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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300 Review

New 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW
230

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC 300

2020 Mercedes-Benz
SLC 300

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MSRP*
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$41,100 to $43,100
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$49,950
Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $46,953
MPG - City 21 - 23 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 2
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
Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, the BMW 230 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

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 SLC 300, 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 SLC 300. 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 SLC 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 230, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 230 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 230 and the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Utility
The BMW 230 offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW 230 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz SLC 300.