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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: $53,470

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300   
Difference: $11,150

Lowest Total Invoice: $49,799

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300   
Difference: $10,916

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172018201820182018
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 $40,250 $53,400 $66,100 $73,700
Base Invoice $48,295 $53,180 $37,433 $49,662 $61,473 $68,541
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,400 1,400        
Driving Assistance Package 1,800 1,800        
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 500 500 580      
Sunshade, rear, power 575 575 440 440 440 440
Lighting Package 1,050          
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700 700 720 720 720 720
Adaptive dampers - electrical 1,000          
designo Package     3,800 3,100 3,100 500
Advanced Lighting Package     1,900 1,900 1,050 1,050
Premium 1 Package     1,250      
Parking Assist Package     1,090 1,090 1,090 1,090
Garmin Map Pilot     625 625 625 625
Sunshades, second row     380 380 380 380
Head-up display (HUD)     990 990 990 990
Cooled or ventilated front seats     450 450 450 450
Driving Assistance Plus Package 1,290 1,290        
Driving Assistance Package 1,655 1,655        
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 455 455 539      
Sunshade, rear, power 530 530 409 409 409 409
Lighting Package 965          
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645 645 670 670 670 670
Adaptive dampers - electrical 920          
designo Package     3,534 2,883 2,883 465
Advanced Lighting Package     1,767 1,767 977 977
Premium 1 Package     1,163      
Parking Assist Package     1,014 1,014 1,014 1,014
Garmin Map Pilot     581 581 581 581
Sunshades, second row     354 354 353 353
Head-up display (HUD)     921 921 921 921
Cooled or ventilated front seats     419 419 419 419
Options (change) 12,425 10,025 12,225 9,695 8,845 6,245
Options (change) 11,425 9,220 11,371 9,018 8,227 5,809
Destination 995 995 995 995 995 995
Total Price $64,620 $67,470 $53,470 $64,090 $75,940 $80,940
Total Invoice $60,715 $63,395 $49,799 $59,675 $70,695 $75,345

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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: $9,385
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $9,258
Model Year201720172018201820182018
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
TransmissionT8T8T9T9T7T7
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDAWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 12205, 12?, 5?, 5590, 13590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-18245/45-18225/50-17225/45-18245/40-18245/35-19
Total Price$64,620$67,470$53,470$64,090$75,940$80,940
Adjustments for Features-1,765-1,2650-2,325-1,375-2,075
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$62,855$66,205$53,470$61,765$74,565$78,865
Cost Above Minimum$0$3,350$0$8,295$21,095$25,395
Total Invoice$60,715$63,395$49,799$59,675$70,695$75,345
Adjustments for Features-1,658-1,1890-2,165-1,280-1,932
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$59,057$62,206$49,799$57,510$69,415$73,413
Cost Above Minimum$0$3,149$0$7,711$19,616$23,614

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

Model Year201720172018201820182018
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    
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1400$1400  
7-speed manually-shiftable automatic    $1200$1200
RWD$0$0$0 $0$0
AWD   $1700  
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$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    
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial  $200$200$200$200
Brake- or yaw-sensor-initiated collision preparation system$0$0    
Evasive maneuver assist$200$200    
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100    
Lane departure collision mitigation$50$50    
Lane departure warning$200$200    
Pedestrian detection$50$50    
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100$100$100$100
Rear cross-traffic detection$100$100    
Rear side airbags  $300$300$300$300
Rollover sensor$50$50    
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    
App support$100$100    
Aux input$50$50    
DVD-compatible player$0$0    
Handwriting recognition$200$200    
Media drive$15$15    
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0    
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
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300    
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation  $325$325$325$325
Text dictation$50$50    
Traffic + travel information$25$25    
Traffic information  $25$25$25$25
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
Rear spoiler    $200$200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock  $25   
Boost gauge   $75$75$75
Chronometer   $100$100$100
Compass  $0$0$0$0
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$5,490$4,990$3,725$6,050$5,100$5,800
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,765$1,265$0$2,325$1,375$2,075
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,658-1,1890-2,165-1,280-1,932

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

Model Year20172018
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 detection100No
Evasive maneuver assist200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Lane departure warning system200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested140065%
Total Not Requested75035%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Wireless charging station75No
Total Requested145077%
Total Not Requested42523%
Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300Yes
Total Requested325100%
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 detection100No
Evasive maneuver assist200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Lane departure warning system200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure collision mitigation50No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested140065%
Total Not Requested75035%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Total Requested1050100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Wi-Fi hotspot50Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Wireless charging station75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested75064%
Total Not Requested42536%
Luxury Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Additional chrome trim0No
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)25Yes
Chrome interior accents (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300Yes
Total Requested325100%
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

designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upholstered instrument panel300Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Special interior trim0No
Dark-colored headliner (optional)0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat100Yes
Memory system, passenger seat150Yes
Total Requested1750100%
Total Not Requested00%
Advanced Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
LED tail lights0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Cornering lights50Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested80089%
Total Not Requested10011%
Premium 1 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Satellite radio200Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Total Requested650100%
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%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C43

Garmin Map Pilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested725100%
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%
Advanced Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
LED tail lights0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Cornering lights50Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested80089%
Total Not Requested10011%
designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Special interior trim0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Total Requested1150100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C63

designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Special interior trim0No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Upgraded leather upholstery0No
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Total Requested1150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Advanced Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Cornering lights50Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested800100%
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%

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

Garmin Map Pilot
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested725100%
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%
Advanced Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
LED tail lights0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Cornering lights50Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights250Yes
Total Requested800100%
Total Not Requested00%
designo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Special interior trim0No
Leather door panel trim250Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%

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