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2019 BMW M850 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

New 2019 BMW M850

2019 BMW
M850

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*
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$111,900
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$45,950 to $47,950
Invoice* $104,565 $43,193 to $45,073
MPG - City 18 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 25 30 - 31
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 4
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class than the BMW M850, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW M850 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW M850, making it more convenient to drive.

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 M850 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 M850 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M850 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW M850, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M850 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The BMW M850 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 M850 has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW M850 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW M850 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Warranty
The BMW M850 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.