Mercedes-Benz C-Class - Aggressive Looks , Interior, Driving
BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine - Ride and Handling , More Practical
Mercedes-Benz C-Class-Low Ground Clearance , Practicality
BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine- Features
A pair that needs little to no introduction and has been battling each other for nearly five decades. The BMW 3 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class go way back and have been bitter-sweet rivals since the day they crossed paths. The cars we have here today are the all-new BMW 3 Series Ld which is essentially the 3 series with an extended wheelbase and a mid-cycle facelift. Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is brand new from the ground up and really ups the ante in this segment. Since their bitter rivalry began, they've grown both in terms of performance and stature, and so have their price tags. They've both been spec'd in a rather interesting fashion which makes this comparison even tricker than I'd imagined initially. But without further delay, let's dive into these diesel-performance sedans and see how well they stack up against one another.
Both of these vehicles represent the pinnacle of what used to be entry-level sedans. Now they both cost as much as models that sat above them, and both are similar in size too. The BMW 3 Series is an excellent package for the money, and its practicality is unrivalled in this segment. It has excellent build quality and more than adequate performance to keep you entertained.
However, the Mercedes-Benz C 300d has gone on to prove why it's worth the extra money. Sure, it may be down on practicality, but it makes up for it with more flamboyance and elegance. It's got a better motor, a better interior and even better creature comforts. At the end of the day, if your purchase is practical, then the BMW should suffice, but if your taste is as extravagant as the style of the Mercedes, then look no further, for the C 300d is the winner in my eyes.