2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4MATIC® vs 2018 BMW 3 Series xDrive

When it comes to small luxury sedans, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series are two of the most popular options. Each model offers plenty of power and a surprising amount of interior space as well as its own unique set of features and design elements.

Drivers who are trying to decide between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2018 BMW 3 Series can utilize the comparison below to learn about key differences and similarities before getting behind the wheel and deciding which vehicle is right for them.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC® VS 2018 BMW 330i xDrive
7-speed shiftable automatic Transmission 8-speed shiftable automatic
5 Front Star Safety Rating 4
 24/31 Fuel Economy (City/Highway)  23/33 

241 hp @ 5550 rpm

273 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm

Power & Torque

248 hp @ 5200 rpm

258 ft-lbs. @ 1450 rpm



2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class White Plains NY

Although the 2018 BMW 320i xDrive has plenty of positive qualities, the Mercedes-Benz C 300 sets itself apart in multiple ways. In addition to the elements mentioned above, the 2018 C 300 also offers several key features, such as:

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine (Standard)
  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive (Standard)
    • In any season, on any road, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive adds to your confidence and control. 4MATIC® integrates with ESP®, our standard Electronic Stability Program, for maximum effectiveness in corners and slippery conditions.
    • Radar-based technology alerts you if you're approaching a vehicle ahead, or even some stationary objects, at a speed and distance that suggest a collision is likely. As soon as the driver starts to brake, its Adaptive Brake Assist automatically provides the ideal level of braking, to help prevent a collision or reduce its severity. The system can also initiate autonomous braking from speeds up to 65 mph, and can activate the features of PRESAFE®.
  • ATTENTION ASSIST® (Standard)
    • ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior, and can automatically alert the driver with both visual and audible warnings if it detects signs of drowsiness on long trips.
  • Crosswind Assist (Standard)
    • Interpreting information that is continually supplied by the car's Electronic Stability Program (ESP®), electric power steering and suspension sensors, Crosswind Assist help detect the effects of strong side winds on the vehicle's handling stability at highway speeds. Whether caused by lateral gusts or even a passing truck, the system helps keep the car on course via strategic braking of the wheels on one side of the vehicle.
  • PRESAFE® (Standard)
    • PRESAFE® can detect instability during certain vehicle maneuvers that suggest a collision or rollover is imminent. It can then tighten the front seat belts, adjust the front passenger seat, and close the windows and sunroof, all in an effort to better prepare the occupants and restraints in the moments before a collision.
  • Brake Assist (BAS®) (Standard)
    • Brake Assist senses emergency braking via the speed at which the driver presses the brake pedal and immediately applies maximum available power boost. Brake Assist can potentially reduce the overall stopping distance by eliminating the delay caused by a common human tendency not to brake hard enough, soon enough. Letting up on the brake pedal releases Brake Assist.
  • Aggressively elegant design (Standard)
    • The sleek, sporty and spacious design of the C-Class Sedan captivates the eye and delights the senses. Its long wheelbase enhances handling, ride comfort and cabin room, while the extensive use of aluminum makes the body a lightweight on the scales, but a heavyweight in strength. The sculpted, long-hood/short-deck design is at once elegant and athletic, a look that comes to life on any road.
  • 17-inch split 5-spoke wheels (Standard)

When you are ready to experience the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 in White Plains, NY, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Mercedes-Benz of White Plains.

*PRESAFE® closes the side windows when the system's sensors detect side movements that suggest a possible rollover. A small gap is left near the fully closed position. Seat and head restraints adjust only when equipped with memory system.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class steering wheel dashboard
silver 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class front grille