Poll: Mercedes-Benz C-Class or BMW 3 Series?

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Poll: Mercedes-Benz C-Class or BMW 3 Series?

Which iconic German sports sedan would YOU rather own, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or BMW 3 Series?

Well, it’s high time to pick a favorite by participating in our poll. In case you’re still an undecided voter here are a few details about each of these cars.

Starting with the Benz, in C300 format (the entry-level offering) it’s powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four. This ‘banger is rated at 241 horses and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Sending that twisting force to the rear wheels is a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Similarly, the BMW 3 Series’ base powerplant is a 2.0-liter turbo, though in 320i models it’s rated at a rather disappointing 180 ponies. Drivers that want a sportier experience would be wise to spring for the 330i, which features a more potent four-cylinder, one that delivers and advertised 248 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. Appealing to enthusiasts, the Munich-based company offers some driveline choice: You can get either an eight-speed automatic gearbox or a slick six-speed manual. Options are great!

When it comes to pricing, the C300 starts at right around $40,000, however, if the 3 Series is more your flavor you can get a 320i for roughly 34 grand, an exceedingly friendly price. For a bit more giddy-up, plan on spending in the neighborhood of $39,000 for a 330i.

So, which of these German thoroughbreds do YOU prefer? Well, compare them here for even more details and make sure to vote by clicking on your favorite model down below.

But wait, there’s more (polls, that is)!

  • Kamaka

    The C-Class is a nicer car but I’d choose a 3 Series because they still offer manuals.

  • iammrmail

    The 330 may be the closer comparison both engine and price, but when it comes to daily driving and interiors there’s a clear winner, and that’s MB by a mile

  • Damon Q. Helme

    Why bother mentioning the 320 when the 330 is a better match for the C300 when it comes to horsepower and pricing? Ugh..