The Audi A4 goes up against two compatriots and a Jag.
With the sedan segment rife with competition, we find out how Audia��s new upgrade to its A4 will fare against the C 200s, 321is and Portfolios
Mercedes-BenzC 200 CGI
Armed with a 1991cc petrol engine making 184bhp, and the looks of a scaled down S-Class, the new C-Class is comfortable and packs in loads of style. With a much bigger petrol engine and an optional oil burner, the sedan would appeal to performance enthusiasts too. It may not be the most fun-to-drive option in the segment, but it most definitely is one of the most lavish ones. Rs 42.1 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai).
BMW 320i Prestige
The 3 Series has always been a legendary machine with 50:50 weight distribution, immaculate handling characteristics and a rear wheel drive platform. With 184bhp of power coming from a 1998cc inline four-cylinder petrol engine, youa��ve got to be the one driving it if you are owning one. Even if you are hiring a chauffeur, you can relax as there is ample space in the back. Rs 37.6 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai). Details: bmw.in
Jaguar XE Portfolio
This one may be the most expensive in the segment. Therea��s just something about the XE that isna��t quantifiable that could give the Germans an inferiority complex. Under the long hood is a 1999cc, 237.4bhp engine, which also makes it the most powerful among its immediate contenders. All of that does come at a price because elegance doesna��t come cheap. Rs 49.3 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai). Details: jaguar.in