Driven is back, powered by Petronas Primax! We compare the Mercedes-Benz C350e (RM295k) and the BMW 330e (RM249k) plug-in hybrids, plus a budget alternative, the VW Passat 2.0 TSI (RM200k). Which one will win in a drag race, and which one should you buy? Find out in this video.

More pictures here: paul.my/Driven-2017-BMW-330e-Merc-C350e-VW-Passat

Music by Dyalla

Comments

    • Gül Çil
      Gül Çil

      Mercedes is best

      about 13 days ago
    • Ryan Blog
      Ryan Blog

      Would still choose Mercedes cause it’s my dream car

      about 1 month ago
    • Brick Island
      Brick Island

      What about the Passat GTE?

      about 1 month ago
    • forgewire
      forgewire

      What you stated at 13:05 is opposite to what this article https://www.carmag.co.za/car-reviews/road-tests/bmw-330e-edrive-steptronic-vs-mercedes-benz-c350e-7g-tronic/ says: “But, of the two cars, it’s the C350e that handles the transitions between petrol to electric with greater finesse than the more noticeably stuttering and harsher-sounding petrol engine of the 330e.”
      Which one is trash talking?

      about 1 month ago
    • Paul Tan's Automotive News
      Paul Tan's Automotive News In reply to forgewire

      We stand by what we said. We feel the 330e has smoother electric-petrol transitions compared to the C350e, in the sense that you "feel" it less. Sound wise, definitely the 330e has a louder and rougher sounding engine though.

      about 1 month ago
    • Sherry Zee
      Sherry Zee

      Once a BM. Always a BM

      about 1 month ago
    • Bennett Ezeobi
      Bennett Ezeobi

      Okay seriously you guys are awesome at what you do, just 2 videos and I have a lot of info on mercedes plug in hybrids

      about 2 months ago
    • Robo Virtuoso
      Robo Virtuoso

      What's the VW's business messing about with the BMW and Merc? Not trying to be snob, but this is just a bit uneven comparison. Just makes the "practicality" factor an unnecessary, but forced in, element in the comparo, rendering it rather pointless to be honest.

      about 2 months ago
    • Suryateja GT
      Suryateja GT

      I'll take the vw Passat any day!

      about 3 months ago
    • naseerul  Kabir
      naseerul Kabir

      Audi has already overtaken bmw for sales in the uk

      about 4 months ago
    • Ash LeuQi
      Ash LeuQi

      Pls Do a driven of volvo s90

      about 4 months ago
    • Lucas Tant
      Lucas Tant

      Performance Wise;
      The Volkswagen Passat definitely loses to both of these cars.

      But for comfort, the VW Passat is quite adequate.

      Interior design; the VW takes it all.

      Exterior design; VW Passat wins

      about 4 months ago
    • Erick .
      Erick .

      Br Aqui ??

      about 5 months ago
    • Juliano Bassetto
      Juliano Bassetto

      Volkswagen Group is one of the greatest companies ever. Much more money to invest in R&D. Unbeatable.

      about 5 months ago
    • Silver Low
      Silver Low

      I'd choose the Passat as well. There's really no everyday situation that flummoxes it. And also the Merc might look luxurious but the ergonomics and infotainment is a nightmare.
      The BMW is very accomplished as a driver's car. But i do need a larger boot and interior

      about 5 months ago
    • KX XIANG
      KX XIANG

      I would die to host a car show like this .. omg

      about 5 months ago
    • Halvor Smebye
      Halvor Smebye

      Are these 2018 models?

      about 6 months ago
    • John
      John

      Excellent testing!

      about 6 months ago
    • mr
      mr

      Manual handbrake is safer than electric

      about 7 months ago
    • nasa jamil
      nasa jamil

      vw passat is so humble. I love it. It's slumber car. Cool, steady and humble car.

      about 8 months ago
    • Zesti7
      Zesti7

      Wrong to compare Passat to 3 and C ITS like a 5 serie and e-class which have Higher quality interior ...

      about 8 months ago
    • Zesti7
      Zesti7

      Lol the merce AMG styles And the BMW not M sport? Really bad to compare outsidere wheels front back and most of all maybe the steeringwheel....

      about 8 months ago
    • TheKalifzkalifatu
      TheKalifzkalifatu

      Wow, super nice video

      about 9 months ago
    • majorgeeek
      majorgeeek

      what does it mean "for those of you who put driving above all else there's always the BMW" what does that mean????

      about 10 months ago
    • Adiţã DMK7
      Adiţã DMK7

      Passat is the BO$$

      about 10 months ago
    • Nael Khairin
      Nael Khairin

      Passat is a much better.cause i have it one:-D in my garage

      about 10 months ago
    • Reddylion
      Reddylion

      If buying new, vw.. if buying used, bmw!

      about 11 months ago
    • hasyim uddin
      hasyim uddin

      Rm300,000 for a Mercedes...wow that's so cheap...mazda 3 in singapore can buy that mercedes...i believe this same Mercedes in singapore costs myr 600,000 plus...maybe more.

      about 11 months ago
    • DEFINE OFFICIAL
      DEFINE OFFICIAL

      Ecu remap that Passat.I'm sure the passat is able to catch the other 2 saloon on a drag race.

      about 11 months ago
    • Mong Cha Cha
      Mong Cha Cha

      350e wins the exterior the interior design. BMW wins the handling and slight more roomy for the rear and boot. But if look at the price tag, I will go for 330e. Furthermore, the handling is better for 330e. Sorry to say that, from the real cases that I heard from relatives and friends, there is no way I will go for Passat, at least at this moment.

      about 1 year ago
    • AKPunitha Ambigabadi
      AKPunitha Ambigabadi

      you guys should have use the Jetta instead of passat to match the other sedan

      about 1 year ago