Audi Q3 vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Should you buy Audi Q3 or Mercedes-Benz E-Class? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Audi Q3 price starts at Rs 43.81 Lakh ex-showroom for Premium (Petrol) and Mercedes-Benz E-Class price starts Rs 72.80 Lakh ex-showroom for Exclusive E 220d (Diesel). Q3 has 1984 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while E-Class has 2925 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the Q3 has a mileage of - (Petrol top model)> and the E-Class has a mileage of 16.1 kmpl (Petrol top model).

Q3 Vs E-Class

Key HighlightsAudi Q3Mercedes-Benz E-Class
On Road PriceRs.61,95,332*Rs.86,20,470*
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Engine(cc)19841991
TransmissionAutomaticAutomatic
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Audi Q3 vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class Comparison

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        Audi Q3
        Audi Q3
        Rs53.17 Lakh*
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            Mercedes-Benz E-Class
            Mercedes-Benz E-Class
            Rs74.80 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.61,95,332*
          Rs.86,20,470*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.1,17,911/month
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          Rs.1,64,082/month
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          Insurance
          Rs.1,91,102
          Q3 Insurance
          User Rating
          4.3
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          Engine & Transmission
          Engine Type
          Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
          40 TFSI quattro S tronic
          In-Line 4 Cylinder Petrol Engine
          Displacement (cc)
          The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
          1984
          1991
          No. of Cylinders
          ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          187.74bhp@4200-6000rpm
          194.44bhp@5500-6100rpm
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          320Nm@1500-4100rpm
          320Nm@1650-4000rpm
          Valves Per Cylinder
          Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
          4
          4
          Valve Configuration
          Valve configuration refers to the number and arrangement of intake and exhaust valves in each engine cylinder.
          -
          DOHC
          Fuel Supply System
          Responsible for delivering fuel from the fuel tank into your internal combustion engine (ICE). More sophisticated systems give you better mileage.
          -
          Direct Injection
          Transmission Type
          Automatic
          Automatic
          Gear Box
          7-Speed DCT
          9-Speed
          Mild HybridNo
          -
          Drive Type
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Petrol
          Petrol
          Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
          -
          15
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          62
          80
          Emission Norm Compliance
          BS VI 2.0
          BS VI 2.0
          Top Speed (kmph)
          222
          240
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          McPherson struts
          four-link axle suspension
          Rear Suspension
          4-link rear axle
          five-link multi-link independent suspension
          Steering Type
          -
          Electric
          Steering Column
          -
          Tilt
          Steering Gear Type
          -
          Direct Steer
          Turning Radius (Metres)
          -
          6
          Front Brake Type
          -
          Ventilated Disc
          Rear Brake Type
          -
          Disc
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          222
          240
          0-100kmph (Seconds)
          7.3
          7.6
          Tyre Size
          235/55 R18
          225/55 R17
          Tyre Type
          -
          Tubeless,Radial
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          4482
          5075
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          1849
          1860
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          1607
          1495
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
          2500
          2850
          Rear Tread (mm)
          The distance from the centre of the left tyre to the centre of the right tyre of a fourwheeler's rear wheels. Also known as Rear Track. The relation between the front and rear Tread/Track numbers dictates a cars stability
          -
          1597
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
          1700
          1635
          Grossweight (kg)
          The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
          2200
          -
          Rear Headroom (mm)
          Rear headroom in a car is the vertical distance between the center of the rear seat cushion and the roof of the car, measured at the tallest point
          -
          943
          verified
          Rear Legroom (mm)
          Rear legroom in a car is the distance between the front seat backrests and the rear seat backrests. The more legroom the more comfortable the seats.
          -
          374
          Front Headroom (mm)
          Front headroom in a car is the vertical distance between the centre of the front seat cushion and the roof of the car, measured at the tallest point. Important for taller occupants. More is again better
          -
          1050
          verified
          Front Legroom (mm)
          The distance from the front footwell to the base of the front seatback. More leg room means more comfort for front passengers
          -
          282
          verified
          Seating Capacity
          5
          5
          Boot Space (Litres)
          460
          540
          No. of Doors
          5
          4
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power SteeringYesYes
          Power Windows FrontYesYes
          Power Windows RearYesYes
          Automatic Climate Control
          2 Zone
          3 Zone
          Air Quality Control
          -
          Yes
          Remote Fuel Lid Opener
          -
          Yes
          Accessory Power OutletYesYes
          Trunk LightYesYes
          Vanity MirrorYesYes
          Rear Reading Lamp
          -
          Yes
          Rear Seat Headrest
          -
          Yes
          Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesYes
          Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
          -
          Yes
          Cup Holders FrontYesYes
          Cup Holders Rear
          -
          Yes
          Rear AC VentsYesYes
          Heated Seats Front
          -
          No
          Heated Seats Rear
          -
          No
          Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
          Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
          Cruise Control
          -
          Yes
          Parking Sensors
          Front & Rear
          Front & Rear
          Navigation SystemYes
          -
          Foldable Rear Seat
          -
          60:40 Split
          Smart Access Card Entry
          -
          Yes
          Engine Start Stop Button
          -
          Yes
          Glove Box CoolingYesYes
          Bottle Holder
          Front & Rear Door
          Front & Rear Door
          Voice Command
          -
          Yes
          Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesYes
          USB Charger
          -
          Front & Rear
          Central Console Armrest
          -
          With Storage
          Tailgate AjarYesYes
          Gear Shift IndicatorNoYes
          Rear CurtainNoYes
          Luggage Hook And NetNoYes
          Battery Saver
          -
          No
          Lane Change Indicator
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          -
          Wireless charging in the rear, Retractable rear touchscreen tablet, Steering Mounted Touch Pad to Start Things or Off
          Adjusts The Sound Specifically For The Front Or Rear Seats
          Dynamic Select Offers Comfort, ECO, Sport, Sport+, Individual Drive Modes
          Touchpad With Turn And Push Actuator
          Chauffer Package
          Massage Seats
          -
          No
          Memory Function Seats
          -
          Front & Rear
          One Touch Operating Power Window
          -
          No
          Autonomous Parking
          -
          No
          Drive Modes
          5
          5
          Air ConditionerYesYes
          HeaterYesYes
          Adjustable SteeringYesYes
          KeyLess Entry
          -
          Yes
          Ventilated Seats
          -
          No
          Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
          Electric Adjustable Seats
          -
          Front & Rear
          Automatic Headlamps
          -
          Yes
          Follow Me Home Headlamps
          -
          Yes
          Interior
          Tachometer
          A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
          YesYes
          Electronic Multi Tripmeter
          -
          Yes
          Leather SeatsYesYes
          Fabric Upholstery
          -
          No
          Leather Steering WheelYesYes
          Leather Wrap Gear Shift SelectorYes
          -
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          YesYes
          Digital Clock
          Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
          YesNo
          Outside Temperature Display
          -
          Yes
          Cigarette Lighter
          -
          Yes
          Digital OdometerYesYes
          Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
          Folding Table In The Rear
          Refers to a fold-out table tray attached either to the back of the front seats or in the central section of the rear seats.
          -
          Optional
          Dual Tone DashboardYesYes
          Additional Features
          Electrically Adjustable Front Seats, Comfort Centre Armrest in Front, Leather/Leatherette Combination Upholstery, Ambient Lighting Package Plus, Frameless auto-diing interior rearview mirror, Storage and luggage compartment package, Scuff plates with aluminium inserts in the front,Decorative inserts in Silver Aluminium Dimension, Leather-wrapped 3 Spoke multifunction plus steering wheel with paddle shifters
          Ambient lighting with 64 colours and 3 light zones, Black open pore ash wood trim, ARTICO man-made leather with topstitching in Black or Beige and Beige with Tropez Blue
          Exterior
          Available ColorsNavvara Blue MetallicMythos Black MetallicPulse Orange SolidChronos Grey MetallicGlacier White MetallicNavarra Blue Metallic+1 MoreQ3 ColorsHigh Tech SilverGraphite GreyPolar WhiteObsidian BlackE-Class Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
          Fog Lights Front
          Front fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's front bumper. They are designed to improve visibility in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          YesNo
          Fog Lights Rear
          Rear fog lights are lights placed near the lower half of a car's rear bumper. Unlike front fog lights, rear fog lights are designed to ensure cars driving behind you can see you better in bad weather conditions such as fog or heavy rains.
          -
          No
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          YesYes
          Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
          Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
          -
          No
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          It refers to a vehicle's mirrors opening and closing at the touch of a button.
          YesYes
          Rain Sensing Wiper
          It refers to a water/moisture sensor that automatically starts the wiper when it rains or water is splashed onto the car's windshield. It is a feature that aids both convenience and safety.
          YesYes
          Rear Window Wiper
          It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
          YesNo
          Rear Window Washer
          It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
          YesNo
          Rear Window Defogger
          Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
          YesYes
          Wheel Covers
          -
          No
          Alloy Wheels
          Refers to lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they are used to enhance the look of a vehicle.
          YesYes
          Power Antenna
          -
          No
          Tinted Glass
          Tinted glass refers to a coating or film applied to a car's glass area that either reflects heat from entering the cabin or improves privacy for those inside the car by reducing visibility from outside, or both.
          -
          No
          Rear Spoiler
          A rear spoiler is used to increase downforce on the rear end of the vehicle. In most cars however, they're used simply for looks.
          YesNo
          Removable Or Convertible Top
          A roof usually made of lightweight material or canvas/fabric that can be removed to make the vehicle an open top.
          -
          No
          Roof Carrier
          -
          No
          Sun Roof
          A sunroof is a glass panel on the roof of the vehicle. It can either be just over the front seats or extend further backward towards the rear.
          YesYes
          Moon RoofYesYes
          Side Stepper
          Side steppers are a convenience feature, usually offered in vehicles with high floors, to make it easier to step into or out of the car. They are either pemanently fixed near the side of the vehicle or deploy electrically. The latter is usually only with luxury cars.
          -
          No
          Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
          It refers to an additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle. It warns both oncoming and following traffic.
          -
          Yes
          Integrated AntennaYesYes
          Chrome Grille
          It refers to a shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
          -
          Yes
          Chrome Garnish
          Chrome garnish is a chrome strip or panel applied to certain parts of the car to make them look brighter or flashier.
          YesYes
          Dual Tone Body Colour
          Cars with dual-tone body colours have two paint colours applied, usually where one colour is used heavily while the other is a contrast applied only to parts like the roof and outside mirrors.
          Optional
          -
          Smoke Headlamps
          -
          No
          Halogen Headlamps
          -
          No
          Roof Rail
          Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
          YesNo
          Lighting
          LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
          LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps
          Trunk Opener
          Smart
          Smart
          Heated Wing Mirror
          Heated wing mirrors can also be called mirror defoggers. As the name says, using heat, the outside rear view mirrors can be cleared from fogging up during cold/rainy weather, improving rearward visibility and safety.
          Yes
          -
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          Yes
          -
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          Yes
          -
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          Yes
          -
          LED Fog Lamps
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
          Yes
          -
          Additional Features
          LED Headlights, LED Rear Combination Lamps, Panoramic Glass Roof, Rear seat plus with fore/aft adjustment, High Gloss Styling package, Panoramic glass sunroof, LED Headlamps with LED rear combination lamps, 5-arm style alloy wheels,
          -
          Automatic Driving Lights
          Car headlamps automatically turn on in low light conditions, and switch off in bright conditions.
          YesYes
          Tyre Size
          235/55 R18
          225/55 R17
          Tyre Type
          -
          Tubeless,Radial
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking System
          -
          Yes
          Brake Assist
          -
          Yes
          Central Locking
          -
          Yes
          Child Safety Locks
          -
          Yes
          Anti Theft Alarm
          -
          Yes
          No. of Airbags
          6
          7
          Driver Airbag
          -
          Yes
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Side Airbag FrontYesYes
          Side Airbag RearNoNo
          Day Night Rear View Mirror
          -
          Yes
          Xenon Headlamps
          -
          No
          Seat Belt Warning
          -
          Yes
          Door Ajar Warning
          -
          Yes
          Traction Control
          -
          Yes
          Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
          Engine Immobilizer
          -
          Yes
          Advance Safety Features
          ISOFIX Child Seat Anchor and Top Tether for Outer Rear Seats, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, 6 Airbags (Protective full-size airbags), Brake system: hydraulic transmission, tandem master cylinder with vacuum booster, ABS & ESP (electronic stability program) on both axles, sensor on each wheel ,
          Parking Pilot With Parktronic, Attention Assist, Adaptive Brake Lights, Pre Safe
          Anti Theft Device
          -
          Yes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
          -
          Yes
          Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
          Heads Up Display
          -
          No
          Blind Spot Monitor
          -
          No
          Hill Descent Control
          -
          No
          Hill AssistYesYes
          Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
          -
          No
          360 View Camera
          -
          No
          Entertainment & Communication
          Cd Player
          -
          No
          Cd Changer
          -
          No
          Dvd Player
          -
          No
          Radio
          -
          Yes
          Audio System Remote Control
          -
          No
          Speakers Front
          -
          Yes
          Speakers Rear
          -
          Yes
          Integrated 2DIN Audio
          -
          Yes
          USB And Auxiliary Input
          -
          Yes
          Bluetooth Connectivity
          -
          Yes
          Touch ScreenYesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          10.1
          -
          Connectivity
          -
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Internal Storage
          -
          Yes
          Rear Entertainment System
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Bluetooth Interface(f hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio streaming), Audi Smartphone Interface (access your phone when connected with a USB port)
          Audio 20 With 12.3 inch With High Resolution Media Display
          Garmin Map Pilot With New Design And 3D User Interface
          Smartphone Integration Package
          Burmester surround sound system
          SubwooferNoNo
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          Pros and Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            Audi Q3

            • Comfortable ride quality. Deals with broken roads confidently.
            • Potent 2.0-litre TSI + 7-speed DSG combo: pocket rocket if you want it to be!
            • Practical and spacious cabin for a family of four.

            Mercedes-Benz E-Class

            • Quiet and composed in the city
            • Great backseat comfort
            • Class-leading interiors

            Audi Q3

            • No diesel engine on offer.
            • 360° camera, ventilated front seats, ADAS should’ve been included at the price.

            Mercedes-Benz E-Class

            • Misses out on cooled seats
            • No massage functions either
            • Not as nice to drive as its rivals.

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          Which car is cheaper between Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

          Audi Q3 price starts at Rs 43.81 Lakh & Mercedes-Benz E-Class price starts at Rs 72.80 Lakh in New Delhi. Audi Q3 is cheaper between these two cars.
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