Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

About Mercedes-Benz C-Class

With the arrival of a new coupe and convertible, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup is now complete. Along with the C-Class sedan, the 2-door twins usher in the new Mercedes-Benz design language, which is bolder and more muscular than any C-Class before it. Mercedes’ 2017 C-Class leaves nothing to be desired, combining power, handling and superb interior craftsmanship into a vehicle packed with cutting-edge technology and safety features. More aggressive-looking than the BMW 3 and 4 Series’ cars, the C-Class has the goods to take on the Cadillac ATS and Lexus IS and in AMG form, these same cars’ M, V and F-Sport trims. Although the C-Class is more expensive than some rivals, many feel the Mercedes-Benz name is worth the added premium.

LATEST MODEL
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: AMG C43, AMG C63 and AMG C63 S. 

  • Expert Rating: 9.5
  • Consumers Rating: 8.1
  • MPG 23|30
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

Mercedes-Benz realizes it’s not alone in chasing upwardly mobile car buyers looking for a premium vehicle. The C-Class, and especially the new 4-cylinder C250 sedan and coupe models, represents Mercedes’ effort to capture those younger dollars. For 2012, Mercedes has implemented over 2,000 new parts in the C-Class, giving it direct-injection engines, revised front and rear bodywork, and an updated interior.

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.

Consumer Reviews

Stylish, Solid, Compact Luxury Car

By on Wednesday, November 2, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Styling, fun to drive, decent cargo space"

Cons: "Can't get an optional spare tire"

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

"Have had absolutely zero issues with my 2016. Average mileage has been 28.0 mpg combined (usually drive in ECO mode) and have gotten as high as 35mpg on a 500 mile trip. Love the Sport mode and rear wheel bias on my 4 Matic -it's actually FUN to drive on a winding country road. While Command system is at first complicated - I recommend you actually spend 1 hour to look at the manual and review the videos - and then enjoy what you paid good money for! :) Climate control is good - great sun roof - like the LED lights. Styling is great. Seats firm but comfortable. Preferred overall package of MB over BMW & Audi I test drove. Trunk with folding seat is good - I can fit my bike in there or a folding wheelchair - I use the car to go skiing and all my equipment fits inside. Car has been good in upstate NY winter snow."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Excellent, sporty, and comfortable car.

By on Tuesday, November 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun, sporty yet luxurious, great looking."

Cons: "Manual gear select, back seat belts"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Bought my 2015 C250 Coupe after comparing to the BMW 320i. Although I was very fond of the BMW xDrive system, especially in North Western winters, the ESP in the MB has proven to do an admirable job in wet conditions. The car handles corners every bit as well as the BMW I tested. The biggest decider was the engine power and the seats. The 1.8L turbo makes impressive power and accelerates out of the corners much harder than the BMWs bi-turbo 4. The seats keep you well planted during hard maneuvering and yet comfortable for long cruises. I took the car on a 6 hour road trip and never felt the slightest bit uncomfortable. I also had no problem overtaking on the freeway in Idaho with 80mph speed limits and a full load of 4 people in the car. The seat warmers are amazing, too. The back seats are very comfortable and offer good leg room and head space even for someone who is 6'1" like me. The styling is excellent. Mine is black with aluminum accents and it looks stunning. The large sunroof is a major plus when the weather is nice out. The feedback and ride quality are great but could be improved with non run flat tires. Harmon/Kardon stereo delivers superb sound. Trunk space is ample. Now for the downer bits. The back seatbelt can be a bit of a pain as it tries to lock up on you and sometimes requires multiple attempts before it will give you enough slack to be comfortable. The back seats in the Coupe are also a bit of a pain to get in and out of owing to the fact that they are fairly far back in the cabin. The entertainment system is fairly easy to operate but could be better. Every time I plug my phone into the USB port to charge it automatically connects the stereo to it despite not having any music. This is a bit annoying. The paddle shifters are nearly useless even in sport mode. Manual gear selection is really only good for downshifting before entering corners but it is still sluggish and uninspiring. By far the biggest disappointment. Forget trying to upshift with it. When accelerating in a straight line in sport mode it will shift when it is ready to and not a millisecond before. Still, the gear ratios on the 7-speed transmission are well balanced and it shifts near seamlessly in economy mode. Overall this car is a joy to drive both spiritedly and casually. I do not regret my purchase at all."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Beautiful car with the worst navigation system

By on Monday, January 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,300

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"The navigation is not very accurate, had me turning in a driveway to nowhere instead of the street 3 blocks down and was not near my location when it told me I had arrived. The whole entertainment/nav system is not user friendly, it requires too many steps to each choice. You can't select radio stations while in phone mode, you can't turn the radio off by itself the whole system shuts down. The system only allows using the radio, phone, nav, etc. one thing at a time.I had a seven year old Accord that had a much better and easier system than the Mercedes'. The transmission is sluggish at times and rough shifting. I love the blind spot alert but it doesn't always work accurately. The memory card slot is a handy way to play and store your own music."

26 people out of 32 found this review helpful

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