Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
An icon of the entry-level luxury class, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the German luxury brand’s best-selling models. First introduced in 1993, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class helped usher in the modern age of luxury sedans as it offered much of the style, performance and prestige expected in a Mercedes-Benz, but it was smaller, more fun-to-drive and it was priced more affordably. Here you can find Vehicle History Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review.
It was an immediate success. And the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has built on that popularity for the last three decades. Today the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers buyers a full-range of stylish sedans, coupes and convertibles packed with the latest safety and performance technology. These cars also have a well-deserved reputation for comfort, world class build quality and high resale value, which has kept the Mercedes-Benz C-Class ahead of its competition and has made it a smart new car purchase as well as a desirable value on the used car marketplace and for Certified Pre Owned shoppers.
Now in its fourth-generation, Mercedes C-Class continues to be built in Germany and the model continues to outsell many of its rivals from Germany, America and Japan.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
Smaller than the midsize E-Class, but larger than the CLA-Class, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is large enough for family duty, but small enough to be personal, sporty and fun-to-drive. For 2018, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered as a four-door sedan, a two-door coupe and a soft top convertible, and each is offered as the Mercedes-Benz C300, the powerful AMG C 43 and the extreme hot rods of the range, the AMG C 63 and C 63 S.
AMG is Mercedes in-house tuner or hot rod shop, and any Mercedes that wears the AMG badge has been tuned up for additional performance, including more power, bigger brakes and sport tuned suspensions for improved handling. AMG versions of Mercedes-Benz products are some of the best performing luxury cars in the world, and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 are no exceptions.
Prices start just over $40,000 for a 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 sedan with rear wheel drive. Mercedes excellent 4Matic all-wheel drive system is available for an additional $2,000. C-Class Coupe models cost a couple of grand more, and the C-Class Cabriolet starts around $52,000 which makes it Mercedes most affordable convertible.
Under the hood of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 241 hp. This year the Mercedes-Benz C300 gets a new 9-speed automatic transmission and Mercedes says the C300 can accelerate to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds, which is quicker than last year. The AMG C 43, which gets standard all-wheel drive, is even quicker. Its twin-turbo V6 makes 362 hp and it can get the C-Class to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds.
However, if you’re looking to purchase one of the most powerful and quickest accelerating luxury cars available, check out the rear-wheel drive 2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S. It’s powered by a 503 hp twin-turbocharged V8, and its 0-60 mph acceleration of just 3.9 seconds will make your kids squeal with delight. Prices start around $74,000.
On the other end of the spectrum is the Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-in Hybrid. It offers environmentally conscious luxury buyers exceptional fuel economy and the ability to drive short distances on electric power alone. But it’s still fun. Mercedes says it will hit 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds.
2015-2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
Mercedes-Benz C-Class models built between 2015 and 2017 are voraciously similar to the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class you’ll find in the dealers new car showroom. They not only look the same, but they offer similar comfort and performance. That makes the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class attractive choices for used and certified pre-owned Mercedes-Benz shoppers looking for luxury, style and performance and prestige at a lower price.
Online and magazine reviews of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class continuously praise the model for its exceptional handling, smooth ride and comfortable interior with features rich appointments and grand design. Car experts and owners alike call the fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class fun-to-drive with agile handling, quick response and strong acceleration.
First offered only as a sedan, Mercedes added the reshaped C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet to the lineup in 2017. In 2016 Mercedes added the C350e Plug-In Hybrid model to the range and in 2017 it created the first AMG C 43 models. Although some of its rivals have recently offered diesel engines, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has not. Instead, it has been at the cutting edge of turbocharging technology with a full range of four-cylinder, V6 and V8 engines that offer big power and impressive fuel economy.
2008-2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
The third-generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class was extremely popular throughout its seven years on the showroom floor, and these sedans and coupes built between 2008 and 2014 still look stylish today. Sold only as a sedan for the first five years, the C-Class Coupe debuted in 2013. Mercedes first offered the C300, C350 and C63 AMG. All were rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive was offered on the C300 and became standard on that model in 2012.
Also in 2012 all C-Class models received a visual update with new front and rear styling and more luxurious interior appointments including better materials. Mercedes also replaced the sedan’s pop-up infotainment screen with a less complicated fixed unit and the entry level C250 model debuted with a turbocharged 1.8-liter four cylinder that made 201 hp. The C350 also received a generous increase in horsepower.
In 2013 the C300 got a larger 3.5-liter V6, which made enthusiasts happy. It made 20 hp more than the previous 3.0-liter engine and got more miles per gallon. Mercedes also began to make fuel saving start/stop technology available on some models, as well as adaptive cruise control.
2001-2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
Used car shoppers on a tight budget looking for a Mercedes-Benz C-Class should check out the second-generation, which included enthusiast favorites like the 2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG sedan with its 349 hp V6 and the V8-powered C55 AMG sedan, which was produced from 2005-2007. Several bodystyles were offered during this run, including a four-door sedan, a five-door station wagon and a two-door hatchback, which was available as the C230 Kompressor with 192 hp and eventually as the C320 with a V6.
The 4Matic all-wheel drive system became available on the sedan and wagon in 2003, the same year Mercedes expanded the lineup to include the C230 sedan and C240 wagon. In 2004 the C-Class got a mild exterior facelift and Mercedes spruced up the interior a bit and in 2006 the hatchback and wagon models were discontinued.