F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > Photo, Video, Media Gallery, Journals > Best executive cars review - BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes C-Class vs Audi A4
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-28-2014, 07:44 AM   #1
knightsabers
First Lieutenant
 
knightsabers's Avatar
 
Drives: 328i M-Sport Sapphire Black
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sydney

Posts: 354
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Best executive cars review - BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes C-Class vs Audi A4

BIMMERPOST
     Featured on BIMMERPOST.com
Carbuyer just reviewed the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 & the new Mercedes Benz C Class. Comparison of the Big 3 from Germany.

knightsabers is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 05:03 PM   #2
tturedraider
Captain
 
tturedraider's Avatar
 
Drives: '06 Sonora 330i NA N52 :-)
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, north shore (via Tennessee & Texas)

Posts: 665
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for posting. I have been watching for this almost daily.
__________________
2006 330i Sonora, current; 2004 330i ZHP Imola/NB, retired; 2000 328i TiAg, retired

** Join the BMW CCA www.bmwcca.org member #388003 - Use me as a referral & you could win a one day ///M Driving School!! **
tturedraider is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #3
Boostin335
Major
 
Drives: sl600 z06 supra sti 996tt m3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: North/Central NJ

Posts: 1,206
iTrader: (2)

Silly... they compared a really low cdi model mercedes against the 335d... they should of used a 328 or used the c400 mercedes and an s4.

2 slow slow slow 4 bangers against a 335... of course that drove better lol
Boostin335 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 05:13 PM   #4
Diver
Colonel
 
Diver's Avatar
 
Drives: Black '12 135i DCT PPK Msport
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas

Posts: 2,545
iTrader: (0)

I am not wild about Audi. They are complex mechanically and expensive to repair out of warranty. Mercedes currently has the highest customer satisfaction of any car brand in the US. They must be doing something right. However, if my 1'er suddenly disappeared, I probably would not be in the market for any of these models.
__________________
Diver is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 05:26 PM   #5
VMRWheels
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
VMRWheels's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA

Posts: 13,493
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2014 BMW F22  [0.00]
2013 BMW F06  [0.00]
2013 BMW F30  [0.00]
Nice! Thanks for sharing
__________________

VMR | Wheels - Mitch A. | p. 714-442-7916 extension 107 | e. Mitch@velocitymotoring.com | ** VMR Winter Wheel/Tire Sale! **
VMRWheels is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 05:32 PM   #6
v1k1ng01
Likes Cake!
 
v1k1ng01's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 335i m-sport
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Mainz, Gemany

Posts: 232
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boostin335 View Post
Silly... they compared a really low cdi model mercedes against the 335d... they should of used a 328 or used the c400 mercedes and an s4.

2 slow slow slow 4 bangers against a 335... of course that drove better lol
It was actually the 330d that they compared in this video. The 3 liter diesel engine in that car is in between the 328d and the 335d when it comes to power, performance and fuel economy. Don't ask me what the difference is between the 335d though. All I know is I see all 3 in addition to the 320d and 318d on the roads here in Germany.

I do agree though the A4's base 2.0L TDI is weak when pitted against the the 330d, but they didn't specify if they compared the C250cdi, C300cdi which would be comparable to the 328d and the 330d respectively.

Last edited by v1k1ng01; 08-28-2014 at 05:52 PM.
v1k1ng01 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 05:46 PM   #7
aksi
Private First Class
 
Drives: 335i sedan
Join Date: May 2014
Location: so cal

Posts: 158
iTrader: (0)

Rear lamp on the mercedes is hideous.
aksi is offline  
+1
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 05:49 PM   #8
bradleyland
TIM YOYO
 
Drives: 2013 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vero Beach, FL

Posts: 1,552
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boostin335 View Post
Silly... they compared a really low cdi model mercedes against the 335d... they should of used a 328 or used the c400 mercedes and an s4.

2 slow slow slow 4 bangers against a 335... of course that drove better lol
As they pointed out almost immediately, while the cars were in different trim, they were comparing the lines as a whole. Also, that was a 330d (254 HP), not the 335d (309 HP). Similar engine, yes, but slightly down on power. Still a far more powerful unit than the 2.0L diesel in the 320d (181 HP), but they didn't rate the BMW highest because it had the best acceleration, they rated it highest because of a combination of factors, including the fact that it offers the best driver-focused car.
__________________
His: 2013 ///M3 - Interlagos Blue Black M-DCT
Hers: 2013 X3 28i - N20 Mineral Silver / Sand Beige / Premium, Tech
Past: 2010 135i - TiAg Coral Red 6MT ///M-Sport
bradleyland is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 05:50 PM   #9
Midwest X6
Captain
 
Midwest X6's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 X3 28xi
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Great Midwest

Posts: 823
iTrader: (4)

I like me that Baby S Class Benz...

The W205 is very, very high on my next car list....

Blasphemy I know...But outside of M235i or M3, their aint much under a 6 series that BMW offers that interests me much anymore..
__________________
Current Ride: 2013\28xi\Deep Sea Blue\Oyster Nevada Leather\Fineline Sienna Trim\Sport Activity \Cold Weather\Premium\Comfort Access\Navigation\Panoramic Moon Roof\BMW Assist

Previous Rides: E92 M3, E70 X5 35d, E71 X6 50i, E71 X6 35i,E60 550i, E46 M3 Cabriolet, E39 540i, E36 328i
Midwest X6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 05:51 PM   #10
bradleyland
TIM YOYO
 
Drives: 2013 M3
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Vero Beach, FL

Posts: 1,552
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I was pretty amazed to hear that they prefer the manual in the Audi to the BMW. I absolutely hate Audi manuals with their garbage linkage.
__________________
His: 2013 ///M3 - Interlagos Blue Black M-DCT
Hers: 2013 X3 28i - N20 Mineral Silver / Sand Beige / Premium, Tech
Past: 2010 135i - TiAg Coral Red 6MT ///M-Sport
bradleyland is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 06:01 PM   #11
richardg
Major
 
richardg's Avatar
 
Drives: e36M / e92M / e36 328i
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bloomfield Hills Mi.

Posts: 1,307
iTrader: (5)

Is it just me or did those two seem as much into each other as they were reviewing the cars.
richardg is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 06:04 PM   #12
aksi
Private First Class
 
Drives: 335i sedan
Join Date: May 2014
Location: so cal

Posts: 158
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by richardg View Post
Is it just me or did those two seem as much into each other as they were reviewing the cars.
He loved it when she was squeezing on him in the back.
aksi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 06:05 PM   #13
300hp
Colonel
 
Drives: X5 & 335xi
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: USA

Posts: 2,769
iTrader: (0)

There is consistency in the complaints about engine noise and subpar transmission. Not the best review to base anything on but still, 1-0 is not a bad start for the 3er
__________________
EBII 2014 335i xDrive
335HP, Sport AT, 19" Wheels, MPE, Prem, Tech, Cold, HK, Driver Assist & DH pkgs

Deep Sea Blue Metallic 2013 X5 35d Sport
Prem, Convenience, Cold and Premium Sound packages
300hp is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 06:08 PM   #14
x5love
Captain
 
Drives: 08 E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: CA

Posts: 689
iTrader: (0)

that merc interior is stunning.

bmw really skimped out with their interior this generation... hard pressed to see how anything got nicer in the 3 and 4 range from the generations preceding.

that c class interior though... oh my lord.
__________________
E92 335i|Jet Black|Black Dakota|Alu|Step/paddles|ZPP|ZSP|6FL|Navi|Heated Seats|CA
x5love is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 06:13 PM   #15
Midwest X6
Captain
 
Midwest X6's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 X3 28xi
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Great Midwest

Posts: 823
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by richardg View Post
Is it just me or did those two seem as much into each other as they were reviewing the cars.
I love brit women...sexy as hell voices
__________________
Current Ride: 2013\28xi\Deep Sea Blue\Oyster Nevada Leather\Fineline Sienna Trim\Sport Activity \Cold Weather\Premium\Comfort Access\Navigation\Panoramic Moon Roof\BMW Assist

Previous Rides: E92 M3, E70 X5 35d, E71 X6 50i, E71 X6 35i,E60 550i, E46 M3 Cabriolet, E39 540i, E36 328i
Midwest X6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 06:15 PM   #16
Midwest X6
Captain
 
Midwest X6's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 X3 28xi
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Great Midwest

Posts: 823
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by x5love View Post
that merc interior is stunning.

bmw really skimped out with their interior this generation... hard pressed to see how anything got nicer in the 3 and 4 range from the generations preceding.

that c class interior though... oh my lord.
Its nicer in person. And with sport pack, 18/19" wheels it's sexy outside too...Got my test drive scheduled this weekend..

We'll see. I was enamored with the CLS over the 5 series (e60) till I drove em both back to back too
__________________
Current Ride: 2013\28xi\Deep Sea Blue\Oyster Nevada Leather\Fineline Sienna Trim\Sport Activity \Cold Weather\Premium\Comfort Access\Navigation\Panoramic Moon Roof\BMW Assist

Previous Rides: E92 M3, E70 X5 35d, E71 X6 50i, E71 X6 35i,E60 550i, E46 M3 Cabriolet, E39 540i, E36 328i
Midwest X6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 07:08 PM   #17
nicknaz
Brigadier General
 
Drives: 2012 Z4 35i
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Diego CA

Posts: 3,927
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Midwest X6 View Post
The W205 is very, very high on my next car list....

Blasphemy I know...But outside of M235i or M3, their aint much under a 6 series that BMW offers that interests me much anymore..
LOL, I think we are the opposite type of car buyer.

Nothing larger than 3 series interests me (~4600lb for a 650i... WTF ) in the BMW lineup

And the new C class has a nice interior but a lot of weight. If I went MB, it would need to be AMG since the non AMG have nice interiors but low performance.

Hurray for choice eh ?
nicknaz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 07:08 PM   #18
snaimpally
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2011 335i MT
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Austin, TX

Posts: 455
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diver View Post
I am not wild about Audi. They are complex mechanically and expensive to repair out of warranty.
A local automotive chain has a location near where I work so I get most of my servicing done by them. I was talking to the manager, who has worked at several dealerships, and he said he would not recommend buying a used Audi, because once they are out of warranty, the repair costs add up.
__________________
Mobridge DA2 -> Helix DSP -> Mosconi AS100.4 + AS100.4 + AS200.2 -> Morel Piccolo + Dynaudio E2 430 + Jehnert XE200 + Dynaudio Esotar 1200
snaimpally is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 07:10 PM   #19
TheBingoBalls
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: E90 325i, R56 MINI Cooper
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posts: 1,714
iTrader: (1)

My god. That interior...
TheBingoBalls is offline   Canada
+1
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 07:38 PM   #20
Diver
Colonel
 
Diver's Avatar
 
Drives: Black '12 135i DCT PPK Msport
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas

Posts: 2,545
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by snaimpally View Post
A local automotive chain has a location near where I work so I get most of my servicing done by them. I was talking to the manager, who has worked at several dealerships, and he said he would not recommend buying a used Audi, because once they are out of warranty, the repair costs add up.
What I wonder, is if this is reflected in residual values, because that is what new buyers care about. I don't know the answer.
__________________
Diver is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 07:51 PM   #21
Maddict3
Captain
 
Maddict3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 MW M4
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Miami

Posts: 830
iTrader: (0)

nice!!
__________________
MY GARAGE:

2015
/// F82 M4 / MW-Full SO / Executive / Lighting / Driver Assistance / DCT / M Suspension / Black 19's / HK/ Enhanced USB-Bluetooth
2013 / E92 335is / MW-Coral red / Executive / Nav Package / DCT / 19's 313 / HK
Maddict3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-28-2014, 08:49 PM   #22
Double Bubble
Captain
 
Double Bubble's Avatar
 
Drives: E90
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: States

Posts: 628
iTrader: (0)

Wow she is hot
__________________
________
Double Bubble is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST