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BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $75,145

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $1,095

Lowest Total Invoice: $70,540

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $434

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesC-Class
TrimM3AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $65,500 $66,100
Base Invoice $61,595 $61,473
Driving Assistance Package 500  
Executive Package 4,100  
Sunshade, rear, power 350 440
Full Merino Leather 2,650  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 720
Wood trim 0  
Sunroof 0  
Blind spot warning system 500  
Advanced Lighting Package   1,050
designo Package   3,100
Parking Assist Package   1,090
Garmin Map Pilot   625
Black exterior trim (optional)   750
Sunshades, second row   380
Head-up display (HUD)   990
Driving Assistance Package 460  
Executive Package 3,770  
Sunshade, rear, power 320 409
Full Merino Leather 2,435  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 670
Wood trim 0  
Sunroof 0  
Blind spot warning system 460  
Advanced Lighting Package   977
designo Package   2,883
Parking Assist Package   1,014
Garmin Map Pilot   581
Black exterior trim (optional)   698
Sunshades, second row   353
Head-up display (HUD)   921
Options (change) 8,650 9,145
Options (change) 7,950 8,506
Destination 995 995
Total Price $75,145 $76,240
Total Invoice $70,540 $70,974

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price: BMW 3-Series M3
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $310
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $297
Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesC-Class
TrimM3AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine425hp I6469hp V8
TransmissionM6T7
DrivetrainRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/25 MPG18/24 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/40-18245/40-18
Total Price$75,145$76,240
Adjustments for Features0-785
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$75,145$75,455
Total Invoice$70,540$70,974
Adjustments for Features0-731
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$70,540$70,243

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesC-Class
TrimM3AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150 
7-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1200
RWD$0$0
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Remote climate control $25
Remote start via app $75
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane departure warning$200 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rear side airbags $300
Torque vectoring, brake-based $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
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
App support$100 
Aux input$50 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Handwriting recognition$200 
Media drive$15 
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
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 $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325
Traffic + travel information$25 
Traffic information $25
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Boost gauge $75
Chronometer $100
Cornering lights $50
Fog light, rear $100
Headlight washers$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Powertrain 
Active rear differential$500 
Downshift rev matching$50 
Dual-mode exhaust $250
Launch control $100
Limited-slip rear differential $300
Regenerative braking$0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Heated second row seats$200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, passenger seat $150
Metal pedals $75
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat $50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upholstered instrument panel $300
Upholstered instrument panel, leather$1000 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Crosswind stabilization $50
Performance steering system (optional)$0 
Suggestive steering $0
Total Value of Features$4,940$5,725
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$785
Value of Feature Adjustments0-731

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Model Year20182018
Model3-SeriesC-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.6 in111.8 in
Length182.5 in184.5 in
Width71.3 in71.3 in
Height56.3 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,575 lb.3,782 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.3 in37.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in55.3 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.7 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume13.0 ft312.6 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested40062%
Total Not Requested25038%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Headlight washers50No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Total Requested200080%
Total Not Requested50020%
Full Merino Leather
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery-450No
Leather upholstery, extended coverage450Yes
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather1000No
Total Requested70056%
Total Not Requested55044%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63

Advanced Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Cornering lights50No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested60075%
Total Not Requested20025%
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
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Total Requested1300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Garmin Map Pilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested725100%
Total Not Requested00%

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