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2019 MB C-Class Red

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

2019 BMW 3-Series Sedan

2019 BMW 3-Series Sedan

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

Both the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2019 BMW 3-Series deliver serious power, high-end features, and advanced technology that make them leaders in this very competitive class. But, when we compare the two side by side, it’s clear the C-Class has more to offer Urbandale drivers than just stylish design. Compare the Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series for yourself below and decide which is best suited for your Ankeny commutes!

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan


2019 BMW 3-Series Sedan
255-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

Base Engine

255-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
503-hp AMG® 4.0L biturbo V8

Top-Tier Engine

382-hp M-tuned 3.0L V6

Driver Attention Monitor

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64-Color Ambient Interior Lighting

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Car-to-X Communication

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BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Performance

While base models of the 3-Series and the C-Class provide Waukee drivers with almost identical power levels, moving up to the AMG® trims delivers a serious boost the BMW cannot match:

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Engines & Performance

  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder base engine capable of 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway
  • High-performance AMG® C-Class options, including the AMG® C 63 S Sedan with a 503-hp handcrafted engine

2019 BMW 3-Series Engines & Performance

  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder base moor that generates 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque
  • EPA-estimated 26 mpg city/36 mpg highway
  • 382-hp M-tuned 3.0L V6

C-Class vs. 3-Series: Interior and Technology Features

Advanced equipment like pre-collision systems, rearview cameras, and power front seats are standard on both the C-Class and 3-Series. However, the Mercedes-Benz can be equipped with unique optional technology no other vehicle offers, including:

  • ATTENTION ASSIST®: Your vehicle can monitor your driving style and alert you if it determines you’re too fatigued to continue.
  • 64-Color LED Ambient Lighting: Add a little fun to your Waukee drive with custom colors to reflect your mood.
  • Available Car-to-X-Communication: Share information and alerts with other C-Class drivers, including weather and driving conditions, allowing them — and potentially you — to avoid back-ups and make your Ames drive more efficient.

Explore the Possibilities in a New C-Class for Sale!

To learn more about financing or leasing a new 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, contact an associate at Mercedes-Benz of Des Moines today. Curious about the results of an Audi A4 vs. BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class comparison? Or how the C-Class compares to the CLA? Our friendly and knowledgeable team can answer your questions!

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