• (4.7) 32 reviews
  • MSRP: $1,815$11,115
  • 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

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

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

Cars.com 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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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

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Safety Ratings

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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