Compare 2015 BMW M3 vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2015 BMW M3
2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 26 $57,540 $62,000
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Sport 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 400 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C 63 18 25 $59,427 $63,900
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C 63 S 18 25 $66,867 $71,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,540
$35,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,000
$38,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1033 / month
$640 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Minus the V-8 and almost a couple hundred pounds, the 2015 BMW M3 is the best performer yet to wear the vaunted badge. Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 37.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 33.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 36.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 88.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.6
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 184.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.7 111.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.9 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 12.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 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)
14.6 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)
15.9 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40 35.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R02
Front Tire Size
P255/40YR18 P225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA R02
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR18 P245/40HR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3540 3417
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 10 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Engine
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
406 @ 1850 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
425 @ 5500 241 @ 5550
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.86
Trans Order Code
ZMT NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW M3 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan 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
8.9 (Est) 6.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7.0 (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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