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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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2019 BMW 3-Series

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan


2019 BMW 3-Series Sedan

255-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinde

Base Engine

255-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
503-hp AMG® 4.0L biturbo V8

Top-Tier Engine

382-hp M-tuned 3.0L V6

Driver Attention Monitor

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64-Color Ambient Interior Lighting

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Car-to-X Communication

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2019 BMW 3-Series are two vehicles that can’t help but stand out on San Francisco roads. Both promise a bevy of luxury and performance features, but in our opinion, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class pulls ahead. Compare the BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class below to see why Novato are flocking to Mercedes-Benz of Marin to experience the C-Class.

C-Class vs. 3-Series: Performance Specs

You’ll notice a lot of similarities when you compare the BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class. However, the C-Class delivers a higher range of horsepower, thanks largely to its available AMG® trims levels with race-inspired engines and parts. Compare the C-Class vs. 3-Series specs below:

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Engines, MPG, Horsepower 

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 city mpg/34 highway mpg
  • AMG® C-Class options, including the AMG® C 63 S Sedan with a hand-built 503-hp engine

2019 BMW 3-Series Sedan Engines, MPG, Horsepower

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 26 city mpg/36 highway mpg
  • 382-hp M-tuned 3.0L V6

C-Class vs. 3-Series: Premium Features

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3-Series offer similar exterior and interior features, such as power-adjustable front seats, a rearview camera, LED headlights, and a pre-collision avoidance system. When you look more closely at the details, however, it’s easy to see that the C-Class gives you more for your money. The features below are available with the C-Class — but not the BMW 3-Series:

  • Standard ATTENTION ASSIST®: This driver attention monitor begins learning your driving behaviors within the first few minutes of your journey and notifies you when it’s time to take a break from driving on Oakland roads.
  • Optional 64-Color LED Ambient Lighting: This available upgrade allows you to personalize the feel of your drives with 64 selectable colors.
  • Optional Car-to-X-Communication: Share traffic updates and weather notifications with other C-Class drivers in the area.

Test Drive the New C-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Marin!

When you compare the BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class, it’s easy to see that the C-Class is better-equipped with engine options the 3-Series can’t match. Curious how the C-Class compares to other competitors? Contact us if you’re looking to compare the Audi A4 vs. BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class! Looking for something a bit smaller? Compare the Mercedes-Benz CLA vs. C-Class with our handy guide!

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Mercedes-Benz of Marin
540 Francisco Blvd. W,
San Rafael, CA, 94901 United States
(415) 233-6509
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