The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Dominates the Road

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs BMW 3 Series

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class parked in city driver side view gray

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Doors

ENGINE

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2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan

2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

255 hp @ 5,800-6,100 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,800-4,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

9-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Rear-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

24/35

STARTING MSRP

$41,400

2020 BMW 330i

2020 BMW 330i

CAPACITY

5 Adults

4 Doors

ENGINE

2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4-Cylinder

255 hp @ 5,000 rpm

295 lb-ft @ 1,550 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-Speed Automatic

DRIVETRAIN

Rear-Wheel Drive

FUEL CONSUMPTION

26/36

STARTING MSRP

$40,750

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is Ready to Perform

It's not easy to find a luxury sports sedan that's more alluring than the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With all-LED headlights, you'll sport a sleek look while lighting up the roads ahead. Meanwhile, athletic lines and cues combined with the chiseled body shape will let the world know you mean business—even more so when you ride with the available 19-inch wheels and leave an impression everywhere you drive. Opt for the AMG line, and you'll also rock an iconic grille-diamond block design in front with a quad-exhaust system in the rear to exude full power.

Get behind the wheel, and you'll find performance that backs up the visuals of the 2020 C-Class. But how does the ride stack up with a competitor like the BMW 3 Series? After all, both of these cars come to mind first when you think of premium German engineering. So today, let's take a close look at which ride reigns supreme between the Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs BMW 3 Series.

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Luxury Smoothness Meets Premium Track Spirit

Under the sculpted hood of your 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class works one of three motors—waiting to take you on unforgettable, sport-tuned rides. In the base Mercedes-Benz C300, you'll get a 2.0L Inline-4turbo motor engine packing 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft torque. That's enough power to bolt you from 0-60 mph in 5.7 seconds while staying efficient with up to EPA-estimated 35-highway mpg.

When you're craving more power, get behind the wheel of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C43, which packs a 3.0L V6 biturbo putting out 385 horsepower and 384 lb-ft torque starting at 2,500 rpm. You'll have no issues blazing down I-270 on your way to Columbus with that much power. It's also enough strength to rush you from 0-60 mph in an eye-blinking 4.5 seconds—all you need to make a statement when bolting from a green light.

If you're in the mood for full speed and performance, you can't go wrong with the track-worthy Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo. On the Mercedes-Benz C-63 S Sedan, you'll ride around with 516 lb-ft torque and 503 horsepower. It's always a fun ride when you get that engine purring—especially since you'll go from 0-60 mph in a rapid 3.8 seconds.

For a smooth drive, the available adaptive air suspension in the AMG C-Class allows you to smooth over potholes and rough roads with ease. But at the same time, you'll stay in full control when you take a tight turn or attack a corner with pride.

For more control on the road, opt for the available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system so that all four wheels get power when you need the extra traction. To also help you command the roads is a standard 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed transmission. You can let your Mercedes-Benz C-Class shift through your gears at the precise moments with three overdrive ratios for a fun ride, or you can take control with the steering wheel paddle shifters resting at your fingertips.

By comparison, the 2020 BMW 3 series offers two different motor options, with the base 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder offering 255 horsepower and 294 lb-ft torque. Meanwhile, the BMW M340i packs a 3.0L BMW M Performance TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder with 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft torque. There's no denying both engines make for a fun ride—but the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers more power in each model—specifically, the top model packs 121 more horsepower—which allows this Mercedes-Benz sedan to rush from 0-60 mph nearly half a second faster (4.1 seconds compared to the BMW's 4.4-second time).

C-Class Design with a First-Class Experience

Step inside the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and you'll find a new standard in craftsmanship with standard aluminum switches and trim details complimented by natural grain Brown Ash wood trim for a warm, organic, and modern touch. Even your air vents feature an aircraft-style of design for a unique touch you'll see nowhere else.

For comfort, you'll get standard dual-zone climate controls so that everyone inside is happy and cozy during all times of the year. Meanwhile, available heated and ventilated front seats with a heated steering wheel allows every morning commute and adventure to become enjoyable with instant heat circulating through your body.

When you're ready to connect with your drive, the standard 10.24-inch high-resolution center display packs Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for listening to all your favorite playlists during your drives while replying to your texts and calls hands-free. The infotainment also packs HD Radio so that all your songs play with crisp, theater-like quality.

Enter the BMW 3 Series, and you'll find leather accents throughout the interior, alongside comfort features like available heated seats. You'll also get an advanced iDrive system with an 8.8-inch center screen with Apple CarPlay compatibility. However, Android Auto is not available. Overall, this round is a close call, but the Mercedes-Benz C-Class gains an edge for offering a larger standard touchscreen with Android Auto, alongside offering sleek wood and aluminum interior accents.

Innovative and Standard Safety Features

When cruising behind the wheel of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you'll drive with confidence with so many standard and available driver-assists guiding your way and keeping you safe. Standard Blind Spot Assist looks out for your ride by sending you an alert when other cars drive in your blind zones on the highways, letting you know when not to merge. Meanwhile, ATTENTION ASSIST® also comes standard and sends you audible and visual warnings when you appear drowsy or tired, suggesting a break when needed.

Other standard driver assists include Active Brake Assist, a Rearview Camera, and PRE-SAFE® pre-collision technology. Meanwhile, available DISTRONIC® brings adaptive cruise control to the next level. Along with automatically controlling your speed and keeping you a safe distance from traffic ahead, this system also applies Active Steering Assist to keep you within the lanes/ guardrails on the road. At the same time, Active Lane Change Assist allows you to switch lanes with your turn signals alone.

For more driving convenience, Evasive Steering Assist helps you when you need to make an emergency veer out of your lane to avoid an obstacle, pedestrian, or vehicle. With this system on, you'll feel extra steering power to help you merge out of the way, and then safely straighten up in the next lane and continue your drive with ease.

The 2020 BMW 3-Series is also loaded with safety when you're on the road with standard Active Guard packing features like Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation to help you avoid accidents. You'll also have available Blind Spot warnings to look out for you on your highway drives.

For this round, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins with features like Evasive Steering Assist packing an extra practical means of avoiding an accident. Meanwhile, DISTRONIC goes far beyond the adaptive cruise control you'll find in any other vehicle on the road.

Interior 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan

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