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BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $80,035

Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63   
Difference: $27,560

Lowest Total Invoice: $74,498

Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63   
Difference: $25,237

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20162017
Model5-SeriesC-Class
TrimM5AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $94,100 $65,200
Base Invoice $87,250 $60,636
Driver Assistance Plus 1,700  
Executive Package 6,000  
Wood trim 0  
Rear spoiler 0  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 3,500  
Premium 4 Package   5,700
designo Package   3,100
Parking Assist Package   1,090
Panoramic sunroof   1,480
Sunshades, second row   380
Head-up display (HUD)   990
Cooled or ventilated front seats   450
Metallic paint (extra cost)   720
Driver Assistance Plus 1,545  
Executive Package 5,460  
Wood trim 0  
Rear spoiler 0  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 3,185  
Premium 4 Package   5,301
designo Package   2,883
Parking Assist Package   1,014
Panoramic sunroof   1,376
Sunshades, second row   353
Head-up display (HUD)   921
Cooled or ventilated front seats   419
Metallic paint (extra cost)   670
Options (change) 11,200 13,910
Options (change) 10,190 12,937
Destination 995 925
Gas Tax 1,300 0
Total Price $107,595 $80,035
Total Invoice $99,735 $74,498

The configured BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 560hp 4.4L V8 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 469hp 4.0L V8 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series M5 trim is $94,100. The features would cost an additional $11,200. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $107,595.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 trim is $65,200. The features would cost an additional $13,910. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $80,035.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 5-Series trims is 1. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 560hp 4.4L V8 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

The configured Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 469hp 4.0L V8 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW 5-Series M5 trim is $87,250. The features would cost an additional $10,190. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $99,735.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 trim is $60,636. The features would cost an additional $12,937. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $74,498.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the BMW 5-Series trims is 9. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $27,135
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $24,843
Model Year20162017
Model5-SeriesC-Class
TrimM5AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine560hp V8469hp V8
TransmissionS7T7
DrivetrainRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)14/20 MPG18/24 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)265/40-19245/40-18
Total Price$107,595$80,035
Adjustments for Features-4250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$107,170$80,035
Total Invoice$99,735$74,498
Adjustments for Features-3940
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$99,341$74,498

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Features Comparison: BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Model Year20162017
Model5-SeriesC-Class
TrimM5AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200 
7-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1200
RWD$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Cruise control$250 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Parking guidance system - active $500
Power door closers$300 
Remote climate control $25
Remote start via app $75
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Blind spot intervention $200
Collision preparation system, rear $100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system $0
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure collision mitigation$50 
Lane keeping assist system $400
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rear cross-traffic detection $100
Rear side airbags $300
Tires, run-flat$150 
Torque vectoring / active trace control $100
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Aux input$50 
Concierge Services - 3 year subscription$150 
Fragrance atomizer $200
Ionizing air filtration $50
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250 
Residual heat$50 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SD Card slot $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$50 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325
Text dictation$50 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Voice recorder$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Boost gauge $75
Chronometer $100
Compass $0
Cornering lights$75 
Fog light, rear $100
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Powertrain 
Active rear differential$500 
Dual-mode exhaust $250
Limited-slip rear differential $300
Regenerative braking$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Heated second row seats$200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Massage, driver seat$100 
Massage, passenger seat$100 
Metal pedals $75
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power thigh bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power thigh bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat$100 
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat$100 
Synthetic suede headliner$1000 
Upholstered instrument panel $300
Upholstered instrument panel, leather$1000 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Crosswind stabilization $50
Suggestive steering $0
Total Value of Features$8,650$8,225
Value of Feature Adjustments$425$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3940

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Model Year20162017
Model5-SeriesC-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase116.9 in111.8 in
Length193.4 in184.5 in
Width73.2 in71.3 in
Height57.6 in56.8 in
Curb Weight4,387 lb.3,782 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.5 in37.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.3 in55.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom38.3 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.2 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.3 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume18.4 ft312.6 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series M5

Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested130087%
Total Not Requested20013%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Rear air vents with automatic controls150No
Sunshades, second row125Yes
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Heated steering wheel100No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights-250Yes
Concierge Services - 3 year subscription150No
Power door closers300No
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested95046%
Total Not Requested110054%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63

Premium 4 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Power decklid350Yes
LED headlights-500Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Speed limit information0No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400No
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Blind spot intervention200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Total Requested181548%
Total Not Requested195052%
designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Special interior trim0No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Total Requested1150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Parking Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Parking guidance system - active500No
Around view cameras300Yes
Total Requested80062%
Total Not Requested50038%

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