Compare 2000 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2000 BMW 5-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 Automatic 528iA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 528iA 18 26 $35,170 $38,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 528i 21 29 $35,170 $38,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic 528iAT 18 26 $36,790 $40,700
4-Door Wagon Manual 528iT 21 29 $36,790 $40,700
4-Door Sedan 5-Speed Automatic 540iA 18 24 $46,150 $51,100
4-Door Wagon Automatic 540iAT 15 21 $48,290 $53,480
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual 540i 15 23 $48,670 $53,900
4-Door Sedan 6-Speed Manual M5 13 21 $62,620 $69,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,528
$35,170
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,750
$38,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$648 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 188.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.8 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 111.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.5 59.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.9 11.0
Brakes
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 11.7 x 0.79
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
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 11.7 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.85 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.2 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/60R15 P225/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-size P225/60HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/60R15 P225/60HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3549
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-size 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 2500-4800 206 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5300 193 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.10 (1.90 Winter Mode) 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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/Coil Springs

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