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BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
BMW 3 Series
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
At a Glance: 3 Series vs. C-Class
BMW 3 Series

If you’re in the market for a new luxury sedan, then you’ve come to the right place! Odds are, you’ve probably come across the 2023 BMW 3 Series and the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, two highly sought-after luxury models that will redefine the way you look at driving.

For drivers in Stratham, Portsmouth, and Exeter, NH, our team at BMW of Stratham has put together this vehicle comparison of the 3 Series vs. C-Class. You’ll learn the ins and outs of these awesome cruisers so you can decide for yourself which one fits your lifestyle better.

PASSENGERS

PASSENGERS

5 | 5
3 Series vs. C-Class
AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL

AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL

3-Zone | 2-Zone
3 Series vs. C-Class
TOUCHSCREEN SIZE

TOUCHSCREEN SIZE

14.9 in. | 11.9 in.
3 Series vs. C-Class
Which Luxury Sedan Catches More Stares?
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INTERIOR
BMW 3 Series

The 2023 BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offer cabins that exemplify luxury. With high-quality, soft-touch materials in both models, you’ll be volunteering to be the designated driver on your next group night out to show off either ride.

Interior Design & Comfort

Speaking of group outings, you may want to take a look at the interior dimensions and amenities offered by each model. While the 3 Series comes standard with 3-zone climate control, the C-Class has a little less customization with dual-zone temperature control.

You and your front passenger will also appreciate the extra legroom in the BMW. The 3 Series offers an impressive 42 inches of front legroom, while the C-Class follows with 41.7 inches.

Carry Passengers & Cargo

If you plan on taking your next luxury vehicle on road trips, these two options offer similar space in the trunk. The BMW 3 Series has 16.9 cubic feet of storage space, while the C-Class offers slightly less room with 12.6 cubic feet.

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TECHNOLOGY
BMW 3 Series

When looking for a luxury automobile, you might be thinking about the high-tech features to keep your drives safer and more entertaining. The 3 Series and the C-Class are neck and neck in this category.

All “Tech-ed Out” in Luxury

Both models come standard with an infotainment system that’s controlled by a touchpad—though this is only an optional feature in the C-Class, while it’s standard with the 3 Series. Plus, you’ll have a larger screen with the BMW Curved Display, which comprises a 12.3-inch information display and a 14.9-inch control display.

While the C-Class also has a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, the main display is just 11.9 inches. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ come standard with both models, so you can listen to your favorite tunes on even your longest rides.

More Tech

There’s SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, too, that provides over 150 music, news, and comedy stations to enjoy throughout your commutes. You can get a 1-year All Access trial to this program in the 3 Series. Unfortunately, the C-Class offers it for just six months.

However, both vehicles come standard with a rear-view camera to give you some extra assistance while backing up, along with available features like Automatic High Beams.

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PERFORMANCE
BMW 3 Series

By now, you know the BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have the look and feel of luxury, along with advanced technology features to match. How much power do they put out, though?

Performance Specs

With both cars, you’ll have great options for choosing engine power. They both have a standard output of 255 horsepower.

The 3 Series even features a turbocharged 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that offers 382 horsepower and takes you from 0 to 60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds, while it takes 4.6 seconds to get to 60 MPH in the C-Class.

Efficiency

When it comes to fuel economy, you might think you have to give up efficiency for power. Not with these cruisers.

The BMW 3 Series offers an EPA-estimated 26 city/36 highway MPG, while the C-Class follows with an EPA-estimated 25 city/36 highway MPG.*

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Choose Your Next Ride
BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class are great picks for your next luxury ride. However, with the extra space and power the 3 Series offers, we think this one is worth a test drive near Stratham, Portsmouth, or Exeter, NH.

If you'd like to learn more about the 2023 BMW 3 Series, contact us at BMW of Stratham today.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 BMW 3 Series for yourself are conveniently available right here online.


*Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

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