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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2016 BMW 3 Series




$38,950 MSRP $33,150
2.0-Liter I4 Turbo Engine 2.0-Liter I4
241 Horsepower 180
25 City MPG Fuel Economy 24 City MPG

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2016 BMW 3 Series

2016 C-Class infotainment navigation

Whether you are a Mercedes-Benz fan or a BMW fan, it is difficult to argue that either vehicle is less than amazing. Both offer some of the most coveted features of the luxury sedan world and both provide incredible reliability. In fact, the similarities stretch beyond the realm of imagination. So what sets them apart from each other? Are they 200 horses a piece? Which car comes out ahead in the case of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. the 2016 BMW 3 series

The BMW 3 Series takes an early lead with an MSRP $5,000 under the BMW. It also gets a point for offering an 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and auto-manual, but loses the point for not making it a standard feature. Because it is an option, the MSRP reflects the 6-speed manual with overdrive compared to the 7-speed automatic in the C-Class. Gaining momentum, the C-Class pulls ahead with 241 horsepower with a 2.0-liter I-4. The BMW uses the same size engine to create only 180 horsepower, which is a measly 75% of the power put out by the C-Class.

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2016 C300 vs. 2016 BMW 320i

When it comes to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. the 2016 BMW 3 Series, we find that it is easy to give the ribbon to the C-Class.  Both vehicles are engineered with great skill, but they both may serve different purposes. For the sake of argument, if you are looking for affordability, you might opt for the BMW. If you want luxury and performance, the C-Class is an obvious choice.The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the most popular sedans in the industry and it is also available as a coupe. This popularity and versatility look excellent next to the BMW, which is only offered as a sedan.  

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 is available now at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale. If you would like to learn more about the C-Class, stop in today or contact us to ask a question or schedule a test drive. It is available with all-wheel drive and we even have the 2016 C63 S AMG in stock.