2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2018 BMW 3-Series

2018 BMW 3-Series

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan


2018 BMW 3-Series Sedan
255-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

Base Engine

180-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
9-speed automatic


6-speed manual w/OD, 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

Driver Attention Monitor

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64-Color Ambient Interior Lighting

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Car-to-X Communication

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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series

When you are in search of a luxury sedan that checks all of the boxes on your wishlist, it is likely that the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2018 BMW 3-Series will come up in your Merced car shopping endeavor. Although both vehicles certainly have their merits, only one can earn that coveted spot on your driveway. So, which of these sedans delivers more for your hard-earned dollar? In our opinion, the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the true standout. However, don’t just take our word for it. Compare the BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class below in several key areas important to Stockton drivers.

C-Class vs. 3-Series: Engine & Performance

Performance is often one of the first areas Stanislaus shoppers look at when deciding on a new car. When you compare the 2018 BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class for the 2020 model year, you will see that one clearly outshines the other:

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan 

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine offers 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission
  • AMG® C-Class options, including the hand-built 503-hp AMG® C 63 S Sedan

2018 BMW 3-Series Sedan 

  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 180-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
  • 6-speed manual w/OD/8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

C-Class vs. 3-Series: Premium Features

While both the C-Class and the 3-Series are both well equipped with opulent features, drivers who opt for the Mercedes-Benz sedan can take advantage of several features not found on the competitor from BMW. The following are standard or optional for the C-Class, but not the BMW 3-Series sports sedan:

  • ATTENTION ASSIST®: Within the first few minutes of your journey, this system begins learning your driving behaviors. When it detects that you may have lost focus or become drowsy, the system will let you know.
  • Optional 64-Color LED Ambient Lighting: Take your Turlock commutes to the next level with this available amenity on the C-Class. Choose the color of the LED ambient interior lights that best suits your personality.
  • Optional Car-to-X-Communication: This feature gives you a chance to alert other C-Class drivers of road hazards or traffic conditions in the area.

Test Drive the 2020 C-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto!

After comparing the C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series, it’s clear that the C-Class has more to offer drivers in the Modesto area. Why not take it for a test drive at Mercedes-Benz of Modesto? We would be glad to show you all it has to offer. Contact us today with any questions. In the meantime, take a look at our current lease specials.

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