Here it is, the first ever comparison of the recently revealed 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Vs the mighty 2021 BMW 3-Series.
2021 BMW 3-Series Vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class | Who Does It Better
Now, the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has just been revealed a few days ago so all the other bloggers don’t have much to say about it but we are here to compare both the cars with all the info and the research that we did about both the cars. Let’s get into it!
2021 BMW 3-Series Vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Exterior Comparison
Firstly we have to say that both cars are very beautiful yet elegant in their own way and both of the international manufacturers have completely changed the looks of both cars, but we think that the BMW has more of an aggressive look and the Mercedes is more into the luxurious looks.
Both cars have a longer wheelbase this year, 110mm longer wheelbase is used for the 3-series limousine model and 25mm to 2,865mm and the overall length is up by 65mm in the new C-Class. 30 litres of extra cargo space has also been added to the new C-Class.
C-Class Vs 3-Series Models & Price Comparison
There are 3 petrol models and 1 diesel model available in the new 3-Series line-up and the price of the 3-Series starts from Rs 42.60 lacs (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 62.90 lacs (ex-showroom) for the recently launched M340i variant.
There is no information shared by Mercedes regarding the price list and models of the new C-Class but we think that there might be 2 petrol models and 3 diesel models including the C63 AMG and the price range might start from Rs 52 lacs (ex-showroom) and might go up to Rs 62 lacs (ex-showroom).
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Interior
The interior of the new C-Class is just phenomenal as it is a major upgrade from the currently outgoing model. This interior is based on the new S-Class and it is filled with new technology like
10.25-inch digital cluster and the big infotainment display, the steering now consists of touch-sensitive controls and the rotary knob has also been eliminated like the rest of the buttons, the cabin also has ambient lighting and its just a minimal feature but it looks mind-blowing.
The leather seats are also very supportive and the revised styling of the AC vents gives the car a fighter-jet cockpit kind of a look.
2021 BMW 3-Series Interior
BMW has also undergone some major changes in the interior as they offer a bunch of tech in this year’s model such as an 8.8-inch touchscreen with BMW‘s iDrive infotainment system, interior mood lighting, LED headlights and taillights, multi-zone climate control, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, and so much more.
2021 BMW 3-Series Powertrain
The 330i offers a 258hp – 400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine which is hooked up with an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission and the Gran Limousine model is powered by a 190hp – 400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine which is also linked to the 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The top-spec M340i carries a 3.0-litre inline-six engine that pumps out 374 ponies
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class powertrain
The all-new C-Class is introduced in petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid models. All the models comprise the same 9-speed-automatic gearbox which is said to be lighter and more efficient than the current gearbox. All models also come with a 48V belt-integrated starter generator (BISG) that helps to recover energy under deceleration to provide a power boost of up to 20bhp.
The petrol range starts from the 1.5-litre C180 that pumps out 170hp and 263Nm. The second petrol variant is the C200 and it also shares the 1.5-litre engine and offers 204hp and 300Nm. The top petrol variant, the C300 inherits a 2.0-litre engine which offers 259hp and 400Nm.
The diesel lineup also comprises three models namely C200d, C220d, and the current range-topper C300d. All three models inherit the 2.0-litre diesel engine and pump out 163hp, 200hp, and 265hp respectively.
The plug-in hybrid model will be introduced in the near future and we’ll be able to give you some better facts and figures about it once it is officially launched.
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