Compare 2014 BMW 3-Series vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2014 BMW 3-Series
2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $35,510 $38,600
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $37,350 $40,600
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $38,135 $41,450
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $39,515 $42,950
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,910 $49,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,130
$32,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,750
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$546 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 88.0
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 180.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 59.6
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 12.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3319
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 x 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 (Est) 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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