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For this 2015 BMW 5-Series vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The 5-Series vs. C-Class Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the 5-Series and C-Class will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300's price is $48,585 lower than the BMW 5-Series M5's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The 5-Series vs. C-Class Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300, the BMW 5-Series M5 includes additional features worth $4125. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. Additional notes

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The BMW 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. Despite a $4125 adjustment for the BMW 5-Series M5's additional features, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 is $48,585 less than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300.

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

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

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.

Lowest Total Price

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300   
Difference: 52,710

Lowest Total Invoice

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300   
Difference: 48,119
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Model Year20152015
Model5-SeriesC-Class
TrimM5C300
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price 93,600 38,400
Base Invoice 86,290 35,712
Driver Assistance Plus 1,900  
Executive Package 6,400  
Rear spoiler 0 300
Wood trim 0  
Upholstered instrument panel, leather 3,500  
Multimedia Package   2,690
Premium Package   2,120
Sport Package   2,175
Interior Package   2,300
Obstacle detection, rear   970
Power decklid   250
Metallic paint (extra cost)   720
Blind spot warning system   550
Sunshades, second row   380
Special order charge   250
Sunshade, rear, power   440
Head-up display (HUD)   990
Panoramic sunroof   1,480
Driver Assistance Plus   0
Executive Package   0
Rear spoiler   279
Wood trim   0
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   0
Multimedia Package   2,502
Premium Package   1,972
Sport Package   2,023
Interior Package   2,139
Obstacle detection, rear   902
Power decklid   233
Metallic paint (extra cost)   669
Blind spot warning system   512
Sunshades, second row   354
Special order charge   233
Sunshade, rear, power   409
Head-up display (HUD)   921
Panoramic sunroof   1,376
Options (show) (change) 11,800 15,615
Options (show) (change) 10,740 14,524
Destination 950 925
Gas Tax 1,300 0
Total Price 107,650 54,940
Total Invoice 99,280 51,161

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 48,585
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 44,315
Model Year20152015
Model5-SeriesC-Class
TrimM5C300
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine560hp V8241hp I4
TransmissionS7T7
DrivetrainRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)14/20 MPG13/19 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers600, 16590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)265/40-19225/45-18
Total Price107,65054,940
Adjustments for Features-4,1250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price103,52554,940
Total Invoice99,28051,161
Adjustments for Features-3,8040
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice95,47651,161

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

Model Year20152015
Model5-SeriesC-Class
TrimM5C300
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$200 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras$500 
Automatic braking, high-speed $150
Front seat active head restraints$50 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure collision mitigation$50 
Lane departure warning system$200 
Pedestrian detection$100 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $200
Rearview camera $200
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
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
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 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$350 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $400
Voice control for external devices$50 
Wi-Fi hotspot $100
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock $25
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Compass $0
Cornering lights$25 
Fog light, rear $100
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Powertrain 
Active rear differential$500 
Launch control$100 
Regenerative braking$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim $100
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 thigh support adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power thigh support adjuster, 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 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$750 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical $250
Crosswind stabilization $50
Suggestive steering $0
Total Value of Features$9,900$5,775
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,125$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,8040

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

Model Year20152015
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.3,913 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.18.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.5 in37.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.3 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom38.3 in0.0 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?
Lane departure warning system200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Forward collision alert200Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection100No
Total Requested80050%
Total Not Requested80050%
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 headlights700Yes
Concierge Services - 3 year subscription150No
Power door closers200No
Power decklid350Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested225069%
Total Not Requested100031%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300

Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500No
Total Requested50050%
Total Not Requested50050%
Power decklid
FeatureValueRequested?
Power decklid350Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Total Requested450100%
Total Not Requested00%
Multimedia Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rearview camera200Yes
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive, large100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested1125100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Proximity key250Yes
LED headlights1200Yes
LED tail lights (optional)0No
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested245088%
Total Not Requested35012%
Sport Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250Yes
Wood trim300Yes
Body kit0Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Analog clock25No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Metal pedals75No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
245/40HR18 tires200No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300Yes
225/45HR18 tires200No
Total Requested95066%
Total Not Requested50034%
Interior Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Total Requested175088%
Total Not Requested25012%

 

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