3 Series vs C-Class

Compare for BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Below is the detailed car comparison, based on price, specifications & other features, of BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. BMW 3 Series is priced between ₹ 39.80 - ₹ 47.30 Lakh while Mercedes-Benz C-Class is priced between ₹ 40.20 - ₹ 75.00 Lakh. Talking about the technical specifications, BMW 3 Series 320d houses 1995 cc engine whereas Mercedes-Benz C-Class Prime C 220d engine displacement is 1950 cc.

Overview BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Ex-Showroom Price*
(New Delhi)
₹ 39.80 Lakh ₹ 40.20 Lakh
Available Color(s)
3 Series Colors
C-Class Colors
Fuel Type
All Diesel Cars
All Diesel Cars
Vehicle Type
All Sedans Cars
All Sedans Cars

From The Experts

  • Pros
  • Cons
BMW 3 Series

 Spacious and luxurious

 Looks great

 Excellent economy for diesel

 Improved ride over earlier verion

 Both engines offer great performance

Class best handling

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

 Great ambiance and comfortable front seats

 Looks upmarket

 Good efficiency from diesel engine

Well cushioned ride

 Good performance

 Stable high speed ride. Confident road manners

BMW 3 Series

 Rear seat not class best

 Rear styling too similar to 5 series

 Ride is not class best

 Diesel not refined

 Not as good as previous version

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

 Rear seat needs to offer more under thigh support

Design could have been more sporty

 Sharp bumps seep through

 Nothing really

Steering could have offered more feedback.

Technical Specifications
Seating Capacity 5 5
Top Speed 230 Kmph 240 Kmph
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Engine Displacement 1995 1950
Power 190 194
Torque 400nm 400nm
Acceleration 7.2 Seconds 6.9 Seconds
Engine Description 2.0-litre 190bhp 16V Diesel Engine 2.0-litre 194bhp 16V In-Line Engine
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Turbo Charger Yes Yes
Super Charger No No
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Supply System CRDi CRDi
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Engine Type TwinPower Turbo 4 Cylinder Engine In-Line Engine
Drive Type RWD RWD
Gear Box 8 Speed 9 Speed
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Dimensions & Capacity
No Of Doors 4 4
Length 4824mm 4686mm
Width 1811 mm 1810mm
Height 1429 mm 1442mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen) 157mm 157mm
Wheel Base 2810 mm 2840mm
Front Tread 1544 mm 1588mm
Rear Tread 1583 mm 1588 mm
Front Headroom 1023 mm 1039mm
Rear Headroom 957 mm 942mm
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 57 66
Cargo Volume 480-litres 480-litres
Suspension & Brakes
Front Suspension Double Joint Spring Strut Agility Control Suspension
Rear Suspension Five Arm Agility Control Suspension
Front Brake Type Disc Disc
Rear Brake Type Disc Disc
Wheel & Tyre
Tyre Size 225/55 R16) 225/50 R17
Tyre Type Tubeless,Radial Tubeless, Radial
Alloy Wheel Size 16 Inch 17 Inch
Turning Radius 5.5 metres 5.61 metres
Steering Gear Type Rack & Pinion Direct Steer System
Adjustable Steering Column Yes Yes
Steering Column Adjustable Height & Reach Adjustable
Steering Type Power Power
Safety & Security
Anti-Lock Braking System
Parking Sensors Rear Rear
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Brake Assist
Door Ajar Warning
Crash Sensor
Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Engine Check Warning
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Vehicle Stability Control System
Central Locking
Smart Access Card Entry
Anti-Theft Alarm
Power Door Locks
Engine Immobilizer
Anti Theft Device
Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioner
Power Steering
Rear A/C Vents
Engine Start/Stop Button
Remote Trunk Opener
Foldable Rear Seat 60:40 Split 60:40 Split
Adjustable Seats
Low Fuel Warning Light
Automatic Climate Control 3 3
Air Quality Control
Rear Reading Lamp
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Seat Center Arm Rest
Cup Holders-Front
Cup Holders-Rear
Trunk Light
Vanity Mirror
Glove Box Cooling
Bottle Holder Front & Rear Door Front & Rear Door
Seat Lumbar Support
Multi-function Steering Wheel
Automatic Headlamps
Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Keyless Entry
Power Windows Front
Power Windows Rear
Accessory Power Outlet
CD Player
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
Bluetooth Connectivity
USB & Auxiliary Input
Voice Control
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
Adjustable Headlights
Alloy Wheels
Chrome Garnish
Integrated Antenna
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator
Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
Rain Sensing Wiper
Rear Spoiler
Rear Window Defogger
Tinted Glass
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Emission Norm Compliance Euro VI Euro V
Advance Safety Feature BMW Condition Based Service (Intelligent Maintenance System), Servotronic Steering Assist, Park Distance Control (PDC), Rear, Brake Energy Regeneration, Head Airbags, Front And Rear, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Runflat Tyres With Reinforced Side Walls,  Adaptive braking, Attention assist and Active parking assist ,Pedestrian Protection with Active Bonnet
Automatic Driving Lights
Digital Clock
Digital Odometer
Driving Experience Control Eco
Electric Adjustable Seats Front & Rear Front
Electronic Multi Tripmeter
Leather Steering Wheel
Outside Temperature Display
Tacho Meter

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