Compare 2020 BMW 3-Series vs 2020 Lexus IS vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2020 BMW 3-Series
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2020 Lexus IS
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2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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M340i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series M340i Sedan N/A N/A $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan N/A N/A $52,580 $56,000
2020 Lexus IS
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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
$50,720
N/A
$59,831
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$54,000
N/A
$63,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$900 / month
N/A
$1061 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Lexus IS is polished and poised, but ultimately short on compelling qualities. 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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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg - 18 mpg
Highway
0 mpg - 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars - Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 - 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 - 32
Front Leg Room (in)
42 - 42
Passenger Capacity
5 - 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 - 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 - 51.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 - 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 - 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 - 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 - 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 - 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 - 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 - 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 3.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17 - 8.8
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)
13.6 - 12.6
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)
13.7 - 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
Front Tire Size
P225/45YR18 - P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40YR18 - P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - R02
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3849 - 4231
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 - 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 - 18 X 7.5
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 - Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection - Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1600 - 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA - NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 - 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 5000 - 385 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - - 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - - 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 - 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB - 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 - 0.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 - 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive - All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 - 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 - 0.86
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.81 - 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 - 2.25
Trans Type
8 - 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 - 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series - Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan - 4MATIC Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut - Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut - Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - - 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 180
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  • Up to $3,000 off (2019)
  • Lease: From $399/mo. (Sedan)
  • Finance: 2.99% APR (Sedan)

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