Compare 2014 BMW 4-Series vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2014 BMW 4-Series
2014 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Conv 428i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD 23 34 $44,850 $48,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i RWD SULEV 23 34 $44,850 $48,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD 21 33 $46,690 $50,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 21 33 $46,690 $50,750
4 Series 2-Door Conv 435i RWD 20 30 $50,510 $54,900
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD 23 35 $37,260 $40,500
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i RWD SULEV 23 35 $37,260 $40,500
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD 22 33 $39,100 $42,500
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 428i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $39,100 $42,500
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i RWD 22 32 $42,320 $46,000
4 Series 2-Door Coupe 435i xDrive AWD 20 30 $44,160 $48,000
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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 $35,526 $38,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 27 $42,641 $45,850
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 20 28 $40,781 $43,850
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $58,358 $62,750
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Luxury RWD 22 31 $33,713 $36,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD 22 31 $33,294 $35,800
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 20 27 $37,061 $39,850
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 20 27 $36,642 $39,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $39,153 $42,100
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 13 19 $56,033 $60,250

Pricing

Invoice Price

$44,850
$35,526

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$48,750
$38,200

Monthly Payment Estimate

$813 / month
$637 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2014 BMW 4-Series stays resolutely in the same orbit as the last 3er two-door: everything's just a little better than it was, except its steering and its styling. For those who have a want a value-oriented car that projects the right image, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes a lot of sense.

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Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.3 54

Second Leg Room (in)

33.1 33

Passenger Capacity

4 4

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 41.7

Second Head Room (in)

37.1 35.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

49.8 50.3

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 37

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 81

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

182.6 180.7

Height, Overall (in)

54.5 54.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.8 61.1

Wheelbase (in)

110.6 108.7

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.9 69.7

Track Width, Front (in)

60.8 61

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

7.8 11.7

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 11.6

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.8 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.1 35.6

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P225/45HR17

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3965 3538

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

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

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

900 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

170 150

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

255 @ 1250 229 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

240 @ 5000 201 @ 5500

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 22 (Est)

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 25 (Est)

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 31 (Est)

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.14 2.86

Trans Order Code

2TB NA

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 4 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Convertible Coupe

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

6.7 (Est) 7.3 (Est)

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 6.0 (Est)

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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