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

Luxury shoppers on the hunt for a premium sedan can find a great vehicle in either of the models in this 2018 BMW 3 Series vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comparison. Both models seat five passengers and offer drivers engaging handling and responsive acceleration. In this comparison, we are going to look particularly at the base 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 and the 2018 BMW 330i. While this is not the base model of the 2018 BMW 3 Series, it comes in with the same starting MSRP as the Mercedes-Benz sedan. This makes it even more impressive when it excels in a myriad of ways.

When compared to its Mercedes-Benz rival, the 2018 BMW 330i delivers better engine performance, comfort, and convenience. This compact sport sedan offers more trunk space, better horsepower and a higher highway mileage number than the similarly-priced Mercedes-Benz model. It even excels in small luxury features. Want four power outlets instead of two, and nine speakers instead of five? The 2018 BMW 3 Series in the 330i model has you covered.

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2018 BMW 330i vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300
$40,250 Starting MSRP $40,250
24/35 mpg Mileage (city/highway) 24/33 mpg
248 hp Horsepower 241 hp
13 cubic feet Trunk Space 12.6 cubic feet

Power and Features on the 2018 BMW 3 Series

Both the 2018 BMW 3 Series and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. In the case of the 2018 BMW 330i, this engine is a TwinPower Turbo that offers 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. When properly equipped, this BMW can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.5 seconds.

Both of the compact luxury sedans in this comparison offer plenty of premium features. Both are available with all-wheel drive that can give drivers even more control in changing road conditions. On the BMW, this all-wheel drive is called xDrive, while the Mercedes-Benz all-wheel drive is called 4MATIC®. Other features that the models in this 2018 BMW 3 Series vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comparison share include standard leatherette upholstery (with leather usually available as an option), keyless entry, and available safety features, like lane keeping assistance and parking sensors. However, we like the smooth good looks, sporty character, and slight advantages that the BMW brings to the road in many categories.

To learn more about the 2018 BMW 3 Series now available to purchase or test drive in Topeka KS, contact a member of the New BMW of Topeka sales team today.

luxurious front seats of the 2018 BMW 3 Series in white or tan
front headlight closeup of the 2018 BMW 3 Series
rear view of a wagon variation of the 2018 BMW 3 Series
steering wheel, gauge cluster and infotainment in the 2018 BMW 3 Series