February 26, 2021
Posted by: UC

Presenting the age old battle again!
Mercedes C-Class Vs BMW 3 Series. Read more.

Mercedes Vs BMW for automobile fanatics like us is a the one of the biggest rivalries.


Engine 1998 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC 1991 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC
Engine Type B48 Turbocharged I4 M264 Turbo with EQ Boost
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 255 bhp @ 5000 rpm 201 bhp @ 5800 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 400 Nm @ 1550 rpm 300 Nm @ 1200 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl) 16.13
Driving Range (Km) 951.67
Drivetrain RWD RWD
Transmission Automatic (Torque Converter) – 8 Gears, Manual Override & Paddle Shift, Sport Mode Automatic – 9 Gears, Paddle Shift, Sport Mode
Emission Standard BS 6 BS 6
Turbocharger/Supercharger Turbocharged Turbocharged
Battery 48 Volt
Others Regenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop Regenerative Braking, Idle Start/Stop


Length (mm) 4709 4686
Width (mm) 1827 1810
Height (mm) 1435 1442
Wheelbase (mm) 2851 2840
Ground Clearance (mm) 135 157



Front Suspension Double-joint spring strut axle, hydraulically damped torque strut bearing Independent, 4-link with Coil Springs


Rear Suspension Five-link axle Independent, Multi-link with Coil Springs


Front Brake Type Ventilated Disc Disc


Rear Brake Type Ventilated Disc Disc


Minimum Turning Radius (metres) 6 5.61


Steering Type Power assisted (Electric) Power assisted (Hydraulic)


Wheels Alloy Wheels Alloy Wheels


Spare Wheel Space Saver Space Saver


Front Tyres 225 / 50 R17 225 / 50 R17
Rear Tyres 225 / 50 R17 225 / 50 R17
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Exterior, Style, and Look

Things like is a matter of personal choice. On top of it both the models has something unique to offer. But coming to side view, BMW 3 series has an edge over C Class Benz. This is perhaps Benz falls too steep down in the with the view. It has got literally nothing to offer. Whereas the 3 series has got even sportier and race-ready sedan look. Another thing is the new BMW 320d has got upgraded Cluster Architecture. By this we mean, it has got lighter to 1450 kg. But the C Class is has not got a major upgraded in terms of material and hence remains chunky with 1750 Kg. Not to mention this shall give an edge in terms of driving dynamics too.

Our rating:

BMW 3-series 93out of 100 points
Mercedes C Class 86out of 100 points



When it comes to interiors yes, BMW 3 Series yes it is comfortable, very comfortable in fact and you would really fall in love with it. Perhaps, you have see C Class once to change your mind. Compared to C Class, 3 series’ interior looks basic. Even though BMW 3 series offer a 10 speaker sound system which give better clarity, has spacious cabin and rear, 8 lighting buttons, C Class coaxes you with experience it gives. The dashboard looks loaded with parts of luxury. And with slitted panromic sunroof, its a ecstasy kind of feeling. Further, you have so many options in terms of upholstery too. In terms of trims it has got options like natural grain wood walnut, grey oak. BMW offers 10.2” infotainment whereas bench offers it as an optional choice with original being 7” .

Our rating:

BMW 3-series 87out of 100 points
Mercedes C Class 94out of 100 points

Engine and Performance

Both have 2.0 l engine3 series isn’t BSVI compliant yet. But is loaded with twin turbo unit for efficiency, and produces 190PS and 400Nm torque, whereas the C Class variant produces 45PS and 500Nm torque.

The C200d is quicker than BMW 320d by bare margins. Accelerations were very close too but 320d has an advantage of lightweight. Mercedes C Class has 9-speed shift unlike 320d which has only 8. However, BMW was quiet and pleasant ride. The thing Mercedes is that it loves to keep it self in the mid-range. Stuck at the traffic jam but that guy would still want to plunge at 2000 rpm. So, you feel little noisy. Let’s also mention that this BMW’s warning system noise after 120 km/h is loud and neer-tiring, it becomes shabby at times.

Our rating:

BMW 3-series 86out of 100 points
Mercedes C Class 88out of 100 points

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