2019 BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C Class

Choosing Between the 2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

BMW 3 Series
Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Comparing the two most-acclaimed German automotive series:

BMW 3 and Mercedes-Benz C Class is always going to be tough. As a matter of fact, each of these legendary competitors has their own story to share and boasts a plethora of interesting and unrivaled features with equal focus on precision, performance and luxury. As we compare these two finely honed locomotive machines pitting against each other head-on, we will find out the winner who promises the best satisfying driving experience. Let’s see what separates these automobile titans with this comparison table that details all of their top features.

Comparison Table: BMW 3 vs Mercedes-Benz C Class

BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
POWERTRAIN: 8-speed Dual clutch, All wheel drive POWERTRAIN: 9-speed Dual clutch, All wheel drive
INTERIORS: Standard sun, moon roof, heated steering, color head-up display, iPerformance technology, ambient lighting, impressive center console INTERIORS: Leather wrapped steering wheel, touchpad console, head-up display, Burmester surround sound system
ENGINE: 248 to 255hp, 295 lb-ft torque, 4-cylinders gasoline engine ENGINE: 255hp, 273-lb-ft Torque, 4-cylinders gasoline engine
PERFORMANCE: Power-packed, engaging to drive, comfortable to ride and remarkable agility PERFORMANCE: Posh and luxurious, enjoyable to drive, slight sluggish on the road MPG-wise
SAFETY: Extraordinary safety features, class-leading technology, unique driver’s assistive features SAFETY: Standard safety features, Attention Assist Technology, but no new safety upgrades for 2019
NHTSA CRASH TEST: 4.7 score out of 5 NHTSA CRASH TEST: N/A
MPG: 23/city and 33-35/HWY MPG: 22/city and 33/HWY

The best way to kick-start this comparison between BMW 3 series with Benz C class would be by closely scrutinizing the modern tweaks introduced in both for 2019. While both brand’s revamped versions have a lot to offer, the devil is actually in the details. Let’s analyze BMW 3 and Mercedes-Benz C Class based on several factors.

Engine, Powertrain and Performance:

BMW 3 Series

Power-packed:

whopping increase from 248hp to 255hp. Plus, the torque receives a dozen more pounds up from 258 lb-ft to 295 lb-ft.
Mercedes-Benz, on the other hand, doesn’t have a changed powertrain for 2019. Everything looks similar to what we saw in 2018, yet the C class enters the competitive segment with a promising reputation as a sophisticated, powerful and responsive sports sedan.

Performance:

While the 2018 entry-level BMW powertrain was rated at 180 horsepower, the 2019 BMW 3 flaunts an 8-speed automatic and M-sport suspension and promises more horsepower with a Expect a swift torque output with BMW as the turbo engine delivers satisfying results with its new super-horsepower fire-breathing variants. And the higher trim levels in BMW 3 series boasts the 3.0L TwinPower engine, which can reach its peak in minutes with 320 hp and 332 lb-ft torque.

Comparatively, Mercedes-Benz seems evidently underpowered if you make a quick comparison of the torque and horsepower numbers.

Bottom line:

Pick the BMW 3 if you’re looking for a smooth and dynamic performance from your car. The new BMW 3 featuring eight gear ratios and the brand’s iconic Sport automatic transmission system is designed to amaze.

Luxury Features:

BMW 3 Series
BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series

BMW brings matchless luxury with many exceptional features in its 2019 3 series. The new sports sedan boasts impressive innovations like full-color head-up display, iDrive intuitive control, custom-tailored center console, and unmatchable interior furnishings featuring plush leathers, ambient lighting, and unique customization options. While some features stay standard, a couple of them are exclusive for BMW 3 series’ pricier trim levels.

Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C Class doesn’t fall behind in this clash. With options like power-front seats, dual-zone climate control options and adaptive assist technology, it emerges as a tough competition too.

Luxury Features:

BMW-3

BMW brings matchless luxury with many exceptional features in its 2019 3 series. The new sports sedan boasts impressive innovations like full-color head-up display, iDrive intuitive control, custom-tailored center console, and unmatchable interior furnishings featuring plush leathers, ambient lighting, and unique customization options. While some features stay standard, a couple of them are exclusive for BMW 3 series’ pricier trim levels.

BMW 3 Series

Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C Class doesn’t fall behind in this clash. With options like power-front seats, dual-zone climate control options and adaptive assist technology, it emerges as a tough competition too.

Handling:

X-Drive:

BMW continues with its revolutionary x-Drive system for 2019’s 3 Series models. With this patented AWD technology, your BMW 3 acts like an intelligent machine on the road. It avoids skids with responsive sensors and supports assistive driving with tons of safety features such as the Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistance, Dynamic Brake Control, and the Brake Drying. With a rating of 4.7 in the NHTSA Crash Test, BMW certainly stays ahead in this competition.

Dynamic-Select:

Even with its patented Dynamic Select and Multi-mode Suspension system, the new Mercedes-Benz C-class lacks the smooth handling that BMW’s advanced braking functions offer.

Interior:

Craftmanship:

BMW 3 series exudes dynamism with the finest interior craftsmanship. Apart from having luxurious seating, sun and moon roofs and a well-designed center console, the new BMW 3 has a revamped power-adjustable front seats that come with multiple settings and 14 adjustable configurations. Change the settings for better lumbar support and position the side bolsters for more comfort. The new SensaTec upholstery is super soft, ultra-light and durable, and it accentuates the interior look. Unique detailing such as the Anthracite headliners, ambient lighting and matching cockpit designs add another level of sophistication to the new BMW’s well-appointed cabin.

Luxurious Cabin:

Mercedes-Benz new C-class features a luxurious cabin equipped with multi-stage heating features, a powerful memory system for the multimedia, auto climate control and cabin air filtration. But Mercedes-Benz loses the battle with its compact rear section.

Technology:

BMW-3

Of course, the new BMW 3 series sedan raises the bar with its revolutionary tech. features including a fully integrated navigation system, iDrive technology and many intuitive control iPerformance functions to offer you an amazing and agile driving experience.

Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz does offer similar tech features with certain customization options for higher trim levels.

Verdict:

In this clash between the 2019 BMW 3 series and the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, each model offers more than luxury and agility. In fact, these epitomize the next-generation sports sedans with a whole new level of unmatched opulence, power-packed performance and sought-after cabins. But after this detailed comparison, BMW 3 clearly wins the race with a better fuel efficiency, an all-new engine, and its intelligent engineering.

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Fatih was extremely helpful and calm through the whole sales experience, not pushy like other salesmen I’ve dealt with. He gave a fair trade in value for my used car as well. Would definitely work with him again 🙂

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My experience was wonderful! Cody was very adamant in what he was doing and got my recalls taken care of within half of the day. Also provided me with a beautiful 2018 red 3 series! Overall, wonderful service department and kudos to Cody for being an awesome advisor!

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5 Stars across 3 areas of my experience.1. The sales experience. I showed up about an hour before close and was on the lot looking for a specific car. Jason introduced himself and immediately started telling me the history of the used X3 I was interested in. He knew this vehicle's history without thinking. He retrieved it and then introduced me to Mason who assisted me on the test drive. This was Mason's second day at BMW Tulsa - but I quickly realized this wasn't a some young sales guy. He was (as everyone I would meet) was an enthusiast. I had done my homework on the X3 but was a first time BMW buyer. Mason knew the car, the features and the specs. Impressive for day 2. I had my financing ahead of time but that didn't prevent a very professional introduction and handling by Allan, the finance mgr. All 3 guys stayed nearly an hour after close to ensure I was 100% happy with my decision and to make sure I didn't have any questions. Again - these are not sales and finance guys - these are car guys and proud to be associated with BMW and it showed.2. Delivery. Rather than have to take an UBER the next morning or arrange a ride - the next morning Mason delivered my X3 to my driveway. He covered some additional features and shortcuts on the infotainment system and coordinated the schedule to replace a rear seat nylon bushing that was causing a small rattle in the rear center seat. (I felt bad because that was the only thing I could hear or come up with as the X3 was solid and honestly still feels brand new)3. Service - Wow - what an experience. This was a white glove experience from the moment I pulled up to the service door. Cody and Andrew ensured the work order was accurate, the handling of my vehicle was as if it was going out on the showroom floor not to a service bay. Communication and updates were timely as they needed to order the part, but they provided me an 530i loaner while the part was shipped in. I got a call when my car was ready and the exchange and service team again - don't present themselves as service technicians. This whole team is comprised of enthusiasts and perfectionists. No grease monkeys - they are all wearing BMW polo shirts and I guess you have to have perfect hair to work there as they all could just as easily be out on the showroom floor selling cars. Finally - from the sales floor to the service bay to the parts center. The whole facility is clean (the service bay looks like a manufacturing line not a service garage. I have continued telling myself - "I should have been driving a BMW the past 20 years". BMW Tulsa is a great example of what happens when you marry up a superior automobile with a superior dealer. I absolutely love my used X3 - but I am already thinking about what my next BMW will be in 2 years. But one thing I know for sure...and that is where I will be buying it. Thanks BMW Tulsa (Mason, Jason, Allen, Cody and Andrew).

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Great person that handle my service. Very friendly and professional.

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Michael Huerta is the best service manager and Taylor was very helpful!

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