Compare 2022 BMW 3-Series vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class

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330e Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $40,445 $42,950
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $40,445 $42,950
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $42,305 $44,950
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $42,305 $44,950
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $39,050 $41,450
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $39,050 $41,450
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,910 $43,450
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,910 $43,450
3 Series M340i Sedan 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 23 32 $53,230 $56,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan North America 23 32 $53,230 $56,700
M3 Competition Sedan 16 23 $68,390 $73,000
M3 Competition xDrive Sedan 16 22 $72,205 $77,100
M3 Sedan 16 23 $65,695 $70,100
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 19 28 $63,315 $67,000
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 28 $57,173 $60,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 24 $81,874 $87,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 21 30 $54,243 $57,400
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 31 $47,108 $49,850
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan N/A N/A $43,045 $45,550
C-Class C 300 Convertible 21 28 $52,353 $55,400
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 31 $45,218 $47,850
C-Class C 300 Sedan N/A N/A $41,155 $43,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,445
$63,315
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,950
$67,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$716 / month
$1117 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 BMW 3-Series nails the sport-sedan triathlon with eye-flattening acceleration, hair-bending grip, and a lavish tech-laden cabin. The 2022 Mercedes C-Class pares down its lineup and plumps up with lots of screens and mild-hybrid performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon 19 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 47.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 32
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 63.1
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 3.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 8.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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)
10.6 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R66
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R66
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4039 4204
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 3800 385 @ 6100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
75 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 28
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
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
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 8.0
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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2022 BMW 3-Series
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  • Lease: From $539 for 36 months
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2022 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2022 C-Class on sale now
  • Lease: From $659/mo for 36 months
  • Rebates: No rebates
  • Finance: No financing offers
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