Comparison - BMW M3 4dr 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C 43 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
66,500
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
$
56,245
Updated: 
21 Feb 2019
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
9-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#070C0F
Polar White
#E3E3E5
Obsidian Black Metallic
#0E0A09
Mojave Silver Metallic
#767271
Lunar Blue Metallic
#161F3C
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#152968
Emerald Green Metallic
#050B07
Selenite Grey Metallic
#464B4F
Designo Diamond White Metallic
#E3DDCE
Iridium Silver Metallic
#8F9092
Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#6B090A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 BMW M3 Is a sport sedan icon that offers track-ready performance and relatively comfortable seating for four, but it is losing its lead to a group of hungry contenders.

Pros
Superlative performance
Four (relatively) useful seats
Menacing looks
Available carbon ceramic brakes are great...

Cons
...but very expensive
Everything costs more, unless you like white and black cloth
Not fuel efficient
A somewhat digital feel

By: 
thecarconnection.com

What we really love about the M3, though, is that it retains its civility in spite of the performance upgrades. The ride quality remains comfortable thanks to adaptive dampers, the seats are supportive yet comfortable enough for long road trips, and the back seat and trunk are spacious. While there are higher-performing competitors, and more luxurious ones, few blend both traits with the fluidity of the 2018 BMW M3.

PROS
Agile handling without a penalizing ride quality
Upscale, well-equipped interior with room for four adults
Powerful brakes

CONS
Steering is less lively than in competitors
Other sport sedans sound better, go faster

By: 
edmunds.com

"The BMW M3 is a legendary name among supersaloons, but while the latest version is good, its rivals have caught up"

PROS
Practical four-door body
Aggressive looks
Fun to drive

CONS
Pricey to buy and run
No longer sounds as exciting
Some rivals are better to drive

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

In addition to a power boost to 385 horsepower, the C43 sees styling and content changes for 2019. A new grille, new wheel designs, and revised front and rear bumpers bring the C43's design in line with other AMG models. Inside, a digital gauge cluster becomes an option and a new sport steering wheel is standard. New wood and metal interior trimmings as well as optional AMG Performance seats with heat and ventilation are now offered.

Pros
Gorgeous cabin,
stunningly quick,
choice of three body styles.

Cons
Rocky ride,
adding options quickly inflates the price.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranked #7 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 50 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant cabin design
Long list of standard and optional features
Potent engine lineup

Cons
Not as sporty as rivals
Confusing technology
Likely high base price

By: 
usnews.com

Pricey and on the slighter side of mid-size, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class drops a beautiful cockpit, huge dollops of safety, and effortless AMG brilliance into the sport-sedan mix.

Pros
Coupe, convertible, or sedan
A great-looking family
Powertrains range from great to GREAT
Best C-Class handling ever

Cons
Automatic-only
From $$ to $$$$
Tight rear seats
Shy on cargo space
Plug-in hybrid adds little

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
406ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
384ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
Horsepower: 
425hp
at 5 500rpm
385hp
at 6 100rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.00Feet
38.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
no
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Control
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.60in
185.00in
Width: 
73.90in
71.30in
Height: 
56.10in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
4.70in
3.50in
Front Track: 
63.10in
Rear Track: 
61.30in
Wheel Base: 
110.70in
111.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
40.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
35.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.10in
55.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
55.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
12.60cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3575.00lbs
3825.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Front Leg Room 42.0 in.
Front Head Room 40.3 in.
Front Shoulder Room 55.1 in.
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather/Cloth
Power Heated Front Seats w/Memory
10-Way Driver Seat
Power Driver Seat & Steering Column w/Memory
10-Way Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Head Room 37.7 in.
Rear Leg Room 35.1 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 55.1 in.
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(s)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Audio Theft Deterrent
Window Grid Antenna
5 Speakers
SIRIUS Satellite Radio
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
Turn-By-Turn Navigation Directions
Weatherband and External Memory Control
2 USB ports
Bluetooth technology for handsfree phone use and audio streaming
HD Radio and central controller w/10.5 media display

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 10.0
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Package
Executive Package
Competition Package
Exterior Options: 
19" M Forged Black Double-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
19" M Forged Double-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
20" M Forged Black Star-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
20" M Forged Star-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
Moonroof
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Apple CarPlay
AMG Performance Sport Nappa Leather
Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
4-Way Lumbar Support
Interior Options: 
Power Rear Sunshade
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Wireless Charging
Merino Leather Dashboard
Delayed Accessory Power
Systems Monitor
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature