Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2020 BMW M2 VS 2020 Mercedes AMG Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2020 BMW M2

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2020 Mercedes AMG

Safety Comparison

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Both the M2 and the AMG 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, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and driver alert monitors.

Warranty Comparison

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The M2’s corrosion warranty is 7 years longer than the AMG C-Class Coupe’s (12 vs. 5 years).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the M2 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 AMG C-Class Coupe.

Reliability Comparison

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 7th in reliability, above the industry average. With 12 more problems per 100 vehicles, Mercedes is ranked 13th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Mercedes vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks BMW 4 places higher in reliability than Mercedes.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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Regenerative brakes improve the M2’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The AMG C-Class Coupe doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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For better stopping power the M2’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the AMG C-Class Coupe:

M2

AMG C-Class Coupe

Front Rotors

15.7 inches

14.2 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

12.6 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the M2 has larger tires than the AMG C-Class Coupe (F:245/35R19 & R:265/35R19 vs. F:225/45R18 & R:245/40R18).

The M2’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the AMG C 43 Coupe’s standard 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the M2 has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the AMG C-Class Coupe.

Chassis Comparison

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The BMW M2 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 500 pounds less than the Mercedes AMG C-Class Coupe.

The M2 is 8.6 inches shorter than the AMG C 43 Coupe, making the M2 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the M2 a Compact car, while the AMG C-Class Coupe is rated a Subcompact.

The M2 has 10.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the AMG C-Class Coupe (89.7 vs. 79.3).

The M2 has 1.3 inches more front headroom, .9 inches more rear headroom, 1 inch more rear legroom and 1.7 inches more rear shoulder room than the AMG C-Class Coupe.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The M2 has a much larger trunk than the AMG C-Class Coupe (13.8 vs. 10.5 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

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On extremely cold winter days, the M2’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The AMG C-Class Coupe doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Recommendations Comparison

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The M2 was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 2 of the last 4 years. The AMG C-Class Coupe has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The M2 was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 2 of the last 4 years. The AMG C-Class Coupe has never been an “All Star.”

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