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

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

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

Lowest Total Price: $78,170

Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63   
Difference: $29,425

Lowest Total Invoice: $72,763

Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63   
Difference: $26,972

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 $65,250. The features would cost an additional $11,995. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $78,170.

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 8. 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 $60,683. The features would cost an additional $11,155. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $72,763.

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 2. 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.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20162016
Model5-SeriesC-Class
TrimM5AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $94,100 $65,250
Base Invoice $87,250 $60,683
Driver Assistance Plus 1,700  
Executive Package 6,000  
Rear spoiler 0  
Wood trim 0 325
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 3,500  
Multimedia Package   2,230
Parking Assist Package   1,290
Lighting Package   800
designo Package   3,090
Power decklid   250
Metallic paint (extra cost)   720
Sunshades, second row   380
Sunshade, rear, power   440
Head-up display (HUD)   990
Panoramic sunroof   1,480
Driver Assistance Plus 1,545  
Executive Package 5,460  
Rear spoiler 0  
Wood trim 0 302
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 3,185  
Multimedia Package   2,074
Parking Assist Package   1,200
Lighting Package   744
designo Package   2,874
Power decklid   233
Metallic paint (extra cost)   669
Sunshades, second row   353
Sunshade, rear, power   409
Head-up display (HUD)   921
Panoramic sunroof   1,376
Options (show) (change) 11,200 11,995
Options (show) (change) 10,190 11,155
Destination 995 925
Gas Tax 1,300 0
Total Price $107,595 $78,170
Total Invoice $99,735 $72,763

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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: $26,700
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $24,446
Model Year20162016
Model5-SeriesC-Class
TrimM5AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine560hp V8469hp V8
TransmissionS7T7
DrivetrainRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)14/20 MPG18/25 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)265/40-19245/40-18
Total Price$107,595$78,170
Adjustments for Features-2,7250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$104,870$78,170
Total Invoice$99,735$72,763
Adjustments for Features-2,5260
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$97,209$72,763

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

Model Year20162016
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 
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
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure collision mitigation$50 
Lane departure warning system$200 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
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 
Aux input$50 
Concierge Services - 3 year subscription$150 
Navigation map updates, three years $0
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$8,600$5,875
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,725$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,5260

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

Model Year20162016
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.3,829 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.18.0 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
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50No
Lane departure warning system200No
Total Requested105070%
Total Not Requested45030%
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
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Power door closers300No
Total Requested95046%
Total Not Requested110054%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63

Power decklid
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested450100%
Total Not Requested00%
Wood trim
FeatureValueRequested?
Wood trim300Yes
Analog clock25No
Total Requested30092%
Total Not Requested258%
Multimedia Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rearview camera200Yes
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested1040100%
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%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights-500Yes
Total Requested-150100%
Total Not Requested00%
designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Special interior trim0No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Total Requested1450100%
Total Not Requested00%

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