Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2017 BMW 2 Series VS 2017 Mercedes C-Class Near Phoenix, AZ

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2017 BMW 2 Series

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2017 Mercedes C-Class

Safety Comparison

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Both the 2 Series and the C-Class Coupe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and rearview cameras.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and with its optional front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the 2 Series the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 103 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The C-Class Coupe has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

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The 2 Series’ corrosion warranty is 7 years longer than the C-Class Coupe’s (12 vs. 5 years).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the 2 Series for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Mercedes doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the C-Class Coupe.

Reliability Comparison

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To reliably power the ignition and other systems and to recharge the battery, the 2 Series has a standard 170-amp alternator (210-amp - 2 Series 6 cyl.). The C-Class Coupe’s 150-amp alternator isn’t as powerful.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the 2 Series second among small premium cars in their 2016 Initial Quality Study. The C-Class Coupe isn’t in the top three in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Mercedes vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW fifth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 17 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mercedes is ranked 15th, below the industry average.

Engine Comparison

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The 230i’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 7 more horsepower (248 vs. 241) than the C-Class Coupe’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The M240i’s standard 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. produces 94 more horsepower (335 vs. 241) and 96 lbs.-ft. more torque (369 vs. 273) than the C-Class Coupe’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the M240i 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. is faster than the Mercedes C-Class Coupe (automatics tested):

 

2 Series

C-Class Coupe

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

6.2 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

10.3 sec

16.2 sec

Quarter Mile

12.7 sec

14.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

111 MPH

95 MPH

Top Speed

155 MPH

132 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the 2 Series gets better fuel mileage than the C-Class Coupe:

 

 

2 Series

C-Class Coupe

 

RWD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./8-spd. Auto

24 city/35 hwy

23 city/30 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

AWD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./8-spd. Auto

24 city/33 hwy

23 city/29 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

Regenerative brakes improve the 2 Series’ fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The C-Class Coupe doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the 2 Series’ front brake rotors are larger than those on the C-Class Coupe:

 

2 Series

C-Class Coupe

Front Rotors

13.4 inches

13 inches

Rear Rotors

13.6 inches

11.8 inches

The 2 Series stops shorter than the C-Class Coupe:

 

2 Series

C-Class Coupe

 

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

109 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the 2 Series can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The C-Class Coupe doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The 2 Series Coupe handles at .97 G’s, while the C300 4MATIC pulls only .91 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The 2 Series Coupe executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1 seconds quicker than the C300 4MATIC (24.9 seconds @ .78 average G’s vs. 25.9 seconds @ .71 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the 2 Series’ turning circle is 1 foot tighter than the C-Class Coupe’s (35.8 feet vs. 36.8 feet). The 2 Series xDrive’s turning circle is .5 feet tighter than the C-Class Coupe 4MATIC’s (37.1 feet vs. 37.6 feet).

Chassis Comparison

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The BMW 2 Series may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs up to about 300 pounds less than the Mercedes C-Class Coupe.

The 230i is 9.8 inches shorter than the C-Class Coupe, making the 2 Series easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The 2 Series Coupe has a much larger trunk than the C-Class Coupe (13.8 vs. 10.5 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

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Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the 2 Series to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The C-Class Coupe doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The 2 Series offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The C-Class Coupe doesn’t offer headlight washers.

On extremely cold Winter days, the 2 Series’ optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The C-Class Coupe doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Economic Advantages Comparison

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the 2 Series is less expensive to operate than the C-Class Coupe because it costs $288 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the 2 Series than the C-Class Coupe, including $258 less for an alternator, $134 less for a starter, $588 less for a fuel pump and $138 less for front struts.

Recommendations Comparison

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Consumer Reports® recommends the BMW 2 Series, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The M235i/M240i was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 3 of the last 2 years. The C-Class Coupe has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The 2 Series was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2015. The C-Class Coupe has never been an “All Star.”

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