Starting at $42,395 for the rear-wheel drive model (all prices include the $995 destination charge) and $44,395 for the all-wheel-drive 4-MATIC variant , the C300 is the base model of the C-Class. However, the C300 is anything but basic. It comes standard with six different colors of faux leather seats, five different trim materials, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, power front seats with memory for the driver, and a seven-inch infotainment screen. There's even a standard subwoofer that Mercedes-Benz calls "FRONTBASS" that utilizes the C300's frame to make a better sounding bass.
The C300 features standalone options galore and almost too many packages to list. The most notable include the $2,000 AMG Line Package that adds AMG-inspired interior and exterior trim, sport front seats, sport brakes, a sport suspension, and five-spoke AMG wheels. Additionally, the $900 Exterior Lighting Package gives the C300 adaptive headlights and automatic high beams, while the $2,500 Multimedia Package offers a bigger 10.25-inch infotainment screen, voice control, and navigation. The Premium Package adds blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, an electronic trunk closer, hands free keyless entry with push button start, and satellite radio for $1,600. Finally, there's two driver assistance packages, including the $1,090 Parking Assist Package (active park assist, surround-view camera) and the $2,250 Driver Assistance Package (automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane change assist, blind-spot monitoring, speed limit assist, steering assist, active distance assist).