Mercedes-Benz C 220 CDI VS BMW 320d | Comparison Test | Autocar India


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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class finally looks like it might be good enough to be the best car in its segment and there's only one way to find out. Gavin D'Souza pits it agains the BMW 3-series for this comparison test

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Performance and Handling... BMW is unbeatable

2 months ago

Bmw 320d is better than c class because has better design ,better performance,better style and better technology.......

4 months ago

None other than the BMW

4 months ago

How much does the M performance kit cost excluding the car?

5 months ago

That background music sounds a bit annoying.

6 months ago

Man i need interiors of c class and performance of 3 series

11 months ago

C classe better

1 year ago

Absolutely got it right about the rear seat. I would take the BMW eyes closed every time over the Mercedes for the better rear seat alone. Not to mention the ride quality and driving performance of the BMW is far superior to the Merc. Also, the 3 series has a timeless design and it will look good 10 years later as well. Where as the Merc was refreshing to look at when it launched but having seen enough C classes on roads, I can honestly say it will not look good as time progresses. BMWs have better reliability as well.
Having said all this, I was surprised at the verdict.

1 year ago

go home

1 year ago

Merc = to be driven slowly to enjoy the smooth ride with very low engine noise and tyre noise. the experience is like your travelling in a flight. makes u feel relaxed but doesnt give excitement..

BMW = to be driven like you own the road to enjoy the sheer power with that supreme handling and lightning fast throttle response. the experience is like you are travelling in a fighter plane.. its not perfect luxury but its the best experience..

Source : I own a 3 series and have owned a merc

1 year ago

Akash Parikhv that's why bmw known as drivers car and benz knows for passenger's car.

1 month ago

The new Audi A4 is a very capable car. But the basic characteristics remain the same as other Audis. Audis, Mercs, Jaguars are brands which focus more on comfortable driving since they are luxury cars. Whereas BMW is the brands which focus more on performance since it is a performance car/sports sedan. These are the things you will find better in a BMW compared to Merc/Audi/Jag are handling, chassis, weight distribution, throttle response, steering feedback, high speed corrnering, high speed driving. The things you will find better in Audi/Merc/Jag compared to BMW are ride quality(since the suspension is tuned to a softer setting), road noise, tyre noise, engine refinement, build quality, back seat comfort.

1 year ago

+Akash Parikh what about Audi A4 (newest version)?

1 year ago

+Felix Lau If you are looking for a very smooth and untiring experience, Merc is the car for you. If you are looking for mind blowing performance and throttle response, BMW should be your obvious choice.

1 year ago

so which is the best car to own? im looking to buy one, not sure which to go for.... :(

1 year ago

BMW sucks the c class is miles ahead in comfort style and safety its gonna take BMW light years to get near the c class

1 year ago

when it comes to exterior , BMW will always win for me

1 year ago

benc mercedes

2 years ago

benz ftw

2 years ago

great and honest review

2 years ago

was the car in sport mode? Cause everything tightens up in sport mode and nothing feels loose. the suspension becomes stiffer as well.
Just curious to know.
But BMW is by far a better car than the c-class.

2 years ago

+Varun Thandy Upvoted your comment after reading the first 3 lines. Then downvoted your comment after reading the last line.

1 year ago

If you enjoy driving, no replacement for BMW 3. If you're chaffeured around then C it is. But A4 2016 is better than C in that respect. Audi now enjoys better brand value too in India.

2 years ago

That screen inside Mercedes looks just so ugly like a Chinese made £20 cheap plastic tablet.

2 years ago

C class is a more quality product but the 3 series is sportier. i would probably take the bmw but the benz is a really solid car

2 years ago

BMW anytime...

2 years ago

Bmw by far ! Mercedes is for the nuovo rich lalas, bmw are for serious enthusiasts !

2 years ago

+Sharad Sharma thanks bud,, 

1 year ago

+Apratim Seth someone with some sense here

1 year ago

are they the same size inside?

2 years ago

+Noneedfornames I totally agree since I enjoy one. Cheers.

2 years ago

+TheEasyontheeyes lol.. serious enthusiasts buying 3 series? are u kiddng here? thats the job for m series, 3,5,and 7 series are the luxury line from bmw .. and in this segment, merc is the best, and for the enthusiasts we hav our merc amg series,, they are just extremly powerful

2 years ago

BMW wins for me

2 years ago

BMW no comparison to Mercedes-benz. The Benz is much safer, superior quality and build. Much more classy vehicle for the discerning person. Forgot to mention the C Class is also more reliable. Cheers, Michael

2 years ago

you are correct
you are correct

2 months ago

mercedes is way better imo...better design outside, interiors are just pure luxury and is way more modern then bmw...

bmw handles slightly better but i wouldnt care that much, unless your a pro driver you wont notice the difference which is small anyway...after all these are not sportscar.

2 years ago

+futmut1000 but one could be made into a sportscar and one cannot be made into :)

2 years ago

bmw have better interior too... its interriors may look plane but they go very well with the overall profile of the car...

2 years ago

sandeep singh r u crazy?

8 months ago

BMW for me.. If i want luxury, ill buy a 7 Series or S Class

2 years ago

+Paul Stefan If you say 7 Series doesn't have luxury, you're out of your mind. But yes, Mercedes is ahead in luxury

1 year ago

luxury maybe in S classe...7 series have to work many years to catch Mercedes

1 year ago

well i have driven em both but ill choose the 3 series over the merc since ill be driving it myself but yeah the interiors of the c class is in a different league all together!

2 years ago

Considering the extra price one pays for the Mercedes yet get limited space at the rear n not so great drive as compared to bmw I am sure people would buy bmw anyday. I own d 3 series and driving it alone will sell U over the Mercedes. Take a test drive of both before U conclude on either.

2 years ago

performance u get in C clase too but confort and luxury u dont take in bmw

1 year ago

If you want luxury you go for the merc if you want performance you go for the bmw

2 years ago

Bmw is always best

2 years ago

Overall, in my opinion the 3 series is a better car. Though its not as luxurious as the merc but still its luxurious enough. It has a better high speed ride and also handles well. Performance is where BMW scores much higher. Also it looks good and sporty enough with nice interiors. Also priced well.

2 years ago