2020 BMW 3 Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2020 BMW 3 Series 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
294 lb-ft 273 lb-ft
MPG (City/Highway) *
26/36 24/35
Cargo Space
17.0 cu. ft. 12.6 cu. ft.

2020 BMW 3 Series vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Serving Milwaukee, WI

When Milwaukee's drivers search for a stunning sedan that has sporty class and high-end luxuries, their attention often turns directly to top brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The 2020 BMW 3 Series is an excellent option. This compact executive car introduced its seventh generation last year, and the exciting updates that were made in the previous year carry up to the 2020 model. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is in the same auto class as the 3 Series. It ventured into its current generation in 2014.


At first glance, these two vehicles have comparable performance capabilities. For example, the base powertrain in both vehicles registers with 255 horsepower. However, the 3 Series is available with several different trims and powertrain options. One of these is the 3 Series M340i, which is powered by a 3.0-liter, TwinPower Turbo i6 engine that generates 382 horsepower. It boasts electronic throttle control, knock control with the digital ignition system, auto start-stop, brake energy regeneration, and other advanced features that produce exhilaration behind the wheel.


The 2020 BMW 3 Series shows off its modern elegance with many design elements carried up from last year's generational update. The kidney-style grille has horizontal bars, and this grille flows flawlessly into the aggressive LED headlights. A black air vent is placed on the lower front fascia, and it is flanked by arrow-like design elements. The 3 Series comes with remote entry, tinted windows, a power sunroof, heated side mirrors, dual exhaust tips, and other gear. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, on the other hand, has received minor exterior updates since its last generational change in 2014. It has an oval-shaped grille with a single bar running through it as well as a single light bar flowing across the top of the headlights. The two side contours flow toward each other as they reach for the rear.


The 3 Series for 2020 is a genuinely advanced vehicle that impressively blends technologies and luxuries. Some of its standard or available features include ConnectedDrive services, Live Cockpit Plus, Bluetooth tech, USB ports, a navigation system, leather material, a Hi-Fi sound system with HD Radio, electric seat adjustments with heating elements, an engine start-stop button, auto braking, memory functions accessible via the fob and other items. In the C-Class for 2020, you will find a floating display screen on top of the dashboard, and the digital driver's features are optional. The C-Class also has an auto climate control system, power windows, power-adjusting front seats, mounted function son the steering wheel, MMI Touch, and a few additional features.

You can finish your comparison between the C-Class and the 3 Series when you stop by BMW of Milwaukee North today. Our BMW team will happily answer your questions about all of the trims and features for the 3 Series, and we will get you behind the wheel for a test drive.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.