2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class VS 2018 BMW 3 Series

A 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and a 2018 BMW 3 Series sedan in a comparison image

When it comes to finding the right compact luxury sedan, there are plenty of options on the market. Two heavy hitters are the models in this 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 BMW 3 Series comparison. Each one offers bold and attractive driving. The Mercedes-Benz model has a higher starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price on its base C 300 model than the 2018 BMW 320i, but is also races out of the gate with premium performance. Its base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is rated for 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque and can burn from 0-60 mph in just 5.8 seconds. In contrast, the turbocharged engine that comes standard on the 2018 BMW 320i offers just 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, and an acceleration time of 7.1 seconds. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz 300 also offers premium comfort and convenience features.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 BMW 3 Series
$40,250 Starting MSRP $34,900
Sedan, Coupe, Convertible Body Styles Sedan, Sports Wagon, Gran Turismo
241 hp, 273 lb-ft (C 300) Base Engine Output 180 hp, 200 lb-ft (320i)
5.8 seconds (C 300) 0-60 mph Acceleration 7.1 seconds (320i sedan)

Attractive Standard Features of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300

While the engine of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 may offer impressive power when compared with the BMW model, that is not the end of the attractive features that the Mercedes-Benz compact brings to the road. Other attractive standard features on this model include the DYNAMIC SELECT selectable driving modes, a powered tilt-and-sliding glass sunroof, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, driver memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control, and the FrontBass® sound system.

For drivers seeking premium power and performance on a compact luxury car, there are also AMG® models of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class that can offer power up to 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque on the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 63 S Sedan and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.9 seconds.

If you would like to learn more about this 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2018 BMW 3 Series comparison or want to test drive the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the Houston TX area, contact a member of the Star Motor Cars sales team. You can also explore our new C-Class inventory to see what other options are available.


rear of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300
2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 driver cockpit
2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 sedan on the road
front seats and central console of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300