Compare 2018 BMW 4-Series vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2018 BMW 4-Series
2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Gran Coupe 430i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Gran Coupe 430i 24 34 $40,770 $43,300
Coupe 430i 24 34 $40,955 $43,500
Gran Coupe 430i xDrive 23 33 $42,630 $45,300
Coupe 430i xDrive 23 33 $42,815 $45,500
Gran Coupe 440i 21 32 $46,720 $49,700
Coupe 440i 21 32 $46,905 $49,900
Convertible 430i 24 34 $48,535 $51,650
Gran Coupe 440i xDrive 21 31 $48,580 $51,700
Coupe 440i xDrive 21 31 $48,765 $51,900
Convertible 430i xDrive 22 32 $50,395 $53,650
Convertible 440i 21 29 $55,090 $58,700
Convertible 440i xDrive 20 29 $56,950 $60,700
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Sedan C 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan C 300 24 33 $37,433 $40,250
4MATIC Sedan C 300 23 32 $39,293 $42,250
Coupe C 300 22 30 $40,176 $43,200
4MATIC Coupe C 300 22 30 $42,036 $45,200
Sedan C 350e N/A N/A $44,547 $47,900
Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $47,616 $51,200
4MATIC Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $49,476 $53,200
4MATIC Sedan AMG C 43 20 27 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC Coupe AMG C 43 20 27 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG C 43 19 26 $56,544 $60,800
Sedan AMG C 63 18 24 $61,473 $66,100
Coupe AMG C 63 17 23 $62,775 $67,500
Cabriolet AMG C 63 17 22 $68,355 $73,500
Sedan AMG C 63 S 18 24 $68,541 $73,700
Coupe AMG C 63 S 17 23 $70,215 $75,500
Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 17 22 $75,795 $81,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,770
$37,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,300
$40,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$722 / month
$671 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW 4-Series is an above-average coupe or convertible with sharp road manners and confident powertrains. The bad news? The 4-Series has personality like business casual. Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 35.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 88.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 61.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.8 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
45.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 13
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P225/50HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45VR18 P225/50HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3610 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 5200 241 @ 5550
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
258 @ 1450 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 27
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.72
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.24
Trans Order Code
2TB 421
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.86
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.21
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
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
6.6 6.6
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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