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Used Car Price Range
$13,495 - $39,990
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2017 Base C 300 Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $39,500
2017 Luxury C 300 Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $39,500
2017 Sport C 300 Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $39,500
2017 Base C 300 All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan Price:   -  From $41,500
2017 Luxury C 300 All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan Price:   -  From $41,500
2017 Sport C 300 All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan Price:   -  From $41,500
2017 Base C 300 Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $42,650
2017 Base C 300 All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Coupe Price:   -  From $44,650
2017 Base C 350e 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $46,050
2017 Luxury C 350e 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $46,050
2017 Base C 300 Rear-Wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $50,900
2017 Base AMG C 43 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan Price:   -  From $52,000
2017 Base C 300 All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Cabriolet Price:   -  From $52,900
2017 Base AMG C 43 2dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Coupe Price:   -  From $55,500
2017 Base AMG C 43 2dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Cabriolet Price:   -  From $60,400
2017 Base AMG C 63 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $65,200
2017 Base AMG C 63 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $67,000
2017 S AMG C 63 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $72,800
2017 Base AMG C 63 2dr Cabriolet Price:   -  From $72,850
2017 S AMG C 63 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $75,000
2017 S AMG C 63 2dr Cabriolet Price:   -  From $80,850
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Overview

The bread-and-butter of Mercedes-Benz’s sedan range, the C-Class covers all the bases with mainstream, plug-in hybrid, and three high-performance trims, as well as sedan, coupe, and convertible body styles. If you’re looking for a car, there’s probably some kind of Mercedes-Benz C-Class for you.

What's New for 2017

The C-Class gets very sporty for 2017, with coupe, cabriolet, and two high-performance models on offer. The headline-grabbers are the Mercedes-AMG C43 and C63. As for the new body styles, both the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet mirror the C-Class sedan’s engine lineup, aside from the C350e plug-in hybrid trim.

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Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The most immediate decision for consumers is deciding on a body style. The sedan is a known quantity, offering adequate second-row legroom as part of the most versatile C-Class package.

The Coupe slashes a pair of doors out of the equation and looks to the drool-worthy S-Class Coupe for inspiration. Its sloping roofline and fastback-like tail make it a genuine challenger for the very pretty Audi A5. The Cabriolet complements the Coupe’s aesthetic strengths with a folding canvas roof, that increases headroom immeasurably.

Despite four separate models (five if you count the C63 S), the optional extras for the C-Class aren’t dramatically different. We recommend the highest Premium Package you can afford – while pricey, they add a lot of valuable content, from blind-spot monitoring, to navigation, to a Burmester stereo. Heated and ventilated front seats – occasionally included, depending on which of the four Premium Packages you select – a head-up display, and a cushy air suspension are available as well.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

C300

Available in Sedan, Coupe, and Cabriolet, and with an optional 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, the C300 uses a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder to generate 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.

Paired with a standard nine-speed automatic transmission, the C300 returns 24 miles per gallon city and 34 mpg highway in rear-drive-sedan trim (24/31 with all-wheel drive). The Coupe’s good looks demand a one-mpg sacrifice on the city cycle and a four-mpg drop on the highway (23/29 with 4Matic). The Cabriolet maintains the hardtop’s city rating but gains one mpg on the highway (22/29 for all-wheel drive).

Prices start at $40,425 (including a $925 destination charge) for the C300 Sedan, $43,575 for the C300 Coupe, and $51,825 for the C300 Cabriolet. Tack $2,000 onto each of those figures for 4Matic all-wheel drive.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

C350e

The plug-in hybrid C350e marries the C300’s 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder with a 60-kilowatt electric motor to generate a total output of 275 hp and a massive 443 lb-ft of torque. Despite its green leanings, the C350e is 0.2 seconds faster to 60 miles per hour than the C300, which takes six seconds.

But it also bests the gas-only four-cylinder on fuel economy. The C350e’s 6.2-kilowatt-hour battery can only store enough electricity for 19 miles of zero-emissions driving, although the combined 45 mpge city and 61 mpge highway is totally adequate for a plug-in hybrid. Unsurprisingly for such a niche product, Mercedes is only offering the C350e in a four-door sedan body.

The C350e starts at $47,045, not counting a $4,043 federal tax credit for plug-in vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

C43 AMG

With its latest C-Class, Mercedes-Benz promoted its entry-level V6 model to full-blown AMG status. The new C43 uses a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 to produce 362 hp, 384 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to hit 60 in a speedy 4.6 seconds with the Coupe and Sedan, and 4.7 seconds for the Cabriolet. All-wheel drive is standard regardless of body style.

Naturally, this performance demands a fuel economy sacrifice. The Sedan and Coupe return 20 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while the open-roof lifestyle will cost one mpg in the city and two on the highway.

Prices start at $52,925 for the C43 AMG Sedan, $56,425 for the Coupe, and $61,325 for the C43 AMG Cabriolet.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

C63 AMG

Now we’re cooking. The range-topping Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG borrows its 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 from the AMG GT supercar. Consumers can choose from the 469-hp, 479-lb-ft C63 or the pricier, more powerful C63 S and its 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Go with the standard model and you’ll hit 60 mph in four seconds – the S does the deed in 3.9. Like the C43, all-wheel drive although it ditches that model’s nine-speed automatic for a faster, more aggressive seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Buying a C63 for fuel economy is like eating a deep-fried cheeseburger for its nutritional value. Look for 18 mpg in the city and 24 in the city for the Sedan, 17 and 23 for the Coupe, and 17 and 22 for the Cabriolet. Despite the extra performance, the C63 S returns the same EPA estimates.

The C63 AMG starts at $66,125 for four-doors, $67,925 for a two-door, and $73,775 for a convertible roof. Adding the S trim will increase the sedan's price by $7,600 and the Coupe and Convertible prices by an even $8,000.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Transmission
7-spd TouchShift w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
24 / 34 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
24 / 34 / 29 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
17.4 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$66
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
12.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
88 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
184.5 "
Exterior Width
71.3 "
Exterior Height
56.8 "
Front Headroom
37.1 "
Rear Headroom
36.9 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
33.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.7 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,417 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Machined Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Mb-tex Leatherette / Leather / Nappa Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Comand Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / Comand Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
5 / 13 Burmester
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Parktronic W/active Parking Assist Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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