(4.7) 24 reviews
MSRP: $2,560$10,804
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 19-27
Engine: 362-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Our Take on the 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Our Take

For 2005, Luxury editions of Mercedes-Benz's compact C-Class get new styling that follows the lead of the 2004 C-Class sport sedan. In addition, the new season's sport sedans display AMG appearance touches that are adapted from the high-performance 2004 C32 AMG model. The automaker says... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price of C55 AMG
  • Fuel economy of C55 AMG

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2005
  • Four engine choices
  • 362-hp V-8 in C55 AMG
  • Sport coupes, plus sedans and wagons
  • Luxury and Sport models
  • Available AWD in sedans and wagons


Our Expert Reviews

MERCEDES' LINE GETS NEW LOOK AND FEATURES In the duke-it-out near-luxe segment of the car business, Mercedes-Benz has reloaded for the 2005 model year. That means the C-Class sedans, coupes and wagon get a new look and new features. They went on sale earlier this summer. "The competitive landscape is tough," Bart Herring, C-Class product manager for Mercedes-Benz USA, said recently... Read full review for the 2005 Mercedes Benz C Class

Consumer Reviews


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Tellin' it like it is

by Car Enthusiast from Florida on May 10, 2009

Back in February, we were looking to buy a Mercedes and we felt the '05 c230 was the best first time option for us. We had to choose between buying a new lesser quality car or a pre-owned. We settled ... Read Full Review

11 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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