Find the Right Fit in this BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Debate at Autos of Dallas

By Product Expert | Posted in Brand Information, Comparisons, Used BMW, Used Mercedes-AMG, Used Mercedes-Benz on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at 7:08 pm
Blue 2019 BMW 3 Series on City Street vs Silver 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in a Driveway

Differences Between the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Are you in the market for a compact luxury car? With an extensive pre-owned inventory that includes many of your favorite luxury brands – BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Infiniti, Audi and more – Autos of Dallas will help you find the right fit. Highlights of the segment include the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and this guide will explore differences between the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.


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BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Design Specs and Features

Tailor-made for the driver who craves a performance-tuned compact car, the BMW 3 Series will check all the boxes at Autos of Dallas. BMW 3 Series entries are available in Sedan, Sports Wagon, Gran Turismo and track-ready M Series variants that each make room for five passengers. BMW 3 Series Sedan editions make room for 16.9 cubic feet of trunk space and the spacious, family-friendly BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon provides 27.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Highlights of the standard BMW 3 Series spec sheet include an 8.8-inch BMW iDrive touchscreen infotainment system, 18-inch alloy wheels, SensaTec luxury interior, a power sunroof and a 10-speaker sound system.

Drivers who prefer the Mercedes-Benz brand will love the Mercedes-Benz C-Class at Autos of Dallas. To cater to your lifestyle, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in three formats – Sedan, Coupe and Cabriolet — that can be tailored to fit your driving style. Each Mercedes-Benz C-Class entry makes room for five passengers with 12.6 cubic feet of trunk space in C-Class Sedan variants – perfect for a set of golf clubs. When you slide into the driver’s seat of a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you will find an impressive list of features that include a 7-inch COMAND® touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a power sunroof, advanced safety systems, push-button start and a rearview camera.

Blue 2019 BMW 3 Series Rear Exterior on City Street
White 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class on a Road

BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Engine Options and Specs

To deliver world-class performance, the entry-level BMW 3 Series features a standard 255-horsepower 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine paired with a standard eight-speed automatic transmission that will sprint from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. Additional BMW 3 Series engine options include a 320-horsepower 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder powertrain and a plug-in hybrid BMW 3 Series iPerformance system. With an available BMW xDrive All-Wheel Drive system, the BMW 3 Series takes performance to the next level.

At the heart of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you will find a stock 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is married to a nine-speed automatic transmission to sprint from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds with rear-wheel drive. An upgrade to the track-ready Mercedes-AMG C 43 will add a 385-horsepower 3.0-liter Biturbo V-6 while the Mercedes-AMG C 63 features a 469-horsepower 4.0-liter Biturbo V-8 and the top-of-the-line Mercedes-AMG C 63 S employs a 503-horsepower 4.0-liter Biturbo V-8 engine. Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive is available for stock entries and standard for Mercedes-AMG grades.

2019 BMW 3 Series Dashboard and Front Seat Interior
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Front Seat Interior and Dashboard

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Find the perfect compact luxury car to fit your lifestyle with this comparison of the key differences between the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Visit the Autos of Dallas inventory today to find a pre-owned luxury vehicle that will fit your budget and style!

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