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2019 BMW 330i xDrive vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic

2019 BMW 330i xDrive vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic

Top 5 Reasons to Buy the 2019 BMW 330i xDrive vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic

Base MSRP (incl. D&D): $43,245

  1. 1. Quicker 0-60 mph by .4 seconds
  2. 2. Better fuel economy by 3 City
  3. 3. Larger standard main screen by 26% AND it’s a touchscreen (C300 isn’t)
  4. 4. Greater driver room in all dimensions
  5. 5. Three Years More included scheduled maintenance
  Base MSRP (incl. D&D): $44,395 (-$1,150)

COMPARISON DATA BY THE NUMBERS

Performance & Economy

  • Engine: 2.0 L TwinPower Turbo, 4-cylinder
  • Transmission: 8-speed Sport Automatic
  • Drivetrain: AWD (xDrive)
  • Horsepower: 255 hp @ 5,000 – 6,500 rpm
  • Torque: 295 lb-ft. @ 1,550 – 4,400 rpm
  • 0-60 mph: 5.3 seconds
  • MPG: 25 city / 34 hwy / 28 combined
 
  • Engine: 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder turbo
  • Transmission: 9G-TRONIC 9-speed
  • Drivetrain: AWD (4matic)
  • Horsepower: 255 hp @ 5,800-6,100 rpm
  • Torque: 273 lb-ft. @ 1,800 – 4,000 rpm
  • 0-60 mph: 5.7 seconds
  • MPG: 22 city / 34 hwy / 26 combined

Dimensions

EXTERIOR (in.)
  • Length:185.7
  • Width: 71.9
  • Height: 57.0
  • Wheelbase: 112.2
  • Curb Weight: 3,772 lbs


INTERIOR (in.)
  • Head Room:38.7 / 37.6
  • Leg Room: 42.0 / 35.2
  • Shoulder: 56.0 / 54.6
  • Cargo (cu. ft.): 13 cu. ft.
  EXTERIOR (in.)
  • Length:184.5
  • Width: 71.3
  • Height: 56.8
  • Wheelbase: 111.8
  • Curb Weight: 3,605 lbs


INTERIOR (in.)
  • Head Room:37.1 / 37.1
  • Leg Room: 41.7 / 35.2
  • Shoulder: 55.3 / 55.0
  • Cargo (cu. ft.): 12.6 cu. ft.

New Vehicle Warranty & Maintenance

  • Warranty: 4-year/50,000-mile
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4-year/50,000-mile
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery: 4-years
  • Roadside Assistance: 4-year/Unlimited miles
  • Complimentary Maintenance: 3-year/36,000-mile
 
  • Warranty: 4-year/50,000-mile
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4-year/50,000-mile
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery: 3-years
  • Roadside Assistance: 3-years
  • Complimentary Maintenance: None

Key Innovation & Connectivity Differences

  1. • Standard Advanced Vehicle and Key Memory includes settings for: climate-control and air distribution, mirrors and seats, audio tone, radio presets, and lighting preferences.
  2. • The iDrive 7.0 system offers inputs by voice commands, touchscreen, a touchpad controller, and optional Gesture Control.
  3. • BMW 330i has a standard 8.8” touchscreen: a 26% larger diagonal measurement than C300.
 
  1. • The Mercedes-Benz memory system is limited to three settings: driver’s seat, outside mirrors and steering wheel positions.
  2. • The C300 only offers interaction through a standard center controller and voice commands and an optional touchpad that is difficult to use.
  3. • The C300 has a standard 7.0” screen that is NOT a touchscreen.

Key Safety Differences

  1. • BMW makes available a comprehensive offering of optional safety and driver assistance systems. They are grouped in several client-friendly packages and/or offered as standalone options.
 
  1. • Mercedes-Benz offers a robust array of safety and driver assistance features very similar to BMW, but almost all of them are only available in one package—the Driver Assistance Package—whereas BMW gives the driver more choice in what systems are important to him/her.

If You're Considering the Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic…

  • Brand status and driving a vehicle that is seen as the definition of luxury are probably both among their top priorities. Be sure to point out the customizable features that come standard with the BMW’s Advanced Vehicle and Key Memory that emulate modern luxury as well as the thoughtful design of the interior materials and flow.

What the Automotive Press Has to Say About the Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic

The Car Connection (December 2018)

  • • “Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size...”
  • • “The more important feature it includes on all versions is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Though they’re not without their foibles, the stripped-down smartphone-derived interfaces are easier to work than the COMAND system that requires touchpad, roller-knob, or voice commands that don’t always respond as quickly or intuitively as we’d like.”

What the Automotive Press Has to Say About the New BMW 330i xDrive

The Car Connection (February 2019)

  • • “The 2019 BMW 3 Series builds up the right kind of sport-sedan charm as it drills to higher speeds into tighter corners.”
  • • “A lovely band of trim wraps around the touchscreen, and all around, BMW’s gone for more visual interest than the usual round meters and flippy switches.”
  • • “All told, it’s a good value.”

Price-Equipment Equalization Value Story

*Blue highlight = BMW advantage

BMW 330i xDrive

Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic

Key Standard Performance Features

MSRP (including D & D) $43,245 $44,395
Engine 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-cylinder 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder turbo
Transmission 8-speed Sport Automatic 9G-TRONIC 9-speed
Drivetrain AWD (xDrive) AWD (4matic)
Wheels 18" 17" (18” $855)

Interior Features

Upholstery SensaTec / Opt. Leather ($1,700) MB-Tex / Leather is Optional
Power Front Seats 14-way Standard 14-way adjustable plus 4-way lumbar Standard
Rain-sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Changeable Ambient Lighting Standard Optional ($310)
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
SiriusXM Subscription Opt. 1-Year (Convenience Pkg. $2,150) Opt. 6-Months ($460)
Comfort Access Keyless System Opt. (Convenience Package) Standard
Gesture Control Opt. (Executive Package $2,100) Not Available
Park Distance Control Optional $200 Opt. (Parking Assistance Package $1,090)
Infotainment Screen 8.8" touchscreen standard 7" non-touchscreen standard
Live Cockpit Pro with 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster Optional (12.3" instrument cluster with navigation $1,600) Optional (12.3" instrument cluster only $760)

Safety & ADAS Features

Active Cruise Control Opt. ($1,200) or Opt. Driving Assistance Pro Package ($1,700) Opt. (Driver Assistance Package $2,250)
Active Blind Spot Detection Opt. Driving Assistance Package ($500) Optional ($550)
Rear-view Camera Standard Standard
Frontal Collision Warning Standard Standard
City Collision Mitigation Standard Standard
Lane Departure Warning Standard Optional (Driver Assistance Package)
BMW Laserlight Optional (Executive Package) Similar Not Available

Connectivity Features

Hands-free Bluetooth® Standard Standard
BMW Teleservice or similar Standard Standard
BMW Assist eCall with Enhanced Collision Notification or similar Standard Standard
Apple® CarPlay™ Optional (Premium Package $2,800) Standard
Active Driving Assistant Pro Optional (Driving Assistance Professional Package $1,700) Optional (Driver Assistance Package)

Summary

At base, the BMW 330i xDrive and the Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic come similarly equipped, though more features are customizable on the BMW. Once the upgrades start to accumulate, the C300 quickly becomes very expensive.

The BMW 330i xDrive equipped with the highest level of driver assistance in the Driving Assistance Professional Package, parking assistance in the Parking Assistance Package, and Live Cockpit Pro with navigation comes in at $47,445.

An equally-equipped Mercedes-Benz C300 4matic with similar driving and parking assistance systems in addition to optional features to match the 330i including a maintenance plan, ambient lighting, a Multimedia Package with navigation, and an upgraded 12.3” instrument cluster is $52,415.