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

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BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $57,985

Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300   
Difference: $760

Lowest Total Invoice: $53,994

Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300   
Difference: $1,261

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720172017
Model3-Series3-SeriesGLCGLC
Trim328d330iGLC300AMG GLC43
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $44,450 $42,950 $39,150 $54,900
Base Invoice $42,020 $40,625 $36,410 $51,057
Driver Assistance Plus 1,700 1,700    
Driver Assistance Package 950 950    
Luxury Package 0 0    
Leather seating surfaces 1,450 1,450    
Premium Package 1,700 1,700    
Wireless charging station 500 500    
Cold Weather Package 800 800    
Technology Package 2,750 2,750    
Lighting Package 800 800    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700 700 720 720
Sunshades, second row 250 250 380 380
Semi-automated parking system 500 500    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200    
Track Handling Package   2,300    
Burmester 640W 14 speakers     850 850
Heated front seats     580  
Leather Seating Package     1,900 1,900
Upholstered instrument panel     350  
Premium 3 Package     7,200 5,950
Advanced Parking Assist Package     1,550 1,550
Rear air vents with automatic controls     790 790
Special order charge     250 250
Panoramic sunroof     1,480 1,480
Head-up display (HUD)     990 990
Heated second row seats     620 620
Heated steering wheel     250 250
Wood trim       0
Driver Assistance Plus 1,565 1,565    
Driver Assistance Package 875 875    
Luxury Package 0 0    
Leather seating surfaces 1,335 1,335    
Premium Package 1,565 1,565    
Wireless charging station 460 460    
Cold Weather Package 735 735    
Technology Package 2,530 2,530    
Lighting Package 735 735    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645 645 670 670
Sunshades, second row 230 230 353 353
Semi-automated parking system 460 460    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105 1,105    
Track Handling Package   2,115    
Burmester 640W 14 speakers     791 791
Heated front seats     539  
Leather Seating Package     1,767 1,767
Upholstered instrument panel     326  
Premium 3 Package     6,696 5,534
Advanced Parking Assist Package     1,442 1,442
Rear air vents with automatic controls     735 735
Special order charge     233 233
Panoramic sunroof     1,376 1,376
Head-up display (HUD)     921 921
Heated second row seats     577 577
Heated steering wheel     233 233
Wood trim       0
Options (change) 13,300 15,600 17,910 15,730
Options (change) 12,240 14,355 16,659 14,632
Destination 995 995 925 925
Total Price $58,745 $59,545 $57,985 $71,555
Total Invoice $55,255 $55,975 $53,994 $66,614

The configured BMW 3-Series 4dr Wagon

The configured Mercedes-Benz GLC 4dr SUV

Even when the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz GLC are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 328d trim is $44,450. The features would cost an additional $13,300. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $58,745.

The base sticker price of the BMW 3-Series 330i trim is $42,950. The features would cost an additional $15,600. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $59,545.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300 trim is $39,150. The features would cost an additional $17,910. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $57,985.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG GLC43 trim is $54,900. The features would cost an additional $15,730. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $71,555.

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 5. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300 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 Wagon

The configured Mercedes-Benz GLC 4dr SUV

Even when the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz GLC are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 328d trim is $42,020. The features would cost an additional $12,240. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $55,255.

The invoice of the BMW 3-Series 330i trim is $40,625. The features would cost an additional $14,355. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $55,975.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300 trim is $36,410. The features would cost an additional $16,659. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $53,994.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG GLC43 trim is $51,057. The features would cost an additional $14,632. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $66,614.

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 5. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300 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 GLC

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,060
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,472
Model Year2017201720172017
Model3-Series3-SeriesGLCGLC
Trim328d330iGLC300AMG GLC43
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine180hp I4 D248hp I4241hp I4362hp V6
TransmissionT8T8T9T9
DrivetrainAWDAWDRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 9205, 9640, 14640, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/50-17225/45-18235/60-18255/45-20
Total Price$58,745$59,545$57,985$71,555
Adjustments for Features0-350-1,300-4,650
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$58,745$59,195$56,685$66,905
Cost Above Minimum$0$450$0$10,220
Total Invoice$55,255$55,975$53,994$66,614
Adjustments for Features0-329-1,211-4,329
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$55,255$55,646$52,783$62,285
Cost Above Minimum$0$391$0$9,502

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Features Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Model Year2017201720172017
Model3-Series3-SeriesGLCGLC
Trim328d330iGLC300AMG GLC43
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300  
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1400$1400
AWD$1700$1700 $1700
RWD  $0 
Accessories 
AC power outlet  $100$100
Power liftgate  $350$350
Remote climate control  $25$25
Remote start via app  $75$75
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power  $350$350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0  
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial  $200$200
Blind spot intervention  $200$200
Collision preparation system, rear  $100$100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system  $0$0
High performance brake pads (optional) $0  
Hill descent control$250$250  
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100  
Lane keeping assist system  $400$400
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100$100
Rear cross-traffic detection  $100$100
Rollover sensor  $50$50
Tires, run-flat$150 $150$150
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100$100
Trailer sway control  $25$25
Wide-view front camera$150$150  
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50  
Cargo area partition net$40$40  
Cargo area rails w/tie downs  $50$50
Cargo net  $40$40
Cargo organizer  $100$100
Console with shifter$150$150  
Console without shifter  $150$150
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150$150  
Overhead sunglass holder  $25$25
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50  
Aux input$50$50  
Fragrance atomizer  $200$200
Ionizing air filtration  $50$50
Rear air vents with automatic controls  $250$250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150  
Residual heat$50$50  
S Voice support$0$0  
Satellite radio  $200$200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250  
SD Card slot  $25$25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0  
Surround sound  $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300  
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation  $325$325
Text dictation$50$50  
Voice control for external devices$0$0  
Voice recorder$0$0  
Wireless charging station$75$75  
Exterior 
Deep-tinted rear windows  $275$275
Metal accent plate, lower front fascia   $0
Metal accent plate, lower rear fascia   $0
Painted brake calipers (optional) $0  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75  
Boost gauge   $75
Chronometer   $100
Fog light, rear  $100$100
Fog lights$125$125  
Interior ambient lighting$150$150  
Interior ambient lighting, configurable  $150$150
Powertrain 
Launch control$100$100  
Raised top speed limiter $0  
Regenerative braking$0$0  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100  
Folding second row seats$300$300  
Illuminated door sill trim plates  $200$200
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50  
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50  
Memory system, passenger seat  $150$150
Metal pedals   $75
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat  $50$50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat  $50$50
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100  
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100  
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat  $100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat  $100$100
Power-folding second row seats  $700$700
Upholstered instrument panel  $300$300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500 $500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical  $100 
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable   $1000
Crosswind stabilization  $50$50
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0  
Suggestive steering  $0$0
Total Value of Features$6,415$6,765$7,715$11,065
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$350$1,300$4,650
Value of Feature Adjustments0-329-1,211-4,329

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Specifications Comparison: BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Model Year20172017
Model3-SeriesGLC
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase110.6 in113.1 in
Length182.0 in183.3 in
Width71.3 in74.4 in
Height56.3 in64.5 in
Curb Weight3,663 lb.3,892 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.8 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.4 in37.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.1 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in40.8 in
Row 2 Headroom38.3 in38.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.1 in56.5 in
Row 2 Legroom35.0 in37.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
17.5 ft320.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
53.0 ft356.5 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 328d

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%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Roof rails250Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)50Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
LED headlights1000Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Total Requested165087%
Total Not Requested25013%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75No
Text dictation50No
Total Requested10044%
Total Not Requested12556%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Siri Eyes Free support0No
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested156597%
Total Not Requested503%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 3-Series 330i

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%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Roof rails250Yes
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)50Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Total Requested300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
LED headlights1000Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150Yes
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Total Requested165087%
Total Not Requested25013%
Wireless charging station
FeatureValueRequested?
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Voice recorder0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Wireless charging station75No
Text dictation50No
Total Requested10044%
Total Not Requested12556%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested500100%
Total Not Requested00%
Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Siri Eyes Free support0No
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15Yes
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Remote app25Yes
Total Requested156597%
Total Not Requested503%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Track Handling Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sport suspension (upgrade)250No
Adaptive dampers - electrical500Yes
Performance braking system (optional)250No
Painted brake calipers (optional)0No
High performance brake pads (optional)0No
Variable steering ratio (optional)0No
Raised top speed limiter0No
255/40YR18 tires200No
225/45YR18 tires200No
Total Requested50036%
Total Not Requested90064%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz GLC GLC300

Burmester, 640W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)
FeatureValueRequested?
Burmester, 640W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Surround sound250No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested600100%
Leather Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Cargo net40No
Cargo organizer100No
Cargo area rails w/tie downs50No
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
AC power outlet100No
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Lane keeping assist system400No
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Total Requested384071%
Total Not Requested159029%
Advanced Parking Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Total Requested1400100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz GLC AMG GLC43

Burmester, 640W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)
FeatureValueRequested?
Burmester, 640W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Surround sound250No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested600100%
Leather Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150No
Total Requested90075%
Total Not Requested30025%
Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150No
Cargo net40No
Cargo organizer100No
Cargo area rails w/tie downs50No
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
App support100Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Lane keeping assist system400No
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Total Requested319068%
Total Not Requested149032%
Advanced Parking Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Total Requested1400100%
Total Not Requested00%

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