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

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2022 BMW 3 Series
2022 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
12.3 Inches as Standard

Central Touchscreen Display

8.8 Inches as Standard

Everett car shoppers interested in a luxury sedan will likely want to compare the 2022 BMW 3-Series and the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan. Both offer prestige features, excellent performance, and command attention on the Edmonds roads. While they both offer the features and amenities you’re looking for in your next ride, only one will earn the top spot on your driveway.

Which will it be? Compare the C-Class vs. 3-Series and see why the former is the top choice for many drivers. Explore our inventory to find the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class that checks off all your boxes, then give us a call to schedule a test drive.

C-Class vs. 3-Series: Engine & Performance

When you compare both luxury sedans, you’ll immediately notice that they offer similar base-level engines, but there are differences when you move up into higher trim levels. Compare their engine specs below:

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan – Powertrains

  • 2.0L I4 turbo with 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque (C 300 Sedan, 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)

The entry-level C-Class configuration features RWD, and the rest of the lineup features the standard 9G-TRONIC® 9-speed automatic transmission. 4MATIC®® AWD comes standard on the next step up, and if you choose the top-tier AMG® line, you’ll enjoy AMG® performance 4MATIC® AWD instead.

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

Each model features an eight-speed automatic transmission, giving the C-Class the slight edge from the start! Additionally, all 3-Series models feature your choice between RWD and xDrive AWD, meaning that you have to pay for the extra upgrade no matter which trim you settle on.

In short, the C-Class has three separate engines that provide more power than the most powerful 3-Series model.

C-Class vs. 3-Series: Premium Interior Features

No matter which configuration you choose, Bothell drivers will enjoy the standard features that come standard to enhance your overall driving experience. Both the C-Class and 3-Series feature similar features, such as:

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

However, there are significant differences between the two models, and the features below are why many shoppers choose the C-Class over the BMW 3-Series.

  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS® is standard in the C-Class but requires an upgrade in the 3-Series. If you’ve ever struggled to open the trunk with your hands full, this is one valuable feature!
  • ATTENTION ASSIST® learns your normal driving behaviors and lets you know when it’s time for a break. Like the optional Car-to-X-Communication, which allows drivers to share information over the air, it’s exclusive to the Mercedes-Benz line.
  • The 2022 C-Class Sedan comes standard with a 10.25-inch central touchscreen display and a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. While the 3 Series offers similar features as standard, they measure just 8.8 inches diagonally.

Test Drive the 2022 C-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood!

Now that you have compared the BMW 3-Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class, it’s time to take the next step and hit the Lynnwood roads for a test drive. Contact us to learn more about the C-Class, to schedule your test drive, or if you need assistance getting pre-approved for financing. Be sure to take advantage of our current selection of vehicle specials.


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