2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • Somewhat numb steering
  • Backseat still low to the floor

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Nine-speed automatic now standard
  • Turbo four-cylinder, V-6 or V-8 gas engines
  • Plug-in hybrid available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review: Our expert's take


What it is: The compact C-Class line includes a sedan, coupe and convertible. All three body styles are offered in performance AMG C43 and C63 versions. The C43 has all-wheel drive and the C63 has rear-wheel drive; on other C-Class models, rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional.


C300 models come with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, while the C43 has a turbo V-6 and the C63 uses a turbo V-8. In addition, the sedan is available as a C350e plug-in hybrid that uses the turbo four-cylinder and has an electric-only range of up to 8 miles. Key rivals include the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Cadillac ATS.


The C300 sedan and coupe trade last year’s seven-speed automatic for a nine-speed automatic that was already present on the convertible. A power sunroof is standard on the sedan. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity are available on all three body styles in a Smartphone Integration Package. The C350e adds standard LED headlights.


AMG C43


Formerly known as the AMG C450, the all-wheel-drive AMG C43 uses a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Torque is split 31:69 front to rear. A new AMG Track Pace app can connect iPhones via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to record and share real-time performance data, such as speed, acceleration, steering angle and gear selection. It can also record track driving with the phone’s camera.


What's Special


  • 362-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6

  • Adaptive suspension

  • Selectable driving modes

  • Staggered 18-inch wheels standard


AMG C63


The intense intramural rivalry between Mercedes-Benz and BMW requires that Mercedes offer a competitor to the BMW M3, and the AMG C63 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 hp, red brake calipers and dynamic engine mounts.


A new AMG Track Pace app can connect iPhones via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to record and share real-time performance data such as speed, acceleration, steering angle and gear selection. It can record track driving with the phone’s camera.


What's Special


  • Hand-built twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8

  • 469 hp (503 hp in C63 S)

  • Seven-speed automatic with four modes

  • Selectable driving modes

  • Adaptive sport suspension

  • Burmester surround-sound audio system

  • Available carbon-fiber exterior and interior trim

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Dream car

Went from a Sahara Jeep Wrangler to this beauty & i Don’t regret it one bit. Amazing interior & exterior quality. Very clean & comfortable. I love it.

5.0

Most reliable car I owned

This car meets all my needs and it had very low mileage and on top of that my note is very manageable to pay. T

4.7

One of the nicest cars I’ve had

I am pleased with me car so far loving it very nice and clean I like the black on black and the leather seats with my sunroof

See all 66 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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