Traditionally passing ahead «Bavarian» on sales in senior classes, Mercedes no less usually yields in a fight against 3rd series. And business is even not in that, that more expensive Mercedes-Benz C-class it is difficult to compete with BMW in a class, where a price plays the not last role.
Basic constituents of authority both, in general, identical: prestige and quality in the compact packing. But character of BMW of 3rd series was always seasoned by another major ingredient - physicality being absent at previous Mercedes-Benz C-class, that gave the Bavarian «kitchen» the special refinement. At creation new compact Mercedes a fundamental idea was converting of prim sedan into a car for a driver.
The reaction of BMW did not compel to wait itself - in a year, producing of the modernized «three» rubles, yet more sporting, began after the debut of С-class, with slightly «retouched» appearance. We will try to estimate efforts of eternal competitors on the example of BMW 320i (2,2 L., 170 hp) and Mercedes - Benz C 200 Compressor (mechanical supercharge, 2,0 L. - 163 hp).
From most ponder able, general for rival’s options it is needed to mark the climatic setting, audio system with CD-charger and alloy wheels frontal and lateral pillows of safety and electro-regulation of front seats. Honestly speaking, a count of cost of cars with virtually evened equipped will not be fully reliable. Therefore we will name the landmarks of the suggested retail prices only.
Our well equipped BMW 320i the Kaliningrad assembling is coasted by an about 36 000 euro. In the same sum will treat and Mercedes C 200 Komp - resort, but only in base acquisition, without expensive options.
Strict and pied
The look of BMW, that already four years, remains the brilliant example of lasting characteristic design still. Cosmetic modernization refreshed his «person» only, not changing character of sporting stylistics. On this background of detail of appearance of Mercedes seem less laconic. Anyway, both in its own way beautiful unban and here did not lose familial likeness with predecessors. In the total before us cars, each of that will find the admirers certainly.
Substantial causes for criticism on this part they do not abandon. And an interior decoration differs in not only a mood but also finishing quality. Most substantial from claims against registration of interior of Mercedes consists of that a front panel too makes gaudy the variety of details and materials. Faultfinding’s, you will say, but for such money a customer has a right to be legible. The internal finishing of BMW is practically irreproachable, conquers excellent materials, laconic architecture and careful detailing.