2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2017 BMW 430i

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The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 makes the 2017 BMW 430i feel underpowered, underequipped, and ultimately rather uninspiring. Choosing between two prime examples of world-class German engineering might seem like a challenging proposition, but even a cursory comparison shows that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 pulls unquestionably ahead of its BMW rival.

Power and Performance

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 provides three engine options vs. the 2017 BMW 430i and its two, and the BMW doesn’t come close to matching the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 for power.

BMW 430i engine options include:

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L V6: Makes up to 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque

Mercedes-Benz C 300 engine options include:

  • 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 Mercedes-Benz C 300 reinforces that enhanced power by providing a range of standard and available performance features not offered with the BMW 430i, such as AGILITY CONTROL®, torque vectoring brake, and AIRMATIC® suspension.


You’ll ride in a refined and luxurious cabin regardless of your choice, but the difference between the Mercedes-Benz C 300 and the BMW 430i is clear.

While the BMW 430i offers a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support, the Mercedes-Benz C 300 offers a 14-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support as standard. The BMW 430i offers heated seats, but the seats of the Mercedes-Benz C 300 take it a step further and can be both heated and ventilated, which is perfect for either chilly League City nights or roasting Pearland days.


The Mercedes-Benz C 300 carries a stellar reputation for safety. Unlike the BMW 430i, you’ll be protected by the very latest driver-assistance technologies, including:

  • Crosswind Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist

Entertainment also excels within the Mercedes-Benz C 300. As standard, an innovative FrontBass system uses rigid front frame members to create resonance chambers, effectively creating a subwoofer without the added weight. You’ll even be able to add a high-end 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system.

Why Deny Yourself the Mercedes-Benz C 300?

The BMW 430i is exceptional, but it still fails to capture the performance, comfort, and technology of the Mercedes-Benz C 300. To explore financing options or arrange a test drive, don’t hesitate to contact one of the team members here at Mercedes-Benz of Clear Lake.