The driver's seat is a thrilling place to be, especially when you choose a luxury sedan, like the BMW 7 Series or the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Still, the question remains: Which one of these sedans will give you the thrills you need around Solon, Cleveland, or Hudson, OH? That's what our team at BMW Cleveland is here to find out with this BMW 7 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz C-Class comparison.

Which One Has the Power to Perform?

What's the first thing you look for in an exciting luxury sedan? If it's a powerful engine, you'll love the BMW 7 Series. Its standard 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine pumps out 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The 2.0L inline-4 turbo of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class tops out at just 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.

You'll get to decide how these sedans perform with their selectable drive modes. The C-Class provides four selectable modes, but the 7 Series takes your personalization a step further with five modes. They include:


Do you need something a little more electrifying? You'll only have a plug-in hybrid option with the BMW 7 Series. The 745e xDrive has a total power output of 389 horsepower thanks to its combination of a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo engine and an eDrive electric motor.

Is the BMW 7 Series More Lavish Than the C-Class?

Both sedans can be decked out with amenities like available leather trim, heated front seats, and power-adjustable front seats. You'll get seating for five in both models, but you'll find the 7 Series is the more spacious option. It boasts 39.9 inches of front headroom and 38.9 inches in the rear seats. The C-Class tops out at 37.1 inches for both rows.

Whether you want to take the day off or just keep the folks in the back seats extra comfy, you'll only get Rear Executive Lounge Seating with the 7 Series. This available package includes:

  • Electric Reclining Seat and Footrest
  • Rear-seat entertainment Professional
  • Executive Lounge Rear Center Console

What's your favorite song? When it comes over the airwaves, you can crank up the volume on the standard Harman Kardon® Surround Sound Audio System in the BMW 7 Series. It comes with 16 speakers, which beats out even the available 13-speaker Burmester® Surround Sound System in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

7 Series vs C-Class: Savvy Safety Technology

BMW and Mercedes-Benz have long been pioneers of vehicle safety. That's why both models are so closely matched when it comes to providing the peace of mind you desire. The 7 Series comes standard with the following technologies, many of which are also available with the C-Class:

  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Speed Limit Info
  • Automatic High Beams

Both models come standard with a system that can prepare the vehicle for an imminent collision. Once one is detected, they automatically tighten the seat belts, close the windows, and activate post-crash braking.

Do you need a sedan that's going to give you more confidence in crowded parking lots? You're in luck! Both the BMW 7 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offer parking sensors that alert you when you get too close to an obstacle in the front or rear of the vehicle.

BMW 7 Series or Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Time to Decide!

Any showdown between BMW and Mercedes-Benz is a close fight, but in this one, the BMW 7 Series came out on top with the ultimate interior comfort, superior power, and a plug-in hybrid option. Does that sound like what you need for your travels around Solon, Cleveland, or Hudson? If so, then come see it up close and experience it for yourself at our family-owned BMW dealer.

Schedule a test drive at BMW Cleveland, the largest BMW dealer in Ohio!


* Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.

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