2017 BMW 330I VS 2017 MERCEDES-BENZ C 300


               2017 BMW 330i                       2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300
MSRP (Comparably Equipped)*$38,750*$39,500
Horsepower @ RPM248 @ 5200241
Automatic High BeamsYOptional
Roadside AssistanceYY
Dynamic Cruise ControlOptionalX
Heads-up DisplayOptionalOptional
Active Blind Spot DetectOptionalOptional
Est. MPG**23 city / 35 highway24 city / 34 highway
Trunk Volume cubic feet1312.6

So you want power, efficiency, and luxury refinements that are standard and not "upgrades," like the 2017 Mercedes C 300 offers? Look no further than the 2017 BMW 330i. Powered by a 248-horsepower TwinPower engine that makes 258 lb-ft of torque at just 1450 rpm, the 2017 330i provides all the power you need to rocket from 0-60 in just 5.5 seconds. In comparison, the Mercedes-Benz takes 5.8 seconds. Of course, the 330i is still fuel efficient, and delivers an EPA-estimated 33 mpg on the highway.

There also a full suite of safety features available the BMW 330i, like Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Active Blind Spot Detection and a rear-wheel drive system that grips the road when you need it most. And with available Full Speech Recognition, you can keep your eyes safely on the road while controlling your entertainment and navigation system. On the Mercedes-Benz? How does the word "optional" sound? That's not very comforting when you are talking about the safety of your passengers.

The 2017 BMW 330i has all the refinements you would expect of a precision German automobile. Available Comfort Access allows key fob holders to open the trunk when in proximity to it, and on the BMW 300i, Apple CarPlay integration is standard, while on the Mercedes-Benz? Again, you'll have to spring for a pricey package. It's more proof that luxury is standard on the BMW - but only an upgrade on the Mercedes. So choose the luxury standard. Choose the 2017 BMW 330i.

* MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

** EPA estimated mpg. Actual mileage may vary.


BMW iDrive 4.2 Touchpad

The 2017 BMW 330i iDrive Navigation system showcases an optimized menu display with state-of-the-art technologies like advanced real-time traffic data, while the iDrive rotary controller and integrated touchpad make it easy for drivers on the go to enter destinations, phone numbers and more. Using BMW Apps through ConnectedDrive also lets you access social networks, music plug-ins and video playback through your iPhone®, and see them on the display screen (requires Navigation). You can also store your favorite entries on your iPhone so you can take them with you from one vehicle to another, or access content from your Twitter and Facebook accounts, and enjoy music on-demand with Pandora® Radio.

Full-Color Head-Up Display

The 2017 BMW 330i includes as standard a Full Color Head-Up Display, which projects key information onto the windshield directly in the driver's field of view to minimize distractions. Responsive to light conditions around them, the projections can be easily adjusted using the iDrive Controller. Depending on the vehicle specification, the display not only shows current speed, but speed limits, navigation instructions, and various warning messages. And now, with a touch of a button on the steering wheel, you can also momentarily display current song lists and change stations.

Concierge Services with Critical Calling

Wherever you travel, friendly BMW Concierge Services representatives will assist you with local restaurant and hotel recommendations, movie times and ticket information, flight arrival and departure gates and times, fuel prices and availability, and much more. You can also get the "Points of Interest" (POI) download, which allows the representative to send addresses and phone numbers to your vehicle. This information can then be transferred to your BMW Navigation system for route guidance or for calling from your Bluetooth-linked mobile phone.