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BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Comparison

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BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Should you buy BMW 3 Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. BMW 3 Series price starts at Rs 46.90 Lakh ex-showroom for 330i Sport (Petrol) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class price starts Rs 55.00 Lakh ex-showroom for C 200 (Petrol). 3 Series has 2998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while C-Class has 1993 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the 3 Series has a mileage of 20.37 kmpl (Diesel top model)> and the C-Class has a mileage of 23.0 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.54,03,495#
Rs.72,18,110*
Offers & DiscountNoNo
User Rating
4.6
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Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,02,856
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Rs.1,37,384
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Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Twin Turbo 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine
OM654M
Displacement (cc)
1995
1993
No Of Cylinder
Fast Charging
-
No
Battery Capacity
-
48 V
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.74bhp@4000rpm
261.49bhp@4200rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
550nm@1800-2200rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
-
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
ISG
Turbo Charger
Twin
yes
Super ChargerNo
-
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
9G TRONIC
Mild Hybrid
-
Yes
Drive TypeNo
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)No
20.37 kmpl
verified
Mileage (ARAI)
20.37 kmpl
-
Fuel Tank Capacity
57.0 (Litres)
No
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
250
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
Double Joint Spring Strut
-
Rear Suspension
Five Arm
-
Steering Type
Power
-
Steering Column
Adjustable
-
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
-
Turning Radius (Metres)
5.5
-
Front Brake Type
Disc
-
Rear Brake Type
Disc
-
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
250
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.2
5.7s
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
-
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R18
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4709
4793
Width (mm)
1827
2033
Height (mm)
1435
1446
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
157
-
Wheel Base (mm)
2810
2865
Front Tread (mm)
1589
-
Rear Tread (mm)
1583
-
Rear Headroom (mm)
957
verified
955
verified
Rear Legroom (mm)
-
357
Front Headroom (mm)
-
1041
verified
Front Legroom (mm)
-
295
verified
Seating Capacity
5
5
Boot Space (Litres)
480
540
No. of Doors
4
5
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power Boot
-
Yes
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
2 Zone
Air Quality ControlYesYes
Remote Trunk OpenerYes
-
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYes
-
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYes
-
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYes
-
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable Headrest
-
Yes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYes
-
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Heated Seats FrontNo
-
Heated Seats RearNo
-
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise Cancellation
-
Yes
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Find My Car Location
-
Yes
Foldable Rear Seat
-
40:20:40 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYes
-
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Glove Box CoolingNoYes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYes
-
USB Charger
Front
Front & Rear
Steering Mounted TripmeterNoYes
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
Yes
Tailgate AjarYesYes
Hands-Free Tailgate
-
Yes
Gear Shift IndicatorYesYes
Rear CurtainYes
-
Luggage Hook And NetNoYes
Battery SaverNo
-
Lane Change IndicatorYes
-
Massage SeatsNo
-
Memory Function Seats
Driver's Seat Only
Front
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Autonomous ParkingNo
-
Drive Modes
4
4
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
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Steering Wheel
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Fabric UpholsteryNo
-
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
-
Yes
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYesYes
Cigarette LighterYes
-
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsNo
Front
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Folding Table In The RearNo
-
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoYes
Dual Tone DashboardYesYes
Additional Features
Fine Wood Trim Burled Walnut With Highlight Trim Finisher In Pearl Chrome
Entry Sills BMW
Exclusive Chrome Trim In The Centre Console Area
Floor Mats In Velour
Multifunction Instrument Display With 26 cm Display Adapted To Individual Character Design For Drive Modes
Lights Package
Roller Sunblind For Rear and Rear Side Windows
Smokers Package
Storage Compartment Package
Leather Dakota Veneto Beige/Oyster dark highlight Veneto Beige/Black Or Leather Dakota Cognac/Brown Highlight Black/Cognac
Fine Wood Trim Burled Walnut With Highlight Trim Finisher In Pearl Chrome
Interior Mirrors With Automatic Anti-Dazzle Function
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)
Exterior
Photo Comparison
Rear Right Side
Available ColorsAlpine WhitePotamaic BlueTanzanite BlueMineral GreySunset OrangeMediterranean BlueDravit Grey MetallicBlack Sapphire+3 More3 Series ColorsSelenite GreyHigh Tech SilverManufaktur Opalite White BrightMojave SilverObsidian BlackCavansite Blue+1 MoreC-Class Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearNo
-
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNo
-
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Rain Sensing WiperYesYes
Rear Window WiperNo
-
Rear Window WasherNo
-
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNo
-
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNo
-
Tinted GlassNo
-
Rear SpoilerNo
-
Removable Or Convertible TopNo
-
Roof CarrierNo
-
Sun RoofYesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Side StepperNo
-
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYes
Chrome GarnishNoYes
Smoke HeadlampsNo
-
Halogen HeadlampsNo
-
Cornering Foglamps
-
Yes
Roof RailNo
-
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
Trunk Opener
Remote
Smart
LED DRLs
-
Yes
LED Headlights
-
Yes
LED Taillights
-
Yes
LED Fog Lamps
-
Yes
Additional Features
BMW Kidney Grille With 11 Slats In Chrome
Exclusive Design Features In Chrome At The Front And Rear
Side Window Frames And Tailpipe Trim In Chrome
Mirrors With Memory Function
Heat Protection Glazing
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 attractive features: many exterior elements are finished in black. AMG Line Exterior: radiator grille with Mercedes-Benz pattern with pins in high-gloss black, AMG front apron with trim (wing) in high-gloss black, Rear bumper with trim (wing) in high-gloss black, Beltline trim strip and window weatherstrip in high-gloss black, Exterior mirror housings painted high-gloss black)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, 18-inch AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels with a high-sheen finish, Exhaust system with two visible tailpipe trim elements integrated into the bumper, 18 inch AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels aerodynamically optimised
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
-
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
17
R18
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesYes
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearNo
-
Day Night Rear View MirrorYesYes
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Xenon HeadlampsNo
-
Halogen HeadlampsNo
-
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYesYes
Side Impact BeamsYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYes
Traction ControlYes
-
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesYes
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYesYes
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYes
-
Clutch LockNo
-
EBDYesYes
Electronic Stability Control
-
Yes
Advance Safety Features
BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent Maintenance System), Launch Control Function, Servotronic Steering Assist, Park Distance Control (PDC), Front and Rear, Brake Energy Regeneration, Head Airbags, Front And Rear, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Runflat Tyres With Reinforced Side Walls, Warning Triangle With First Aid Kit, BMW ure Advance Includes Tyres, Alloys, Engine ure, Key Lost Assistance and Golf Hole In One, Road Side Assistance 24x7, Emergency Spare Wheel
Tyre pressure monitoring system, TIREFIT, Active Brake Assist, PRE-SAFE
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
Driver's Window
Speed Alert
-
Yes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee AirbagsNoYes
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Heads Up DisplayNo
-
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Sos Emergency Assistance
-
Yes
Blind Spot MonitorNo
-
Hill Descent ControlNo
-
Hill AssistNoYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
360 View CameraNo
-
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerYes
-
Cd ChangerYes
-
Dvd PlayerNo
-
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYes
-
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYes
-
Wireless Phone Charging
-
Yes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Compass
-
Yes
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
12.3 inch
-
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
-
Android Auto
-
Yes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageYes
-
Number Of Speaker
9
13
Rear Entertainment SystemNo
-
Additional Features
-
Burmester 3D surround sound system (15 high-quality speakers with 710 watt)
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNo
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Pros and Cons

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  • Cons

    BMW 3 Series

    • Styling. Low, sporty and all things fun! M Sport variant looks delicious.
    • Punchy engines. Pick the petrol or the diesel, both promise to please with performance.
    • Quality. Interior now feels like a scaled-down 5 Series in earnest.

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    • Elegant exterior
    • Spectacular cabin design
    • Refined petrol engine
    • Comfortable ride quality

    BMW 3 Series

    • Silly feature omissions: 360° camera, keyless entry, Android Auto - all missing.
    • Low seating and tight kneeroom means it’s less than ideal for the chauffeur-driven.
    • Most of the 480-litre boot is taken up by the spare wheel.

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    • Petrol motor lacks outright power
    • Some features missing

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