BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Comparison

BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Should you buy BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine 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 Gran Limousine price starts at Rs 54.50 Lakh ex-showroom for 330 Li Luxury Line (Petrol) and Mercedes-Benz C-Class price starts Rs 55.00 Lakh ex-showroom for C 200 (Petrol). 3 Series Gran Limousine has 1998 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while C-Class has 1993 cc (Diesel top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the 3 Series Gran Limousine has a mileage of 19.62 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.59,28,314#
Rs.72,18,110*
Offers & Discount
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Engine and Transmission
Engine Type
2.0L Turbo Diesel
OM654M
Displacement (cc)
1995
1993
No Of Cylinder
Fast ChargingNoNo
Battery Capacity
-
48 V
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
187.40bhp@4000rpm
261.49bhp@4200rpm
Max Torque (nm@rpm)
400nm@1750-2500rpm
550nm@1800-2200rpm
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Fuel Supply System
-
ISG
Bore X Stroke (mm)
94.6X82.0
-
Turbo Charger
Twin
yes
Transmission Type
Automatic
Automatic
Gear Box
8-Speed Steptronic
9G TRONIC
Mild HybridNoYes
Drive TypeNo
Clutch TypeNoNo
Fuel & Performance
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Mileage (City)No
20.37 kmpl
verified
Mileage (ARAI)
19.62 kmpl
-
Fuel Tank Capacity
59.0 (Litres)
No
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Top Speed (Kmph)
235
250
Drag CoefficientNoNo

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Suspension, Steering & Brakes
Steering Type
Electrical
-
Steering Column
Tilt & Telescopic
-
Steering Gear Type
Rack & Pinion
-
Front Brake Type
Disc
-
Rear Brake Type
Disc
-
Top Speed (Kmph)
235
250
0-100kmph (Seconds)
7.6
5.7s
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
Tyre Size
225/50 R17
-
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Runflat
Tubeless,Radial
Alloy Wheel Size
R17
R18
Dimensions & Capacity
Length (mm)
-
4793
Width (mm)
-
2033
Height (mm)
-
1446
Wheel Base (mm)
2961
2865
Rear Headroom (mm)
-
955
verified
Rear Legroom (mm)
-
357
Front Headroom (mm)
-
1041
verified
Front Legroom (mm)
-
295
verified
Seating Capacity
5
5
Boot Space (Litres)
-
540
No. of Doors
4
5
Comfort & Convenience
Power SteeringYesYes
Power Windows FrontYesYes
Power Windows RearYesYes
Power BootYesYes
Automatic Climate Control
3 Zone
2 Zone
Air Quality ControlYesYes
Remote Trunk OpenerYes
-
Low Fuel Warning LightYesYes
Accessory Power OutletYesYes
Trunk LightYes
-
Vanity MirrorYesYes
Rear Reading LampYes
-
Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
Adjustable HeadrestYesYes
Rear Seat Centre Arm RestYes
-
Height Adjustable Front Seat BeltsYesYes
Cup Holders FrontYesYes
Cup Holders RearYesYes
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Seat Lumbar SupportYesYes
Active Noise CancellationYesYes
Multifunction Steering WheelYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Parking Sensors
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Navigation SystemYesYes
Find My Car LocationYesYes
Real-Time Vehicle TrackingYes
-
Foldable Rear SeatNo
40:20:40 Split
Smart Access Card EntryYes
-
Engine Start Stop ButtonYesYes
Glove Box Cooling
-
Yes
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front Door
Voice ControlYesYes
Steering Wheel Gearshift PaddlesYes
-
USB Charger
Front & Rear
Front & Rear
Steering Mounted Tripmeter
-
Yes
Central Console Armrest
With Storage
Yes
Tailgate AjarYesYes
Hands-Free TailgateYesYes
Gear Shift Indicator
-
Yes
Luggage Hook And NetYesYes
Additional Features
Fully Digital 12.3” (31.2 cm) Instrument Display, Parking Assistant with Lateral Parking, Reversing Assistant, Surround view cameras panorama view and 3D view
-
Memory Function Seats
Front
Front
One Touch Operating Power Window
All
Driver's Window
Drive Modes
3
4
Air ConditionerYesYes
HeaterYesYes
Adjustable SteeringYesYes
KeyLess EntryYesYes
Interior
TachometerYesYes
Electronic Multi TripmeterYesYes
Leather SeatsYesYes
Fabric UpholsteryNo
-
Leather Steering WheelYesYes
Leather Wrap Gear Shift Selector
-
Yes
Glove CompartmentYesYes
Digital ClockYesYes
Outside Temperature DisplayYesYes
Digital OdometerYesYes
Electric Adjustable Seats
Front
Front
Driving Experience Control EcoYesYes
Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
Ventilated Seats
-
Yes
Dual Tone DashboardYesYes
Additional Features
Automatic 3-zone air conditioning with rear air vents and control, Floor mats in Velour, Interior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function, Ambient lighting with Welcome Light Carpet, Galvanic embellisher for controls, Storage compartment package, Instrument panel in Sensatec , Comfort enhanced Seats in Front and Rear, Automatic operation of tailgate, Fine-wood Trim Oak Grain Open-Pored with highlight trim finisher in Pearl Chrome
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
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Wheel
Available ColorsCashmere SilverMineral WhiteCarbon Black MetallicMelbourne Red Metallic3 Series Gran Limousine ColorsSelenite GreyHigh Tech SilverManufaktur Opalite White BrightMojave SilverObsidian BlackCavansite Blue+1 MoreC-Class Colors
Body Type
Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
Fog Lights FrontYesYes
Fog Lights RearYes
-
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View MirrorYesYes
Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View MirrorNo
-
Electric Folding Rear View MirrorYesYes
Rain Sensing WiperYesYes
Rear Window DefoggerYesYes
Wheel CoversNo
-
Alloy WheelsYesYes
Power AntennaNo
-
Sun RoofYesYes
Moon RoofYesYes
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn IndicatorsYesYes
Integrated AntennaYesYes
Chrome GrilleYesYes
Chrome GarnishYesYes
Projector HeadlampsNo
-
Cornering Foglamps
-
Yes
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
Smart
Smart
Heated Wing MirrorYes
-
LED DRLsYesYes
LED HeadlightsYesYes
LED TaillightsYesYes
LED Fog LampsYesYes
Additional Features
BMW Kidney Grille with vertical slats in Chrome, Car key with Chrome detailing, Entry sills with ‘BMW’ designation, Exclusive Chrome trim in the centre console area, Window recess cover and finisher for window frame front and rear in Chrome High-Gloss, Exclusive design features in Chrome at the front and rear, Side window frames and tailpipe trim in Chrome, 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 , LED headlights with extended contents, Rain sensor and automatic driving lights
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,Runflat
Tubeless,Radial
Wheel Size
-
-
Alloy Wheel Size
R17
R18
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 RearYes
-
Day Night Rear View Mirror
Auto
Yes
Passenger Side Rear View MirrorYesYes
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 Tank
-
Yes
Engine Check WarningYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYes
-
EBDYesYes
Electronic Stability ControlYesYes
Advance Safety Features
Active Air Stream Kidney Grille, Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Airbags for driver and front passenger, Head airbags, front and rear, Side airbags for driver and front passenger, BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent maintenance system), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Electronic Vehicle Iobiliser and Crash Sensor, Emergency Spare Wheel, Runflat tyres with reinforced side walls , Three-point seat belts for all seats, including pyrotechnic belt tensioners in the front and with belt force limiters, Warning triangle with first-aid kit, BMW Driving Experience Control (Modes: Comfort,ECOPRO, Sport), Cruise Control with Braking Function, Launch Control Function, Servotronic Steering Assist
Tyre pressure monitoring system, TIREFIT, Active Brake Assist, PRE-SAFE
Follow Me Home HeadlampsYesYes
Rear CameraYesYes
Anti Theft DeviceYesYes
Anti Pinch Power Windows
All
Driver's Window
Speed AlertYesYes
Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYesYes
Knee Airbags
-
Yes
Isofix Child Seat MountsYesYes
Pretensioners And Force Limiter SeatbeltsYesYes
Sos Emergency Assistance
-
Yes
Hill Assist
-
Yes
Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYesYes
Entertainment & Communication
RadioYesYes
Audio System Remote ControlYes
-
Speakers FrontYesYes
Speakers RearYesYes
Integrated2DINAudioYes
-
Wireless Phone ChargingYesYes
USB And Auxiliary InputYesYes
Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
Compass
-
Yes
Touch ScreenYesYes
Touch Screen Size
10.25 Inch
-
Connectivity
,Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
-
Android AutoYesYes
Apple Car PlayYesYes
Internal StorageNo
-
Number Of Speaker
16
13
Additional Features
Harman Kardon Surround Sound system (464 W, 16 loudspeakers), Navigation function with 3D maps, Touch functionality, BMW Operating System 7.0 with variable configurable widgets, iDrive Touch with handwriting recognition and direct access buttons, Rear View Camera with Park Distance Control (front & rear)
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

  • Pros
  • Cons

    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

    • 43mm more kneeroom than standard 3 Series, making it the most in the class
    • Feels smooth and comfortable over bad roads too
    • Quiet cabin enhances luxury feel
    • Smooth and responsive diesel engine makes both city and highway use enjoyable

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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

    BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

    • Boot space is the same as the standard 3 Series
    • Should have offered sunblinds for the rear windows
    • Limited boot space unchanged from 3 Series

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    • Petrol motor lacks outright power
    • Some features missing

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