|EPA Est. MPG||27|
|Drive Train||Rear Wheel Drive|
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class began life as the smallest Mercedes (the "Baby Benz"), but it has now grown to near midsize proportions, offering a level of roominess and comfort that rivals that you'll find in many larger cars. With the CLA-Class taking over as the compact Mercedes, the C-Class models are not the lowest-level Mercedes vehicles. But with a wide range of trim levels and price points, they can still hit the mark for shoppers looking for a modest-size luxury car.
Sedan, coupe and convertible, the luxurious design of the C-Class interior is sure to have wide appeal, and the choice of materials — wood veneer, gleaming brightwork and lush seating surfaces — won't disappoint even the most discriminating buyers. There's plenty of room for front-seat occupants to stretch out, although additional passengers might find entry into the back seat a bit of a challenge. And even though the feel of the interior is classic, there's no shortage of modern technology available, including the latest version of the Mercedes COMAND infotainment interface.
The standard powerplant is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque and comes linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Not enough power for you? There's also an AMG C43 model with a 363-horsepower twin-turbo V6, as well as an AMG C63 and C63S with twin-turbo V8s that put out 469 and 503 hp, respectively.
Performance, even with the base engine, will likely satisfy the vast majority of buyers. Although the C-Class isn't an all-out sports model, acceleration is sprightly, and there's plenty of power for comfortable, quiet highway cruising. Different driving modes allow drivers to tailor responses to suit their moods, and the available Mercedes 4Matic all-wheel-drive system provides extra traction when needed.
C-Class models include the very well-equipped standard C300 sedan, C300 coupe or the Cabriolet, and the plug-in hybrid C350e, any of which can be further enhanced with a large variety of packages and options. The AMG C43 and C63 models are available for those who are looking for more spirited driving. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the vehicle that best meets your needs.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered in the following submodels: AMG C 63 S, AMG C 63, Sedan, Convertible, Hybrid, AMG C 43, Coupe. Available styles include C 300 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), and AMG C 43 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A). C-Class models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 C-Class comes with rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2018 C-Class comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class features & specs
|Fuel Type||premium unleaded (required)||premium unleaded (required)||premium unleaded (required)|
|Basic Warranty||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.||4 yr./ 50000 mi.|
|Base Engine Type||gas||gas||gas|
|Base Engine Size||2.0 l||2.0 l||3.0 l|
|Transmission||9-speed shiftable automatic||9-speed shiftable automatic||9-speed shiftable automatic|
|Cylinders||inline 4||inline 4||v6|
|Drivetrain||rear wheel drive||all wheel drive||all wheel drive|
|Horsepower||241 hp @ 5550 rpm||241 hp @ 5550 rpm||362 hp @ 5550 rpm|
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C 300 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
This is my 5th new Mercedes Benz that I have purchased and the second C300. I also drive the heck out of my cars. I maintain them well, but I drive them hard. I go through at least 2 sets of top quality all season sets of tires per car per year. I buy the C300's as cheap commuters and live on Highway 9 and commute into Silicon Valley daily for work. I typically buy more fully loaded GL and E Class's for my wife. This car replaced my 2015 C300 which was the 1st year for the new body style and it was as great car. This car is a significant improvement in every way. My first C300 (2015) had a number of upgrades and was a great car. However, I didn't get too many upgrades. I had command, LED's, Burmeister (if you get the standard stereo you will regret it as it is terrible), Keyless Go & upgraded wheels. My 2018 C300 is completely loaded. Leather, Command, premium, parking pilot with 360 cameras, LED lights, upgraded wheels, Burmeister Stereo, heated and cooled front seats, wood inlay wheel, active lane keeping assist, active cruise control (semi-autonomous), Keyless Go, electric trunk assist, even the silly cabin fragrances. The first thing I noticed is that this C300 was the first one I have EVER driven that FELT like a Mercedes. For example, when I get in my wife's E-Class, it FEELS and drives like a Mercedes. Meaning that its doors close like a bank vault and there is little to no external sound except on the roughest roads. My wife's car feels heavier too but not in a bad way, more like a powerful and sleek way. My old 2015 C300 was a fun little car but it felt very light and I never felt as comfortable throwing it around on mountain roads like I used to do with the 3 series BMW that it replaced. It was quiet inside but not nearly as nice as my wife's E-Classes have always been. Now this new 2018 feels like a completely different car than the 2015. For starters it has a 9-speed transmission vs. the 7-speed in the 2015. The 7-speed was quite capable, but it felt less refined (by a lot) and held gears so long in sport + mode that the engine noise was shriller than thrilling. chunky is the best way to describe it's shifting. The 2018 9 speed transmission reminds me of the Old Thai Airline's motto "Smooth as Silk". The new transmission means that the cars now drives more like a lighter faster version of the normally aspirated E350 V6. I own both, so I can tell you that it is a very nice feeling. Gone too is the HORRIFIC Turbo Lag of the 2015 4-banger in the old C300. I was nearly T-Boned in Tahoe last year pulling out of a gas station as my 2015 more than once in Tahoe just basically STOPPED responding to the gas pedal when pulling out into traffic at the Lake (not at high altitude) when the temperatures were under 45 degrees F. Also, the old 2015 I felt was unsafe to drive in the green lit "eco mode", it was like driving an early 1980's vintage dodge 4 cylinder when you put it into "eco mode". Now the 2018 doesn't do that, it is extremely smooth, powerful and a joy to drive. I loved my old 2015, but I had to adjust myself to its quirks. In my new 2018 C300 I feel like I do when I get into a much more expensive Mercedes. It handles and accelerates like a dream. On the interstate the engine, cabin and especially the seats allow you to take even long trips with ease and arrive refreshed. Like the 2015 the styling is superb, and the car is a head turner. Also in defense of my 2015 C300, I had zero problems with it in the 3 years I owned it. The C-Class is EXTREMELY reliable. I have owned quite a few Mercedes and BMW's over the years. However, on my commuter vehicles I usually feel like I have to make a lot of compromises. However, I have to say that I do not feel like I had to make any compromises with the new 2018 C300. The car is a blast to drive and delivers on the promise of the Mercedes Benz brand.
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2018 mercedes-benz c-class C 300 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
27 combined MPG
24 city MPG/33 highway MPG
2018 mercedes-benz c-class C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
26 combined MPG
23 city MPG/32 highway MPG
2018 mercedes-benz c-class AMG C 43 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
23 combined MPG
20 city MPG/27 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?
Available Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018 Submodel Types: Sedan, Coupe, Convertible, AMG C 43, AMG C 63 S, AMG C 63, C63 AMG, Hatchback, Wagon, C 450 AMG 4MATIC, C55 AMG, Hybrid
Available Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2018 Trims: C 300 4MATIC, C300 Sport 4MATIC, C300 Luxury 4MATIC, C 300 Sport 4MATIC, C 300 Luxury 4MATIC, C250 Sport, AMG C 43, AMG C 63 S, C 300, C250, AMG C 63, C300 Luxury, C 400 Sport 4MATIC, C240, C 250, C350 Sport, C280 Luxury 4MATIC, C300 Sport, C250 Luxury, C230, C230 Sport, C240 4MATIC, C320, C63 AMG, C230 Kompressor, C240 Luxury 4MATIC, C350, C350 4MATIC, C 450 AMG 4MATIC, C320 4MATIC, C320 Luxury 4MATIC, C350 Luxury 4MATIC, C55 AMG, C 300 Luxury, C 300 Sport, C 350e Luxury, C240 Luxury, C320 Sport, C350 Luxury
Exterior Colors: Black, Polar White, Iridium Silver Metallic, Steel Grey Metallic, Palladium Silver Metallic, Selenite Grey Metallic, Lunar Blue Metallic , Arctic White, Lunar Blue Metallic, designo Cardinal Red Metallic, Diamond Silver Metallic, Obsidian Black Metallic, designo Diamond White Metallic, Mars Red, Brilliant Blue Metallic, Dakota Brown Metallic, Capri Blue Metallic, Diamond White Metallic, Brilliant Silver Metallic, Granite Grey Metallic, Desert Silver, Sapphire Grey Metallic, Pewter Metallic, designo Selenite Grey Magno, Alabaster White, Desert Silver Metallic, Magnetite Black Metallic, Pewter Silver Metallic, Barolo Red Metallic, Dolomite Brown Metallic, Diamond Black Metallic, Everest Green Metallic, Midnight Blue, Obsidian Black Metallic (SPC), Sand Beige Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leatherette, Black leather, Silk Beige leatherette, Silk Beige/Black leatherette, Almond/Beige leatherette, designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa premium leather, Black premium leather, Beige/Espresso leatherette, Almond/Mocha leatherette, Crystal Grey leatherette, Crystal Grey/Black leatherette, Almond leatherette, Ash leatherette, Grey/Black leatherette, Red Pepper/Black Nappa Leather premium leather, Silk Beige/Black leather, Black leatherette/suede, Saddle Brown/Black leatherette, Black Nappa Leather premium leather, Cranberry Red/Black leather, Crystal Grey/Black leather, Saddle Brown/Black leather, Ash leather, Black w/Red Stitching leather, Cashmere/Savannah leatherette, Ash, Black, Black leather/suede, Black MB-Tex leatherette, Black MBTex/DINAMICA leatherette/suede, Black w/Grey Accents Nappa Leather premium leather, Crystal Grey leather, Platinum White/Black Nappa Leather premium leather, Red premium leather, Java, Porcelain/Black leather, Oyster premium leather, Saddle Brown/Black, Silk Beige/Espresso leather, Stone leather, designo Bengal Red Nappa premium leather, designo Saddle Brow/Black Nappa premium leather, Almond Leather leather, Black/Red Pepper Nappa premium leather, Cappuccino leather, Cranberry Red leather, Grey/Blue leatherette, Royal Blue, Sahara Beige leather
Popular Features: Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Alarm, Power Driver Seat, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Tire Pressure Warning, USB Inputs, Automatic Emergency Braking, Fold Flat Rear Seats, AWD/4WD, Sunroof/Moonroof, Pre-collision safety system, Back-up camera, Heated seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, Blind Spot Monitoring, Remote Start, Navigation, Post-collision safety system, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Leather Seats, Soft Top, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Lane Departure Warning, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Parking sensors, Cooled Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, Heads up display, Mobile Internet, 360-degree camera, Upgraded Engine
Engine/Mechanics: 4, 6, 8 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required), flex-fuel (premium unleaded required/E85), regular unleaded
Drivetrains: all wheel drive, rear wheel drive
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