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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: $72,475

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $2,510

Lowest Total Invoice: $66,915

BMW 3-Series M3   
Difference: $2,891

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20112018
Model3-SeriesC-Class
TrimM3AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $55,900 $66,100
Base Invoice $51,630 $61,473
Premium Package 2,500  
7-speed automated manual 2,900  
Convenience Package 2,900  
Sunshade, rear, power 575 440
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 720
Wood trim 0  
Sunroof 1,050  
Rear spoiler 0  
Adaptive dampers - electrical 1,000  
Heated front seats 500  
Folding second row seats 475  
Auto-dimming headlights 250  
App support 250  
Leather door panel trim 1,100  
Satellite radio - one year subscription 350  
Advanced Lighting Package   1,050
designo Package   3,100
Multimedia Package   2,200
Sunshades, second row   380
Premium Package 2,275  
7-speed automated manual 2,640  
Convenience Package 2,640  
Sunshade, rear, power 525 409
Metallic paint (extra cost) 500 670
Wood trim 0  
Sunroof 955  
Rear spoiler 0  
Adaptive dampers - electrical 910  
Heated front seats 455  
Folding second row seats 430  
Auto-dimming headlights 230  
App support 230  
Leather door panel trim 1,000  
Satellite radio - one year subscription 320  
Advanced Lighting Package   977
designo Package   2,883
Multimedia Package   2,046
Sunshades, second row   353
Options (change) 14,400 7,890
Options (change) 13,110 7,338
Destination 875 995
Gas Tax 1,300 0
Total Price $72,475 $74,985
Total Invoice $66,915 $69,806

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,225
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $586
Model Year20112018
Model3-SeriesC-Class
TrimM3AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine414hp V8469hp V8
TransmissionS7T7
DrivetrainRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)14/20 MPG18/24 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)180, 8590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-18245/40-18
Total Price$72,475$74,985
Adjustments for Features0-3,735
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$72,475$71,250
Total Invoice$66,915$69,806
Adjustments for Features0-3,477
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$66,915$66,329

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

Model Year20112018
Model3-SeriesC-Class
TrimM3AMG C63
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed automated manual$1200 
7-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1200
RWD$0$0
Accessories 
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
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Blind spot warning system $200
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Forward collision warning $200
Knee airbag, driver $100
Obstacle detection, rear$300 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rear side airbags $300
Rearview camera $200
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50 
Cargo mat$40 
Console with shifter$150 
Console without shifter $150
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Rear seat pass-through$100 
Ski sack$50 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Aux input$50 
DVD-compatible player $0
Handwriting recognition $200
In-vehicle Internet $150
iPod integration$100 
Navigation map updates, three years $0
Rear air vents $100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
SD Card slot $25
Surround sound $250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation $325
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
USB port $100
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Body kit $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
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
LED headlights $1000
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Dual-mode exhaust $250
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim$100 
Floor mats $75
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
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Crosswind stabilization $50
Suggestive steering $0
Total Value of Features$4,140$7,875
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,735
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,477

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

Model Year20112018
Model3-SeriesC-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase108.7 in111.8 in
Length178.2 in184.5 in
Width71.5 in71.3 in
Height55.9 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,693 lb.3,782 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.5 in37.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.4 in55.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.5 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom34.6 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume12.0 ft312.6 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series M3

Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces450Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Bluetooth cell phone link100Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Compass0Yes
Aluminum trim100No
Power-folding mirrors50Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
Remote app25Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Power recliner, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Total Requested205092%
Total Not Requested1758%
Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Alarm100No
Proximity key250Yes
iPod integration100Yes
Voice control for external devices0No
Media drive, large15Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested109073%
Total Not Requested40027%

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 headlights250No
Total Requested35044%
Total Not Requested45056%
designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Special interior trim0No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Total Requested1150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Multimedia Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Handwriting recognition200No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
DVD-compatible player0No
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested84081%
Total Not Requested20019%

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