|2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC||VS||2015 BMW 328i xDrive|
|241 HP / 273 lb-ft Torque||Engine Output||240 HP / 255 lb-ft Torque|
|24 city/ 31 hwy mpg||Efficiency||22 city/33 hwy mpg|
Deciding to enter the luxury sports sedan class puts a myriad of choices in front of you. While Audi, Lexus, and Cadillac all present strong options within the category, many drivers find themselves choosing between the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2015 BMW 3-Series. The two segment-topping vehicles often compete for the attention of car shoppers, and although both have merit to different groups of drivers, we’ll put the two sport sedans side by side to help you better weigh your options.
For the sake of comparison, we’ll be comparing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4MATIC vs. 2015 BMW 328i xDrive, which begin at similar price points and are the two most popular versions of each model.
While the aforementioned models both sport all-wheel drive systems, they both come standard with rear-wheel drive configurations. No matter which you choose, power comes from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that return almost identical horsepower ratings of 241 (C300) and 240 (328i). Despite similar horsepower ratings, the Mercedes-Benz C300 offers 273 pound-feet of torque which is noticeably more than the 255 pound-feet from the BMW 328i.
While comparing the performance of the two vehicles is best left for a test drive, differentiating the equipment of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 vs. BMW 328i can be done from a distance. Some of the most impressive features of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 include 10-way power-adjustable front seats, automatic headlights and windshield wipers, and perhaps most impressively, an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot.
The BMW 328i provides a similar equipment package, but the front seats are only 6-way adjustable, the display screen is noticeably smaller and there is no available Wi-Fi.
As you navigate through the trim levels, you’ll consistently find the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2015 BMW 3-Series comparison tilts toward the C-Class. That said, the best way to decide which model is right for you is to do so behind the wheel. To schedule a test drive in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class at Aristocrat Mercedes-Benz and get a true feel for the iconic sports sedan.