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BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Comparison

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 43.60 Lakh ex-showroom for 330i Sport (Petrol) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class price starts Rs 41.31 Lakh ex-showroom for Prime C 200 (Petrol). 3 Series has 2998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while C-Class has 3982 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.57,20,586*
Rs.64,22,402*
Rs.40,29,445#
Offers & DiscountNo
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User Rating
4.6
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4.5
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4.9
Based on 14 Reviews
Finance Available (EMI)
Rs.1,08,886
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Rs.1,22,248
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Rs.77,173
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Insurance
Rs.1,38,925
Superb Insurance
Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
TwinPower Turbo 4 Cylinder Engine
In-Line Engine
2.0L Turbocharged Petrol
Displacement (cc)
1995
1950
1984
Fast Charging
-
-
No
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.74bhp@4000rpm
245bhp@4200rpm
187.74bhp@4200-6000rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400Nm@1750-2500rpm
500Nm@1600-2400rpm
320nm@1450-4200rpm
No Of Cylinder
4
4
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
4
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
-
Fuel Supply System
CRDi
CRDi
TSI
Turbo ChargerYesYesYes
Super ChargerNoNo
-
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8 Speed
9 Speed
7-Speed DSG
Mild Hybrid
-
-
No
Drive Type
RWD
Clutch TypeNoNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Petrol
Mileage (City)NoNo
11.28 kmpl
verified
Mileage (ARAI)
20.37 kmpl
12.6 kmpl
15.1 kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity
40.0 (Litres)
66.0 (Litres)
66.0 (Litres)
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
250
No
Drag CoefficientNoNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Front Suspension
Double Joint Spring Strut
Agility Control Suspension
McPherson suspension with lower triangular links and torsion stabiliser
Rear Suspension
Five Arm
Agility Control Suspension
Multi-element axle, with one longitudinal and transverse links, with torsion stabiliser
Steering Type
Power
Power
Power
Steering Column
Adjustable
Height & Reach Adjustable
Tiltable & Telescopic
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
Direct Steer System
Rack & Pinion
Turning Radius (Metres)
5.5
5.61
5.55
Front Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Disc
Rear Brake Type
Disc
Disc
Disc
Top Speed (Kmph)
243
250
-
0-100kmph (Seconds)
6.8
5.9
-
Braking (100-0kmph)
-
-
39.41m
verified
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
225/45 R18
215/55 R17
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless, Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
17
18
R17
0-100Kmph (Tested)
-
-
8.33s (Wet)
verified
Quarter Mile (Tested)
-
-
16.07s @144.35kmph
verified
City driveability (20-80kmph)
-
-
5.01s
verified
Braking (80-0 kmph)
-
-
24.52m
verified
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
4709
4686
4869
Width (mm)
1827
2020
1864
Height (mm)
1435
1442
1469
Ground Clearance Laden (mm)
-
-
156
Ground Clearance Unladen (mm)
157
157
-
Wheel Base (mm)
2810
2840
2841
Front Tread (mm)
1589
1588
-
Rear Tread (mm)
1583
1588
-
Kerb Weight (kg)
-
1650
1579
Grossweight (kg)
-
2215
2098
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
5
Boot Space (Litres)
480
480
625
No. of Doors
4
4
4
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYesYes
Power Boot
-
-
Yes
Power folding 3rd Row Seat
-
-
No
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
2 Zone
3 Zone
Air Quality ControlYesYesNo
Remote Climate Control (A/C)
-
-
No
Remote Trunk OpenerYesYesYes
Remote Fuel Lid OpenerYesYesNo
Remote Engine Start/Stop
-
-
No
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYesYes
Trunk LightYesYesYes
Remote Horn & Light Control
-
-
No
Vanity MirrorYesYesYes
Rear Reading LampYesYesYes
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYesYes
Adjustable Headrest
-
-
Yes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYesYesYes
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYesYes
Heated Seats FrontNoNoYes
Heated Seats RearNoNoNo
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYesYes
Active Noise Cancellation
-
-
No
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYesYes
Parking Sensors
Rear
Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYesYes
Find My Car Location
-
-
No
Real-Time Vehicle Tracking
-
-
No
Foldable Rear Seat
-
60:40 Split
60:40 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYesYesYes
Smart Key Band
-
-
No
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYesYes
Glove Box CoolingNoYesYes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
Front Door
Voice ControlYesYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYesYesYes
USB Charger
Front
Front
Front
Steering Mounted TripmeterNoNoNo
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
Yes
With Storage
Tailgate AjarYesYesYes
Hands-Free Tailgate
-
-
Yes
Gear Shift IndicatorYesNoYes
Rear CurtainYesNoNo
Luggage Hook And NetNoNoYes
Battery SaverNoNoNo
Lane Change IndicatorYesYesNo
Additional Features
-
Drive Modes - Comfort ,ECO
Light Assistant – coming home and leaving home lights, Remote control closing of door mirrors and electric sunroof, Electrically controlled opening and closing of 5th door, Virtual boot lid release pedal, Panoramic electric sunroof with bounce-back system, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats with driver seat prograable memory functions, Boss Button (electrical adjustment of front passenger seat from rear), Ventilated front seats (passenger and driver) with cooling and heating Function, Electrically adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seat, Adjustable rear air conditioning vents with temperature control on rear centre console,Textile floor mats with Lounge Step, Roll-up sun visors for rear windows and rear windscreen, Virtual Cockpit, Hands-free Parking, 12V power sockets in centre console (front and rear), 12V power socket in luggage compartment, Two foldable roof handles (front and rear), Lights-on acoustic signal, Rear mud flaps,1 760 litres of total luggage space with rear seatbacks folded, Storage compartment with cover in luggage compartment side panel, Two foldable hooks in luggage compartment, 6+6 load anchoring points in luggage compartment, Rear seat centre armrest with through-loading,Front glovebox with cooling and illumination, Jumbo box – storage compartment under front centre armrest with cooling and tablet holder, Felt lined storage compartments in the front and rear doors, Storage compartments in the centre console (front and rear), Storage pockets on backrests of front seats, Power Nap Package for rear seat outer headrests, Wet case in both front doors with ŠKODA umbrella (2 units), Cargo elements
Massage SeatsNoNoNo
Memory Function Seats
Driver's Seat Only
Front
Front
One Touch Operating Power Window
Driver's Window
No
All
Autonomous ParkingNoNoNo
Drive Modes
4
2
4
Air ConditionerYesYesYes
HeaterYesYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYesYes
Interior
TachometerYesYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYesYes
Fabric UpholsteryNoNoNo
Leather Steering WheelYesYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
-
-
Yes
Glove CompartmentYesYesYes
Digital ClockYesYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYesYesNo
Cigarette LighterYesYesYes
Digital OdometerYesYesYes
Electric Adjustable Seats
Front
Front
Front
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYesNo
Folding Table In The RearNoNoNo
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYesYes
Ventilated SeatsNoNoYes
Dual Tone DashboardYesYesYes
Additional Features
Floor mats in Velour,Interior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function,Ambient lighting with Welcome Light Carpet,Through loading system,Storage compartment package,Fine wood Ash Grey-Brown High-Gloss with highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chrome,Sensatec Canberra Beige Black Upholstery
"Analogue Clock
12.3-inch digital display
Interior with new generation flat bottom steering wheel
Anthracite open-pore oak wood trim elements
64 color Ambient lighting
Chrome front and rear door sill trims with 'SUPERB' inscription, Chrome interior door handles with chrome surround . Alu pedals, Piano Black décor with LED ambient lighting and 'Laurin & Klement inscription and chrome highlights, Stylish armrest stitching, Leather wrapped steering wheel with 'Laurin & Klement' inscription, Rear parcel shelf, Easy opening bottle holder in front centre console , Storage compartment under steering wheel with card holder, Ticket holder on A-pillar
Exterior
Photo Comparison
Wheel
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 ColorsLava BlueMoon WhiteMagic BlackMagnetic BrownBusiness Grey MetallicRace BlueSteel Grey Metallic+2 MoreSuperb Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesNoYes
Fog Lights RearNoNoYes
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNoNoNo
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYesYes
Headlamp Washers
-
-
Yes
Rain Sensing WiperYesYesYes
Rear Window WiperNoNoNo
Rear Window WasherNoNoNo
Rear Window DefoggerYesYesYes
Wheel CoversNoNoNo
Alloy WheelsYesYesYes
Power AntennaNoNoNo
Tinted GlassNoYesNo
Rear SpoilerNoYesYes
Removable Or Convertible TopNoNoNo
Roof CarrierNoNoNo
Sun RoofYesYesYes
Moon RoofYesYesYes
Side StepperNoNoNo
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYesYes
Chrome GarnishNoYesYes
Dual Tone Body Colour
-
-
Yes
Smoke HeadlampsNoNoNo
Projector Headlamps
-
-
No
Halogen HeadlampsNoNoNo
Cornering Headlamps
-
-
No
Cornering Foglamps
-
-
Yes
Roof RailNoNoNo
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,LED Tail lamps,LED Fog Lights
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps,Headlight Washer,LED Fog Lights,Cornering Fog lights
Trunk Opener
Remote
Smart
Remote
Heated Wing Mirror
-
-
Yes
LED DRLs
-
-
Yes
LED Headlights
-
-
Yes
LED Taillights
-
-
Yes
LED Fog Lamps
-
-
Yes
Additional Features
BMW Individual Exterior Line Aluminium satinated,Heat Protection Glazing,Acoustic Glazing on front windscreen,LED headlights with extended contents,Rain sensor and automatic driving lights,Active Air Stream Kidney Grille
"AMG bodystyling consists of AMG front apron with sporty air intakes and chrome trim element
AMG diffuser-look rear apron with insert in black and AMG side sill panels
Low-beam headlamp light and activated cornering lights
Roller sunblinds in left and right rear doors
"
Chrome surround and vertical elements for radiator grille, Chrome trim on lower air dam in front bumper, Chrome side window frames, Chrome inserts on side doors, Chrome highlights on 5th door, 'Laurin & Klement' inscription on front fenders, Rear diffuser with chrome highlights, Body Colour - Bumpers, external mirrors housing, door handles , Adaptive front LED headlamps, Retractable headlight washers, LED tail lights with crystalline elements and dynamic turn indicators, Warning indicator lights on front and rear doors, High level third brake LED light, Automatically diing interior and driver side external rear view mirror, Driver side external mirror and rear windscreen defogger with timer, ŠKODA welcome logo projection - front doors, Boarding spot lamps (OSRVM)
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
225/45 R18
215/55 R17
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless, Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
17
18
R17
Safety
Anti Lock Braking SystemYesYesYes
Brake AssistYesYesYes
Central LockingYesYesYes
Power Door LocksYesYesYes
Child Safety LocksYesYesYes
Anti Theft AlarmYesYesYes
No Of Airbags
-
6
8
Driver AirbagYesYesYes
Passenger AirbagYesYesYes
Side Airbag FrontYesYesYes
Side Airbag RearNoYesYes
Day Night Rear View MirrorYesNo
Auto
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYesYes
Xenon HeadlampsNoNoNo
Halogen HeadlampsNoNoNo
Rear Seat BeltsYesYesYes
Seat Belt WarningYesYesYes
Door Ajar WarningYesYesYes
Side Impact BeamsYesYesYes
Front Impact BeamsYesYesYes
Traction ControlYesNoYes
Adjustable SeatsYesYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesYesYes
Vehicle Stability Control SystemYesYesNo
Engine ImmobilizerYesYesYes
Crash SensorYesYesYes
Centrally Mounted Fuel TankYesYesYes
Engine Check WarningYesYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYesNo
Clutch LockNoNoYes
EBDYesYesYes
Electronic Stability Control
-
-
Yes
Advance Safety Features
Launch Control Function,Servotronic Steering Assist,Brake Energy Regeneration,Head airbags, front and rear,BMW Condition Based Service,Cornering Brake Control,Emergency Spare Wheel,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,Roadside Assistance 24x7
 Adaptive braking, Attention assist and Active parking assist ,Pedestrian Protection with Active Bonnet
MBA (Mechanical Brake Assist), MKB (Multi Collision Brake), Prefill (Hydraulic braking system readiness), Electromechanical parking brake with auto hold function, ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), EDS (Electronic Differential Lock), Rear view camera with washer and dynamic guidelines, Curtain airbags at front and rear, Front seatbelt reminder warning light with acoustic signal. Height adjustable three-point front seatbelts, Underbody protective cover and Rough Road Package, Fuel supply cut-off in a crash, Dual-tone warning horn, Emergency triangle in the luggage compartment , iBuzz Fatigue Alert, Engine iobiliser with floating code system and central locking controls on front centre console, Anti theft alarm with interior monitoring
Follow Me Home HeadlampsNoYesYes
Rear CameraYesYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYesYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
Driver's Window
-
All
Speed Alert
-
-
Yes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYesYes
Knee AirbagsNoNoNo
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesNoYes
Heads Up DisplayNoNoNo
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYesYes
Sos Emergency Assistance
-
-
No
Blind Spot MonitorNoNoNo
Lane Watch Camera
-
-
No
Geo Fence Alert
-
-
No
Hill Descent ControlNoNoYes
Hill AssistNoYesYes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYesYes
360 View CameraNoNoYes
Entertainment & Communication
Cd PlayerYesYesNo
Cd ChangerYesNoNo
Dvd PlayerNoNoNo
RadioYesYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYesNoNo
Mirror Link
-
-
Yes
Speakers FrontYesYesYes
Speakers RearYesYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYesYesYes
Wireless Phone ChargingYes
-
Yes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYesYes
Wifi Connectivity
-
-
Yes
Compass
-
-
No
Touch ScreenYesYesYes
Touch Screen Size
12.3 inch
-
8 Inch.
Connectivity
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,SD Card Reader,Mirror Link
Android Auto
-
-
Yes
Apple Car PlayYes
-
Yes
Internal StorageYesNoNo
Number Of Speaker
10
4
11
Rear Entertainment SystemNoNoNo
Additional Features
Hi-Fi loudspeaker system,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
 10.25-inch screen for the central infotainment
Smartphone integration package
Central infotainment system with proximity sensor, Canton sound system - 11 speakers, 1 subwoofer (610 W), SmartLink, GSM telephone preparation with Bluetooth®, Bluetooth® audio streaming
Warranty
Introduction DateNoNoNo
Warranty TimeNoNoNo
Warranty DistanceNoNoNo
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