hamburger icon

1999 Mercedes-Benz C230

Change vehicle or year
Select a Year - Mercedes-Benz C230
Change Vehicle
Expert Rating

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

Select a Trim
Select a Trim
1999 Kompressor C 230 4dr Sedan
most popular
Price:   -  From $31,200


Installing a sports car engine in a sedan often results in an unhappy combination, but when Mercedes-Benz took the engine from the SLK230 and dropped it in the C-Class, it added wings to the heels of its entry-level sedan. Stir in the Sport option package, and the solid but stolid C230 becomes a sport compact with a 0-60 mph acceleration time only a tick slower than its V6-powered C280 sibling. Mercedes renames the C230 in honor of the sports car's engine, appending "Kompressor" - German for supercharger - to the alphanumeric, adding a shiny badge to the trunklid to make sure everyone knows. Anyone driving last year's C230 would quickly find out, however, as the 1999 C230 Kompressor scampers from rest to 60 mph in a factory-claimed 8.1 seconds, a full two seconds faster than the older model. That may not be as quick as the limited-production V8-powered C43 performance sedan that tops the C-Class line-up, but it is quick and the C230 Kompressor is much more accessible with a base price not far over 30 grand. Our car was equipped with the Sport Package, a remarkable bargain at only $890. It not only sharpens the handling of the C230 Kompressor but also gives the junior Mercedes four-door a slightly naughty track-ready look. The only reason to pass on this package is its slightly firmer ride, but we found the optional sport-tuned suspension pleasantly firm. It's a matter of priorities.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.3L I-4 / 185 HP / 200 ft.lbs.
5-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
21 / 29 / 25 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.3L I-4 / 185 HP / 200 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
21 / 29 / 25 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Aluminum / Full-size
Fuel Tank
16.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
88 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
177.4 "
Exterior Width
67.7 "
Exterior Height
56.1 "
Front Headroom
37.2 "
Rear Headroom
37.0 "
Front Legroom
41.5 "
Rear Legroom
32.8 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.6 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,250 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.6 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Silver Aluminum / 16.0 "
Monotone / Monotone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored With Chrome Insert / Front Body-colored With Body-colored Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Premium Bucket / Sport
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
8-way / (6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center / Center With Pass-thru And Skibag
Rear Seats
Bench / 60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan / Premium Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
8 / 8 Brand
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic / Telescopic Sport
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Door Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Door Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Unlimited Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months

Used 1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 for Sale

We were unable to find any used Mercedes-Benz C230 vehicles within 100 miles of your ZIP code. You can expand your search criteria to find used listings on the inventory page using the button below.

See All Used Car Listings