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

2021 Mercedes Benz C-Class vs 2021 BMW 3-Series
2021 Mercedes-Benz C 300 4MATIC Avantgarde Edition


2022 BMW 3 Series

Starting MSRP

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 considering a luxury sedan near Toronto, take a moment to compare the 2022 BMW 3 Series vs. the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Both of these luxury sedans offer some of the highest value in their segment, but which edges out the other? Let’s take a look. Then, once you’re done reading our C-Class vs. 3 Series comparison, apply for financing to take the next step in Whitby at Mercedes-Benz Durham!



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

When comparing the BMW 3 Series vs. the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Oshawa drivers will notice that the models offer nearly identical base engines. That said, as you move up the ladder in engine upgrades, you’ll find that when it comes to Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. BMW 3 Series performance, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class features much more powerful options.

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan – Powertrains

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

2022 BMW 3-Series Sedan – Powertrains

  • 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

C-Class vs. 3-Series: Features

When comparing the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. the 2022 BMW 3 Series, we’ve found that the models have some overlap. Here are a few standard features they both share:

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

There are a few significant differences, however. Let’s take a look:

  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS® is a standard on the C-Class, but in order to receive it on the BMW 3 Series, Markham drivers will need to upgrade.
  • The 2021 C-Class Sedan features a 12.3-inch central touchscreen display and 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, whereas the 3 Series only offers 8.8-inch displays and gauges standard.
  • ATTENTION ASSIST® monitors your driving behaviours and lets you know that you’re in need of a rest. It’s only available on Mercedes-Benz models.

What Other German Sedans Should You Consider?

You may be comparing the Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series vs. the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. After all, these models were designed to compete specifically with one another. If you’re considering an A4 as well, you’ll note that it’s base engine only offers 201 hp, and its best engine only offers up to 261 hp, so if you’re looking for a sporty car, the A4 falls far behind both the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Test Drive the 2021 C-Class in Whitby

Now that you’ve compared the BMW 3 Series vs. the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, call Mercedes-Benz Durham to book a test drive. Our phone number is (905) 666-8805. If you need more help with research, take a moment to explore our other comparisons to see how the GLE stacks up to the BMW X5 and more!


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