The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2021 BMW 3 Series provide their own signature blends of performance and style. Which sedan has the ingredients to brew the type of adventure that hits the palate just right?

The team at Mercedes-Benz of Lubbock is looking at what the menu has to offer. If you live near Lubbock and Amarillo, TX, or Oklahoma City, OK, read our 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. BMW 3 Series comparison to find out which is best for you?

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs BMW 3 Series

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class


2021 BMW 3 Series

3.7 seconds

0 to 60 MPH

4.4 seconds






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10.25 inches

Standard Touchscreen

8 inches

2021 C-Class vs 3 Series Performance

What gets your motor running in the morning? When you drive a 2021 C-Class, you'll find a bolder performance than the 2021 3-series.

The AMG® C 63 S trim of the 2021 C-Class gets the adrenaline flowing every time you press on the gas pedal. A Handcrafted AMG® 4.0L V8 biturbo engine delivers a robust performance:

  • 503 horsepower
  • 516 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.7-second 0 to 60 MPH time

These numbers outscore the 3 Series. The 3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine inside the M340i trim of the sedan does not have the same muscle or agility of the 2021 C-Class:

  • 382 horsepower
  • 368 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.4-second 0 to 60 MPH time

With a stronger performance, you'll find a more satisfying performance with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Accommodating You

Luxury and convenience often go hand-in-hand. The peace of mind provided by convenience generates the opportunity to savor your driving experience. Which sedan accommodates your schedule?

If you enjoy dining out, your date nights are easier with available features in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class:

  • PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist
  • Parking Damage Detector
  • Intelligent Drive driver assistance suite

Active Parking helps you locate a parallel parking space snug enough for your car. Put the car into reverse and let the sedan steer itself into its parking space.

The 2021 BMW 3 Series offers driver assistance functions like Automatic High Beams, Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking, and Frontal Collision Warning. While these features help keep you safe, they do not offer the convenience of the 2021 C-Class.

Accessing Infotainment

Both sedans offer a similar array of apps and infotainment that help you stay entertained throughout your day. You can connect to features like:

  • Apple CarPlay™
  • Android Auto
  • Hands-free Bluetooth® connectivity1

It's easier to access the infotainment in the 2021 C-Class. Standard trims of the sedan are outfitted with a 10.25-inch high-resolution color touchscreen multimedia display. In standard trims of the 3 Series, that display only spans eight inches.

Standard trims of the 2021 C-Class provide an HD Radio™ receiver, a feature not found with the standard 3 Series. This means you can listen to the latest hits with better quality inside the 2021 C-Class, too.

A Class in Itself

Your order is ready. If you prefer a vehicle with unique sophistication, the 2021 C-Class has your name written on it. Our 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. BMW 3 Series review shows how it provides an edge in performance and convenience.

Drivers who live near Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas, or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, can contact our team to drive the 2021 C-Class. Our team at  Mercedes-Benz of Lubbock is ready to help you discover the sedan.

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