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Here's how the 2012 BMW 328 and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class measure up.
4dr Sdn 328i RWD
$34,900
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn C 250 Sport RWD
$34,800
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

240.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

201.0-hp, 1.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
26 25 -
Size
182.5" length, 56.3" height 180.8" length, 56.3" height -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Black w / Red Highlight

Saddle Brown

Black

Venetian Beige

Black w / Dark Oyster Highlight

Coral Red w / Black Highlight

Oyster w / Dark Oyster Highlight

Everest Gray w / Black Highlight

Veneto Beige

Sahara Beige

Ash

Almond / Beige

Cashmere

Black

Charcoal

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

8-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

7-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
N/A Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A Compact in -
Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in 17 x 8.5 in -
Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in 17 x 7.5 in -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
N/A N/A -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 1250 - 4800 229 @ 2200 - 4300 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 201 @ 5500 -
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 -
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG 31 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
537.20 mi 539.40 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG 25 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
23 MPG 21 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
363.40 mi 365.40 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
N/A N/A -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
N/A N/A -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent -

Brakes

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A N/A -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
N/A N/A -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.8 gal 17.4 gal -

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 N/A -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A 2.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
N/A 35.5 ft -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P245/40R17 -
Spare Tire Size
N/A Compact -
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/45R17 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3406 lbs 3319 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Head Room
40.3 in 37.1 in -
Trunk Volume
17.0 ft³ 12.4 ft³ -
Track Width, Rear
60.3 in 59.6 in -
Front Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in 54.7 in -
Length, Overall
182.5 in 180.8 in -
Track Width, Front
60.3 in 60.4 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in N/A -
Wheelbase
110.6 in 108.7 in -
Passenger Volume
N/A 88.0 ft³ -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in 55.0 in -
Height, Overall
56.3 in 56.3 in -
Second Leg Room
35.1 in 33.4 in -
Second Head Room
37.7 in 36.9 in -
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in 69.7 in -
Front Leg Room
42.0 in 41.7 in -

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