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

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

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

Lowest Total Price: $76,695

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $3,640

Lowest Total Invoice: $71,960

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $2,817

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
Model3-SeriesC-Class
TrimM3AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $64,000 $65,200
Base Invoice $60,200 $60,636
Driver Assistance Plus 1,700  
Executive Package 3,900  
Sunshade, rear, power 350  
Full Merino Leather 2,650  
LED headlights 1,900  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700 720
Wood trim 0  
Semi-automated parking system 500  
Sunroof 0  
Premium 4 Package   5,700
designo Package   3,100
Parking Assist Package   1,090
Panoramic sunroof   1,480
Black exterior trim (optional)   750
Sunshades, second row   380
Head-up display (HUD)   990
Driver Assistance Plus 1,565  
Executive Package 3,590  
Sunshade, rear, power 320  
Full Merino Leather 2,435  
LED headlights 1,750  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645 670
Wood trim 0  
Semi-automated parking system 460  
Sunroof 0  
Premium 4 Package   5,301
designo Package   2,883
Parking Assist Package   1,014
Panoramic sunroof   1,376
Black exterior trim (optional)   698
Sunshades, second row   353
Head-up display (HUD)   921
Options (change) 11,700 14,210
Options (change) 10,765 13,216
Destination 995 925
Total Price $76,695 $80,335
Total Invoice $71,960 $74,777

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed 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 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series M3 trim is $64,000. The features would cost an additional $11,700. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $76,695.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 trim is $65,200. The features would cost an additional $14,210. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $80,335.

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 3-Series trims is 7. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class trims is 6. 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 3-Series 4dr Sedan has a turbocharged 425hp 3.0L I6 engine, a RWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed 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 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW 3-Series M3 trim is $60,200. The features would cost an additional $10,765. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $71,960.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 trim is $60,636. The features would cost an additional $13,216. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $74,777.

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 3-Series trims is 7. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class trims is 1. 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 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: $240
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $348
Model Year20172017
Model3-SeriesC-Class
TrimM3AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine425hp I6469hp V8
TransmissionM6T7
DrivetrainRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/26 MPG18/24 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/40-18245/40-18
Total Price$76,695$80,335
Adjustments for Features0-3,400
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$76,695$76,935
Total Invoice$71,960$74,777
Adjustments for Features0-3,165
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$71,960$71,612

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

Model Year20172017
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 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Cruise control$250 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Power decklid $350
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
Blind spot intervention $200
Collision preparation system, rear $100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system $0
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Lane keeping assist system $400
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rear cross-traffic detection $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 
Aux input$50 
Fragrance atomizer $200
Ionizing air filtration $50
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 
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 
Wireless charging station$75 
Exterior 
Body kit $0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50 
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0 
Sunroof$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Boost gauge $75
Chronometer $100
Cornering lights$75 
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$5,625$9,025
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,400
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,165

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

Model Year20172017
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

Driver Assistance Plus
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Speed limit information0No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested130090%
Total Not Requested15010%
Executive Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Headlight washers50No
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75No
Text dictation50No
Total Requested115071%
Total Not Requested47529%
Full Merino Leather
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather upholstery, extended coverage450Yes
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather1000No
Total Requested70041%
Total Not Requested100059%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63

Premium 4 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Power decklid350No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights-500Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested146539%
Total Not Requested230061%
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%

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