2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2017 BMW 430i

2017 MB C 300 White

C 300

2017 BMW 430i Gray


The difference between top-of-the-line and second-best is demonstrated by comparing the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 against the 2017 BMW 430i. While both models capture your attention with engaging performance and luxury cabins, the Mercedes-Benz C 300 pushes ahead across almost every conceivable measure.

Power and Performance

With three available engines to choose from, the Mercedes-Benz C 300 delivers performance to fit around your exact desires.

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque

  • 3.0L Turbocharged V6: Makes up to 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque

  • Handcrafted 4.0L Turbocharged V8: Makes up to 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque

The BMW 430i provides two engines, but their power never surpasses 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. They also fail to provide the same pioneering performance features as the Mercedes-Benz C 300, such as torque vectoring brake, AGILITY CONTROL®®, and AIRMATIC®® air suspension.


Every square inch of the Mercedes-Benz C 300 interior has been meticulously designed to hold up to the scrutiny of discerning drivers across the world. As such, it delivers leading comfort features, including:

  • 14-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Power Lumbar Support

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

  • Seat-Belt Presenters

  • Air Balance Cabin-Air Purification System

The 2017 BMW 430i fails to provide any of the features listed above, and it also lacks many of the optional technologies available with the Mercedes-Benz C 300, including a stunning Burmester surround sound system specifically designed around the cabin’s dimensions.


It’s hard for any vehicle to compete with standard of safety established by the Mercedes-Benz C 300. The line continues to invest in the very latest driver-assistance and protection technology, and the current model offers several pioneering safety features unavailable with the current BMW 430i, including:

  • Crosswind Assist to detect and mitigate the effect of strong side winds on handling.

  • ATTENTION ASSIST® to monitor driver behavior and alert you to drowsiness.

  • Active Lane Keeping Assist to detect unplanned lane changes and apply gentle corrective steering.

If you frequently commute between Cedar Park and Austin, such technologies could prove priceless.

The Mercedes-Benz C 300 Continues to Lead the BMW 430i

It’s clear that the 2017 BMW 430i plays second string to the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300, so the decision is simple. The team here at Mercedes-Benz of Georgetown makes the ownership experience just as straightforward, from financing to servicing. If you’d like to find out more, contact us today.