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BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes Benz C Class

BMW 3 Series Price starts at Rs. 43.60 Lakh which is Rs. 2.28 Lakh costlier than base model of Mercedes-Benz C-Class priced at Rs. 41.31 Lakh. The claimed mileage of BMW 3 Series (Diesel Model) is 20.4 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Mercedes-Benz C-Class (Diesel Model) is 12.6 kmpl. In technical specifications, BMW 3 Series (Top Model) is powered by 1995 cc engine , while Mercedes-Benz C-Class (Top Model) is powered by 1950 cc engine. 62% users have chosen BMW 3 Series over Mercedes Benz C-Class in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.

BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes Benz C Class Comparison

Key Highlights 3 Series C-Class
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 62.90 Lakh Rs. 1.39 Crore
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Engine Displacement 2998 cc 3982 cc
Power 382.19bhp@5800rpm 476bhp
Mileage 11.86 Kmpl 11.9 Kmpl
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BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes Benz C Class Summary

Basic Info 3 Series M340i XdriveC-Class C 63
Brand BMW Mercedes Benz
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 62.90 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 1.39 Crore View On Road Price
Rating
4.4
(73 Ratings)
4.4
(109 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 2998 cc 3982 cc
Body Type SedanAll Sedan Cars SedanAll Sedan Cars
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Max Power 382.19bhp@5800rpm 476bhp
No Of Cylinders 6 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 8 Speed 9 Speed MCT
Drive Type RWD RWD
Colors
3 Series Colors
C-Class Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 11.86 Kmpl 11.9 Kmpl
Tyre Size F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18 225/50 R17
Boot Space 480 Liters 480 Liters
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver, Passenger, Side Front and Side Rear
Insurance Rs. 2.70 Lakh 3 Series Insurance Rs. 5.65 Lakh C-Class Insurance

Engine Type
Twin Turbo 6 Cylinder Petrol Engine
2L Petrol Engine
Engine Displacement
2998 cc
3982 cc
Fuel Type
Petrol
Petrol
Max Power
382.19bhp@5800rpm
476bhp
Max Torque
500Nm@1850-5000rpm
650Nm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
6
4
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
9 Speed MCT
Drive Type
RWD
RWD
Paddle Shift
Kerb Weight
...
1655 Kg

20-80 kmph (kickdown)
3.62s
...
Braking (100-0 kmph)
36.72 Meters
...
Braking (80-0 kmph)
23.39 Meters
...
Mileage (ARAI)
11.86 Kmpl
11.9 Kmpl
0-100 kmph
4.4 Sec
4 Sec
Top Speed
250 Km/h
250 Km/h

Suspension Front
M Sport Suspensio
Agility Control Suspensio
Suspension Rear
M Sport Suspensio
Agility Control Suspensio
Brakes Front
Disc
Disc brakes
Brakes Rear
Disc
Disc brakes
Steering Type
Power
Power
Minimum Turning Radius
5.5 metres
5.61 metres
Tyre Size
F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18
225/50 R17
Alloy Wheel Size
18
...
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Runflat
Tubeless, Radial

Dual Tone Dashboard
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features
BMW Individual Headliner Anthracite,Floor mats in Velour,Interior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function,Ambient lighting with Welcome Light Carpet,Through loading system,Sport seats for driver and front passenger,Storage compartment package,M Seat belts,Aluminium Tetragon with highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chrome,Alcantara Sensatec combination Black/contrast stitching Blue/Black
Analogue Clock, 12.3-inch digital display, Brown open-pore walnut wood trim, 64 color Ambient lighting,
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Shoulder Room
1395 mm
...
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
4
4
Boot Space
480 Liters
480 Liters
Fuel Capacity
59 Liters
66 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Rain Sensing Driving Lights
LED Headlights,LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
Trunk Opener
Remote
Smart
Additional Exterior Features
Front ornamental grille frame and nuggets in Cerium Grey, Exterior air inlets in front bumper with embellishers in Cerium Grey, Mirror caps in Cerium Grey, Model designations and M badges in Cerium Grey, M Aerodynamics Package, BMW Individual High-Gloss Shadow Line elements, Exterior Mirrors electrically adjustable and heated electrically foldable, with automatic anti-dazzle function (driver's side) and parking function, for passenger side exterior mirror, Heat Protection Glazing, Acoustic Glazing on front windscreen, 3 levels LED lights with low-beam, high-beam and high-beam headlights with laser module, '3/4 circle'-shaped daytime running lights and LED cornering lights, Adaptive Headlights including BMW Selective Beam, Highbeam assistant, Blue illuminated 'X' signature, Accent lighting with turn indicators, M Rear Spoiler,
Roller sunblinds in left and right rear doors,
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
Roof Rails
Length*Width*Height
4824*1811*1429 mm^3
4686*1810*1442 mm^3
Wheelbase
2810 mm
2840 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
165 mm
157 mm

In Car Entertainment (Audio)
BMW Apps, BMW Head-Up display with full colour, Bluetooth with audio streaming, handsfree and USB connectivity, Hi-Fi loudspeaker system (205 W, 9 loudspeakers), iDrive touch with handwriting recognition including 22.3 cm colour display, DVD drive and integrated hard drive (20 GB) for maps and audio files
Audio 20 CD With Touchpad: Multimedia System With High Resolution 17.78 cm Colour Display, Controller On The Centre Console & Touchpad For Navigating The Menus & Inputting Handwriting, Radio With Twin Tuner & Traffic Information Decoder (TP/TA), Bluetooth Interface With HD Voice Capable Hands Free Function & Audio Streaming For Playing Music Files, Cover Flow & Cover Art For Displaying Album Covers, SMS Display Function, Internet Capability, Media Interface Cable Kit For Universal Interface In The Centre Console Consisting Of Micro USB, iPod, Dock & iPod Lighting Cable, Pre Installation For Garmin Map Pilot Navigation System
Connectivity
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,SD Card Reader
Addtional Comfort Features
M Sport Differential, Servotronic Steering Assist, Launch Control Function, Variable Sport steering, Cruise Control with Braking Functio
Drive Modes - Comfort,ECO
USB Charger
Front
Front
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
Available
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain
Available
Not Available
Luggage Hook and Net
Battery Saver
Lane Change Indicator
Additional Entertainment Features
Harman Kardon Surround Sound, High-resolution (1920x720 pixels) 10.25” (26 cm) Control Display,BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets,iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons,BMW Head-up Display,BMW Gesture Control
 10.25-inch screen for the central infotainment
Smart Entry
Massage Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
Front
Driver's Seat Only
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
Not Available
Autonomous Parking
Not Available
Not Available
Drive Modes
4
2
Internal Storage
No of Speakers
16
4
Rear Entertainment System
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Adjustable
Height & Reach Adjustable
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front and Rear
Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
Folding Rear Seat
...
60:40 Split
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Tachometer
Dual Trip Meter
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
Clock
Seat Belt Warning
Push Ignition
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
DVD Playback
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Automatic Head Lamps
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
Follow me home headlamps
Adjustable Head Lights
Parking Sensors
Rear
Rear
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
Sun Roof
Moon Roof

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
...
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Knee Airbags
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Head-Up Display
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
Blind Spot Monitor
Hill Descent Control
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
360 View Camera
Airbags
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Driver, Passenger, Side Front and Side Rear
Seat Belts
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking
Child Safety Lock
Fog Lamps (Front / Rear )
Front
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger

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