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BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes Benz C Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price starts at Rs. 55.00 Lakh which is Rs. 8.10 Lakh costlier than base model of BMW 3 Series priced at Rs. 46.90 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 23 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 1993 cc engine. The Comparison BMW 3 Series 330i Sport vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 200 can be described on the basis of price and specifications.

BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes Benz C Class Summary

Basic Info 3 Series M340i XdriveC-Class C 300d
Brand Name BMW Mercedes Benz
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 65.90 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 61.00 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.4
(99 Ratings)
3.2
(3 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 2998 cc 1993 cc
Body Type SedanAll Sedan Cars SedanAll Sedan Cars
Fuel Type Petrol Diesel
Max Power 382.19bhp@5800rpm 261.49bhp@4200rpm
No Of Cylinders 6 4
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Gear Box 8 Speed 9G TRONIC
Drive Type AWD ...
Colors
3 Series Colors
C-Class Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 11.86 Kmpl ...
Tyre Size F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18 ...
Boot Space 480 Liters 540 Liters
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Insurance Rs. 1.43 Lakh 3 Series Insurance Rs. 1.64 Lakh C-Class Insurance

Engine Type
Twin Turbo 6 Cylinder Petrol Engine
OM654M
Engine Displacement
2998 cc
1993 cc
Battery Capacity
...
48 V
Fuel Type
Petrol
Diesel
Max Power
382.19bhp@5800rpm
261.49bhp@4200rpm
Max Torque
500Nm@1850-5000rpm
550nm@1800-2200rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
6
4
Transmission
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
9G TRONIC
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
AWD
...
Valve Configuration
DOHC
...
Paddle Shift
...
Fuel Supply System
Direct Injection
ISG
Turbo Charger
yes
yes
Mild Hybrid
...
Fast Charging
...

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
...
0-100 kmph
4.4 Sec
5.7 Sec
Top Speed
250 Km/h
250 Km/h

Suspension Front
M Sport Suspensio
Adaptive Damping System
Suspension Rear
M Sport Suspensio
Adaptive Damping System
Brakes Front
Disc
...
Brakes Rear
Disc
...
Steering Type
Power
...
Minimum Turning Radius
5.5 metres
...
Tyre Size
F 225/45 R18, R 255/40 R18
...
Alloy Wheel Size
18
R18
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
AMG floor mats(comes with AMG floor mats), AMG Line interior( The AMG Line interior lends your vehicle a more visible and tangible sense of sportiness. Seats with sporty seat upholstery layout and redesigned headrest, Multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather, with horizontal twin-spokes, flat bottom, deep embossing in the grip area, steering-wheel bezel and steering-wheel paddle shifters in silver chrome, AMG brushed stainless steel sports pedals with black rubber studs, Ambient lighting, Instrument panel and beltlines in ARTICO man-made leather in black nappa look, Centre console in high-gloss black with insert in silver chrome, Air vents with elements in silver chrome, Doors with high-gloss black trim elements and surround in silver chrome as well as switches in silver chrome, Floor mats in black with AMG lettering, Overhead control panel in high-gloss black)
Fabric Upholstery
...
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Shoulder Room
1395 mm
...
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
4
5
Boot Space
480 Liters
540 Liters
Fuel Capacity
59 Liters
...

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),Rain Sensing Driving Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running 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,
Multifunction sports steering wheel in nappa leather, DIGITAL LIGHT (DIGITAL LIGHT With more than 1.3 million pixels per headlamp),can experience brilliant lighting conditions – constantly adjusted to other road users and to the surroundings. This HD system responds with constantly adapted light to changing traffic, road or weather conditions)AMG Line exterior( The expressive bodystyling of the AMG Line lends the exterior of the C-Class a sporty, exclusive touch. AMG bodystyling consisting of AMG front apron with sporty, air intakes and chrome trim element, diffuser-look AMG rear apron with insert in black plus AMG side sill panels, Radiator grille with Mercedes-Benz pattern and integral Mercedes star as well as louvre in matt iridium silver with chrome insert, Exhaust system with two visible tailpipe trim elements integrated into the bumper, Night package ( The Night Package adds at
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
...
Trunk Light
...
Rear Spoiler
...
Antenna
...
Roof Rails
...
Length*Width*Height
4824*1811*1429 mm3
4793*2033*1446 mm3
Wheelbase
2810 mm
2865 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
165 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
...
Connectivity
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
...
Addtional Comfort Features
M Sport Differential, Servotronic Steering Assist, Launch Control Function, Variable Sport steering, Cruise Control with Braking Functio
...
USB Charger
Front
Front & Rear
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
Available
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain
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
Burmester 3D surround sound system (15 high-quality speakers with 710 watt)
Smart Entry
...
Massage Seats
Not Available
...
Memory Functions For Seat
Front
Front
One Touch Operating Power Windows
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Autonomous Parking
Not Available
...
Drive Modes
4
4
Internal Storage
...
No of Speakers
16
13
Rear Entertainment System
...
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
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
...
40:20:40 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
Front & Rear
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
...
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
Front & Rear Door
Front Door
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
...
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front 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 and Side Front
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

Pros and Cons

  • Positives
  • Negatives

BMW 3 Series

  • Shifts focus to the enthusiast driver
  • powerful petrol packs a punch
  • improved handling and plush
  • tech laden interiors. New M340i is the pick of the bunch.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  • Classy cabin experience will wow you at standstill. The added backseat space
  • cushy suspension and quiet cabin will establish its luxury quotient on the go.

BMW 3 Series

  • Ride is on the stiffer side
  • some silly feature omissions like 360 degree camera and passive keyless entry.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  • Enthusiasts will find the 9GTronic gearbox to be a hindrance. Buyers will wish for a few more creature comforts
  • like ventilated front seats and conveniently located USB charging ports for the second row.

Is BMW 3 Series Better Than Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

63% users have chosen BMW 3 Series over Mercedes-Benz C-Class in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
Apart from this survey a total of 114 users have also rated BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class on some really important factors like Mileage , performance, comfort, safety etc. and have given their personal opinions about these cars.
BMW 3 Series has out rated Mercedes-Benz C-Class on all the rating factors.

Before making your decision you should also consider the unbiased and thorough analysis of these cars on every aspect by our auto experts who have summarised the analysis in pros, cons and final conclusion..

Ratings Factor C-Class 3 Series
Mileage 4.2 3.0
Performance 4.8 3.7
Comfort 4.6 3.7
Maintenance 3.7 1.7
Safety 4.8 3.7
Features 4.6 3.7
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3 Series and C-Class Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Whats the diffrence between 330i & 330 M sport - 3 Series?
  • The BMW 3 Series 330i M Sport gets all the traits from the 330i Sport, however, it gets an even aggressive body kit, bigger alloy wheels, black exterior trim, etc.
  • There is no difference exercise because both are same
  • The BMW 3 series their front tyeres was R17 and R18
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Q. Which is best to buy between BMW 3 Series and Skoda Octavia?
  • Both the cars of the best choices, comparing the two cars would be fascinating. Comparing the performance of the cars, the BMW 3 Series has an upper hand in terms of power as well as torque. The mileage offered in BMW 3 Series is higher by 2.5 kmpl. The boot space offered in Skoda Octavia is more than that of 3 Series. In terms of comfort features, the Octavia has follow me home headlamps as add on. Talking about the price, the Octavia is 6.31 Lakh RS (Ex-Showroom) cheaper than the BMW 3 Series. For a detailed comparison, follow the given link - Compare.. Moreover, to get a better idea of the comfort and performance, we would suggest you take a test drive of both the cars, follow the given link to get the dealer details in your respective city - Dealers.
Q. Is 330d powerful than c300d - 3 Series?
  • Benz C300D IS MORE POWERFUL
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3 Series Vs C-Class Comparison FAQs

Which car is best between 3 Series vs C-Class?

BMW 3 Series has out rated Mercedes-Benz C-Class on all the rating factors.

Which car is cheaper 3 Series vs C-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is cheaper than BMW 3 Series by Rs. 4.90 Lakh.

Which car offers better performance 3 Series vs C-Class?

For the M340i Xdrive version, 2998 cc Petrol engine of 3 Series produces 382.19bhp@5800rpm of power and 500Nm@1850-5000rpm of torque. Whereas for the C 300d version, 1993 cc Diesel engine of C-Class produces 261.49bhp@4200rpm of power and 550nm@1800-2200rpm of torque
As per the users experiences the BMW 3 Series has better performance.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • BMW 3 Series
  • Awesome features with luxury feeling. Have great mileage and in good condition. It also have large space in back

    Avinash Gupta few weeks ago
  • Great for family as I have the tourer version

    Ian Clements few weeks ago
  • great car great features value for money

    Vishal Kumar few weeks ago
  • good app sjjeyeueuyeuwieurysjjdhrhe

    Deeksha Dubey few weeks ago
  • Excellent experience of ride with safety feature, happy to have it, thanks for overall features from BMW.

    Eshu Patil few weeks ago
3 Series User Reviews

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