Compare 2010 BMW 3-Series vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2010 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV South Africa 328i 18 28 $30,500 $33,150
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $32,340 $35,150
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 328i 17 26 $32,845 $35,700
2-Door Coupe RWD 328i 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
2-Door Coupe RWD SULEV 328i 18 28 $33,305 $36,200
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $34,685 $37,700
2-Door Coupe AWD 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
2-Door Coupe AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 17 25 $35,050 $38,100
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 335i 17 26 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $39,190 $42,600
2-Door Coupe RWD 335i 17 26 $39,240 $42,650
4-Door Sedan RWD 335d 23 36 $40,435 $43,950
2-Door Coupe AWD 335i xDrive 16 25 $40,985 $44,550
2-Door Convertible 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
2-Door Convertible SULEV 328i 17 26 $41,400 $45,000
2-Door Convertible 335i 17 26 $47,105 $51,200
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury 18 26 $31,248 $33,600
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Sport 18 26 $31,248 $33,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 18 25 $34,503 $37,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 18 25 $34,503 $37,100
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 17 25 $36,968 $39,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,500
$31,248
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,150
$33,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$560 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 BMW 3-Series upholds its legacy of superb handling, excellent performance, and high quality, though small rear seats and fussy controls are minor flaws. For the price, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers sportiness, luxury, safety, and creature comforts in an attractive package.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 88.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.2 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
178.8 182.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.86
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.6 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3362 3560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 6500 228 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
MPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2750 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.46 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.32 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Pivot Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5 (2009)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9

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