2023 BMW 540 vs. 2024 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Picture of the 2023 BMW 540

2023 BMW
540

MSRP*: $62,900 to $65,200
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Picture of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2024 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $46,950 to $48,950
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MPG - City 22 - 25 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 29 - 32 MPG 33 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 335 hp 255 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 187.0 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 74.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.5 in

*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
The BMW 540 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 540, drivers may find the Mercedes-Benz C-Class a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 540 as you will with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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). The BMW 540 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 is a little narrower than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 540, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The BMW 540 has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 540 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 540 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.