The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available as a coupe or sedan, in Sport or Luxury trim, and with a turbo 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6 or a more powerful 3.5-liter V-6.
The C300 and C350 come standard with stop-start technology that shuts the engine off at a stop, restarting again when the gas pedal is pressed. Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel drive is standard on the C300 and available on the C350 coupe. Competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37 and Cadillac CTS.
A high-performance C63 AMG model, powered by a 6.3-liter V-8 that generates upward of 507 horsepower, is also available in both coupe and sedan body styles.
New for 2014
The C-Class gets only minor changes for 2014. The front grille has new black accents and split-folding rear seats come standard. Also, 18-inch wheels replace 17-inch wheels as standard equipment on C350 models.
- Four-door sedan or two-door coupe
- LED taillights and running lights
- Available bi-xenon headlamps
- Tilt/sliding sunroof, available sliding panorama roof
- Standard 17-inch wheels, 17- and 18-inch AMG-style wheels available
- Brushed aluminum, black ash and matte-finish burl walnut wood interior trim choices
- Sport trim models have a three-spoke steering wheel and sporty interior cabin
- Luxury trim models feature a four-spoke steering wheel and more elegant comfortable cabin
- Leather seats are available as are front-seat heaters
- Mbrace2 in-car communication service
- Bluetooth audio streaming and USB inputs
- Available sport interior with contrasting-colored seat belts
- Available backup camera
- Available premium stereo
- Available 7-inch LCD screen with navigation
Under the Hood
- C250 has a 201-hp, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder with direct injection
- C300 with 4Matic all-wheel drive has a 248-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
- C350 has a 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection
- Seven-speed automatic transmission
- Electronic stability control with traction control
- Active front head restraints
- Antilock brakes with brake assist
- Available rear side-impact airbags
- Available Parktronic parking assist
- Available blind spot monitoring
- Available lane departure warning
- Available Attention Assist, which detects erratic driving and suggests the driver take a rest
The C-Class coupe comes in rear-wheel-drive C250 and C350 variants and shares both its powertrains with the bigger sedans of these matching trims. The only difference is that the C-Class coupe gets steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the seven-speed automatic transmission.
- Available all-wheel drive
- Unique one-piece seats
- Slightly less rear headroom and cargo volume Back to top
Available as a sedan or coupe, the C63 bears more aggressive styling, complete with a wider track, glossy black bumper portions and unique 18-inch wheels.
New for 2014 is the C63 AMG Edition 507 option package. It replaces the previous P31 Development Package. Edition 507 bumps up the power from the P31’s 481 to a total of 507 horsepower. Included are a host of exterior and interior enhancements and tweaks that include the aluminum engine hood from the C63 AMG Black Series, unique 19-inch wheels, black body addenda, specific leather upholstery, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and Edition 507 interior badging.
- 451-hp V-8
- Seven-speed automatic with wet startup clutch and multiclutch pack
- Paddle shifters behind steering wheel
- Suspension and steering tuned for higher performance
- Wider brake rotors
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