2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2022 BMW 3 Series
For decades, Mercedes-Benz and BMW have been rivals with vehicles like the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2022 BMW 3 Series fighting for supremacy. Rivalry aside, for your Manchester, Bedford, or Nashua, New Hampshire, travels, you want the one that’s right for you. So, the team at Mercedes-Benz of Manchester has decided to give their input with this comparison of these two long-running luxury champs.
Which Possesses More Brawn?
The 2021 C-Class has a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that provides:
- 255 horsepower
If you’re drawn to the 3 Series, it uses a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine. With this machine, you’ll also have:
- 255 horsepower
In either case, you’ll enjoy the same amount of power.
Both vehicles provide driving modes that customize the kind of performance you’ll have. The 2021 C-Class uses DYNAMIC SELECT, while the 3 Series offers Driving Dynamics Control, both with multiple modes for taking control of the road.
On top of that, you’ll get the versatility of a diverse number of gears. But the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds one extra gear with its 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. The BMW uses an 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission.
Similar Luxuries, Different Availabilities
Luxury features pepper each car’s cabin, so it acts as an oasis from the elements, congestion, and noise. Many features match what you’ll get in either the 2021 C-Class or the 3 Series. Here are their similarities:
- Heated front seats
- Remote Start
- Heated steering wheel
But now we’ll reveal their differences. The heated front seats come standard in the 2021 C-Class but are optional in the 3 Series. Both cars outfit the dashboard with available heated steering wheels.
While you can use Remote Start through the Mercedes me connect Mobile App in the 2021 C-Class, not every BMW offers Remote Engine Start.
More convenient and premium features appear in the 2021 C-Class. Upgrade to enjoy:
- Ventilated front seats
- Panorama roof
You’ll even get HANDS-FREE ACCESS for easy loading of the trunk.
Unfortunately, the BMW does not compare. It offers a standard moonroof but no panoramic views. It doesn’t have ventilated front seats, either, and only offers an electric interior trunk release to open the trunk.
A brightly lit dashboard welcomes you into the 2021 C-Class. Behind the wheel, you’ll spot the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster while a 10.25-inch center screen takes the stage.
Unfortunately, you’ll need to upgrade to the BMW Live Cockpit Professional setup to get the same-sized screens in the 3 Series.
Both cars do offer some comparable devices like:
- Wi-Fi for 8 devices
- Available Head-Up Display
Yet again, the 2021 C-Class surges ahead with an upgraded 13-speaker Burmester Surround Sound System. With the 3 Series, you’ll only have the HiFi Sound System with 10 speakers.
Distinctive Safety Systems
You’ll be blown away by the array of features available in the 2021 C-Class. This lengthy list offers many similar safety and driver-assist systems, but the 2021 C-Class bests the BMW with unique and distinctive systems. They include:
- Crosswind Assist
- Available Parking Damage Detector
- Available PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist
The BMW features nothing that comes close to these unusual systems. In fact, it only provides you with a Rear-view Camera as opposed to the 2021 C-Class offering of the Surround View System option.
Will the Rivalry Continue? 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2022 BMW 3 Series
While it’s doubtful the Mercedes-Benz vs. BMW rivalry will end, you’ll find so much more in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Its standard and unique features outweigh the 2022 BMW 3 Series for traversing all over Manchester, Bedford, or Nashua, NH. To arrange a test drive, contact the team at Mercedes-Benz of Manchester.