BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Alpine White
VS
Black

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$27,541 - $30,710
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.89 / 5
53 Reviews
4.78 / 5
40 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 hp
241 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4
2.0L Turbo I4

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Not Available

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 in.
38.8 - 40.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
35.6 - 37.1 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
8.8 - 12.6 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Not Available

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Not Available

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
111.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.1 ft.
35.3 - 37.6 ft.

Length

Length
182.5 in.
184.5 in.

Width

Width
71.3 in.
71.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3295 .lbs
3836 - 3957 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 hp
241 hp

Torque

Torque
200 ft. lbs.
273 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 18 mpg
23 - 31 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
22 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
29 - 33 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Not Available

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Not Available
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4MATIC Cabriolet, 4MATIC Coupe, 4MATIC Sedan, Cabriolet, Coupe, Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
4 - 5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3295 lbs.
3836 - 3957 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 - 28 mpg.
25 - 27 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 - 24 mpg.
22 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
35 mpg.
29 - 33 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
_BC32_
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
205, ZMT, _6MT05
421

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
9

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 4.71
5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.00 - 3.14
3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 - 2.11
2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.67
1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 - 1.28
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 - 1.00
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 - 3.29
4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 - 3.15
3.07

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 - 6.5
6.6, 6.7, 7.1

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170
150

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18, P225/45YR18, P225/50VR17
225/40ZR19, 225/45R18, P225/40ZR19, P225/45HR18, P225/45R18, P225/50HR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18, P225/50VR17, P255/40YR18
245/40R18, 255/35ZR19, P225/50HR17, P245/35ZR19, P245/40HR18, P245/40R18, P255/35ZR19

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8 in.
17 X 7 - 19 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 - 18 X 8.5 in.
17 X 7 - 19 X 8.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.1 ft.
35.3 - 37.6 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 - 14.6 in.
13 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 - 13.6 in.
11.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 in.
38.8 - 40.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in.
54.8 - 55.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
35.6 - 37.1 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.1 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in.
51.7 - 55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
111.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
182.5 in.
184.5 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in.
71.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
56.3 in.
55.3 - 56.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.3 in.
61.5 - 61.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.9 in.
60.8 - 60.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 ft³.
8.8 - 12.6 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
3 Series
C-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4