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BMW 7 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class
BMW 7 Series
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
At a Glance: 7 Series vs. C-Class 
BMW Series 7

The driver's seat is a thrilling place to be, especially when you choose a luxury sedan like the 2022 BMW 7 Series or the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Still, the question remains: Which one of these sedans will offer the thrills you need around Manhattan, Bronx, or Queens, NY? That's what our team at BMW of Manhattan is here to find out with this BMW 7 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class comparison.



335 HP | 255 HP
7 Series vs C-Class


39.9 inches | 37.2 inches
7 Series vs C-Class


16 | 15
7 Series vs C-Class
Which One Has the Power to Perform?
Select a category below to learn more about how the BMW 7 Series compares to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
BMW 7 Series

What's the first thing you look for in an exciting luxury sedan? If it's a powerful engine, you'll love the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Both models have a lot to offer when you hit the highway. Which one has more power, though?

Performance & Handling

Let's start off with the BMW 7 Series. Its standard 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine pumps out 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque . The 2.0L inline-4 turbo of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class tops out at just 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Do you need something a bit more electrifying? You'll have a plug-in hybrid option with the BMW 7 Series. The 745e xDrive has a total power output of 389 horsepower thanks to its combination of a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine and an eDrive electric motor.

Customize Your Drive

You'll get to decide how these sedans perform with their selectable drive modes . The C-Class provides four selectable modes, but the 7 Series takes your personalization a step further with five modes . They include:

BMW 7 Series

Of course, the interior of your next ride is also important. After all, you want everyone to be comfortable for the duration of your drive. With roomy cabins and plenty of amenities, the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class are at the top of the list.

Lavish Interiors

Both sedans can be decked out with amenities such as available leather trim, heated front seats, and power-adjustable front seats . You'll get seating for five in both models, but you'll find the 7 Series is the more spacious option.

It boasts 39.9 inches of front headroom and 38.9 inches in the rear seats . The C-Class tops out at 37.2 inches in the front and 37.5 inches in the rear.

Available Features

Whether you want to take the day off or just keep the folks in the back seats extra comfy, you'll only get Rear Executive Lounge Seating with the 7 Series. This available package includes:

  • Electric Reclining Seat and Footrest
  • Rear-seat entertainment Professional
  • Executive Lounge Rear Center Console

What's your favorite song? When it comes over the airwaves, you can crank up the volume on the standard Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System in the BMW 7 Series. It comes with 16 speakers , which beats out even the available 15-speaker Burmester® Surround Sound System in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

BMW 7 Series

BMW and Mercedes-Benz have long been pioneers of vehicle safety. That's why both models are so closely matched when it comes to providing the peace of mind you desire. Let’s find out which has the safety features you need.

Savvy Safety Technology

The 7 Series comes standard with the following technologies, many of which are also available with the C-Class:

  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Speed Limit Info
  • Automatic High Beams

These features will make your drive a breeze.

Confident Driving

Both models come standard with a system that can prepare the vehicle for an imminent collision. Once one is detected, they automatically tighten the seat belts, close the windows, and activate post-crash braking.

Do you need a sedan that's going to provide more confidence in crowded parking lots? You're in luck! Both the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offer parking sensors that alert you when you get too close to an obstacle in the front or rear of the vehicle.

Time to Decide Which One You’ll Drive!
BMW 7 Series

Any showdown between BMW and Mercedes-Benz is a close fight, but in this one, the 2022 BMW 7 Series came out on top with the ultimate interior comfort, superior power, and a plug-in hybrid option.

Does that sound like what you need for your travels around Manhattan, Bronx, or Queens, NY? If so, then come see it up close and experience it for yourself at our dealership. Schedule a test drive at BMW of Manhattan today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 BMW Series 7 for yourself are conveniently available right here online.