Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2000 BMW 3-Series

2000 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.3L Kompressor 21 29 $29,528 $31,750
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 21 27 $33,434 $35,950
4-Door Sedan 4.3L AMG 18 23 $49,290 $53,000
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4-Door Sedan 323i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 323i 20 29 $24,450 $26,990
2-Door Coupe 323Ci 20 29 $26,250 $28,990
4-Door Wagon 323i 20 29 $26,440 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 328i 21 29 $30,220 $33,400
2-Door Coupe 328Ci 21 29 $30,750 $33,990
2-Door Convertible 323Ci 20 29 $31,650 $34,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,528
$24,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,750
$26,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 91.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 176.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 58.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 107.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 11.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.47 11.26 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel, 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.35 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 16.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.85 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-size P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3250 3153
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-size 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 170 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 181 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.66
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 4.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 2.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper Arms

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