Compare 2019 BMW 3-Series vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2019 BMW 3-Series
2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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330i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,720 $45,400
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,350 $45,000
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $48,165 $51,250
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 18 25 $59,831 $63,650
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $54,003 $57,450
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 27 $51,935 $55,250
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 24 $71,534 $76,100
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $64,625 $68,750
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $78,772 $83,800
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $71,863 $76,450
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 27 $70,124 $74,600
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 27 $62,980 $67,000
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 29 $50,619 $53,850
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 31 $43,052 $45,800
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 22 33 $40,796 $43,400
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 29 $48,739 $51,850
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $41,172 $43,800
C-Class C 300 Sedan 23 34 $38,916 $41,400

Pricing

Invoice Price

$37,935
$59,831

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$40,250
$63,650

Monthly Payment Estimate

$671 / month
$1061 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.3
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come. Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

36 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 38.8

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56 54.8

Second Leg Room (in)

35.2 32

Passenger Capacity

5 4

Front Leg Room (in)

42 42

Second Head Room (in)

37.6 35.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.6 51.7

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

185.7 184.8

Height, Overall (in)

56.8 55.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.9 61.3

Wheelbase (in)

112.2 111.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.9 71.3

Track Width, Front (in)

62.3 63.1

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 3.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

17 8.8

Brakes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 12.6

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- NA

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 14.2

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.6 17.4

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.4 39.7

Tires

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/45HR18 P245/40HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA R02

Front Tire Size

P225/45HR18 P225/45HR18

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3582 4231

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

295 @ 1550 384 @ 2500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

255 @ 5000 385 @ 6100

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 25

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 3.24

Trans Order Code

2TB 421

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.72 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.72

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.25 5.35

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.81 3.07

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.17 2.25

Trans Type

8 9

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.86

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.32 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.71 4.80

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet

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

5.9 8.4

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 180

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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