Assuming mileage and cost are the same, what would you pick, a facelift W204 Mercedes C350, or a MkVI Golf R? The Merc is sporting RWD, 302hp and 273lb-ft, and should hit 60mph in around 5.5 seconds. The Golf R was advertised with 256hp and 243lb-ft with AWD should hit 60mph in 5.8 seconds.