Compare 2015 BMW 3-Series vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class

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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $30,815 $32,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD South Africa 23 35 $32,655 $34,950
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d RWD 32 45 $36,380 $39,000
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $38,220 $41,000
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 23 35 $35,000 $37,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $36,840 $39,500
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 21 32 $40,750 $43,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 20 30 $42,590 $45,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $46,640 $50,150
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $40,475 $43,450
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $39,095 $41,950
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD SULEV 22 33 $39,000 $41,850
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 335i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 20 30 $43,970 $47,250
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2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 RWD 18 25 $59,427 $63,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG C 63 S RWD 18 25 $66,867 $71,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 400 4MATIC 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,815
$36,642
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,950
$39,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$657 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
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
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 50.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 37
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 81
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 61
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 11.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/40HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P225/45HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 3538
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 229 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6.0
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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