Compare 2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2017 BMW 3-Series

2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2017 BMW 3-Series
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Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300 24 34 $36,735 $39,500
4MATIC Sedan C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
4MATIC Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
4MATIC Sedan with Sport Pkg C 300 24 31 $38,595 $41,500
Coupe C 300 23 30 $39,665 $42,650
4MATIC Coupe C 300 23 29 $41,525 $44,650
Sedan C 350e N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Sedan with Luxury Pkg C 350e N/A N/A $42,827 $46,050
Cabriolet C 300 23 31 $47,337 $50,900
4MATIC Sedan AMG C 43 20 28 $48,360 $52,000
4MATIC Cabriolet C 300 22 29 $49,197 $52,900
4MATIC Coupe AMG C 43 20 28 $51,615 $55,500
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG C 43 19 26 $56,172 $60,400
Sedan AMG C 63 18 25 $60,636 $65,200
Coupe AMG C 63 17 23 $62,310 $67,000
Sedan AMG C 63 S 18 24 $67,704 $72,800
Cabriolet AMG C 63 17 22 $67,751 $72,850
Coupe AMG C 63 S 17 23 $69,750 $75,000
Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 17 22 $75,191 $80,850
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Sedan 320i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 320i 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
Sedan South Africa 320i 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
Sedan 320i xDrive 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
Sedan South Africa 320i xDrive 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
Sedan 330i 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
Sedan South Africa 330i 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
Sedan 328d 31 43 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 330i xDrive 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
Sedan South Africa 330i xDrive 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
Sedan 328d xDrive 30 40 $39,795 $42,250
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $40,445 $42,950
Plug-In Hybrid 330e iPerformance N/A N/A $41,515 $44,100
Sports Wagon 328d xDrive 30 40 $41,840 $44,450
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,070 $44,700
Sedan 340i 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
Sedan South Africa 340i 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
Sedan 340i xDrive 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
Sedan South Africa 340i xDrive 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 30 $47,510 $50,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,735
$31,610
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,500
$33,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$658 / month
$558 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds to the impressive roster with a convertible version this year and a newly minted AMG C43 version. Bavaria is even better now. The 2017 BMW 3-Series is another chapter in the automaker's long history of very good sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 35.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.3
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 61.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.8 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 13
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.3
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)
17.4 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
R02-A NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R02-A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR18 P225/50VR17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3417 3295
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300 200 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5550 180 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
427 205
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class BMW 3 Series
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
6.3 6.3
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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