2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs BMW 330i

Head to head exterior comparison of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2019 BMW 3-Series

Anyone in the market for a smaller, luxury sedan would do well to evaluate the differences between a 2019 Mercedes C-Class C 300 vs. 2019 BMW 3-Series 330i. While there is a lot to love about both vehicles, one outshines the other in a comprehensive luxury car comparison. We can begin by looking at the prices between the BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes C-Class. The 2019 C 300 does start at $41,400. Opting for a high-performance AMG® C 63 S sedan changes that starting price to $74,600, but numerous benefits come with that. On the other hand, a 330i starts at $40,250 and runs upwards of $45k. Let’s look deeper into the C-Class vs. 3-Series to see more differences that lie ahead.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300

Exterior of a 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2019 C 300 Interior

A 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan provides room for five people while the convertible and coupe have room for four. The elegant cabin offers the highest levels of quality and sophisticated design. It comes standard with leatherette, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and 10.25-inch display. A C-Class sedan features 12.6 cubic feet of space in the trunk, while the coupe holds 10.5 cubic feet. To drive a cabriolet, expect that number to decrease to 8.8-cubic feet. You receive a standard split-folding rear seat plus you can opt for a power trunk lid.

2019 C 300 Exterior

The 2019 Mercedes C-Class features a striking profile, no matter which configuration you choose. It comes with LED headlights, LED taillights plus the sedan’s sloped rear end offers the same elegant appeal as the larger E-Class and S-Class sedans. You have 11 color options with the C 300: designo® Cardinal Red Metallic, Polar White, Iridium Silver Metallic, Emerald Green Metallic, Black, Obsidian Black Metallic, Mojave Silver Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Selenite Gray Metallic, and design Diamond White Metallic.

C 300 Performance & Reliability

Starting with the 2019 model year, the C 300 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 255 horsepower. This comes paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission. You might be more interested in the AMG® models which offer peak performance. You can achieve up to 503 horsepower with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8. The C 300 achieves 23/34 mpg. The C-Class coupe boasts 22/31 mpg while the convertible is rated at 21/29 mpg. The 2019 C 300 AMG® performance models really shine here over the BMW M340i.

2019 C 300 Safety Ratings

Interior of a 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG sedan

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS. The NHTSA awarded the 2018 C 300 with an overall 5-star vehicle safety rating and the 2019 model has the same safety equipment. Standard safety features include extended active brake assist, a rearview camera, attention assist, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. You also receive the Mercedes Pre-Safe as standard equipment.

2019 BMW 330i

Exterior view of a 2019 BMW 3-Series

2019 3-Series Interior

The 2019 BMW 3-Series sedan has room to hold five people. Most trims feature standard synthetic leather upholstery. When you compare a C 300 vs. 330i, you see that the BMW model is muted. Many critics feel it doesn’t meet the upscale standards people hold for the automaker. Standard features include an 8.8-inch touch screen. As far as cargo room, expect 16.9 cubic feet out of the sedan. It also comes with a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, but you can add a hands-free trunk lid or power trunk lid at an extra cost.

2019 3-Series Exterior

The 330i received a new design for 2019 vs the 2018 328i. While it carried over many of the new elements, you will notice L-shaped taillights with a cleaner design than before. There are 12 available color options for the 3-Series: Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic, Jet Black, Sunset Orange Metallic, Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic, Mineral Gray Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Portimao Blue Metallic, and Vermont Bronze Metallic.

3-Series Performance & Reliability

The 330i sedan is powered by a four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower. There is also the 248-horsepower four-cylinder and 322-horsepower six-cylinder. All of these pair to an eight-speed automatic as the company discontinued their manual transmission in 2018. The 3-Series has sedan, wagon, and hatchback body styles. Max MPG ratings for this BMW are 26/36 mpg but go as low as 20/29 mpg on some models like the M340i. The base MPG is slightly more than the C 300 sedan but with a far less powerful engine lineup.

2019 3-Series Safety Ratings

Interior of a 2019 BMW 3-Series sedan

While the NHTSA awarded the 2018 3-Series with a five-star rating, the 2019 has not been evaluated yet. The IIHS also awarded the 2019 3-Series as a Top Safety Pick. Standard safety equipment includes rain-sensing windshield wipers and a rearview camera. A few models come with parking sensors, a head-up display, adaptive LED lights, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control, but it’s not standard on all models.

C-Class C 300 or 3-Series 330i?

Now that we’ve taken a cold, hard look at the 2019 Mercedes C-Class vs. 2019 BMW 3-Series, we have to decide which one is right for you. Both the C 300 vs. 328i have lots to offer anyone looking for a premium luxury car. Still, it’s evident to see some glaring differences between the Mercedes C 300 vs. BMW 328i. For one, the Mercedes has high-performance options that BMW doesn’t offer. Furthermore, it’s a Top Safety Pick+ which provides peace of mind while traveling with your family. Now that you know what the better choice is between BMW vs. Mercedes, it’s time to visit us at Mercedes-Benz Colorado Springs. Stop by today to test drive our 2019 Mercedes-Benz models and hear about the C-Class lease deals happening right now.

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