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

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

Lowest Total Price: $58,585

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300   
Difference: $8,235

Lowest Total Invoice: $54,551

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300   
Difference: $8,189

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017201720172017
Model5-Series5-SeriesC-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-Class
Trim530i540iC300AMG C43AMG C63AMG C63 S
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $51,200 $56,450 $39,500 $52,000 $65,200 $72,800
Base Invoice $48,295 $53,180 $36,735 $48,360 $60,636 $67,704
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,400 1,400        
Driving Assistance Package 1,800 1,800        
Driver Assistance Plus II 1,700 1,700        
Premium Package 2,300 1,950        
Luxury Package 500 500        
Luxury Seating Package 1,600 1,600        
Upgraded leather upholstery 1,000 1,000        
Heated front seats 500 500        
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575        
Lighting Package 1,050          
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700 700 720 720 720 720
Power decklid 500 500        
Adaptive dampers - electrical 1,000          
Premium 4 Package     8,650 7,400 5,700 5,700
designo Package     4,500 3,500 3,100 500
Upholstered instrument panel     350      
Parking Assist Package     1,090 1,090 1,090 1,090
Panoramic sunroof     1,480 1,480 1,480 1,480
Sunshades, second row     380 380 380 380
Head-up display (HUD)     990 990 990 990
Cooled or ventilated front seats         450 450
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,290 1,290        
Driving Assistance Package 1,655 1,655        
Driver Assistance Plus II 1,565 1,565        
Premium Package 2,115 1,795        
Luxury Package 460 460        
Luxury Seating Package 1,470 1,470        
Upgraded leather upholstery 920 920        
Heated front seats 455 455        
Sunshade, rear, power 530 530        
Lighting Package 965          
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645 645 670 670 670 670
Power decklid 460 460        
Adaptive dampers - electrical 920          
Premium 4 Package     8,045 6,882 5,301 5,301
designo Package     4,185 3,255 2,883 465
Upholstered instrument panel     326      
Parking Assist Package     1,014 1,014 1,014 1,014
Panoramic sunroof     1,376 1,376 1,376 1,376
Sunshades, second row     354 354 353 353
Head-up display (HUD)     921 921 921 921
Cooled or ventilated front seats         419 419
Options (change) 14,625 12,225 18,160 15,560 13,910 11,310
Options (change) 13,450 11,245 16,891 14,472 12,937 10,519
Destination 995 995 925 925 925 925
Total Price $66,820 $69,670 $58,585 $68,485 $80,035 $85,035
Total Invoice $62,740 $65,420 $54,551 $63,757 $74,498 $79,148

The configured BMW 5-Series 4dr Sedan

The configured Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series 530i trim is $51,200. The features would cost an additional $14,625. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $66,820.

The base sticker price of the BMW 5-Series 540i trim is $56,450. The features would cost an additional $12,225. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $69,670.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 trim is $39,500. The features would cost an additional $18,160. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $58,585.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C43 trim is $52,000. The features would cost an additional $15,560. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $68,485.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 trim is $65,200. The features would cost an additional $13,910. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $80,035.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 S trim is $72,800. The features would cost an additional $11,310. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $85,035.

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 5-Series trims is 6. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 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 5-Series 4dr Sedan

The configured Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4dr Sedan

Even when the BMW 5-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW 5-Series 530i trim is $48,295. The features would cost an additional $13,450. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $62,740.

The invoice of the BMW 5-Series 540i trim is $53,180. The features would cost an additional $11,245. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $65,420.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 trim is $36,735. The features would cost an additional $16,891. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $54,551.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C43 trim is $48,360. The features would cost an additional $14,472. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $63,757.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 trim is $60,636. The features would cost an additional $12,937. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $74,498.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 S trim is $67,704. The features would cost an additional $10,519. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $79,148.

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 5-Series trims is 6. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 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 5-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,360
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,367
Model Year201720172017201720172017
Model5-Series5-SeriesC-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-Class
Trim530i540iC300AMG C43AMG C63AMG C63 S
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine248hp I4335hp I6241hp I4362hp V6469hp V8503hp V8
TransmissionT8T8T7T9T7T7
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDAWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 12205, 12590, 13590, 13590, 13590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-18245/45-18225/50-17225/45-18245/40-18245/35-19
Total Price$66,820$69,670$58,585$68,485$80,035$85,035
Adjustments for Features-875-3750-2,525-1,325-2,025
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$65,945$69,295$58,585$65,960$78,710$83,010
Cost Above Minimum$0$3,350$0$7,375$20,125$24,425
Total Invoice$62,740$65,420$54,551$63,757$74,498$79,148
Adjustments for Features-822-3520-2,351-1,233-1,885
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$61,918$65,068$54,551$61,406$73,265$77,263
Cost Above Minimum$0$3,150$0$6,855$18,714$22,712

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

Model Year201720172017201720172017
Model5-Series5-SeriesC-ClassC-ClassC-ClassC-Class
Trim530i540iC300AMG C43AMG C63AMG C63 S
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300    
7-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1200 $1200$1200
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic   $1400  
RWD$0$0$0 $0$0
AWD   $1700  
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed  $1000$1000$1000$1000
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware$1200$1200    
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving$100$100    
Remote climate control  $25$25$25$25
Remote start via app  $75$75$75$75
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0    
Blind spot intervention  $200$200$200$200
Collision preparation system, rear  $100$100$100$100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system  $0$0$0$0
Evasive maneuver system$200$200    
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100    
Lane departure collision mitigation$50$50    
Rear side airbags  $300$300$300$300
Rollover sensor$50$50    
Side collision prevention$100$100    
Tires, run-flat$150$150$150$150  
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100$100$100$100
Wide-view front camera$150$150    
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment$50$50    
Console with shifter$150$150    
Console without shifter  $150$150$150$150
Overhead sunglass holder  $25$25$25$25
Rear seat pass-through$100$100    
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50    
Aux input$50$50    
Fragrance atomizer  $200$200$200$200
Ionizing air filtration  $50$50$50$50
Residual heat$50$50    
S Voice support$0$0    
Satellite radio  $200$200$200$200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250    
SD Card slot  $25$25$25$25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0    
Surround sound  $250$250$250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300    
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation  $325$325$325$325
Text dictation$50$50    
Voice control for external devices$0$0    
Voice recorder$0$0    
Wireless charging station$75$75    
Exterior 
Body kit   $0$0$0
Painted brake calipers (optional)     $0
Panoramic sunroof  $1200$1200$1200$1200
Rear spoiler    $200$200
Sunroof$900$900    
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock  $25   
Boost gauge   $75$75$75
Chronometer   $100$100$100
Compass  $0$0$0$0
Cornering lights$75$75    
Fog light, rear  $100$100$100$100
Fog lights$125$125    
Powertrain 
Active rear differential     $500
Dual-mode exhaust    $250$250
Electronically-variable engine mounts (performance-oriented)     $500
Launch control$100$100  $100$100
Limited-slip rear differential    $300 
Raised top speed limiter     $0
Regenerative braking$0$0    
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100    
Illuminated door sill trim plates  $200$200$200$200
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150$150$150 
Massage, driver seat$100$100    
Massage, passenger seat$100$100    
Metal pedals   $75$75$75
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100    
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100    
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat$100$100    
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat$100$100    
Synthetic suede steering wheel     $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500  $500$500$500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical  $100   
Crosswind stabilization  $50$50$50$50
Sport suspension (upgrade)   $0$0$0
Suggestive steering  $0$0$0$0
Total Value of Features$7,075$6,575$6,200$8,725$7,525$8,225
Value of Feature Adjustments$875$375$0$2,525$1,325$2,025
Value of Feature Adjustments-822-3520-2,351-1,233-1,885

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

Model Year20172017
Model5-SeriesC-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase117.1 in111.8 in
Length194.6 in184.5 in
Width73.5 in71.3 in
Height58.2 in56.8 in
Curb Weight3,747 lb.3,418 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.0 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.8 in37.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in55.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.9 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom36.5 in35.2 in
Cargo Volume18.7 ft312.6 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 530i

Driving Assistance Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Evasive maneuver system200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested175081%
Total Not Requested40019%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Plus II
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Side collision prevention100No
Total Requested70038%
Total Not Requested115062%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Wireless charging station75No
Total Requested155083%
Total Not Requested32517%
Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)50Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested65062%
Total Not Requested40038%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested450100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
BMW 5-Series 540i

Driving Assistance Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Evasive maneuver system200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested175081%
Total Not Requested40019%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Plus II
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Side collision prevention100No
Total Requested70038%
Total Not Requested115062%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Wireless charging station75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested85072%
Total Not Requested32528%
Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)50Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300Yes
Total Requested350100%
Total Not Requested00%
Luxury Seating Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, driver seat100No
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power upper seatback recliner, passenger seat100No
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Front sport buckets100Yes
Total Requested65062%
Total Not Requested40038%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300

Premium 4 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Power decklid350Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Surround sound250No
LED tail lights0No
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Satellite radio200Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Total Requested536581%
Total Not Requested125019%
designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Heated front seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Special interior trim0No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Total Requested1950100%
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%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C43

Premium 4 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Power decklid350Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Surround sound250No
LED tail lights0No
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Total Requested471579%
Total Not Requested125021%
Parking Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Total Requested1300100%
Total Not Requested00%
designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300Yes
Special interior trim0No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Total Requested1450100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63

Premium 4 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Power decklid350Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Total Requested396588%
Total Not Requested55012%
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%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63 S

Premium 4 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Power decklid350Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights1000Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
LED tail lights0No
Handwriting recognition200Yes
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Speed limit information0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0Yes
Media drive15Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Total Requested471590%
Total Not Requested55010%
Parking Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Total Requested1300100%
Total Not Requested00%
designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Special interior trim0No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%

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