Launched starting in 1997, the Mercedes-Benz Class A was the first incursion in the luxury subcompact segment by Mercedes. Audi had preceded the Star brand by one year with its A3, built since 1996. No need to say that the rivalry for supremacy in this class between these two premium vehicles, on the roads of the North Shore, is hardly new, and it still continues as of now. However, the 2019 Audi A3, last vintage to date, is on its way to win the fight against the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Class A Sedan. Audi Blainville, your Audi dealer of choice in the eponymous city, tells you why the 2019 A3 has now taken the upper hand over the 2019 Mercedes Class A Sedan in the comparison below.
Everything starts with the design. While the luxury Mercedes sub-compact sedan offers lines that favour smoothness, in particular with less sharp headlights and rounded sideview mirrors, while the rear fascia hesitates between a fastback type and a classic sedan rear, the 2019 Audi A3 Sedan pulls no punches in terms of design. Indeed, with the sharp edges of its headlights flanking the iconic and very wide Singleframe grille, with its pronounced beltline along the whole profile and its curvy wheels arches housing magnificent alloy wheels, the 2019 Audi A3 does not do things halfway, and proudly asserts its explicit sportiveness everywhere you will drive it on the North Shore of Montreal. Hence, if you are shopping for a premium compact vehicle with highly athletic lines in the Blainville area, there is only one choice: the 2019 Audi A3 Sedan!
But sportiveness in the 2019 Audi A3 Sedan against the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Class A Sedan does not stop at the exterior design. It also extends under the hood. While the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Class A 220 4MATIC Sedan is on equal terms in engine architecture with the 2019 Audi A3 45 TFSI quattro Komfort Sedan—both have a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine—the comparison stops there. Indeed, while the Mercedes claims 188 hp for 221 lb-ft of torque, the Audi plays in a higher category with 228 hp and its 258 lb-ft of torque. This translates into a 0–100 km/h sprinted in just 5.9 seconds, which makes many vehicles with sporty pretensions blush. Moreover, even if both sedans are equipped with all-wheel drive, the 4MATIC system of the Mercedes sedan stays a step below the quattro system from Audi, a true reference in this field, in the Blainville area. Therefore, if you are looking for a sedan that can withstand the worst weather conditions, even in the middle of winter in the Laurentians, the 2019 Audi A3 Sedan is the one to consider!
Lastly, the interior. While the 2019 Class A Sedan proposes a mostly curvilinear design for its instrument cluster with, in particular, two screens side by side (one display in the middle of the dashboard and one on the left that acts as a digital instrument panel), the Audi is more driver oriented. Its lines are horizontal and streamlined, and the digital instruments cluster, named Virtual Cockpit at Audi, is separated from the infotainment display located in the middle of the dashboard, to limit any distraction. And if you add to that a flat-bottomed steering wheel, you get ergonomics worthy of a sports car! Besides, depending on the selected version, in addition to the previously mentioned Audi Virtual Cockpit, you will be able to count on a heated leather steering wheel, heated power front seats, the outstanding Bang & Olufsen audio system and the MMI infotainment system, very intuitive. You will thus have all the comfort and all the technologies for your travels between Blainville on the North Shore and the Laurentians area!
So, don’t wait any longer to first visit Audi Blainville, your Audi dealer on the North Shore of Montreal, to discover our 2019 A3 sedans, before going to see a 2019 Mercedes Class A Sedan! You will see, even if you come from the Laurentians, you will not be disappointed by the luxury Audi sub-compact sedan! Once on location, you will be free to find out more about our Audi promotions as well as various ongoing financing programs. We await you!