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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $35,300 to $37,300
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG C 43

MSRP*: $58,500
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Invoice* $33,330 to $35,190 $54,990
MPG - City 21 - 24 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 13.8 ft3 10.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 385 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 71.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 32.0 in
Head Room Front 40.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 38.8 in
Rear 35.6 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 230 than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 230, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW 230 has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 230 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43.