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BMW 3 Series Vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Vs BMW X3 comparison

BMW 3 Series Price
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price
  • BMW X3
BMW X3 Price
Ex-Showroom Price
New Delhi
₹ 41.7 Lakh
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₹ 40.9 Lakh
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₹ 56 Lakh
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BMW 3 Series Vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Vs BMW X3 Comparison: Which car is Better?

Trying to figure out which of these cars to buy? Compare the 3 Series Vs C-Class Vs X3 on carandbike to make an informed buying decision as to which car to buy in 2020. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these cars.

3 Series Vs C-Class Vs X3 – Which model is Cheapest?

The ex-showroom, New Delhi price of the Petrol BMW 3 Series starts at ₹ 41.7 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 48.5 Lakh for the fully-loaded Petrol model. The base Diesel version of the BMW 3 Series costs ₹ 42.1 Lakh, whereas the BMW 3 Series Diesel top-end costs ₹ 47.5 Lakh. On the other hand, the price of the base Petrol version of the BMW X3 starts at ₹ 58.8 Lakh. The base Diesel model of the BMW X3 costs ₹ 56 Lakh, whereas the Diesel top-end of BMW X3 comes with a price tag of ₹ 58.8 Lakh Lastly, the Petrol Mercedes-Benz C-Class starts at ₹ 40.9 Lakh and goes up to ₹ 65.55 Lakh for the fully-loaded Petrol model. The base Diesel version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class costs ₹ 42.95 Lakh, whereas the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Diesel top-end costs ₹ 51.25 Lakh.

Key FeaturesBMW 3 SeriesMercedes-Benz C-ClassBMW X3
Price₹ 41.7 Lakh₹ 40.9 Lakh₹ 56 Lakh
Mileage16.13 Kmpl14.49 Kmpl16.00 Kmpl
Power255 bhp201 bhp188 bhp
Engine1998 CC1991 CC1995 CC
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolDiesel

3 Series Vs C-Class Vs X3 – Which gives Better Mileage?

As for the claimed fuel efficiency, the BMW 3 Series base Petrol engine returns 16 Kmpl, whereas the base diesel returns 20 Kmpl. The BMW X3 base Petrol returns 13 Kmpl, whereas its base Diesel counterpart gives 16 Kmpl of fuel efficiency. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Petrol basic model, on the other hand, gives 14 Kmplwhile its Diesel base returns 12 Kmpl of mileage.

3 Series Vs C-Class Vs X3 – Which has a Better Engine Efficiency?

In the powertrain department, the BMW 3 Series gets 255 bhp Petrol engine and 188 bhp Diesel engine, whereas the BMW X3 comes in 249 bhp Petrol engine and 188 bhp Diesel engine. Lastly, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered in 2 Petrol 201, 245 bhp engines and 2 Diesel 192, 241 bhp engines.

Engine

Engine Type TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder Petrol Engine2.0-litre Petrol EngineTwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder Diesel Engine
Displacement (CC) 1998 CC1991 CC1995 CC
No Of Cylinder 444
Power 255 bhp@5000 rpm201 bhp@5800-6100 rpm188 bhp@4000 rpm
Torque 400 Nm@1550-4400 rpm280 Nm@3000-4000 rpm400 Nm@1750-2500 rpm
Drive Train RWDRWD4WD
Emission Standard BS VIBS VIN/A

Dimensions

Length 4633 mm4686 mm4700 mm
Width 1811 mm1810 mm1891 mm
Height 1429 mm1442 mm1676 mm
Wheelbase 2810 mm2840 mm2864 mm
Ground Clearance 157 mm157 mm211 mm
Boot Space 480 L480 L485 L
Kerb Weight 1544 Kg1655 KgN/A
Gross Weight 2055 Kg2125 KgN/A
Front Track 1544 mmN/A1620 mm
Rear Track 1583 mmN/A1636 mm
Minimum Turning Radius 5.50 mN/A5.95 m
No. Of Doors 445
Seating Capacity 555

Transmission

No. of gears AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Clutch Type N/AN/AN/A

Wheels & Tyres

Wheel Type Alloy WheelsAlloy WheelsAlloy Wheels
Tyre Type Tubeless RadialTubeless RadialTubeless, Radial
Front Tyre Size 225/45 R18225/50 R17225/60 R18
Rear Tyre Size 255/40 R18225/50 R17225/60 R18

Braking System

Front Brake Type Ventilated DiscDiscVentilated Disc
Rear Brake Type DiscDiscDisc

Suspension

Front Suspension Double Joint Spring-strut AxleAgility Control Suspension With Selective Damping SystemDynamic Damper Control With Infinite And Independent Damping
Rear Suspension Five-ArmAgility Control Suspension With Selective Damping SystemDynamic Damper Control With Infinite And Independent Damping

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage City N/AN/AN/A
Mileage Highway N/AN/AN/A
Mileage 16.13 Kmpl14.49 Kmpl16.04 Kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity 59.066.060.0

Steering

Power Steering
Steering Type Electric Power SteeringElectric Power SteeringElectric Power Steering
Adjustable Power Steering

Performance

Performance 0 To 100 Kmph 5.8 seconds7.7 seconds8.0 seconds
Max Speed 250239213

Safety & Security

Airbagstickticktick
Passenger Airbagstickticktick
Side Airbagstickticktick
ABStickticktick
Electronic Brakeforce Distributiontickticktick
Brake Assisttickticktick
Hill Assisttickticktick
Electronic Stability Programtickticktick
Tractional Controltickticktick
Engine Immobilizertickticktick
Central Lockingtickticktick
Child Safety Locktickticktick
Power Door Locktickticktick
Automatic Headlampstickticktick
Cornering Lightstickticktick
Turn Indicators On ORVMtickticktick
Rear Wipercrosscrosstick
Rain Sensing Wiperstickticktick
Headlight Washerscrossticktick
Headlamp Beam Adjustertickticktick
All 5 Seats 3 point Emergency Locking retractor (ELR) Seatbeltscross--
All 5 Seats Head Restraintscross--
Battery Sensorcross--
Day/Night Inside Rear View Mirrorcross--
Door Ajar & Trunk Open Indicator & Remindercross--
Driver & Front Assistant Seatbelt Indicator & Remindercross--
Dual Horncross--
Emergency Stop Signalcross--
Energy Absorbing Front Pretensioner Seatbelts with Load Limitercross--
Lateral Parkingtick--
Multi-Angle Rear Camera with Guidelines (Normal, Wide, Top-Down Modes)cross--
Speed Alarm Indicator & Remindercross--
Tyre Pressure Indicatortick--
Warning triangle with first-aid kittick--
Agile Handling Assist (AHA) -cross-
Driver and Front Passenger Seatbelt Reminder -cross-
High Speed Alert -cross-
Multi-view Reverse Camera-cross-
Push Start Button -cross-
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) -cross-

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner2-Zone Climate ControlDual Zone Automatic Climate Control3-Zone Climate Control
Heatertickticktick
Steering AdjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt & TelescopicTilt & Telescopic
Steering Mounted Audiotickticktick
Paddle Shiftticktickcross
Cruise Controltickticktick
Power Outlets 12Vtickticktick
Rear Parking Sensortickticktick
Rear Parking Cameraticktickcross
Electrically Adjustable Rear View Mirrortickticktick
Push Start Stop Buttontickticktick
Height Adjustable Driver Seattickticktick
Lumbar Supporttickticktick
Front Armresttickticktick
Rear Armresttickticktick
UpholsteryLeather DakotaARTICO LeatherLeatherette Canberra Beige
Front Cup Holderstickticktick
Keyless Entrytickticktick
Climate Controltickticktick
Dust & Pollen Cabin Filtercross--
Emergency Spare Wheeltick--
Follow-Me-Home/Lead-Me-To-Car Headlights(Auto Off Timer)cross--
Heat Protection Glazingtick--
ISOFIXtick--
Launch Control Functiontick--
Power Adjustable & Folding Door Mirrorscross--
Rear Air Conditioning Ventscross--
Trunk Light for Cargo Area Illuminationcross--
8-Way power Driver Seat -cross-
Door Mirrors Power Adjustable and Folding -cross-
Multi-Function Streeing Wheel-cross-
Preinstallation for Vehicle Set-Up-tick-
Rear Windshield Defogger -cross-
Remote Engine Starter Petrol Only -cross-

Lights

Light TypeLEDLEDLED
Front Fog Lampstickticktick
Rear Fog Lampstickticktick
High Mount Stop Lamp -cross-
LED Fog Lights -cross-
LED Tail & Brake Lights -cross-

Instrumentation & Communication

Distance To Emptytickticktick
Average Fuel Efficiency Indicatortickticktick
Seat Belt Warningtickticktick
Low Fuel Warningtickticktick
Door Ajar Warningtickticktick
GPS Navigationticktickcross
Apple CarPlaytick--
3D Emboss Accent Panel-cross-
Eco AssistTM Ambient Meter -cross-
ECON Button & Mode Indicator -cross-
Engine Temperature Indicator -cross-
Fuel Level Indicator -cross-
Outside Temperature Indicator -cross-
Trip Computer -cross-

Entertainment

Music Systemtickticktick
CD/DVD Playertickticktick
Speakerstickticktick
Internal Memorycrossticktick
Radiotickticktick
USB Supporttickticktick
Bluetooth Supporttickticktick
20.3 cm Advanced Touchscreen Display Audiocross--
Hi-Fi loudspeaker systemtick--

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