2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG® vs. 2016 BMW 340i
In the luxury sedan class, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the BMW 3-Series continue to intrigue drivers with fantastic performance and features. The C450 AMG® and the 340i are two popular models from the C-Class and 3-Series, respectively. To give Brampton drivers a better idea of what these two spectacular sedans offer, we’ve put together the following comparison of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG® vs. the 2016 BMW 340i with xDrive. Read on to see which luxury sedan better suits your needs!
Engine Specs and Handling
Powering the 2016 BMW 340i xDrive is a turbocharged 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that generates a staunch 320 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG®, on the other hand, doles out a whopping 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque, despite also housing a 3.0L 6-cylinder engine. Tough yet driver-centric, the 340i features xDrive all-wheel drive, while the C450 AMG® boasts 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, resulting in superior traction control on either side. On both sedans, you’ll find a multi-mode drive program that lets you customize throttle response, steering, and more. The C450 AMG®, however, is the only one of the two to include interactive adaptive variable suspension as standard.
If you’re considering the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG® vs. the 2016 BMW 340i xDrive, you’re likely in the market for top-notch luxury. Similarly priced, the C450 AMG® and the 340i xDrive include a variety of must-have features for luxury lovers, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual zone climate control, and keyless entry and ignition. Unlike the 340i xDrive, though, the C450 AMG® gives front-seat passengers a broader range of seating adjustments with 14-way power-adjustable front seats and a memory function. The cockpit of the new C450 AMG® also sports a larger, 177.8-millimetre central display screen, which includes an exclusive touchpad controller that operates much like a smartphone or tablet.
Safety and Crash Protection
The BMW 340i xDrive and the Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG® sedans place safety and security on a pedestal, what with their heated, memory-adjustable mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, and emergency telematics. When it comes to front crash protection, however, the 2016 C450 AMG® takes a wide leap forward, as demonstrated by its Superior (with optional equipment) rating from the IIHS. In comparison, the 2016 BMW 340i xDrive nets a lower Advanced rating in the same category, and doesn’t come equipped with COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS®, ATTENTION ASSIST®, PRESAFE®, or Blind Spot Assist – all of which are standard on the C450 AMG® sedan.
Enjoy Greater Performance and Safety!
Compared to the 2016 BMW 340i xDrive, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG® is not only more powerful, it’s also safer for drivers and their passengers. Contact us at Mercedes-Benz Brampton to take this remarkable sedan for a test drive! We’re on call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday!