BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes C Class

Trying to decide between the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C Class? You’ve come to the right place! We at BMW of Arlington have put together this detailed comparison to show you how these two luxury vehicles stack up against each other in the ways you care most about. Shoppers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth should read ahead to see which vehicle is the best fit for them!

3 Series vs C Class: Configurations

The BMW 3 Series offers three unique body styles, including a Sedan, a Sports Wagon, and a Gran Turismo. Each of these body styles offers a unique set of dimensions and perks, starting with the Sedan’s perfect balance between passenger room and cargo room.

If you need a little more of one or the other, that’s where the Sports Wagon and the Gran Turismo come in. The Sports Wagon offers up to a whopping 61.5 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Gran Turismo keeps passengers comfortable with 42 inches of front legroom and the 39.2 inches of rear legroom.

With the Mercedes-Benz C Class, you’ll only have one body style to choose from. This sedan body style offers just 41.7 inches of front legroom and 12.6 cubic feet of trunk space, which is less than the 3 Series Sedan—the smallest of the 3 Series bunch.

3 Series vs C Class: Performance

The BMW 3 Series can be powered by one of five different high-performance engines that go above and beyond to provide both power and efficiency. One engine, the 340i inline 6-cylinder engine, produces 320 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, while the 330e 4-cylinder engine achieves an incredible EPA-estimated 71 MPGe.

As for the Mercedes-Benz C Class, you’ll only have one engine at your service. This 2.0-L 4-cylinder twin-scroll turbo engine maxes out at a 255 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA-estimated 34 highway MPG. Additionally, you’ll only have standard rear-wheel drive in this model, while every trim level of the 3 Series boasts an xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System.

3 Series vs C Class: Advanced Technology

As luxury vehicles, both the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C Class boast some incredible technology. Both offer large touchscreen infotainment displays with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and turn-by-turn navigation with real-time traffic and weather updates. Both models also offer Wi-Fi hotspots and a wireless device charging pad.

The 3 Series takes tech one step further, though, with a convenient Head-Up Display. This display is projected right onto the steering wheel and delivers all kinds of important information right to your line of sight. You won’t have to look away from the road to see your navigation or incoming phone calls. This advanced display also warns you of potential collisions and tells you what the current speed limit is.

2018 BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes C Class: Which One?

As you can see, the 2018 BMW 3 Series offers an unbeatable amount of customization compared to the Mercedes-Benz C Class. Additionally, the 3 Series provides more power, more wiggle room, and features you won’t find anywhere else.

Now that you have a better idea of what the 3 Series has to offer, get behind the wheel and experience it for yourself at BMW of Arlington. Shoppers in Arlington, Dallas, and Fort Worth can schedule a test drive today by giving us a call!