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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AWD 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $46,640 $50,150
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $39,095 $41,950
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $40,475 $43,450
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 320i 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
4-Door Sedan AWD South Africa 320i xDrive 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan AWD 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan AWD 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan AWD SULEV 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 328d 32 45 $36,380 $39,000
4-Door Sedan AWD 328d xDrive 31 43 $38,220 $41,000
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 335i xDrive 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 335i 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 328i 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 328i xDrive 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
4-Door Sedan C300 Sport RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C350 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
2-Door Coupe RWD C250 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C63 AMG 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
2-Door Coupe RWD C350 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Luxury 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 Sport 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C400 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C300 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Sport 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C300 Luxury 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C63 18 25 $59,427 $63,900
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C63 S 18 25 $66,867 $71,900
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is a sport sedan at heart, but with Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo (hatchback) models, it's a lot more than that. Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 33.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42 41.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 37.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 88.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.9 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 61.6
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 184.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 11.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 35.3
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/50VR17 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA R02
Front Tire Size P225/50VR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3295 3417
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 5000 241 @ 5550
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 1250 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code 205 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
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 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.4 (Est) 6.4 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7.0 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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