2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2017 BMW 430i
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
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.