Might have been several of these before.
So I have a budget of around $45k (USD).
So I've been checking a lot, and can't decide, 2013:
Benz c350 or a BMW 3 Series?
I don't really care about the 0-60, but quality and performance matters to me. So does the interior, the driving, comfort and looks.
Which would you go for? And if there is a better car, please suggest so.
I have a 2013 BMW 320i with the Premium package, and the 8 spd auto. I believe BMW has stuck a balance between sport and luxury with this car. The difference between the 320 and 328i is HP 180 to 240 (328i.) However, the 8 spd tranny really makes the best of the HP of the 320i, I also get 36 on highway with the car.
Bimmer people bitch about the steering, but in everyday driving I don't see as a problem, also the stop/start feature at first is odd, but having my car since Oct, it doesn't bother me so much.
Comfort, I drive between Phoenix and San Diego often and never had a problem on comfort, I do not have the sport package but the ride is your typical German ride, firm without your filling falling out.
You can pick up a new 320i with Premium, lighting package, and Nav for under 39K. BMW has been very aggressive in the deals of the 320i.
I like the looks of the new C class, but over all I liked the BMW better. I really don't think you can go wrong with either car, since it's a personal preference.