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2023 BMW M3 Competition RWD
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Specs

2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
2023 BMW M3
Competition RWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal 15.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
255 hp @ 5,800 RPM
473 hp @ 6,250 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
406 lb-ft @ 2,650 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
9.3:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.62 in
3.31 in x 3.54 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
Leather Seats -- 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 41.6 in
Back Legroom 32 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.8 cu ft 13 cu ft
Maximum Payload 882 lbs 860 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 189.1 in
Width 79.4 in 81.4 in
Height 55.4 in 56.4 in
Wheelbase 111.8 in 112.5 in

Available Options

2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Cirrus Silver Metallic
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • MANUFAKTUR Cardinal Red Metallic
  • MANUFAKTUR Diamond White
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • Starling Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • AMG Line
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Head-Up Display
  • Led Intelligent Light System
  • Multimedia Package
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Cranberry Red, Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Wheels: 19" AMG MULTISPOKE
  • Wheels: 19" AMG MULTISPOKE W/Black Accents
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
2023 BMW M3
Competition RWD

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