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Engines & Power

C-Class C250 Sport Sedan

3-Series 328i Sedan

XTS Standard FWD

Standard Engine 1.8L 201 hp I4 2.0L 240 hp I4 3.6L 305 hp V6
Horsepower 201 @ 5500 RPM 240 @ 5000 RPM 305 @ 6800 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 229 @ 2000 RPM 255 @ 1250 RPM 264 @ 5200 RPM
Valves/Valve Configuration 16/DOHC 16/DOHC 24/DOHC
Displacement (cc) 1796 1997 3564
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.23 X 3.35 3.31 X 3.55 3.70 X 3.37
Compression Ratio 9.3:1 10.0:1 11.5:1
Fuel Type/System Gasoline/DI Gasoline/DI Gasoline/DI
Turbocharger Yes Yes No
Supercharger No No No

Transmissions

C-Class C250 Sport Sedan

3-Series 328i Sedan

XTS Standard FWD

Standard Transmission 7-Speed Automatic Overdrive 8-Speed Automatic Overdrive 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive

Payload & Towing

C-Class C250 Sport Sedan

3-Series 328i Sedan

XTS Standard FWD

Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.20 No data 104.20
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 12.40 13.00 18.00
Standard Towing (lb.) No data No data 1000
Max Towing (lb.) No data No data 1000
Standard Payload (lb.) 1135 904 No data
Max Payload (lb.) 1135 904 No data
Standard GVWR (lb.) 4453 4453 5346
Max GVWR (lb.) 4453 4453 5346

Braking & Traction

C-Class C250 Sport Sedan

3-Series 328i Sedan

XTS Standard FWD

4 Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive N/A N/A N/A
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Automatic Load-Leveling N/A N/A Std.
Electronic Brake Assistance Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle Opt. N/A N/A
Locking Differential N/A N/A N/A
Traction Control Std. Std. Std.
Vehicle Stability Control System Std. Std. Std.
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