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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2023 BMW 3 Series

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


2023 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Starting MSRP



2.0L with mild hybrid

Standard Engine

2.0L 4-cylinder
255 hp/295 lb-ft of torque


255 hp/295 lb-ft of torque
9-speed automatic


8-speed automatic



If you’re looking for a new luxury sedan in the Troy area, you’ve come to the right place! At Mercedes-Benz of Rochester, we take pride in our lineup of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, from two-door coupes all the way up to full-size SUVs. One of the best sedans you can find right now is the sporty Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which offers powerful performance specs alongside sleek next-generation features. But how does the C-Class stack up to key competitors like the new BMW 3 Series? Mercedes-Benz of Rochester has put together a guide comparing the C-Class vs. 3 Series below – check it out!



BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Performance

When comparing the C-Class vs. 3 Series, one area where you won’t have to compromise is performance–they both deliver exactly the same specs under the hood! However, the Mercedes-Benz does have a slight edge in that its engine has a mild hybrid drive equipped, making for a smoother and more efficient ride on the Rochester roads. Here are all the details:

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Standard Engine 

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo with mild hybrid drive
  • 255 horsepower
  • 295 lb-ft of torque
  • 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD or 4MATIC® AWD available

2023 BMW 3 Series Standard Engine 

  • 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • 255 horsepower
  • 295 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD or AWD available

BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Interior Features

As with performance specs, there are a lot of similarities when comparing the interior cabins of the C-Class vs. 3 Series. They’re both mid-size luxury sedans, so naturally, there’s plenty of overlap in terms of features and technology. The Mercedes-Benz does offer a few more exclusive features, though, such as in-car Wifi, biometric authentication, and a hands-free natural-language virtual assistant. Compare interior features below:

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Standard Features 

  • Heated power front seats with memory
  • 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
  • 64-color LED ambient lighting
  • MB-Tex upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 11.9-inch infotainment display
  • Biometric authentication
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • In-Car WiFi
  • HD Radio
  • “Hey Mercedes” hands-free keyword activation with natural language understanding

2023 BMW 3 Series Standard Features 

  • Power front seats with memory
  • 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats
  • Multi-color ambient lighting
  • SensaTec upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • BMW ConnectedDrive services
  • 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 14.9-inch infotainment display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Intelligent Personal Assistant

Discover the Mercedes-Benz C-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Rochester!

Interested in seeing how the Mercedes-Benz C-Class handles on the road for yourself? Contact our Rochester Hills office to set up a test drive! We’ll take care of everything and get you out on the Sterling Heights roads in no time. You can also check out our model research for more vehicle information and comparisons, such as the Audi A4 vs. BMW 3 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class.


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