2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Buyer's Guide
The car is as compelling as the badge.
The C-Class is as refined, comfortable and solid as you'd expect, but this generation is also the sportiest, most youthful and most stylish to date. Beneath the sculpted sheetmetal lies a rich and contemporary interior, and on the road the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is alternately relaxed and responsive according to the situation. There's also plenty of variety in the lineup, including coupe and convertible variants -- which will be refreshed for 2019 -- a plug-in hybrid option and three fire-breathing Mercedes-AMG models. For 2018, all C-Class models except the hybrid receive a 9-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid continues to use a 7-speed automatic.
From our 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review: "While comfort and quiet are top of mind, the C-Class is easy to hustle. In fact, the 2018 C-Class is beguilingly quick, and its turbocharged 4-cylinder feels more powerful than its stated 241 horsepower. With the new 9-speed transmission, the C 300 now runs to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, 2/10ths of a second quicker than last year."
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The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup starts at just over $41,000 for the C 300 sedan and climbs past $96,000 for a fully loaded C 63 AMG S sedan. Build and price your own 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
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All-new last year, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes the quality and comfortable luxury the sedan is known for and injects a healthy dose of sporty fun. The latest iteration is both larger and lighter than the last one, and both the attractive body and upscale interior are reminiscent of the ultra-lux full-size S-Class sedan. There is no shortage of compelling sport sedans out there, but the C-Class offers a level of comfort and elegance that isn't available elsewhere. There's also plenty of variety in the lineup, including a new plug-in hybrid option and three fire-breathers from AMG. It is also Kelley Blue Book's Luxury Car Best Buy for the second year in a row.
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