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

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


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 in greater Newmarket, you’ll want to compare the Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. the BMW 3 Series. Both of these sedans offer high-powered engines, top-shelf amenities, and cutting-edge technologies at reasonable prices, so let’s take a closer look at their differences to see which one offers better value. Once you’re done reading, reach out to Mercedes-Benz Newmarket to book a test drive!



C-Class vs. 3 Series: Engine & Performance

When comparing the BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Aurora drivers will note that both models offer similar base engines. That said, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers more options and far more powerful upgrades. Each C-Class sedan also comes standard with a 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission, whereas the BMW 3 Series comes with an 8-speed automatic. Finally, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive is standard on all Mercedes-Benz C-Class trims, whereas you have to pay extra for xDrive AWD, regardless of which trim you choose. Let’s take a closer look at the available powertrains for each model:

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan – Powertrains

  • 2.0L I4 turbo with 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque (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 – 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: Premium Features

When comparing the BMW 3 Series vs. the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, East Gwillimbury drivers will enjoy many similar features on either model, including:

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

However, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class tends to feature higher-caliber standard features that you’ll have to upgrade for on the BMW 3 Series. Here are just a few examples:

  • 12.3-inch central touchscreen display and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster (The 3-Series offers an 8.8-inch screen)

Test Drive a Mercedes-Benz C-Class in Newmarket

Now that you’ve compared the BMW 3 Series vs. the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, call Mercedes-Benz Newmarket at 905.853.6868 to book your test drive near East Gwillimbury. While you’re here, take a moment to explore our comparison between the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as well as our other Mercedes-Benz research guides. We look forward to helping you find your dream car!


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*National MSRP pricing is shown and is intended for informational purposes only. Prices do not include taxes, levies, fees, freight and delivery charges, insurance and license fees, as well as any other products or services not listed that may be available to you through your selected Mercedes-Benz retailer. Vehicle prices subject to change without notice. Dealer may sell for less. These prices do not apply in provinces with total/all-in pricing requirements. Please contact your local retailer directly by phone or in person for exact pricing details and total prices applicable in those provinces.

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