Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

About Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class compact luxury car is a prestigious chip off the old block. Its design, technology and very essence are derived from the S-Class, Mercedes' nearly 6-figure flagship. The C-Class is far more attainable, and if the S-Class shouts that its driver has made it, this one says theirs is getting there. This is even more so with the C-Class coupe and convertible, which trade 5-passenger practicality for stylistic flair and a carefree attitude. Against its BMW 3 Series archrival, the C-Class tends to have slightly softer manners, but is still impressively athletic when pushed. Equally notable are the C-Class' roster of tech/safety features and amenities, right down to the interior fragrance system that broke ground in the latest S-Class.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2018?
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

For 2018, all C-Class models except the hybrid receive a 9-speed automatic transmission (the hybrid retains a 7-speed). Sedan models gain a power sunroof as standard, while the coupe gets a rearview camera and blind-spot monitoring. Cabriolets receive a semi-automatic trunk separator, wood trim and analog clock. All models now have extendable sun visors.

  • Expert Rating: 9.4
  • Consumers Rating: 8
  • MPG 24|33
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2017?
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

For 2017, Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet return riding atop the sedan’s recently revised chassis and interior. Three new AMG models are added: Mercedes-AMG AMG C43, AMG C63 and AMG C63 S. 

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2016?
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

For 2016, Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class gains a new trim, the C450 AMG, and drops the C400 from the lineup. The new C450 AMG performance sedan is intended to take on the Audi S4 and BMW 335i. Later in the year, a C-Class plug-in hybrid will be introduced.

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2015?
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

All-new for 2015, the C-Class sedan loses as much as 220 pounds despite growing 3.7 inches longer (in sedan form). Fuel economy increases about 20 percent as well, and a thorough interior and exterior restyling lends the lineup a slick new look.

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2014?
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Changes for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class include the addition of 18-inch wheels to the C350 and a standard split-folding rear seat on all models. The sport-oriented C63 AMG receives a new Edition 507 package that bumps output to 507 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque.

2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2013?
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

New for 2013 is the C300 4Matic's 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 that bumps output to 248 horsepower. A fuel-saving ECO start/stop feature is added to the C350 and C300 4Matic, while Distronic Plus becomes a stand-alone option. Mbrace2 internet and app connectivity is made standard on all trims.

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2012?
2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe is a whole new visual twist on the automaker's entry-level U.S. sales star, as well as their first traditional coupe in this competitive luxury-minded market segment.

2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2011?
2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

For 2011, C-Class Sport models gain LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and black inlays around the headlamps. All C-Class Sedans come with a new headlamp switch and ESP controls relocated to the instrument cluster.

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2010?
2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2010 C-Class gains an individual tire pressure monitoring system, leather-wrapped steering wheel and new aerodynamic outside mirrors; the C300 Sport features new 17-inch wheels. New options include Keyless Go, four-way power lumbar support, tilt-down side mirror and a Dynamic Handling Package (not available on cars with 4MATIC).

2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2009?
2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2009 C-Class gains front pelvic airbags, bringing its total number of supplemental restraints to eight. The C300 gets a comfort suspension, while a 10-way driver's memory seat and power adjustable steering wheel are made standard on the C350. New options include a 40 gigabyte hard drive with six gigabytes of music storage and a Zagat restaurant guide.

2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2008?
2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2008 C-Class marks the fifth major overhaul since its inception. The new car is longer, wider and offers more interior room than its predecessor, as well as more power and content.


2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What's new for 2007?
2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The C230 receives a new E85-compliant engine, while the C280 and C350 Luxury models gain power front seats and a power-adjustable steering column with memory settings for up to three drivers. C230 and C350 Sport models receive new 17-inch wheels, an AMG rear deck spoiler and dual AMG exhaust pipes.

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Consumer Reviews

i own a C240 and had the CLA 2017 as a loaner

By on Friday, July 14, 2017

I don't own this car

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "quality is not there"

Cons: "looks good but doesnt drive good."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"My car is less than 55K and already exhibits multiple leaks in the engine, oil, axels, spark valves etc. Also has ESP problems, instrument problems, the passenger seat handle broke, the window rear right motor broke and window wouldnt rise. I drove their loaner for a week. A brand new 2017 CLA. I dont feel this car will perform any better. I could already feel the handles move so although covered in leather, underneath still all plastics. This generation of Benz was not made to last."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Nice looking car

By on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Good gas mileage, comfortable seats, style"

Cons: "Might take a while to get use to"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Bought new and one road trip 32 mpg. Decent power but no dragster. No shift knob on console. Nice looking car and should hold value in long term. Maintenance could be expensive but got the mid range maintenance package. Nice back up camera. Not a heavy car. Rides nice. Smaller trunk . Passengers say backseat is comfortable. Lots of gadgets and switches but I am old school and prefer a few knobs...I guess its the 21 century. Still like my Jeep Wrangler. 4k discount off with P2 package"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Love my car...

By on Saturday, January 7, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Beautiful inside and out! 2017 model. I turn heads left and right on the road. Only thing... a unexplainable noise coming from the front left end of car in wet conditions. dealership has no clue. my car was in service for 3 weeks with no resolution. it does not impede the way it drives... just an annoying noise. new model design bugs perhaps? other than that, phenomenal car!"

18 people out of 22 found this review helpful

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