2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Buyer's Guide

After a brief hiatus, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe makes a return. Sleek styling, frame-less windows, and a gently tapered tail end are a big departure from the outgoing model. By and large, the cabin is a clone of the C-Class sedan’s, though passengers sit some 20 mm lower. The new C-Class’s platform also offers more rear-seat legroom and head room, though bucket rear seats mean it’s a strict 2+2.

The C-Class Coupe will be offered in three key configurations. The base model is the C300 4Matic, which uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine to produce 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque – a 40 hp increase over last year’s base engine. It drives through Benz’s 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. Benz’s Dynamic Select system offers five different driving modes, which can further be enhanced when the class-exclusive air suspension system is equipped.

The C300 will be joined by the Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic Coupe, which features a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 that develops 362 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the C300, its all-wheel-drive system has a rear-biased torque distribution for more neutral handling, while its gearbox has two additional gears for a total of nine. 0-100 km/h is said to take just 4.7 seconds.

For those desiring a true adrenalin rush, the Mercedes-AMG C63 is the way to go. Benz has plucked the 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 from the AMG GT for the C63. In standard guise it develops 469 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque – more than the BMW M4 or Cadillac ATS-V. The C63 S takes things to the next level with 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. The latter can hit 100 km/h in less than four seconds, tops out at 290 km/h, and also boasts Porsche-style active engine mounts to give a more direct feel when being pushed. C63s also get locking rear differentials (mechanical in the C63, electronic in the C63 S), plus performance exhaust setups (Sport in the case of the C63, Performance for the C63 S). Both C63s get a seven-speed Speedshift automated manual transmission, plus upgraded suspension and braking systems.

As with the C-Class sedan, the Coupe receives an extensive list of available technology features including head-up display, full LED headlamps, radar-based collision prevention system, blind-spot warning, lane-keeping assist, and emergency autonomous braking at speeds of up to 105 km/h. The base infotainment system is a 7.0-inch screen, which can be upgraded to a larger 8.4-inch unit with navigation that supports tablet-style actions like swiping, pinch-to-zoom, and handwriting.

At the time of writing, only pricing for the C300 4Matic has been released; it retails for $48,100 and includes 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, collision prevention assist, and 16-way power adjustable seats with memory. Pricing for the C43 and C63 will be announced at a later date. In addition, a soft-top convertible will join the range following its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Specifications

There are 12 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $44,000 MSRP
9
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
241 hp @5550 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn C 300 4MATIC $44,000 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn C 300 4MATIC 241 hp @5550 rpm 273 ft-lb @1300 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn C 300 4MATIC 184.5" 71.3" 56.8" 111.8"
4dr Sdn C 300 4MATIC
4dr Sdn C 300 4MATIC N/A
4dr Sdn C 300 4MATIC
4dr Sdn C 300 4MATIC
2dr Cpe C 300 4MATIC $48,100 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe C 300 4MATIC 241 hp @5550 rpm 273 ft-lb @1300 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe C 300 4MATIC 184.5" 71.3" 55.3" 111.8"
2dr Cpe C 300 4MATIC
2dr Cpe C 300 4MATIC N/A
2dr Cpe C 300 4MATIC
2dr Cpe C 300 4MATIC
4dr Sdn AMG C 43 4MATIC $56,200 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn AMG C 43 4MATIC 362 hp @5500 rpm 384 ft-lb @2000 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn AMG C 43 4MATIC 184.9" 71.3" 55.3" 111.8"
4dr Sdn AMG C 43 4MATIC
4dr Sdn AMG C 43 4MATIC N/A
4dr Sdn AMG C 43 4MATIC
4dr Sdn AMG C 43 4MATIC
2dr Cabriolet C 300 4MATIC $57,100 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet C 300 4MATIC 241 hp @5550 rpm 273 ft-lb @1300 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet C 300 4MATIC 184.5" 71.3" 55.3" 111.8"
2dr Cabriolet C 300 4MATIC
2dr Cabriolet C 300 4MATIC N/A
2dr Cabriolet C 300 4MATIC
2dr Cabriolet C 300 4MATIC
2dr Cpe AMG C 43 4MATIC $59,500 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe AMG C 43 4MATIC 362 hp @5500 rpm 384 ft-lb @2000 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe AMG C 43 4MATIC 184.9" 71.3" 55.3" 111.8"
2dr Cpe AMG C 43 4MATIC
2dr Cpe AMG C 43 4MATIC N/A
2dr Cpe AMG C 43 4MATIC
2dr Cpe AMG C 43 4MATIC
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 43 4MATIC $68,800 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 43 4MATIC 362 hp @5500 rpm 384 ft-lb @2000 rpm 9-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 43 4MATIC 184.9" 71.3" 55.3" 111.8"
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 43 4MATIC
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 43 4MATIC N/A
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 43 4MATIC
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 43 4MATIC
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 RWD $75,200 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 RWD 469 hp @5500 rpm 479 ft-lb @1750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 RWD 187.2" 72.1" 56.1" 111.8"
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 RWD
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 RWD N/A
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 RWD
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 RWD
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 RWD $77,100 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 RWD 469 hp @5500 rpm 479 ft-lb @1750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 RWD 187" 73.9" 55.1" 111.8"
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 RWD
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 RWD N/A
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 RWD
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 RWD
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 S RWD $84,100 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 S RWD 503 hp @5500 rpm 516 ft-lb @1750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 S RWD 187.2" 72.1" 56.1" 111.8"
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 S RWD
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 S RWD Leather Seats
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 S RWD
4dr Sdn AMG C 63 S RWD
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 $84,900 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 469 hp @5500 rpm 479 ft-lb @1750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 187" 73.9" 55.1" 111.8"
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 N/A
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 S RWD $85,800 4 Coupe
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 S RWD 503 hp @5500 rpm 516 ft-lb @1750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 S RWD 187" 73.9" 55.2" 111.8"
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 S RWD
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 S RWD Leather Seats
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 S RWD
2dr Cpe AMG C 63 S RWD
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 S $93,600 4 Coupe
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 503 hp @5500 rpm 516 ft-lb @1750 rpm 7-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 S 187" 73.9" 55.2" 111.8"
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 S
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 S Leather Seats
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 S
2dr Cabriolet AMG C 63 S

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Owner Reviews: 2017 Mercedes-Benz / C-Class

Average Rating

2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Trim: C230 4MATIC Sport and Premium Package
by BigJim on 10-11-2012
Nice city & hwy driver
I recently picked up a second hand Mercedes C230 4Matic. My wife loves the car and the styling and it drives very smoothly! We opted for the sport and premum package which is all the equipment you really need to make it convenient and comfortable. The car is great for driving around the city and comfortable on the highway. Even though its a V6 with over 200 horsepower, its a little slow off the mark. Our next C series will be a 300 or 350 as we both prefer to have a little extra power for when you really need it.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

by EdwinThruFb on 10-11-2012
Entry Level German Engineering
It handles as good as it looks. Classy but not street-racy. The interior has some room for improvement though. The parts can get really pricy. Consider this a warning. Leasing might make sense for some people.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
3/5
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Trim: C300
by dumdau on 10-11-2012
It's a Mercedes...
It's supposed to be the entry level Mercedes Benz but you really get every bang for the buck you pay for this car.

The exterior design takes the brand away from the typical stereotype that Mercedes are old men's car. It gives the model a younger, racier look.

The interior is similar to the other classes and most of the buttons and widgets can be found where you expected, except for the wipers where it's on the other side of the steering wheel.

The car is very quiet and comfortable, just what you would expect from a Mercedes. It has decent power from the V6 engine. The 4matic feature also makes winter driving a lot easier and safer.

Overall I think it's one of the more reliable cars you can safely get as a used car.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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