BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Comparison

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    Rs49.50 Lakh*
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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 44.90 Lakh ex-showroom for 330i Sport (Petrol) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class price starts Rs 50.01 Lakh ex-showroom for Progressive C 200 (Petrol). 3 Series has 2998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while C-Class has 1991 cc (Petrol 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 12.6 kmpl (Diesel top model).

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Basic Information
Brand Name
On Road Price
Rs.58,62,014*
Rs.60,23,331#
Offers & DiscountNoNo
User Rating
4.6
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4.5
Based on 52 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,11,581
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Rs.1,14,654
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Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
Twin Turbo 4 Cylinder Diesel Engine
In-Line Engine
Displacement (cc)
1995
1950
No Of Cylinder
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.74bhp@4000rpm
194bhp@3800rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
400Nm@1600-2800rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
CRDi
Turbo Charger
Twin
Yes
Super ChargerNoNo
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
9 Speed
Drive Type
RWD
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)NoNo
Mileage (ARAI)
19.62 kmpl
12.6 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
57.0 (Litres)
66.0 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
240
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
Double Joint Spring Strut
Agility Control Suspension
Rear Suspension
Five Arm
Agility Control Suspension
Steering Type
Power
Power
Steering Column
Adjustable
Height & Reach Adjustable
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
Direct Steer System
Turning Radius (Metres)
5.5
5.61
Front Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
240
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.2
6.9
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
225/50 R17
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless, Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
17
17
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4709
4686
Width (mm)
1827
2020
Height (mm)
1435
1442
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
157
157
Wheel Base (mm)
2810
2840
Front Tread (mm)
1589
1588
Rear Tread (mm)
1583
1588
Kerb Weight (kg)
-
1655
Grossweight (kg)
-
2165
Rear Headroom (mm)
957
verified
942
verified
Rear Legroom (mm)
-
343
Front Headroom (mm)
-
1039
verified
Front Legroom (mm)
-
286
verified
Seating Capacity
5
5
Boot Space (Litres)
480
480
No. of Doors
4
4
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
2 Zone
Air Quality ControlYesYes
Remote Trunk OpenerYesYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYesYes
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYesYes
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable Headrest
-
Yes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesYes
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Heated Seats FrontNoNo
Heated Seats RearNoNo
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Foldable Rear Seat
-
60:40 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYesYes
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Glove Box CoolingNoYes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesYes
USB Charger
Front
Front
Steering Mounted TripmeterNoYes
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
Yes
Tailgate AjarYesYes
Gear Shift IndicatorYesNo
Rear CurtainYesNo
Luggage Hook And NetNoYes
Battery SaverNoNo
Lane Change IndicatorYesYes
Additional Features
-
Drive Modes - Comfort ,ECO
Massage SeatsNoNo
Memory Function Seats
Driver's Seat Only
Driver's Seat Only
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
No
Autonomous ParkingNoNo
Drive Modes
4
2
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Fabric UpholsteryNoNo
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
-
Yes
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYesYes
Cigarette LighterYesYes
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable SeatsNo
Front
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Folding Table In The RearNoNo
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoNo
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
Analogue Clock
12.3-inch digital display
Brown open-pore walnut wood trim
64 color Ambient lighting
Exterior
Photo Comparison
Rear Right Side
Available ColorsAlpine WhitePotamaic BlueTanzanite BlueMineral GreySunset OrangeMediterranean BlueDravit Grey MetallicBlack Sapphire+3 More3 Series ColorsSelenite Grey MetallicPolar WhiteDesigno Hyacinth Red MetallicMojave SilverObsidian BlackCavansite Blue+1 MoreNew C-Class Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesNo
Fog Lights RearNoNo
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Rain Sensing WiperYesYes
Rear Window WiperNoNo
Rear Window WasherNoNo
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNoNo
Tinted GlassNoYes
Rear SpoilerNoYes
Removable Or Convertible TopNoNo
Roof CarrierNoNo
Sun RoofYesNo
Moon RoofYesYes
Side StepperNoNo
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYes
Chrome GarnishNoYes
Smoke HeadlampsNoNo
Halogen HeadlampsNoNo
Roof RailNoNo
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
Trunk Opener
Remote
Smart
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
Roller sunblinds in left and right rear doors
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
225/50 R17
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless, Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
17
17
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYes
Brake AssistYesYes
Central LockingYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesYes
No Of Airbags
-
6
Driver AirbagYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYes
Side Airbag RearNoYes
Day Night Rear View MirrorYesNo
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
Xenon HeadlampsNoNo
Halogen HeadlampsNoNo
Rear Seat BeltsYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYesYes
Side Impact BeamsYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYes
Traction ControlYesNo
Adjustable SeatsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesYes
Engine ImmobilizerYesYes
Crash SensorYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYesYes
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYes
Clutch LockNoNo
EBDYesYes
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
 Adaptive braking, Attention assist and Active parking assist ,Pedestrian Protection with Active Bonnet
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
-
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee AirbagsNoNo
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesNo
Heads Up DisplayNoNo
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Blind Spot MonitorNoNo
Hill Descent ControlNoNo
Hill AssistNoYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
360 View CameraNoNo
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerYesYes
Cd ChangerYesNo
Dvd PlayerNoNo
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYesNo
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYes
Wireless Phone Charging
-
Yes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesNo
Compass
-
Yes
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
12.3 inch
-
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,SD Card Reader
Apple Car PlayYes
-
Internal StorageYesNo
Number Of Speaker
9
4
Rear Entertainment SystemNoNo
Additional Features
-
 10.25-inch screen for the central infotainment
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNo
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Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • 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

    • Snob value. Nothing else says you’ve arrived in life like a Mercedes-Benz.
    • Build quality. Solid feeling doors, soft-touch material everywhere, wood trims make the car feel rich.
    • Drivability. New 2.0-litre engine is equally comfortable if you’re stuck in traffic or belting it on the highway.
    • Efficiency. With 14.37kmpl inside the city and 21.40kmpl on the highway, it’s frugal to run daily.

    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

    • Missing features vis-a-vis global spec. LCD instrument cluster is a big miss.
    • Backseat space, especially headroom, is underwhelming. It’s not a spacious sedan.
    • Stiff ride quality might not please all. Road imperfections are felt inside the cabin.

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