2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 43 vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series

2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 43 vs. 2018 BMW 3-Series

If you’re shopping for a sporty yet luxurious sedan in Temecula, you may be considering the Mercedes-AMG® C 43 or BMW 3-Series. While both vehicles offer notable engine specs and plenty of worthwhile features, a quick comparison shows several game-changing differences. Take a look below for a detailed assessment of the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 43 vs. the 2018 BMW 3-Series!

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2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 43 VS 2018 BMW 3-Series
362 Horsepower 320
384 Lb-ft of Torque 330
Standard RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension with 3-stage damping Feature Not Offered
Standard 7-inch Freestanding Display Feature Not Offered
Standard Blind Spot Assist Feature Not Offered

Performance and Handling

Outfitted with an AMG-enhanced 3.0L turbo V6 engine rated at 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 43 offers greater horsepower and torque than the entirety of the BMW 3-Series lineup. The most powerful of the 3-Series bunch – the 2018 BMW 340i xDrive – gets a 3.0L turbo 6-cylinder rated at 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque.

Rugged all-wheel drive is included on both models, offering greater performance and oomph. The AMG® C 43 gets stronger front power 361-mm ventilated disc brakes and AMG® RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension with 3-stage damping for superior handling on cramped Los Angeles streets and highways alike.

AMG C 43 Steering Wheel
AMG C 43 Interior

Cabin Comforts and Technology

Priced at a base rate of $53,400 – only $2,700 more than the starting MSRP for the top-tier 2018 BMW 3-Series 335i Gran Turismo – the new AMG® C 43 offers a comparably luxurious interior. Both vehicles include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable sport front seats, heated exterior mirrors, and keyless entry. While the 3-Series and the AMG® C 43 offer similarly equipped cockpits and cabins, the AMG® C 43 boasts the following exclusive standard and optional feature set:

  • Dual Front Power Headrests
  • 7-inch Freestanding Screen with a Touchpad Controller
  • In-car Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Air Balance cabin fragrance system
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Safety Ratings and Features

In addition to their reinforced steel body structures, these two safety-conscious vehicles include everything from comprehensive airbag protection, to an ignition disabler, to emergency telematics. The AMG® C 43 pushes the limit with a wider arsenal of safety features – many of which are state-of-the-art driver assistive systems:

  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Crosswind Assist

Neither the 3-Series sedan nor the 3-Series Gran Turismo include such semi-autonomous technology, and they require upgrades for anything akin to the AMG® C 43 sedan’s standard safety features.

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Enjoy Thrilling Performance and Luxury to Match!

Packed with AMG® performance features, interior amenities, and high-tech safety systems, the 2018 Mercedes-AMG® C 43 guarantees from Murrieta to Menifee get their moneys’ worth. For more information on the 2018 AMG® C 43, or the C-Class vs. BMW 3-Series, contact us online!

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