2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 BMW 3 Series

Luxury shoppers interested in an attractive compact luxury vehicle have a lot of alluring options on the market. Two very appealing models are those in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 BMW 3 Series comparison. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available in several body styles, including a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe and convertible models. The 3 Series is available only in four-door sedan body style, though drivers interested in a coupe model can explore the BMW 4 Series. The 2017 BMW 3 Series seats five passengers, while the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has seating for either four or five passengers, depending on the body style.

When it comes to powertrain options, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class delivers premium engine output whether you look at the base model or one of the elite AMG® vehicles. The base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that cranks out 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. While the 2017 BMW 3 Series base engine is also a four-cylinder with 2.0-liter displacement, it only offers 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Drivers seeking the top power output can opt for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 63 S models, whose 4.0-liter V-8 delivers 503 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class VS 2017 BMW 3 Series
Sedan, Coupe, Convertible Body Style Sedan
241 hp Base Horsepower 180 hp
24/34 mpg Base Mileage (city/highway)* 23/35 mpg
Standard Active Park Assist Parking Features Available

Safety Advantages on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Both the models in this 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 BMW 3 Series comparison come well-equipped with elite luxury and performance features. Dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth® connectivity**, a power-adjustable steering wheel, and elite leatherette upholstery come standard on all models, with leather seating available on upper trims. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz has the advantage of standard Active Park Assist (with similar feature available but not standard on the 2017 BMW 3 Series), the COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS system and ATTENTION ASSIST®. It is also available with the responsive 4MATIC® All-Wheel drive system***. Available all-wheel drive on the 2017 BMW 3 Series is call xDrive.

Other attractive features available on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class include a Head Up Display (HUD), the AIRMATIC® suspension, and a Burmester® Surround Sound system. For more information on this comparison, or to explore the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the Kansas City MO area, contact a member of the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City sales team today.


*EPA estimated MPG for 2017. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

** Bluetooth is a registered mark Bluetooth SIG, Inc

**Best performance on snow and ice obtained with winter tires. Please always drive carefully, consistent with road conditions.

front view of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan on a curvy road
Mercedes-Benz steering wheel close-up from the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
vents and infotainment toggles in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class with wood-like veneer
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class driving while the sun sets

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