2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2022 BMW 3 Series

2021 Mercedes Benz C-Class vs 2021 BMW 3-Series
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class


2022 BMW 3 Series
255-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

Base Engine

255-hp 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder

Available Powertrains

9-speed Automatic


8-speed Automatic

Driver Attention Monitor

Feature Not Offered

Car-to-X Communication

Feature Not Offered
12.3 Inches as Standard

Central Touchscreen Display

8.8 Inches as Standard

If you’re ready to take your Merced commute to the next level with a new luxury sedan, your search may very well come down to the BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class. So, which model is both the better value and the better match for your lifestyle? Thanks to its wider range of performance and interior upgrade options, many Stockton-area drivers are opting for the 2022 C-Class. Learn more in the C-Class vs. 3 Series comparison below, and then stop by Mercedes-Benz of Modesto to learn more!



C-Class vs. 3 Series: Interior Amenities

As you expect from top luxury carmakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz, both models are equipped with the latest features for seamless connectivity and optimal comfort on the road in Stockton. Both offer amenities such as:

  • Power front seats with memory
  • 40/20/40 split fold-down rear seats
  • Selectable drive modes
  • Genuine wood trim
  • And more!

However, it’s worth noting that certain key features are easier to access on the C-Class. Here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS® – While this feature comes standard on the C-Class, it is only available with an upgrade on the 3 Series.
  • ATTENTION ASSIST® – This advanced technology learns your driving behavior and warns you when you are too tired or distracted to drive safely, and is exclusive to the Mercedes-Benz lineup.
  • Car-to-X-Communication – With this feature, you can share information over the air with other nearby Mercedes-Benz drivers. This feature is also exclusive to the Mercedes-Benz lineup.
  • 12.3-inch central touchscreen display – Along with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, this feature is standard on the 2022 C-Class Sedan. The 3-Series offers a smaller 8.8-inch touchscreen as standard.

C-Class vs. 3 Series: Engines

Which model offers the exhilarating ride you’re looking for in Stanislaus? Both base engines offer similar output, but you’ll hit higher speeds with the Mercedes-Benz upgrade options:

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan: Engine Options

  • 2.0L I4 turbo with 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque (C 300 Sedan, C 300 4MATIC® Sedan)
  • AMG®-enhanced 3.0L V6 biturbo with 385 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque (AMG® C 43 Sedan)
  • Handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo with 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque (AMG® C 63 Sedan)
  • Handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo with 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque (AMG® C 63 S Sedan)

2022 BMW 3-Series Sedan: Engine Options

  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 255 hp and 294 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder & Electric Motor with 288 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline-6 with 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque

Curious about how other luxury sedans stack up? When you compare the Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you’ll notice a clear difference in terms of raw power. While the C-Class offers a maximum 503 hp, the Audi A4 tops out at 261 hp.

Test Drive a New BMW 3 Series for Sale in Modesto

If you’d like to continue your C-Class vs. 3 Series with a test drive, connect with our team to get started today. When you visit our dealership in Modesto, we’re happy to tell you more about your lease and finance options. Plus, Merced-area drivers can always save with our exclusive new vehicle specials!


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