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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
MSRP
$55,950
Invoice
$52,593
Average Price Paid
$49,114
6 listings nationwide

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2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
MSRP
$57,200
Invoice
$53,695
Average Price Paid
$53,810
369 listings nationwide

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

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
Fair Price
$51,453
Good Price
$47,709
Great Price
$45,568
2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
Fair Price
$54,891
Good Price
$52,636
Great Price
$51,347

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$57,718
4 listings nationwide

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2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$62,369
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
Christian Wardlaw Preview:

For 2020, every Mercedes-Benz C-Class receives more standard equipment. Mercedes-Benz makes its AMG Drive Unit, which is a driver-selectable traction system, optional for the AMG 43 co...

2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
Sparthan writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 BMW M4 better.
"Its just like GRRRRR and the mercades reminds me of a dinner plate ."
Front Seats Ranked 2020 BMW M4 better.
"The seats are just soft and comfy the mercades is rigid and weird"
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GuruXZZ35 writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Acura TLX V6 A-Spec FWD with Technology Package better.
"Comfort"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Acura TLX V6 A-Spec FWD with Technology Package better.
"Seemed like a larger trunk. "
2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
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Specs

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 12.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
255 hp @ 5,800 RPM
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Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.62 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 32 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.8 cu ft 10 cu ft
Maximum Payload 882 lbs 798 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 195.8 in
Width 79.4 in 83.7 in
Height 55.5 in 58.4 in
Wheelbase 111.8 in 117.1 in

Available Options

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO Cardinal Red Metallic
  • DESIGNO Diamond White Metallic
  • DESIGNO Selenite Grey MAGNO
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster
  • AMG Line
  • DESIGNO Bengal Red Nappa Leather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Exterior Lighting Package
  • MB Entry Navigation
  • Multimedia Package
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Head-Up Display
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Cranberry Red/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Wheels: 19" 10-Spoke
  • Wheels: 19" AMG MULTISPOKE
  • Wheels: 19" AMG MULTISPOKE W/Black Accents
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
  • Wheels: 19" Twin 5-Spoke
2021 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in RWD

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