2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe

What’s new

  • More power for C 300 and C 43 trims
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard
  • The C 350e hybrid is no longer available
  • Part of the fourth C-Class generation introduced for 2015

Pros & Cons

  • Interior is impeccably crafted
  • Many available cutting-edge features
  • Exterior styling turns heads everywhere
  • Multiple high-horsepower powertrains available
  • Clumsy touchpad infotainment interface
  • Stiff standard suspension
MSRP Starting at
$43,800

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Which C-Class does Edmunds recommend?

Driving enthusiasts will want to consider the C 43 for its meaty turbo six-cylinder engine. But for drivers who just need a sensible luxury car for daily driving, the C 300 is the best bet. It offers plenty of power, good fuel economy and multiple options so you can tailor to taste. Only the most power-hungry of enthusiasts need consider the AMG C 63 trims.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Truth: Coupes look better than sedans. The sportiness of a car's profile increases tenfold when its body lines are interrupted by only one door panel. Want to project luxury? Add four doors. Want to project vigor and driving excitement? Stick to two doors, stretch them, then pull the rear roofline down to the trunk. There's a reason why automakers now exploit the coupe shape even for their four-door cars and SUVs.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe lets you have it both ways. Its sleek coupe profile looks the sporting business outside, while the interior is replete with luxury appointments and modern tech.

For 2019, the C-Class coupe gets a variety of updates, including restyled headlights and taillights, increased engine power, updated technology including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 10-inch infotainment display on all models.

As with any coupe, there are sacrifices, namely in reduced rear headroom and often less usable trunk space compared to a sedan counterpart. (The C-Class coupe is shorter and smaller on both counts, respectively, than the C-Class sedan.)

We also take issue with the C-Class' ride quality, which simply isn't as smooth and compliant as a luxury touring car should be. Those who like driving cars quickly through corners and turns will be accustomed to the stiff ride that accompanies a tightly controlled car. But the C-Class has traditionally leaned toward a softer, luxury quality, and the standard suspension here feels a bit unrefined compared to the rest of the car's qualities.

It's a complaint, but not one we'd consider a deal-breaker. It's worth investigating some of the other options in the segment, such as the Audi A5, the BMW 4 Series or the Lexus RC. But few bring together style, elegance and technology quite like the C-Class.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe comes in five trim levels: C 300, C 300 4Matic (all-wheel-drive), AMG C 43, AMG C 63 and AMG C 63 S.

The C 300 and the C 300 4Matic come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (255 horsepower, 273 pound-feet of torque), a nine-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, a panoramic sunroof, automatic LED headlights, automatic wipers and push-button ignition.

Standard interior features include dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery (MB-Tex) and power-adjustable front seats with memory settings. Cabin technology centers around a 10.25-inch infotainment display and a console-mounted dial controller. You also get Bluetooth Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual USB ports, and an audio system with HD radio.

Enhanced safety features include blind-spot monitoring, frontal collision warning and automatic emergency braking, and a drowsy driver warning system.

Options abound for the C-Class coupe, both in packaged bundles and as stand-alone items. The Premium package adds an electronic trunk closer, keyless entry, power-folding mirrors, a premium Burmester sound system with satellite radio, and blind-spot monitoring.

The Multimedia package includes a navigation system and enhanced voice controls, and the Parking Assistance package brings a surround-view parking camera and a self-parking system. But it's the Driver Assistance package that collects Mercedes' latest safety aids in one group. These include adaptive cruise control, a self-steering system, lane keeping assist, navigation-based speed limit assist, and a host of other systems to help prevent collisions.

Stand-alone options include various 18- and 19-inch wheel designs, leather upholstery, a head-up display, heated and ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel and a digital gauge cluster.

For the most part, AMG C 43 models come standard with the Premium package features, along with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (385 hp, 384 lb-ft), all-wheel drive, a nine-speed automatic transmission, a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive suspension dampers, and 18-inch wheels. Blind-spot monitoring and unique interior trim are also included.

The AMG C 63 and C 63 S are widely similar with the exception of the turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (469 hp, 479 lb-ft with the C 63; 503 hp, 516 lb-ft with the C 63 S), a high-performance nine-speed automatic transmission, and an electronic limited-slip rear differential. The C 63 models are rear-wheel-drive only.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Driving

The C 300 sedan drives as you'd expect a luxury compact would. It places few demands on the driver, yet it delivers plenty of power and decent handling when the mood hits. If performance is paramount, the AMG C 43 variant is a sensible alternative to the brutish C 63 trims.

Comfort

Seat comfort in the C-Class is outstanding with the seats built for long-distance comfort. The Achilles' heel of the C-Class, however, is the stiffness of its standard suspension. It's simply a bit too rough for a small luxury coupe.

Interior

The C-Class interior is impeccably crafted and creates a real sense of luxury with modern design and textures. The minimal number of buttons and switches is aesthetically pleasing but requires more diving into infotainment menu screens.

Technology

Mercedes' COMAND infotainment scores points for feature content but comes up short in usability. Competing systems have improved at a slightly quicker pace. The trace pad interface that hovers over the main rotary controller is especially challenging to get accustomed to.

Consumer reviews

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5 star reviews: 72%
4 star reviews: 14%
3 star reviews: 14%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.6 stars based on 7 total reviews

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    Features & Specs

    C 300 2dr Coupe features & specs
    C 300 2dr Coupe
    2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A
    MSRP$43,800
    MPG 22 city / 31 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower255 hp @ 5800 rpm
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    C 300 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
    C 300 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD
    2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A
    MSRP$45,800
    MPG 22 city / 31 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower255 hp @ 5800 rpm
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    AMG C 43 2dr Coupe AWD features & specs
    AMG C 43 2dr Coupe AWD
    3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A
    MSRP$57,450
    MPG 19 city / 27 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower385 hp @ 6100 rpm
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    AMG C 63 S 2dr Coupe features & specs
    AMG C 63 S 2dr Coupe
    4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A
    MSRP$76,450
    MPG 17 city / 26 hwy
    SeatingSeats 4
    Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower503 hp @ 5500 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite C-Class safety features:

    Collision Prevention Assist
    Warns the driver audibly and will apply the brakes if it senses a forward collision.
    Surround-View System
    Gives a 360-degree view of the car to navigate tight parking spaces and to avoid striking objects or pedestrians.
    Active Blind-Spot Assist
    Senses when a vehicle enters one of your blind spots. Can warn the driver and even help steer the C-Class back.
    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact Test
    Good
    Roof Strength Test
    Good
    Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
    IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. the competition

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. BMW 3 Series

    This C-Class generation is right in the middle of its life cycle, but the 3 Series has just undergone a full redesign. As a result, the new BMW benefits from all of the latest technological advances. The difference between the two is most evident in regard to infotainment since the C-Class lacks Mercedes' praiseworthy MBUX system. In terms of driving, the BMW has a bias toward performance while the Mercedes represents more classic luxury.

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    Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Audi A4

    Between the sporty BMW and the luxurious C-Class is the Audi A4 that splits the difference in many ways. The A4's understated styling and interior embody modern chic, and there's enough up-to-date tech to please early adopters. Performance is quite good, and stepping up to the S4 will have you competing with the AMG C 43.

    Compare Mercedes-Benz C-Class & Audi A4 features

    Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Genesis G70

    The Genesis G70 is the new kid in the class with enough performance to challenge any of its rivals and plenty of standard features, and it benefits from a very generous warranty. On the other hand, the back seats aren't as spacious as those in the competition and some interior elements are shared with parent company Hyundai. The Genesis G70 delivers a lot for the money, but there are still some parts that bring you back to reality.

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    FAQ

    Is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2019 C-Class both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Mercedes-Benz C-Class fuel economy, so it's important to know that the C-Class gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg to 25 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the C-Class has 10.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Learn more
    What's new in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class:

    • More power for C 300 and C 43 trims
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard
    • The C 350e hybrid is no longer available
    • Part of the fourth C-Class generation introduced for 2015
    Learn more
    Is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class reliable?
    To determine whether the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the C-Class. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the C-Class's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2019 C-Class is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

    The least-expensive 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $43,800.

    Other versions include:

    • C 300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $43,800
    • C 300 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $45,800
    • AMG C 43 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $57,450
    • AMG C 63 S 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $76,450
    • AMG C 63 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $68,750
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    What are the different models of Mercedes-Benz C-Class?
    If you're interested in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the next question is, which C-Class model is right for you? C-Class variants include C 300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), C 300 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), AMG C 43 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), and AMG C 63 S 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A). For a full list of C-Class models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

    2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe Overview

    The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe is offered in the following styles: C 300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), C 300 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), AMG C 43 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), AMG C 63 S 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A), and AMG C 63 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A).

    What do people think of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 C-Class Coupe 4.6 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 C-Class Coupe.

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    Read our full review of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe here.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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