2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Mercedes‑Benz AMG C. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Sedan
  • Combined MPG:
    20-28 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    241-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Excellent cabin materials
  • Strong acceleration
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Generous standard safety features
  • Well-executed folding backseat
  • Improved brake-pedal feel

The Bad

  • Somewhat numb steering
  • Backseat still low to the floor
  • Backup camera should be standard
  • Air suspension brings little difference in ride quality

Notable Features of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C

  • Turbocharged four- or six-cylinder gas engines
  • New plug-in hybrid, diesel and AMG Sport models
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Air suspension available
  • Redesigned coupe due in early 2016

2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The intense intramural rivalry between Mercedes-Benz and BMW requires that Mercedes offer a competitor to the BMW M3, and the C63 AMG fills that role. It comes only with rear-wheel drive, and despite the car's compact dimensions Mercedes has managed to squeeze a twin-turbo V-8 engine under the hood.

Two versions are available: the C63 and C63 S. The latter gets an extra 34 horsepower, red brake calipers, dynamic engine mounts, 19-inch wheels (instead of 18-inch rims) and Nappa leather.
What's Special

  • Hand-built twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8
  • 469 hp (503 hp in C63 S)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission with four modes
  • Selectable driving modes
  • Adaptive sport suspension
  • Burmester surround-sound audio system
  • Available carbon fiber interior trim
  • Available carbon fiber rear spoiler and side mirror caps

Here's info on the regular C-Class:

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan was redesigned last year, jumping in size and gaining new powertrains and a host of high-tech safety features. Production of the sedan also moved from Europe to the Mercedes plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A redesigned coupe body style is due in early 2016. Key rivals include the BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Audi A4.

The C300 sedan has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive (4Matic), and the C63 AMG is offered in base and S versions, both with a 4.0-liter V-8.
New for 2016
Three new sedan models debut this year. The C450 AMG Sport 4Matic replaces the C400 4Matic ...

Vehicle Overview

The intense intramural rivalry between Mercedes-Benz and BMW requires that Mercedes offer a competitor to the BMW M3, and the C63 AMG fills that role. It comes only with rear-wheel drive, and despite the car's compact dimensions Mercedes has managed to squeeze a twin-turbo V-8 engine under the hood.

Two versions are available: the C63 and C63 S. The latter gets an extra 34 horsepower, red brake calipers, dynamic engine mounts, 19-inch wheels (instead of 18-inch rims) and Nappa leather.
What's Special

  • Hand-built twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8
  • 469 hp (503 hp in C63 S)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission with four modes
  • Selectable driving modes
  • Adaptive sport suspension
  • Burmester surround-sound audio system
  • Available carbon fiber interior trim
  • Available carbon fiber rear spoiler and side mirror caps

Here's info on the regular C-Class:

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan was redesigned last year, jumping in size and gaining new powertrains and a host of high-tech safety features. Production of the sedan also moved from Europe to the Mercedes plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A redesigned coupe body style is due in early 2016. Key rivals include the BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Audi A4.

The C300 sedan has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive (4Matic), and the C63 AMG is offered in base and S versions, both with a 4.0-liter V-8.
New for 2016
Three new sedan models debut this year. The C450 AMG Sport 4Matic replaces the C400 4Matic and uses a version of its twin-turbo V-6; the C350e plug-in hybrid arrives in the fall in select states, and the C300d 4Matic diesel is due in early 2016.

An automated parking system with surround-view cameras and a heated steering wheel are new options for the C300.
Significant Standard Features

  • 241-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (C300)
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Power front seats
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Forward collision warning with autonomous braking
  • Driver drowsiness monitor
  • Required in all new cars: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 362-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 (C450 AMG Sport)
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Leather upholstery
  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • LED headlights
  • Backup camera
  • Navigation system
  • Automated parking system

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
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(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(3.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

2016 AMG C TEST

by Lil from McKinney, TX on May 6, 2018

This car is super fast. So very comfortable. The car is elegant in every way shape and form. I can't wait to by this car for myself. Read full review

(5.0)

Nice very nice car

by Tammy from Madison, wi on July 11, 2017

Very nice I lover everything about this car. I would love to buy it one day soon. I'm driving a gl 450 now and I love it. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C currently has 7 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Mercedes-Benz AMG C Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Mercedes-Benz

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services and Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    5 years / Unlimited Miles*

    Up to 5 years/Unlimited miles from original in-service date if purchased while under original warranty, or 1 year/Unlimited miles if purchased outside of new-vehicle warranty; no deductible, transferable to subsequent owners
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a Rigorous inspection by factory-certified technicians.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The AMG C received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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