2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Blue 2019 BMW 3 Series, VS icon, and grey 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Are you looking for an entry-level luxury sport sedan? The BMW 3 Series has long set the benchmark for the segment — and with a thorough overhaul for the 2019 model-year, with muscular styling, a boost in performance, and a wealth of new technologies, it looks to continue its run of success. Check out this 2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comparison to see how the all-new BMW 3 Series favorably stacks up against the competition.

A hallmark of the BMW 3 Series is its excellent driving dynamics, and with its upgraded base engine, it’s even more fun-to-drive. The BMW TwinPower Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder engine generates 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, compared to 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque for the base 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo engine in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Also, the 2019 BMW 3 Series has the more sophisticated transmission: the 8-speed Sport Steptronic, which delivers quick shifts and comes with a Launch Control function for very quick acceleration.

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2019 BMW 3 Series VS 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
255-hp Base Engine Horsepower 255-hp
295 lb-ft Base Engine Torque 273 lb-ft
42/39.2 inches Legroom (Front/Rear) 41.7/35.2 inches
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Advantages of the 2019 BMW 3 Series over the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The BMW 3 Series has a roomier cabin. It offers 42 inches of legroom for the front seats and 39.2 inches for the rear seats. In comparison, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers 41.7 inches for the front seats and 35.2 inches for the rear seats. Also, with the six-color ambient lighting in the cabin of the BMW 3 Series, you can set the perfect mood.

Another strength of the 2019 BMW 3 Series is its plethora of advanced technologies. This includes the BMW Digital Key, which turns your smartphone into a key, with the ability to turn on the engine and lock and unlock the doors. Also, with the 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system, you can enjoy an incredible listening experience.

 

Side view of white 2019 BMW 3 Series
Dashboard and black front seats in 2019 BMW 3 Series
Rear view of blue 2019 BMW 3 Series
Infotainment system touchscreen in 2019 BMW 3 Series

 

 

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