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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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2018 BMW 3-Series

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


Pitting two legendary expressions of Germanic precision and luxury against each other is always going to be interesting, so let’s see how the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class matches up against the 2018 BMW 3-Series. These models do more than lead the luxury sedan segment – they seem to embody it. Of course, the real question is which one comes out ahead. Let’s find out.

Power and Performance

Both the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2018 BMW 3-Series enter the segment with a reputation for delivering a sophisticated drive that ably combines grace, power, and responsiveness.

However, the BMW 3-Series is going to seem markedly underpowered after you take a quick spin in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The Mercedes-Benz fits a 2.0L inline-4 turbo for up 241 hp, while the BMW makes do with a 2.0L four-cylinder rated at just 180 hp. To put that in perspective, even the Honda Accord brings 185 hp as standard.

C-Class Parked

Standard Features

Some luxury cars reserve their top features for pricier trim levels, and the BMW 3-Series is certainly of that ilk. In contrast, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is happy to fit the following features as standard across all trims:

  • Power Front Seats: Adjust seat orientation at the touch of a button.
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control: Set difference temperatures for the driver and front-passenger.
  • ATTENTION ASSIST®: Monitors up to 70 driving parameters and provides an alert when drowsiness is detected – the BMW 3-Series doesn’t offer that feature at any price.

From interior comfort to peace of mind, the Mercedes-Benz comes out ahead.

C-Class Interior

Available Technology

Of course, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan does keep a few high-end technologies available for those who want to further customize their vehicle, with standout examples including:

  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto: Sync up your smartphone to use select apps and features through your Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan.
  • In-Car Wi-Fi Hotspot: Connect up to eight devices at once to enjoy a strong, secure connection to the internet.
Black C-Class Sedan

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a Clear Front-Runner

If you want to avoid being disappointed by the BMW 3-Series, then come visit us and take the Mercedes-Benz C-Class out for a spin. To sample the best the segment can offer, contact us today to arrange a test drive and explore financing options.

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