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2021 C 300 Base Rear-wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $41,600
2021 C 300 Base All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan Price:   -  From $43,600
2021 C 300 Base Rear-wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $47,200
2021 Base C 300 All-Wheel Drive 4MATIC Coupe Price:   -  From $49,200
2021 C 300 Base Rear-wheel Drive Cabriolet Price:   -  From $54,700
2021 AMG C 43 Base 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Sedan Price:   -  From $56,500
2021 C 300 Base All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Cabriolet Price:   -  From $56,700
2021 AMG C 43 Base 2dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Coupe Price:   -  From $59,000
2021 AMG C 43 Base 2dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC Cabriolet Price:   -  From $65,500
2021 AMG C 63 Base 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $68,600
2021 AMG C 63 Base 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $70,650
2021 AMG C 63 S 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $76,200
2021 AMG C 63 Base 2dr Cabriolet Price:   -  From $78,000
2021 AMG C 63 S 2dr Coupe Price:   -  From $78,250
2021 AMG C 63 S 2dr Cabriolet Price:   -  From $85,600
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3.7 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class serves as the luxury brand's senior compact line, offered in sedan, coupe, and convertible body styles. For the new model year, heated front seats and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster are now standard across the lineup. The range-topping AMG C 63 sedan also gains a standard panoramic sunroof. The new Night Edition Package provides black trim throughout.

The current C-Class debuted in 2015. We expect to see a full redesign by 2023.

Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes Benz C-Class comes in four trim levels: C 300, AMG C 43, AMG C 63, and AMG 63 S. Pricing for the sedan starts at $42,650 including destination for the C 300 and climbs to $77,250 for the AMG 63 S.

The coupe is priced from $48,259, and the soft-top convertible starts at $55,750.

Engine Choices

The C 300 comes exclusively with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The high-performance AMG variants run with turbo V6 and V8 power.

Engine TypeTrim LevelHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
2.0L Turbo 4-CylinderC 300255 hp273 lb-ft28 mpg
3.0L Turbo V6AMG C 43385 hp384 lb-ft22 mpg
4.0L Turbo V8AMG C 63469 hp479 lb-ft21 mpg
4.0L Turbo V8AMD C 63 S503 hp516 lb-ft21 mpg

The C 300 is standard with rear-wheel drive, or available with all-wheel drive for an extra $2,000. AWD is standard on the AMG C 43. The AMG 63 and 63 S are rear-wheel drive only. Every C-Class comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The C-Class sedan is fully capable of seating five adults. The trunk measures 12.6 cubic feet, which is average for this class.

The coupe and convertible are tighter in back, so four is the limit. Even then, the backseat is best reserved for short trips. Trunk space is limited 10 cubic feet on the coupe, and 8.8 cubic feet on the convertible.

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Safety Features

Every C-Class model gets blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a driver alertness monitor, and automatic emergency braking. The optional Driver Assistance Package ($1,700) provides nearly everything else, including adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, lane keeping assist, enhanced automatic braking, and speed limit assist.

The $1,100 Parking Assistance Package adds a surround-view camera system, rear automatic emergency braking, and an automated parking system. The Exterior Lighting Package ($900) tacks on adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams.

Connectivity

The standard infotainment system features a 10.25 center screen with a steering wheel-mounted touchpad controller, five speakers, two USB ports, HD and satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The Premium Package for the C 300 ($1,500) adds a 13-speaker Burmester surround-sound audio system, and ambient LED interior lighting. These items are standard on AMG models.

The Multimedia Package for all models ($1,250) includes navigation, a second touchpad on the console, three years of automatic map updates, and vehicle-to-vehicle reporting of road hazards and driving conditions. Wireless device charging is a $200 standalone option, while a head-up display costs $1,100.

C 300 - From $42,650

The C 300 comes nicely equipped with features like a sunroof, power-folding side mirrors, heated front seats with driver memory, wood interior trim, proximity key access, a hands-free power trunk lid, and 18-inch wheels. Seats are clad in leather-like MB-Tex material. Genuine leather costs $1,620, and Premium Nappa leather seats are available for $3,800.

The AMG Line Package ($2,000) adds sporty AMG trim throughout, plus sport-tuned suspension and steering systems. The Night Edition ($1,250) provides much of the same, but with a black interior and black exterior trim. The features of both packages can be combined for $2,400.

Individual upgrades include passenger seat memory ($350), ventilated front seats ($450), a heated steering wheel ($250), and a panoramic sunroof ($1,000).

AMG C 43 - From $57,550

The AMG C 43 comes standard with the AMG Line equipment, plus the turbocharged V6 engine, an adaptive sport suspension, and all-wheel drive.

Other features and options are shared with the C 300. Buyers also have access to a performance exhaust system ($1,250), a performance data recorder ($250), and a Nappa leather steering wheel with sueded fabric grips ($500).

AMG C 63 - From $69,650

The rear-wheel-drive AMG C 63 packs the turbo V8, as well as the performance exhaust system, a panoramic sunroof, and 19-inch wheels as standard. Two additional steering wheel trim materials are available, full sueded fabric ($600) and carbon fiber ($900).

AMG C 63 S - From $77,250

The line-topping AMG C 63 S is blessed with the 503-hp version of the turbo V8. The available AMG performance seats ($2,500) are exclusive to this trim.

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CarsDirect Tip

A luxury car for all seasons, the 2021 Mercedes C 300 can be tailored to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. We recommend driving one equipped the way you want before considering an AMG model. The AMGs can be thrilling, but not worth the extra spend for many drivers.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Tranquil luxury
  • Gorgeous styling
  • Three body styles
  • Savagely powerful AMG models
Cons
  • Incredibly expensive
  • Small interior and trunk
  • A few economical pieces
Expert Rating
3.7 (Good)

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.

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Canyon carver to highway cruiser. Depending on what you’re looking for, chances are that there’s a 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class out there for you. Being available in sedan, coupe, and cabriolet body styles gives the C-Class nearly unrivaled levels of availability. While the sedan body style is undoubtedly the most popular, having options is never a bad thing.

Additionally, there’s not a bad-looking C-Class on sale today. The compact luxury car shares a lot of similar design elements as the midsize Mercedes-Benz E-Class and large Mercedes-Benz S-Class, while having a look all its own. Even the AMG models, which feature wider tracks, larger wheels, and more aggressive curves, don’t ditch their upscale designs entirely.

The C-Class looks just as good on the inside as it does from the outside. The cabin is an excellent mix of modern, while having an old-school luxury feel to it. The largest issue you’ll run into is the dizzying number of available upholstery and trim choices, but the majority of them all look and feel high-end.

Plenty of performance. Mercedes offers four different powertrains that range from good enough to absurdly powerful. Few will find the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine to be down on power. It cranks out 255 horsepower, which is average for the class and is equipped to a smooth nine-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, though the optional all-wheel-drive system is a worthy upgrade.

For the majority of consumers, the mid-level AMG C 43 will prove to be the sweet spot in the lineup. This model comes with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that’s good for 385 hp. As with all AMG models, all-wheel drive is standard.

If you’re after real performance and an engine that’s straight from a supercar, look no further than the AMG C 63 and AMG C 63 S. These come with hand-built 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engines that make 469 hp and 503 hp, respectively. Handling may not be as razor sharp as other high-performance compact cars, but the thoroughbred AMG models have what it takes to embarrass sports cars on a track.


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Modern, high-tech features. Over the past few years, luxury brands like Mercedes have continued to pack even more tech into its vehicles. For 2021, the C-Class now comes with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster as standard. It sits alongside a 10.25-inch center display, which joined the lineup last year.

Instead of being a touchscreen, the infotainment system is used via a centrally located knob or touchpad found on the steering wheel. The system takes some time to get used to and is difficult to operate while driving, but it’s responsive and has great graphics. Other standard features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and an HD radio.

Some of the more impressive available tech features on the C-Class include car-to-X communication, a safety system that prepares the vehicle in case of a collision, a parking damage detector, and route-based speed adaption.

Pricey, but plush. While the C-Class has a noteworthy cabin for the class, you'll have to top for some pricey options if you're looking for the best. Synthetic leather upholstery is standard, as are heated front seats, a sunroof, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Overall, these features make for a nice cabin, but things really start to get opulent when you tick a few optional boxes.

Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, 64-color ambient lighting, a Burmester audio system, and wireless charging are all available. Unfortunately, none of these features are cheap, and can quickly drive the vehicle’s price tag into midsize territory.

Pricing for the base C 300 stats at $42,395 including destination. Tick a few options, and things can quickly rise to over $50,000. With a lot of extras, the gap between the C-Class and E-Class shrinks drastically.

While the cabin is luxurious in styling and comfort, one thing that’s hard to overlook is the space. Taller passengers will find accommodations to be tight in the back, especially if the front passenger has their seats positioned further back. The C-Class’ small trunk is also a little disappointing. The sedan offers just 12.6 cubic feet of cargo space, while the convertible has 8.8 cubic feet.

Final Thoughts. The 2021 Mercedez C-Class is such a well-rounded option, there’s little reason to check out any of its competitors. Seriously. It’s that good. Available with great engines, excellent tech features, a high-end cabin, and a gorgeous design, the C-Class is better than it’s ever been.

Our only real gripe with the C-Class is its tiny trunk and cramped rear seats. Other than that, it’s a winner.

The BMW 3-Series is the C-Class’ archnemesis and could trade punches all day. It’s similar to the C-Class in nearly every single way, but is slightly sportier and has a more aggressive design. If you’re looking for something that’s a better value option, the Genesis G70 is an excellent choice. It’s not as powerful as the C-Class, nor is it available with the same high-tech features, but it’s packed with all sorts of standard features, has a longer warranty, and is available with a manual transmission.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 255 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Transmission
9-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 35 / 28 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 255 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 35 / 28 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
Exterior Length
184.5 "
Exterior Width
71.3 "
Exterior Height
56.8 "
Front Headroom
37.1 "
Rear Headroom
37.1 "
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Rear Legroom
35.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.3 "
Rear Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,472 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
18.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 18.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Amg Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 19.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Amg Aluminum / 19.0 " Black Amg Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Badging / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Body-colored With Chrome Insert / Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Accents / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Mb-tex Leatherette / Leather / Mb-tex/dinamica Simulated Suede/leatherette / 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
(8-way Power) / (10-way Power)
Front Armrests
(10-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan / 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 / Power Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
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
3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
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
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Active Brake Assist With Autonomous Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation / Active Brake Assist With Cross-traffic Function Forward Collision Mitigation W/left Turn Assist
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot / Active Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Active Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Distronic W/active Steering And Active Lane Change Assist Hands-on (with Lane Change) Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Active Brake Assist Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Attention Assist Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Highbeam Assist (aha) Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
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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