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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 BMW 4-Series
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 BMW 4-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
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
 

Prices

MSRP $35,800 $40,500  
Invoice $33,294 $37,260
Avg. Paid N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.9  
Critics' Rating 8.6 9.5
Performance 8.1 9.3
Interior 7.6 7.7
Safety 8.8 N/A
Reliability 4.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Composed ride
  • Luxurious, high-quality interior
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
 
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration in C250
  • Limited back-seat space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 23 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Coupe  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.7 110.6  
Length, Overall (in) 180.8 182.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 54.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3428 3470  

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 36.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 33.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 51.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 15.7

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 201 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 229 @ 2000 255 @ 1250
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.3 37.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 15.8

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Optional  
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.