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What you must know before buying the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - November 7, 2020
  • 2021 C-Class is available
  • Discounts: Up to $4,500 off (sedan)
  • Lease: $439/mo. (sedan)
  • Finance: 1.99% APR for 36 mo.

2021 C-Class is in stock:

Mercedes dealers stock plenty of C-Class Sedans, but the C-Class Coupe and Cabriolet are harder to find.

The carryover 2020 C-Class is still available. This month, the 2020 C-Class loses all cash offers.

The carryover 2021 C-Class is also in stock and gains a few new lease offers. It also loses its cash offers.

All Mercedes-Benz offers are national and end November 30, 2020. We expect no new offers for Black Friday.

Unadvertised cash incentives remain:

Mercedes-Benz offers several unadvertised dealer cash incentives on the C-Class. If you bring your own financing or pay cash, Mercedes-Benz offers up to a $4,500 unadvertised dealer cash incentive on the C-Class Sedan.

If you finance through Mercedes, the unadvertised dealer cash incentive drops to $2,500 on the C-Class Sedan, but you can combine this with the low APR offer below.

If you prefer the performance-oriented Mercedes-AMG C43 Sedan, you can get up to a $1,500 unadvertised dealer cash incentive.

Keep in mind, Mercedes passes unadvertised dealer cash to dealerships to do with as they please. Some may pass all or part of the incentives to buyers, while others may hold this cash back as profit. Shop around to find the best available deal for you.

There are no cash incentives on the C-Class Coupe or Cabriolet.

Leases from $439/mo.:

The 2020 C-Class' entry-level promotional lease falls to $439 ($10 reduction) per month with $4,233 ($10 reduction) due at signing for the C300 Premium Sedan. With an effective monthly cost of $557 ($10 reduction), this is not a good value relative to its MSRP.

You can see all the other 2020 C-Class' promotional lease offers in the table below, including the updated C300 coupe and cabriolet deals. With effective monthly costs of $685 to $786, these are not good values relative to their MSRPs.

The 2021 C-Class gets its first promotional lease offers this month, These 36-month lease deals start from $579 per month with $4,673 due at signing for the C300 Sedan and top out at $659 per month with $5,313 due at signing for the C300 Cabriolet.

Finance from 1.99% APR:

Mercedes continues to offer 1.99% APR for 36 months and 2.99% APR for 72 months on the 2020 C-Class sedan, coupe, and cabriolet models.

There are no financing offers on the 2021 C-Class.

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Advertised Lease Deals

C300 Premium Sedan
$459Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $4,253
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $44,150
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 1/4/21
C300 Premium Coupe
$579Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $4,673
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $48,250
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 1/4/21
C300 Premium Cabriolet
$659Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $5,313
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $55,750
Deal Valid in: All Regions
Expiration: 1/4/21

This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.

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Based on 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 Base Rear-wheel Drive Sedan - MSRP $42,650

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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

The fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class arrived in 2015 with a new look and more upscale equipment as it moved from being the brand’s entry-level model to a low-midrange vehicle. Since this shift, the C-Class has remained mostly the same other than some additional power and new tech. Though it’s nearing a date with a redesign, we expect the 2021 C-Class to arrive with no notable changes.

As a carryover model, we expect the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class to hit showrooms with the same stunning looks it gained in 2015. This design includes a more cab-rearward setup with a long hood and stubby trunk, sleek body lines, wind-shaped headlights, and multiple grille options. Folks who move up to one of the AMG models will continue to get added style to match its enhanced performance.

Inside, the current C-Class is a little behind newer models in the lineup. Sure, it boasts circular air vents like the others, but these more flush units fail to stand out like they do in the new A-Class or CLA-Class. The C-Class also has the brand’s older-style dash-top infotainment screen and analog gauges instead of the newer dual-LCD screen setup. We expect this design to carry on in 2021, but a potential 2022 or 2023 redesign will likely align this cabin with the newest design.

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Powering the 2021 C-Class, we expect the same array of engines, starting with the 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the base C300. We also anticipate no changes to its performance line, which would mean the C43 will continue with a 385-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, and the C63 and C63 S will roll on with their respective 469- and 503-hp twin-turbo V8 engines.

Thanks to its “Good” scores in all crash tests, a “Good” headlight rating with its optional automatic high-beam headlights and a “Superior” rating in front-crash prevention with its standard automatic emergency braking, the current C-Class is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+. Buyers also get standard blind-spot monitors. We expect the safety equipment and ratings to roll unchanged into the 2021 C-Class.

This luxury sedan will compete with the BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, and INFINITI Q60.

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