Video: Road & Track – BMW 328i Sedan vs. Mercedes-Benz C250 Sport

Videos | April 21st, 2012 by 4
2012 bmw 328i sedan vs 2012 mercedes benz c250 sport 19 gallery image large Video: Road & Track   BMW 328i Sedan vs. Mercedes Benz C250 Sport

To find out which German turbocharged 4-cylinder sports sedan sits at the top in their segment, U.S. magazine Road and Track tests the BMW 328i …

To find out which German turbocharged 4-cylinder sports sedan sits at the top in their segment, U.S. magazine Road and Track tests the BMW 328i against the Mercedes-Benz C250 Sport.

With the new generation F30 328i, BMW moved away from the six-cylinder engine and into the era of four-cylinder turbocharged units. Initially the move was received with skepticism by consumers and BMW fans, but recent tests have proven that the four-banger is a phenomenal unit.

The 2.0 liter inline-4 makes 240 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, compared with 230 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque found in the previous E90 328i.

2012 bmw 328i sedan vs 2012 mercedes benz c250 sport 19 gallery image large Video: Road & Track   BMW 328i Sedan vs. Mercedes Benz C250 Sport

Mercedes-Benz C250 Sport comes fitted with a 1.8-liter powerplant rated at 201 horsepower and 229 lb-ft of torque. As for transmissions, the 7-speed 7G-tronic Plus automatic is the only one offered for the C250 Sport, while BMW offers the 328i with either a ZF 8-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual as standard option.

As tested, the 2012 BMW 328i costs $50,870 and the C250 Sport comes in at $41,880.

A full review and verdict, can be found in the video below and at Road & Track.

4 responses to “Video: Road & Track – BMW 328i Sedan vs. Mercedes-Benz C250 Sport”

  1. FreudeKing says:

    That red interior is horrible! I cannot believe anyone would want blakc with red interior, especially when the luxury line with beige is so great! That black couldn’t even bring out the beautiful interior lines of the new 3! Merc’s interior is still very cheap looking even with the extra chrome.

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