Compare 2020 BMW 3-Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2020 BMW 3-Series
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330i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series M340i Sedan 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 22 30 $52,580 $56,000
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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 $60,865 $64,750
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $54,990 $58,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 27 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 24 $72,662 $77,300
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $65,706 $69,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $79,806 $84,900
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $72,850 $77,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 27 $71,158 $75,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 27 $64,014 $68,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 29 $52,593 $55,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 21 30 $45,073 $47,950
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 33 $40,796 $43,400
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 29 $50,713 $53,950
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $43,193 $45,950
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 35 $38,916 $41,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,400
$60,865
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,750
$64,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$679 / month
$1079 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 51.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 63.1
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 3.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17 8.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P245/40HR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 385 @ 6100
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 21 (2019)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 25 (2019)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 18 (2019)
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 8.4 (2019)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
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2020 BMW 3-Series
  • 2020s arriving; 2019s sold out
  • Rebate: No standard cash incentives
  • Financing: From 3.45% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $419 for 36 months
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2020 C-Class is in showrooms
  • Up to $1,000 off (Sedan)
  • Lease: From $419/mo. (Sedan)
  • Finance: 2.99% APR (Sedan)
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