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Looking for your next luxury sedan? We’re guessing you’ve come across the 2020 BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, two popular luxury vehicles that’ll change the way you look at driving through Manhattan traffic.To give you the full rundown on both the 3 Series and the C-Class, our team at BMW of Manhattan has put all the details in one place with this vehicle comparison. Whether you’re visiting family in the Bronx or grabbing some food in Queens, see which luxury ride fits your lifestyle best.

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BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Class-A Technology

Opting for a luxury vehicle means expecting the most advanced technology, and you won’t be disappointed with either the 2020 3 Series or the C-Class. Your drives will not only be more entertaining, but safer for you and your passengers.

Both the 3 Series and the C-Class come standard with a rear-view camera, and with other assistance features, such as Lane Departure Warning and blind-spot monitoring systems. You’ll feel like you have an extra set of eyes on the road, keeping you and your loved ones more secure.

When it comes to staying connected, these two are tied, as well. Both come standard with a touchpad or knob-controlled infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay™ as an option. So even if you’re headed to the beach for the weekend, you’ll have access to your favorite apps and tunes along the way.


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The Look & Feel of Luxury

Comfort and style are our next comparison category. In both cabins of the 2020 3 Series and C-Class, you’ll find high-quality, soft-touch materials that define what it is to drive a luxury sedan.

These rides don’t just look good––passengers of all sizes will appreciate the 42 inches of legroom in the front of the 3 Series, while the C-Class follows with 41.7 inches of legroom.

The 3 Series also takes the lead when it comes to cargo space. With 17 cubic feet of trunk space, you can pile in extra luggage bags, or a few extra bags from your next shopping spree. The C-Class follows here with 12.6 cubic feet of cargo room.


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Engine Options & MPG Ratings in the 3 Series & C-Class

Technology, design, and comfort are certainly important aspects to look at when deciding whether the 3 Series or C-Class is the vehicle for you, but what about power and performance? Let’s take a look.

Both the 2020 3 Series and C-Class offer great engine options that allow you to choose just how much power you want. For example, the 3 Series features an optional turbocharged 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that accelerates from 0 to 60 MPH in only 4.4 seconds!

In terms of fuel economy, the 3 Series takes the lead, as well. With an EPA-estimated 26 city/36 highway MPG, you won’t have to stop often to refuel on longer drives. The C-Class lags in this area, offering an EPA-estimated 24 city/35 highway MPG.


2020 BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class: The Results

While both the 2020 BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class would be excellent choices for your next luxury vehicle, the BMW’s extra passenger and cargo room, powerful engine, and fuel economy give this one our pick for a test drive around Manhattan, Bronx, and Queens, NY.

To learn more about the 2020 BMW 3 Series, contact us at BMW of Manhattan today!


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