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    Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs BMW 3 Series

    CarWale brings you comparison of Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class price is ₹ 55.00 Lakh and BMW 3 Series price is ₹ 46.85 Lakh. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in 1496 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol and BMW 3 Series is available in 1998 cc engine with 1 fuel type options: Petrol. C-Class provides the mileage of 16.9 kmpl and 3 Series provides the mileage of 16.13 kmpl.

    C-Class vs 3 Series Comparison Overview

    Key HighlightsC-Class 3 Series
    Price₹ 55.00 Lakh₹ 46.85 Lakh
    Engine Capacity1496 cc1998 cc
    Power201 bhp255 bhp
    TransmissionAutomatic (TC)Automatic (TC)
    Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
    Mercedes-Benz C-Class
    ₹ 55.00 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
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    BMW 3 Series
    BMW 3 Series
    330i Sport
    ₹ 46.85 Lakh
    Avg. Ex-Showroom price
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    • SPECIFICATIONS
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            Specifications and Finance

            Finance
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            • Engine & Transmission

              Top Speed (Kmph)246250
              Acceleration (0-100 kmph) (seconds)7.35.8
              Engine1496 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, DOHC1998 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
              Engine TypeM264 E15 DEH LAB48 Turbocharged I4
              Fuel Type PetrolPetrol
              Max Power (bhp@rpm)201 bhp @ 5800 rpm255 bhp @ 5000 rpm
              Max Torque (Nm@rpm)300 Nm @ 1800 rpm400 Nm @ 1550 rpm
              Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)16.9View Mileage Details16.13View Mileage Details
              Driving Range (Km)951.67
              DrivetrainFWDRWD
              TransmissionAutomatic (TC) - 9 Gears, Paddle Shift, Sport ModeAutomatic (Torque Converter) - 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
              Emission StandardBS 6BS 6
              Turbocharger/SuperchargerTurbochargedTurbocharged
              OthersIdle Start/StopRegenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop
            • Dimensions & Weight

              Length (mm)47514709
              Width (mm)20331827
              Height (mm)14371435
              Wheelbase (mm)20332851
              Ground Clearance (mm)135
            • Capacity

              Doors (Doors)44
              Seating Capacity (Person)55
              No of Seating Rows (Rows)22
              Bootspace (litres)455480
              Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)4059
            • Suspensions, Brakes, Steering & Tyres

              Braking Performance (metres)33
              Front SuspensionFour-link front axle, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliserDouble-joint spring strut axle, hydraulically damped torque strut bearing
              Rear SuspensionFive-link independent rear suspension, coil springs, gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabiliserFive-link axle
              Front Brake TypeDiscVentilated Disc
              Rear Brake TypeDiscVentilated Disc
              Minimum Turning Radius (metres)6
              Steering TypePower assisted (Electric)Power assisted (Electric)
              WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
              Spare WheelSpace Saver
              Front Tyres205 / 55 R17225 / 50 R17
              Rear Tyres205 / 55 R17225 / 50 R17

            Features

            • Safety

              Overspeed Warning1 beep over 80kmph, Continuous beeps over 120kmph1 beep over 80kmph, Continuous beeps over 120kmph
              Lane Departure Warning
              Emergency Brake Light Flashing
              Puncture Repair Kit
              Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
              NCAP RatingNot Tested5 Star (Euro NCAP)
              Lane Departure Prevention
              Airbags7 Airbags (Driver, Front Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Knee, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, 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 Dual Zone)Yes (Automatic Three Zone)
              Front ACTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed ControlsTwo Zones, Individual Fan Speed Controls
              Rear ACBlower, Vents Behind Front ArmrestSeparate Zone, Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed Control
              Heater
              Vanity Mirrors on Sun VisorsDriver & Co-DriverDriver & Co-Driver
              Cabin-Boot Access
              Anti-glare MirrorsElectronic - AllElectronic - Internal & Driver
              Parking AssistReverse CameraReverse Camera with Guidance
              Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
              Cruise Control
              Headlight & Ignition On Reminder
              Keyless Start/ Button Start
              Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt & Telescopic
              12V Power Outlets2
            • Telematics

              Find My Car
              Check Vehicle Status Via App
              Geo-Fence
              Over The Air (OTA) Updates
              Remote AC On/Off Via app
              Remote Car Lock/Unlock Via app
              Remote Sunroof Open/Close Via app
              Remote Car Light Flashing & Honking Via app
            • Seats & Upholstery

              Driver Seat Adjustment12 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)10 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)
              Front Passenger Seat Adjustment12 way electrically adjustable with 3 memory presets (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, seat height up / down, lumbar up / down, lumbar forward / back, seat base angle up / down) + 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)10 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)
              Rear Row Seat Adjustment2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
              Seat UpholsteryLeatherLeather
              Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
              Driver Armrest
              Rear Passenger Seats TypeBenchBench
              InteriorsDual ToneDual Tone
              Interior ColoursCustomisableSensatec Canberra Beige/Black, Sensatec Black | Black
              Rear ArmrestWith Cup HolderWith Cup Holder
              Folding Rear SeatPartialFull
              Split Rear Seat40:20:40 split40:20:40 split
              Front Seatback Pockets
              Head-restsFront & RearFront & Rear
            • Storage

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

              Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs)Body ColouredBody Coloured
              Scuff PlatesMetallic
              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 BlindManual
            • Exterior

              Sunroof / MoonroofPanoramic SunroofElectrically Adjustable
              Roof Mounted Antenna
              Body-Coloured Bumpers
              Chrome Finish Exhaust pipe
              Body KitCladding - Body Coloured
            • Lighting

              Cornering HeadlightsActive
              Ambient Interior Lighting
              Daytime Running LightsLEDLED
              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 Lamp
            • Instrumentation

              Instantaneous Consumption
              Instrument ClusterDigitalAnalogue - 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
              TachometerDigitalAnalogue
            • Entertainment, Information & Communication

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

              Battery Warranty (Kilometres)
              Warranty (Years)3
              Warranty (Kilometres)40000
            • Rear row

              Seat Adjustment2 Way

            Brochure

            C-Class Brochure

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            3 Series Brochure

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            Expert's Take

            Good Things
            • Fun to drive
            • Performance packed powertrain
            • Feature-packed, comfortable and spacious
            • Outright performance
            • Ride and handling balance
            • Comfort, luxury
            Could be Better
            • Spare tyre ruins boot space
            • Not the easiest to get in and out of 
            • Ride is a tad noisy
            • Limited ground clearance with a full load
            • Shallow boot

            Colours

            Selenite Grey Metallic
            Mediterranean Blue Metallic
            Mojave Silver
            Black Sapphire Metallic
            Hi-Tech Silver
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            Alpine White
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            C-Class vs 3 Series Comparison FAQs

            Q: Which car is cheaper between Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series?

            Mercedes-Benz C-Class price is ₹ 55.00 Lakh and BMW 3 Series price is ₹ 46.85 Lakh. Hence BMW 3 Series is the cheapest amongst these cars. For detailed comparison of C-Class vs 3 Series, click here.

            Q: Which car between C-Class and 3 Series is better in terms of fuel economy?

            For the C 200 version, mileage of C-Class is 16.9kmpl and for the 330i Sport version, mileage of 3 Series is 16.13kmpl. Thus making C-Class the most fuel efficient as compared to 3 Series

            Q: How is the performance of C-Class compared to 3 Series?

            For the C 200 version, 1496 cc Petrol engine of C-Class produces 201 bhp @ 5800 rpm of power and 300 Nm @ 1800 rpm of torque. For the 330i Sport version, 1998 cc Petrol engine of 3 Series produces 255 bhp @ 5000 rpm of power and 400 Nm @ 1550 rpm of torque.
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