Compare 2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2019 BMW 3-Series

2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2019 BMW 3-Series
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Sedan C 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan C 300 23 34 $38,916 $41,400
4MATIC Sedan C 300 22 33 $40,796 $43,400
Coupe C 300 22 31 $41,172 $43,800
4MATIC Coupe C 300 22 31 $43,052 $45,800
Cabriolet C 300 21 29 $48,739 $51,850
4MATIC Cabriolet C 300 21 29 $50,619 $53,850
4MATIC Sedan AMG C 43 19 27 $51,935 $55,250
4MATIC Coupe AMG C 43 19 27 $54,003 $57,450
4MATIC Cabriolet AMG C 43 18 25 $59,831 $63,650
Sedan AMG C 63 18 27 $62,980 $67,000
Coupe AMG C 63 17 26 $64,625 $68,750
Sedan AMG C 63 S 18 27 $70,124 $74,600
Cabriolet AMG C 63 17 24 $71,534 $76,100
Coupe AMG C 63 S 17 26 $71,863 $76,450
Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 17 24 $78,772 $83,800
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Sedan 330i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 330i 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan North America 330i 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
Sedan 330i xDrive 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
Sedan North America 330i xDrive 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
Sports Wagon 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,350 $45,000
Gran Turismo 330i xDrive 23 33 $42,720 $45,400
Gran Turismo 340i xDrive 20 29 $48,165 $51,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,916
$37,935
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,400
$40,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$690 / month
$671 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix. The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 54.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.7
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.2
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.9 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.8 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 185.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 17
Brakes
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 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 15.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
R02 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3472 3582
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
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
273 @ 1800 295 @ 1550
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5800 255 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.80 3.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.36
Trans Order Code
421 2TB
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.64 1.72
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.35 5.25
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.64
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.17
Trans Type
9 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.32
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class BMW 3 Series
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
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
6.6 5.8
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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2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2020 C-Class is available for order
  • Unadvertised discounts remain
  • Lease: From $399/mo.
  • Finance: 2.99% APR (Sedan only)
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2019 BMW 3-Series
  • 2019 3-Series is here; 2020 M340i orderable
  • Rebate: No standard cash incentives
  • Financing: 4.29% APR for 60 months + Up to $2,500
  • Lease: From $399 for 36 months
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