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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
MSRP
$55,950
Invoice
$52,593
Average Price Paid
$52,009
222 listings nationwide

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2020 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in iPerformance Sedan RWD
MSRP
$53,900
Invoice
$50,625
Average Price Paid
$51,399
109 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
$52,997
Good Price
$50,478
Great Price
$49,038
2020 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in iPerformance Sedan RWD
Fair Price
$53,148
Good Price
$49,378
Great Price
$47,222

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...

2020 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in iPerformance Sedan RWD
Christian Wardlaw Preview:

BMW’s midsize sedan, the 5 Series, gets several changes for 2020. Standard equipment now includes keyless entry and engine start, digital instrumentation, and a next-generation infotai...

Specs

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
2020 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in iPerformance Sedan RWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
65 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
75 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 12.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
255 hp @ 5,800 RPM
248 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
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
CD Player -- 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
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 194.6 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
2020 BMW 5 Series
530e Hybrid Plug-in iPerformance Sedan RWD

Exterior Colors

  • ALMANDIN Brown II Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Azurite Black II Metallic
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Champagne Quartz II Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Imperial Blue Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Rhodonite Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Dynamic Damper Control
  • Power Rear Sunshade
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
  • Ceramic Controls
  • Leather Dashboard
  • Plum Brown Wood Trim
  • Luxury Package
  • Convenience Package
  • Driving Assistance Plus Package
  • Executive Package
  • Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System
  • Individual Piano Black Finish Trim
  • Lighting Package
  • Luxury Seating Package
  • M Sport Package
  • Night Vision W/Pedestrian Detection
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Premium Package
  • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Caramel/Black, BMW Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Multi-Contour Seats
  • Night Blue, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Smoke White/Black, BMW Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • TARTUFO, BMW Individual Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Dynamic Handling Package
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" FR & 19" X 9" RR V-Spoke
  • Wheels: 19" X 8" V-Spoke (Style 635)

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