BMW 4 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

Alpine White
VS
Black

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$37,080 - $40,207
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
248 hp
241 - 503 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Not Available

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L 4 Cylinder TwinPower Turbo
2.0L DOHC 16
4.0L Biturbo V8
3.0L V6 Biturbo
2.0L Turbo I4

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 - 40.4 in.
38.8 - 40.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.1 - 33.7 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.1 - 37.2 in.
35.6 - 38.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7.8 - 15.7 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

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

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
Not Available
Optional

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
35 - 225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
111.4 - 111.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.1 ft.
35.3 - 37.6 ft.

Length

Length
182.5 - 182.6 in.
184.5 - 187 in.

Width

Width
71.8 - 71.9 in.
71.3 - 73.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3495 - 3995 .lbs
3759 - 4226 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
248 hp
241 - 503 hp

Torque

Torque
258 ft. lbs.
273 - 516 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
13.2 - 17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 17 mpg
18 - 23 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 mpg
22 - 24 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
Optional
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 4 Series
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Body Style
Convertible, Coupe, Hatchback
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 - Subcompact Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4 - 5
4 - 5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3495 - 3995 lbs.
3759 - 4226 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 - 27 mpg.
19 - 30 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 - 24 mpg.
17 - 24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 - 34 mpg.
22 - 33 mpg.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
_BC31_
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
2.0 L/121, 3.0 L/183, 4.0 L/243

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
2TB, ZMT, _6MT02
421 - 427

Trans Type

Trans Type
6 - 8
7 - 9

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.11 - 4.71
4.34, 4.38, 5.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 - 3.14
2.86, 2.89, 3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 - 2.11
1.92 - 2.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 - 1.67
1.37 - 1.64

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.28
1.00 - 1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - 1.00
0.82 - 1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 - 3.73
3.42 - 4.93

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 - 3.91
2.82 - 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
6.6 - 7.1
6.6, 6.7, 7.1, 7.7, 8.0, 8.8, 9.2, 9.3

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170
150 - 180

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
P225/40VR19, P225/40YR19, P225/45VR18, P225/45YR18
225/40ZR19, 225/45R18, 35YR19, 40YR19, P225/40YR19, P225/40ZR19, P225/45HR18, P225/45R18, P225/50HR17, P245/35R19, P245/35YR19, P245/40YR18, P255/35YR19, P255/35ZR19, P255/40ZR18, Y, YR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/40VR19, P225/45VR18, P255/35YR19, P255/40YR18
245/40R18, 255/35YR19, 255/35ZR19, 30YR19, P225/50HR17, P245/35ZR19, P245/40HR18, P245/40R18, P255/35YR19, P255/35ZR19, P265/35R19, P265/35YR19, P265/40YR18, P285/30YR19, P285/30YR20, P285/30ZR19, P285/35ZR18, Y, YR20

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 8 in.
17 X 7 - 19 X 9 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 19 X 8.5 in.
17 X 7 - 20 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged 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 - 15.8 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 - 13.6 in.
11.8 - 14.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal.
13.2 - 17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.8 - 40.4 in.
38.8 - 40.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
41.7 - 42 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
54.8 - 55.3 in.
54.8 - 55.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.1 - 37.2 in.
35.6 - 38.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
33.1 - 33.7 in.
32 - 35.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
49.8 - 54.3 in.
51.7 - 55 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
111.4 - 111.8 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
182.5 - 182.6 in.
184.5 - 187 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.8 - 71.9 in.
71.3 - 73.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
54.2 - 54.6 in.
55.1 - 56.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.8 in.
61.5 - 64.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.8 in.
60.4 - 62.7 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
17 ft³.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
45.9 ft³.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
7.8 - 15.7 ft³.
8.8 - 12.6 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84
0.73 - 0.86

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
0.72

Model Group

Model Group
4 Series
C-Class

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury - Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible, Coupe, Hatchback
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
2.0, 3.0, 4.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum - aluminum/magnesium

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4, 6, 8

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4