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2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2013 Cadillac ATS 2013 BMW 3-Series
     
C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Luxury Sedan
  • C250 Coupe
  • C300 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • C300 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • C350 Sport Sedan
  • C350 Coupe
  • C350 4MATIC Coupe
  • C63 AMG Sedan
  • C63 AMG Coupe
2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 AWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Convertible

Prices

MSRP $35,350 $33,095 $43,150
Invoice $32,876 $31,275 $39,700
Avg. Paid $26,944 $23,918 $35,151

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.2 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.8 9.1
Performance 8.1 8.0 8.3
Interior 7.6 6.9 7.3
Operating Cost 7.4 7.8 7.4
Safety 8.8 10.0 9.1
Reliability 4.0 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Premium interior design
  • Composed ride and handling
  • Peppy C350 trim
  • Agile handling
  • Strong acceleration with available V6
  • Crisp manual transmission
  • Stellar handling
  • Robust acceleration
  • Good fuel economy for class
Cons
  • Tight rear seats
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Tiny trunk
  • Complicated iDrive system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.5L/150 Turbocharged Gas I6 3.0L/182
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 22 City / 33 Hwy 23 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.7 109.30 110.600
Length, Overall (in) 180.8 182.80 182.500
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.10 71.300
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 55.90 56.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3319 3315 3571

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.0 90.9 96.000
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38.60 40.300
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.50 42.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.20 55.100
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.00 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.80 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 33.50 35.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 53.90 55.100
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.30 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 10.4 17.000

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
HD Radio Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I6
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.5L/150 3.0L/182
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 201 @ 5500 202 @ 6300 300 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 229 @ 2200 - 4300 190 @ 4400 300 @ 1200 - 5000
Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 35.5 36.38 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 16.0 15.800

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Five-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional