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    BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    CarWale brings you comparison of BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The BMW 3 Series price is ₹ 42.59 Lakh and Mercedes-Benz C-Class price is ₹ 41.30 Lakh. The BMW 3 Series is available in 1998 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in 1991 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol. 3 Series provides the mileage of 16.13 kmpl.

    3 Series vs C-Class Comparison Overview

    Key Highlights3 Series C-Class
    Price₹ 42.59 Lakh₹ 41.30 Lakh
    Engine Capacity1998 cc1991 cc
    Power255 bhp201 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter)Automatic
    Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
    BMW 3 Series
    BMW 3 Series
    330i Sport
    ₹ 42.59 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    ₹ 41.30 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
    VS
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    • SPECIFICATIONS
    • FEATURES
    • Expert's Take
    • COLOURS

    Specifications and Finance

    Finance
    • Engine & Transmission

      Engine1998 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC1991 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
      Engine TypeB48 Turbocharged I4M264 Turbo with EQ Boost
      Fuel Type PetrolPetrol
      Max Power (bhp@rpm)255 bhp @ 5000 rpm201 bhp @ 5800 rpm
      Max Torque (Nm@rpm)400 Nm @ 1550 rpm300 Nm @ 1200 rpm
      Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)16.13
      Driving Range (Km)951.67
      DrivetrainRWDRWD
      TransmissionAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport ModeAutomatic - 9 Gears, Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
      Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
      Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
      Battery48 Volt
      OthersRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/StopRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop
    • Dimensions & Weight

      Length (mm)47094686
      Width (mm)18271810
      Height (mm)14351442
      Wheelbase (mm)28512840
      Ground Clearance (mm)135157
    • Capacity

      Doors (Doors)44
      Seating Capacity (Person)55
      No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
      Bootspace (litres)480480
      Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)5966
    • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

      Front SuspensionDouble-joint spring strut axle, hydraulically damped torque strut bearingIndependent, 4-link with Coil Springs
      Rear SuspensionFive-link axleIndependent, Multi-link with Coil Springs
      Front Brake TypeVentilated DiscDisc
      Rear Brake TypeVentilated DiscDisc
      Minimum Turning Radius (metres)65.61
      Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Hydraulic)
      WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
      Spare WheelSpace SaverSpace Saver
      Front Tyres225 / 50 R17225 / 50 R17
      Rear Tyres225 / 50 R17225 / 50 R17

    Features

    • Safety

      Airbags6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)7 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
      Middle rear three-point seatbelt
      Middle Rear Head Rest
      Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
      Child Seat Anchor Points
      Seat Belt Warning
    • Braking & Traction

      Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
      Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
      Brake Assist (BA)
      Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
      Hill Hold Control
      Traction Control System (TC/TCS)
      Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
    • Locks & Security

      Engine immobilizer
      Central LockingKeylessKeyless
      Speed Sensing Door Lock
      Child Safety Lock
    • Comfort & Convenience

      Air ConditionerYes (Automatic Three Zone)Yes (Automatic Dual Zone)
      Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
      Rear ACSeparate Zone, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed ControlVents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed Control
      Heater
      Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Cabin-Boot Access
      Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - Internal & DriverElectronic - Internal Only
      Parking AssistReverse Camera with GuidanceReverse Camera with Guidance
      Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Cruise Control
      Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
      Keyless Start/ Button Start
      Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicManual Tilt & Telescopic
      12V Power Outlets22
    • Telematics

      Check Vehicle Status Via App
      Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app
      Emergency Call
      Find My Car
      Remote Car Light Flashing & Honking Via app
      Geo-Fence
    • Seats & Upholstery

      Driver Seat Adjustment10 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, seat base angle up / down, backrest bolsters in / out) + 4 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down, extended thigh support forward / back)8 way electrically adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)
      Front Passenger Seat Adjustment10 way electrically adjustable with 2 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, seat base angle up / down, backrest bolsters in / out) + 4 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down, extended thigh support forward / back)2 way electrically adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Rear Row Seat Adjustment2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
      Seat UpholsteryLeatherLeather
      Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
      Driver Armrest
      Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
      InteriorsDual ToneDual Tone
      Interior ColoursCanberra Beige / Black, BlackBlack, Silk Beige / Black
      Rear ArmrestWith Cup HolderWith Cup Holder
      Folding Rear SeatFullFull
      Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split40:20:40 split
      Front Seatback Pockets
      Head-restsFront & RearFront & Rear
    • Storage

      Cup HoldersFront & RearFront & Rear
      Driver Armrest Storage
      Sunglass Holder
    • Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

      Power WindowsFront & RearFront & Rear
      One Touch -DownAllAll
      One Touch - UpAllAll
      Adjustable ORVMElectrically Adjustable & RetractableElectrically Adjustable & Retractable
      Turn Indicators on ORVM
      Rear Defogger
      Exterior Door HandlesBody ColouredBody Coloured
      Rain-sensing Wipers
      Interior Door HandlesChromeChrome
      Door PocketsFront & RearFront & Rear
      Side Window BlindsRear - Manual
      Boot-lid OpenerElectric Tailgate ReleaseElectric Tailgate Release
      Rear Windshield BlindElectric
      Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Body ColouredBody Coloured
    • Exterior

      Sunroof / MoonroofElectrically AdjustablePanoramic Sunroof
      Roof Mounted Antenna
      Body-Coloured Bumpers
      Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
    • Lighting

      Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
      Ambient Interior Lighting
      Puddle Lamps
      Fog LightsLEDLED,LED
      HeadlightsLEDLED
      Automatic Head Lamps
      Follow me home headlamps
      Tail LightsLEDLED
      Cabin LampsFront and RearFront and Rear
      Headlight Height Adjuster
      Glove Box Lamp
      Lights on Vanity MirrorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
      Rear Reading LampBoth Sides
      Cornering HeadlightsActiveIntelligent
    • Instrumentation

      Instrument ClusterAnalogue - DigitalAnalogue - Digital
      Trip MeterElectronic 2 TripsElectronic 2 Trips
      Average Fuel Consumption
      Average Speed
      Distance to Empty
      ClockDigitalDigital
      Low Fuel Level Warning
      Door Ajar Warning
      Adjustable Cluster Brightness
      Gear Indicator
      Shift IndicatorDynamicDynamic
      TachometerAnalogueAnalogue
      Instantaneous Consumption
    • Entertainment, Information & Communication

      Smart ConnectivityAndroid Auto (No), Apple Car Play (No)Android Auto (Yes), Apple Car Play (Yes)
      Integrated (in-dash) Music System
      DisplayTouch-screen DisplayLCD Display
      GPS Navigation System
      Speakers6+6+
      USB Compatibility
      Aux Compatibility
      Bluetooth CompatibilityPhone & Audio StreamingPhone & Audio Streaming
      MP3 Playback
      AM/FM Radio
      iPod Compatibility
      Steering mounted controls
      Voice Command
    • Manufacturer Warranty

      Warranty (Years)32
      Warranty (Kilometres)40000Unlimited

    Expert's Take

    Good Things
    • Powerful engines.
    • Balanced ride and handling package.
    • Feature loaded M-Sport trim.
    • Premium interiors 
    • Powerful diesel engine (C300d) 
    • Loaded with features
    Could be Better
    • Limited boot space.
    • Explosive flat-six motor not on offer.
    • Confusing instrument cluster.
    • Expensive as compared to competition
    • Stiff low-speed ride quality 
    • Noisy diesel engine

    Colours

    Mediterranean Blue Metallic
    Cavansite Blue Metallic
    Black Sapphire Metallic
    Obsidian Black
    Alpine White
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    Selenite Grey Metallic
    Mojave Silver
    Designo Hyancith Red Metallic
    Polar White
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