Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review – Wikicars

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Performance and Handling

C350 Sedan gauges

The least of the C-Class engines, the 2.5-liter V6 in the Sport sedan, rated at 201 offers more power the supercharged four-cylinder engine it As important, it is far smoother at all speeds and less course in feel, or the amount of vibration it generates.

The 3.0-liter V6 in the C280 Luxury is much more powerful and than the anemic 2.6-liter V6 in the C240 (previously the best C-Class).

The 3.5-liter V6 in the C350 268 horsepower, which improves performance considerably. Matched either the six-speed manual or the seven-speed automatic. the engine the C350 more responsive. The V6 has fully variable valve to deliver an impressive amount of from idle all the way to the redline. The responds more immediately the C320, no matter how fast already traveling when the presses the accelerator.

The new engine is noticeably smoother, particularly at rpm. And thanks the seven-speed the improved performance comes a corresponding decrease in fuel

All of the C-Class cars offer steering, effective brakes and a balance between ride and Before choosing between a or Sport model, C-Class should carefully consider a smooth ride or sharper is preferred because the trade-off comfort and response changes the model. The Sport models are firmly sprung than the Luxury models.

The Luxury models most replicate traditional Mercedes quality. Their ride is cushy, but it’s well so there’s no floaty, sea-craft over dips in the road. The models won’t wilt if you them a bit, but they’re stiff.

The Sport models are and turn into corners responsively. The nicely weighted steering, sports seats and steering wheel all contribute to a of better control. Indeed, if you spirited driving, the C230 sedan may be the most enjoyable yet (short of an AMG).

It’s a bit nose heavy and bit more than the C350 Sport, and its six-speed manual transmission considerably to the fun.

As mentioned, the offers a choice of transmissions. The automatic that comes on the and C350 Luxury sedans is to five-speed automatics that on most cars. With gears, it offers better performance and responsiveness around as well as enhanced fuel Gear changes are barely in normal driving, especially in the gears.

This transmission significantly quicker acceleration for passing situations, and it doesn’t to go through every gear. on the gas and the transmission will skip to the appropriate gear, switching seventh to fifth, for example, and there directly to third, two downshifts instead of four.

As for the transmission, Mercedes has lowered the for first gear for quicker off the line, but kept an overdrive gear for quiet, low-rev cruising and better fuel More important, the old cable-operated mechanism has been replaced by a direct rod. The result is quicker and more precise and the improved action contributes to a more rewarding, engaging experience.

Shift effort is low, and the are easier to hit. For manual we can heartily recommend the C230 sedan. If you prefer an automatic but a Sport model, we encourage you to up to the C350 Sport sedan the optional automatic.

The optional all-wheel-drive system delivers to all four wheels. It’s automatic and on all the time, so there are no to push and no special knowledge is just drive the car. The uses electronic traction to vary torque among of the four wheels, diverting to the tires with the best

Even if three wheels traction, 4MATIC can direct to the one remaining tire with The result is better stability and handling in slippery conditions, a greatly reduced chance of stuck. 4MATIC does engine response and slow slightly, and lowers fuel a bit.

But for those who drive harsh winters, all-wheel is worth it. All-wheel-drive sedans as the C-Class are proof that you need an SUV to confidently handle weather. In fact, a car tends to better in icy conditions than a

Braking is excellent. Every model has good-sized brake and the Sport sedans feature rotors in front for better to fade. (Braking effectiveness away as brakes get hot from hard use.)

Gas Mileage

As on in the near-luxury car MPG rankings, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranked as

Mercedes-Benz C230 was in 21st with 21/29 MPG

Mercedes-Benz was in 23st place with MPG

Mercedes-Benz C350 was in 24st with 20/28 MPG


The C-class comes standard the following features:

Electronic Program (ESP)

Antilock System (ABS )


Driver and front passenger

Side-impact airbags

Active Restraint

LATCH system Anchors and Tethers for Children)

and Maintenance

All new 2007 Mercedes-Benz are covered by the New Vehicle Limited It covers any defects in material or for 48 months or 50,000 miles . comes first.

Interior and

The C-Class interior looks the inside of a Mercedes-Benz should, and for the part it feels that too. A model re-alignment in has increased the level of luxury in the expensive models. Fabric and manually operated seats can no be found in the C-Class line.

Any of the seats are very good: so hard that they the backside nor so soft that leave occupants tired or The seats in the standard luxury are more traditional, perhaps in appearance, than those in the models. By comparison, the seats in the models look stark, but significantly more side for spirited driving.

Adjustable support is now standard, meaning comfort for the lower back.

The instruments and seats were and materials were revised The instrument cluster features gauges, with a chromed-ringed and speedometer of identical size front and center. To the left and of these are smaller fuel and gauges. In the middle sits an LCD with various system and functions.

Fashioned in the mold of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. the instrument is deeply hooded and virtually glare on the dials. The backlit is clear and easy to read.

controls are now located in an optimal above the climate control which sit at the bottom of the stack. audio and climate knobs are and easy to locate. The lack of of the complicated systems found on expensive Mercedes models is, a welcome relief.

The switchgear is, for the part, easy to use and understand. The controls have a beefy with positive detents. buttons on the steering wheel let the operate the audio and telephone without removing a hand the wheel. The stalk-mounted cruise continues to be an annoyance, however.

It’s also easy to the cruise control by mistake trying to use the turn signals, a we have with every Mercedes that comes to

Lighting inside is effective, good illumination for entry in the and excellent map lights for reading. The glovebox is a good size, you order the CD changer, in which you lose most of its storage You’ll still have the console and door pockets, but it be nice to have more to stash stuff.

At least added a pop-up cupholder in the console.

In general, the C-Class are trimmed with good-quality materials, but there are some Some of the hard plastics match Mercedes’ best. The sedans use aluminum trim the cabin, while the luxury use wood.

The rear seat generous space and comfort. installed theater style, and slightly higher than in front, giving back-seat a better view forward significantly compromising head Indeed, the spacious rear are one of the strengths of the C-Class.

The optional sunshade for the rear glass the feeling you’re in a Benz.

The is a good size for a car this offering 12.2 cubic of cargo space. An optional rear seat expands capacity.


The C-Class cars like a Mercedes-Benz should and about everyone will identify them as such. All cars sport the traditional three-pointed star as a standup ornament, but even without they’d be immediately identifiable. The shares styling themes the larger E-Class and S-Class but retains a tight look all its

Aerodynamically, the C-Class cars are the most efficient in the Mercedes-Benz The C-Class boasts a drag of 0.27, which helps wind noise and improves efficiency.

Distinguishing between and Luxury versions of the C-Class is The Sport sedans have a aggressive looking front air dam and lower cladding previously only on Mercedes’ exotic AMG The Sport sedans are further by a unique grille with horizontal bars, darker, glass and larger 17-inch .

The styling for all C-Class models was in 2005. The changes were and we’re not sure how many actually noticed. Revised cues included wider set headlights, more pronounced flares and revised taillights.

The sedans are the same length as the BMW 3 cars, but several inches making it easier to fit them tight garage spaces.

and Options

The Mercedes-Benz C-class is in 4 trims: C230 Sport . C280 Luxury sedan . Sport sedan . and C350 sedan .

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