 5.8s to reach 100kmph. On the other hand, the 2-litre diesel churns out 190PS at 4,000rpm and 400Nm at 1,750-2,500rpm, which as per BMW, takes 6.8s to touch 100kmph.

Volvo S60

The soon to be launched Volvo S60 comes with a T4 petrol engine, that makes 190PS and produces 300Nm of torque paired with an Aisin eight-speed torque converter doing the transmission duty. We have already driven it, read our detailed 2021 Volvo S60 review here. 

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