Compare 2021 BMW M3 Sedan vs Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan

Overview

Engine
3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Engine
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 16 MPG
Hwy: 23 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13 ft³
Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Horsepower
473 hp @ 6250 rpm
385 hp @ 6100 rpm
Torque
406 lb-ft @ 2650 rpm
384 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,840 lbs
3,825 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
19 MPG
21 MPG
City
16 MPG
18 MPG
Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 Tons/yr
8.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
17.4 gallons
Cruising Range City
249.6 miles
313.2 miles
Cruising Range Highway
358.8 miles
469.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
189.1 in
185 in
Height
56.4 in
56.3 in
Max Width
74.3 in
71.3 in
Front Width
63.7 in
63.1 in
Rear Width
63.2 in
61.3 in
Wheelbase
112.5 in
111.8 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
3.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.6 in
41.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.6 in
37.1 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55.3 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.6 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.8 in
37.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
55 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13 ft³
12.6 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
40 ft
39.7 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 9.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 10.5"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P275/40YR18
P225/45HR18
Rear Tire
P285/35YR19
P245/40HR18

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Sao Paulo Yellow
  • Black
  • Polar White

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Brooklyn Grey Metallic
  • Isle of Man Green Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Toronto Red Metallic
  • Individual Dravit Grey Metallic
  • Oxide Grey Metallic
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic
  • Frozen Brilliant White Metallic
  • Frozen Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Kyalami Orange/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Silverstone/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Yas Marina Blue/Black, Extended Merino Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Black w/Red Stitching, MB-TEX/DINAMICA Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Kyalami Orange/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Silverstone/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Yas Marina Blue/Black, Full Merino Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Red Topstitching, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Cranberry Red, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige/Black, Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Optional
Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Cloth Seats
Standard
Optional
Leather Seats
Standard
Optional
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Optional
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Optional
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Optional
Navigation System
Standard
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Standard
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
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