2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

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What is the main difference between 3 Series Sedan Diesel and C-Class Sedan?

Two Sedans with more similarities, such as the body structure, market segment, starting price, ground shadow size, height, and maximum occupancy, than differences, like the powertrain, horsepower, and fuel economy. First of all, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan has bigger and thirstier engine; the 2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel gets 8.5 more mpg. Among similarities are the body structure, market segment, starting price, ground shadow size, height, and maximum occupancy.

Specification Comparison

Safety Rating
Safety Rating
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Trim
Trim
Configuration
Configuration
  • 2.0 L, Turbo, Diesel, Auto, RWD
  • 2.0 L, Turbo, Auto, RWD
MSRP
MSRP
$41,750
$40,250
Engine
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Turbo Diesel
2.0L Inline-4 Turbo
Horsepower
Horsepower
180 hp
241 hp
Drivetrain
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
0-60 MPH
0-60 MPH
7.4 sec
5.8 sec
City MPG
City MPG
31 MPG
24 MPG
Highway MPG
Highway MPG
43 MPG
33 MPG
Combined MPG
Combined MPG
36 MPG
27 MPG
Width
Width
80.0 in
79.5 in
Width W/O Mirrors
Width W/O Mirrors
71.3 in
71.3 in
Length
Length
182.8 in
184.5 in
Height
Height
56.3 - 56.5 in
56.8 in
Wheelbase
Wheelbase
110.6 in
111.8 in
Ground Shadow
Ground Shadow
90.5 ft2
91.4 ft2
Seats
Seats
5
5
First Row Head Room
First Row Head Room
40.3 in
37.1 in
First Row Leg Room
First Row Leg Room
42.0 in
41.7 in
First Row Leg Shoulder
First Row Leg Shoulder
55.1 in
55.3 in
Second Row Head Room
Second Row Head Room
37.7 in
37.1 in
Second Row Leg Room
Second Row Leg Room
35.1 in
35.2 in
Second Row Leg Shoulder
Second Row Leg Shoulder
55.1 in
55.5 in

Costs

2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

Annual Fuel Cost
Annual Fuel Cost
$1,400 - $1,450
$2,150 - $2,200
Mininum Monthly Lease
Mininum Monthly Lease
$199 (2018 BMW 3 Series 328d Sedan)
$289 (2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 Sedan)
Lease Due
Lease Due
$3,000
$2,999
Cost To Lease
Cost To Lease
$11,564 - $11,614
$15,553 - $15,603
2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Front Left Comparison2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Front Left Comparison
2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Rear Right Comparison2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Rear Right Comparison
2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Dashboard Comparison2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Dashboard Comparison
2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Side Comparison2018 BMW 3 Series Sedan Diesel vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan - Side Comparison
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