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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2019 BMW 3 Series | Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown
2019 Benz C-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2019 BMW 3 Series

2019 BMW 3 Series

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2019 BMW 3 Series


The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a class of compact executive cars. The C-Class was for many years the smallest car that Mercedes-Benz produced until 1997. The C-Class is practical, economical on the gas but still comes with the Mercedes-Benz touch of class.

The BMW 3 Series is also a compact executive sedan that has been in production since 1957. The sedan is BMW’s best-selling car and roughly accounts for nearly a third of BMW sales every year.

Design & Style

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class exudes class and sophistication in a compact car. The beautifully carved grill and the aggressive air intakes below the headlights really complete the look. Inside, the C-Class comes with leather upholstery and even includes an on-car perfume dispenser.

The BMW 3 Series has not changed much, perhaps reflecting BMW’s desire not to mess with their best seller. The trademark kidney-shaped grille has been made a little sharper and the interior comes with leather seats. The dashboard looks impressive but does not exude the same inviting warmth that you feel when you get into a C-Class.

Technology & Safety

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with a voice command module that allows the driver to adjust various cabin features verbally. This is especially useful as the driver does not need to take his or her eyes off the road. Others include parking assistance, driver assistance package and many more.

The BMW 3 Series trails the C-Class in this particular aspect. Where the C-Class has touch screen commands, the 3 Series kept the dials to control various aspects of the cabin. This certainly keeps the 3 Series a step behind the C-class.


The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is powered by a 2-liter turbocharged engine. This gives the C-Class the ability to move from 0 to 60 in a quick 6 seconds. Behind the wheel, you can feel the power surge when you hit the gas, giving you the assurance that there is little this car can’t handle. There is no stiffness or roll and the C-Class handles beautifully around bends.

The 3 Series also features a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and the car performs fairly ok on the road. It comes in several driving modes ranging from Sport, Eco, and Comfort. These modes adjust the stiffens the suspension among other things.

The Bottom Line

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class wins this comparison with miles to spare. For starters, it beats the 3 Series on interior styling and comfort. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class also packs quite a punch when it comes to safety and technology. It also handles much better than the 3 Series on the road.

Ready to Schedule a 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!


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630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY


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630 Middle Country Road St. James, NY
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