BMW 3 Series Vs. Mercedes Benz C-Class

Which Luxury Vehicle Best Suits You?

At Autobahn USA, we know how difficult it must be trying to decide which luxury sedan is right for you. That's why when it comes to comparing the BMW and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, we're more than happy to provide more information in hopes of making your decision that much easier.

Introducing the iconic BMW 3 Series

When it comes to the BMW 3 Series, it's easily the most popular Series in the BMW lineup. Since its inception in 1975, we knew it would become an automotive icon. 40 years later and it still continues to amaze our staff and drivers alike with its evolving style, sharp handling and next generation in-car technology.

Introducing the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

If we had to describe the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in three words we would use powerful, poised and stylish. Boasting a sleek design with modernized details, the C-Class is a master a combining elegance with sportiness for one capable midsize luxury vehicle; making it a top contender in its segment.

2016 BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class


When shopping for a vehicle, one of the first things you may notice is the price. According to Kelley Blue Book, the average price for an entry-level luxury car is about $40,000; while the average cost of a new midsize luxury sedan is around $50,000.

Fuel Economy

Of course, the sticker price shouldn't be the only number that you should take into consideration. The 2016 BMW 3 Series gets an EPA-estimated 32 city mpg and 42 highway. On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class base model only gets an EPA-estimated 25 city mpg and 34 highway mpg. So, if you're looking for a luxury vehicle with better fuel economy, the BMW 3 Series may be for you.


When it comes to performance, Mercedes-Benz has an edge on the BMW 3 Series. In fact, the C-Class' 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine can produce 241-horesepower. As for the 3 Series, 2.0-liter four-cylinder can produce 180 horsepower.


As for technology, both the 3 Series and the C-Class offer an impressive array of innovations including Bluetooth hands-free calling, tablet-style display, and brand-specific infotainment system complete with navigation. In this category it's difficult to award one winner as both prove to offer tech-savvy in-car technology features.

Making the Choice

If you're looking for an attractive sticker price and fuel-efficient design, we think the 2016 BMW 3 Series is the choice for you. If you prefer a model with more trim options for personalization and a horsepower advantage, you may prefer the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. We, of course, would like you to be the judge. Come visit our Boston, Massachusetts showroom for a thrilling test drive in both midsize luxury sedans.

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