2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 BMW 3 Series

With the luxury segment ever-evolving, shopping for a new vehicle can be a daunting process. Especially when brands are ahead of the curve- like Mercedes-Benz- fully understanding what the car is capable of can take a lot longer. In order to make the research process simpler for shoppers, we wanted to compare a Mercedes-Benz model with another from the luxury segment. When we put the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. the 2016 BMW 3 Series, we found many similarities; however, there were areas where one brand had a leg up in terms of power, safety and luxury features.

Both models have a similar engine- a 2.0-liter Inline 4- but the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gets more out of it. The newest C-Class’s engine has the capability of outputting a whopping 241 horsepower, without breaking a sweat. The BMW 3 Series’ 2.0-liter provides its driver with 180 horsepower. In terms of performance, the Mercedes-Benz offers a bit more at the base level.


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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 BMW 3 Series
2.0-Liter Inline 4 Base Engine 2.0-Liter Inline 4
241 Horsepower Engine Output 180 Horsepower
Standard Traction Control Not Available
Standard Keyless Ignition Optional

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class safety and luxury features

Safety is often at the top of car buyer’s lists, and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class doesn’t disappoint. With features like anti-lock brakes, child seat anchors, stability control and traction control, drivers can feel more at ease when they’re on the road. Along with the ample amount of safety features comes top-notch luxury features. Standard in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class are the following luxury features:

  • Keyless Ignition

  • HD Radio

  • Bluetooth Capabilities

  • Power seats

  • Available Heated Seats

  • Available Navigation

  • And more!

Shoppers who are looking to test drive the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class can do so at Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City. Test drives can be scheduled using the dealership’s simple, online scheduling system or by contacting the dealership directly!

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 BMW 3 Series side view
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 BMW 3 Series interior
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 BMW 3 Series speakers
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 BMW 3 Series headlight

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