Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs BMW 3 Series

Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

Select a car to compare

Select a car to compare

Select a car to compare

New Car Pricing

New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
MSRP
$40,250
Invoice
$37,433
Average Price Paid
$36,944
4,187 listings nationwide

Shop

2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
MSRP
$34,900
Invoice
$32,955
Average Price Paid
$33,114
138 listings nationwide

Shop

Incentives Find if there are incentives in your area. Enter your zip code

Pricing Analysis

Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
Fair Price
$38,565
Good Price
$36,077
Great Price
$34,655
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
Fair Price
$33,462
Good Price
$32,623
Great Price
$32,144

Used Car Pricing

Used listing price comparison and analysis.

Showing nationwide pricing. Enter your zip code to view local pricing.

Enter your ZIP code

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,621
60 listings nationwide

Shop

2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,728
25 listings nationwide

Shop

Expert Reviews

Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
No Expert Reviews
2018 BMW 3 Series
320i Sedan RWD
Megan Hennessey Preview:

Few vehicles define the marriage of performance and luxury like the BMW 3 Series. For decades, it has been an attractive, precise, and upscale small car. The 2018 BMW 3 Series is avail...

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
    Winning categories:
      Based on rankings.
      2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
      C 300
      50
      writes:
      The C300 is a really nice car. Mercedes bills itself as a luxury performance vehicle and claims the Audi is a ...
      2018 BMW 3 Series
      320i Sedan RWD
      30
      writes:
      Car is overhyped and not fun to drive and it looks bad.
      Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi A4 better.
      "Safety"
      Value Ranked 2018 Audi A4 better.
      "Power, looks, technology"

      Specs

      2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
      C 300
      2018 BMW 3 Series
      320i Sedan RWD
      Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic
      Drivetrain
      RWD
      RWD
      RWD
      Fuel Economy, City
      24 MPG
      23 MPG
      24 MPG
      Fuel Economy, Highway
      33 MPG
      35 MPG
      35 MPG
      Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 15.8 gal
      Engine
      Fuel Type
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Power
      241 hp @ 5,550 RPM
      180 hp @ 5,000 RPM
      180 hp @ 5,000 RPM
      Torque
      273 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM
      200 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
      200 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
      Cylinders
      4 cylinders
      4 cylinders
      4 cylinders
      Compression Ratio
      9.8:1
      11:1
      11:1
      Displacement
      2,000 cc
      2,000 cc
      2,000 cc
      Bore x Stroke
      3.27 in x 3.62 in
      3.31 in x 3.55 in
      3.31 in x 3.55 in
      Safety
      ABS Brakes Standard Standard
      Driver Airbag Standard Standard
      Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
      Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
      Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
      NHTSA Crash Test Results
      Overall 4 stars 4 stars
      Front Crash Overall 4 stars 4 stars
      Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
      Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
      Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
      Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
      Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
      Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
      Comfort and Convenience
      Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
      Air Conditioning Standard Standard
      CD Player Standard Standard
      Radio Standard Standard
      Power Windows Standard Standard
      Power Door Locks Standard Standard
      Driver Power Seats Standard --
      Passenger Power Seats Standard --
      Interior
      Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
      Front Legroom 41.7 in 42 in
      Back Legroom 35.2 in 35.1 in
      Payload and Towing
      Cargo Volume 12.6 cu ft 13 cu ft
      Exterior
      Length 184.5 in 182.8 in
      Width 79.5 in 80 in
      Height 56.8 in 56.3 in
      Wheelbase 111.8 in 110.6 in

      Available Options

      2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
      C 300

      Exterior Colors

      • Black
      • Brilliant Blue Metallic
      • Dakota Brown Metallic
      • Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
      • Designo Diamond White Metallic
      • Diamond Silver Metallic
      • Iridium Silver Metallic
      • Lunar Blue Metallic
      • Obsidian Black Metallic
      • Polar White
      • Selenite Grey Metallic

      Option Packages

      • Burmester Premium Sound System
      • LED Headlamps
      • SD Card for Garmin Map Pilot Navigation
      • Black Leather Steering Wheel with Burl Walnut Inlays
      • AMG Line
      • Advanced Lighting Package
      • Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather
      • Designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa Leather
      • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
      • Leather Seating Package
      • Multimedia Package
      • Parking Assist Package
      • Premium Driver Assistance Package
      • Premium Package
      • Blind-Spot Assist
      • Head-Up Display
      • Heated Front Seats
      • Panorama Sunroof
      • Wheels: 18" Twin 5-Spoke
      • Wheels: 19" AMG Black Multi-Spoke
      • Wheels: 19" AMG Multi-Spoke
      2018 BMW 3 Series
      320i Sedan RWD

      Exterior Colors

      • Alpine White
      • Black Sapphire Metallic
      • Glacier Silver Metallic
      • Jatoba Brown Metallic
      • Jet Black
      • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
      • Melbourne Red Metallic
      • Mineral Gray Metallic
      • Mineral White Metallic
      • Platinum Silver Metallic
      • Sunset Orange Metallic

      Option Packages

      • Navigation System
      • Wireless Charging
      • Burl Walnut Wood Trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome
      • Fineline Anthracite Wood Trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome
      • Brushed Aluminum Trim with High-Gloss Black Accent
      • Convenience Package
      • Premium Package
      • Sport Package
      • Track Handling Package
      • Active Blind-Spot Detection
      • Driving Assistance Package
      • Park Distance Control
      • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
      • Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
      • Venetian Beige/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
      • Heated Front Seats
      • Wheels: 18" x 8" Light Alloy Turbine (Style 415)

      Related Comparisons