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Starting at
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Engine
2.0L inline4

Power
241 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
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2016 Mercedes Benz C Class Overview

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class builds on last year's redesign with a few new models, including the turbodiesel C300d and the C350e plug-in hybrid. Another new 2016 C-Class model is the C 450 AMG, which replaces the C400 and gets much of the AMG C 63's performance hardware. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a fully competitive small luxury sedan with excellent performance, comfort and feature availability.

Following last year's complete redesign, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gives you even more reason to go with the three-pointed star for a small luxury sedan this year. Only three models were offered for 2015 — the four-cylinder C300, the V6-powered C400 and the V8-packing AMG C 63 — but now a four-cylinder diesel and a plug-in gas-electric hybrid have joined the party. The compact 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class bears an unmistakable resemblance to its full-size S-Class sibling. The new C300d diesel provides impressive fuel economy (above 40 mpg on the highway is likely) and a formidable 369 pound-feet of torque, while the C350e hybrid boasts an estimated all-electric range of 18.6 miles on battery power before its four-cylinder engine switches on. If it's performance you're after, don't fret; Mercedeshas got something new for you, too. The C400 has given way to the spicier 2016 C 450 AMG, which gets an amped-up turbo V6 and a slew of performance parts swiped from the top-dog C 63. If you want a C 63 but don't have the budget for one, the new C 450 presents an intriguing alternative. Of course, the updated 2016 C-Class also carries over all of the strengths of the redesigned 2015 model, including added rear legroom and eye-catching styling inside and out, as well as an optional air suspension that's unique in the segment. Furthermore, the advanced safety technology that has become a modern Mercedes hallmark is fully present here, such as standard automatic emergency braking: a rare inclusion in this price range. If you're shopping the C-Class, you'll also want to check out its arch-rival, the BMW 3 Series, which continues to hold plenty of appeal with its engaging driving dynamics and available wagon and coupe body styles. Also hailing from Germany are the 2016 Audi A4 and S4. They're nearing the end of their production cycles, but they've still got a lot going for them. We'd also suggest checking out the Lexus IS, which is newly competitive thanks to the IS 200t's turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or the sporty Cadillac ATS and well-equipped Infiniti Q50 if you're looking for a slightly less expensive alternative. Clearly, there's an abundance of enticing alternatives here, but the Edmunds "A" rated 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is undoubtedly one of the best small luxury sedans in the world.

With its luxurious interior, advanced powertrains and high-tech safety and driver assistance features, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the best small luxury sedans you can buy.

The 2016 C-Class sedan lineup adds new diesel (C300d) and plug-in hybrid (C350e) variants. The C400 has been replaced by the C 450 AMG, which upgrades to a higher-output turbo V6 and much of the AMG C 63 S model's performance hardware. An optional Night package adds black-and-silver 18-inch wheels and gloss-black exterior trim, while the Premium package is split into two individual packages, and a heated steering wheel joins the options list.



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2016 Mercedes Benz C Class Reviews From Owners (19 Reviews)

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By Robin Prager

on Sep/12/16 08:03 AM (UTC)

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Glad I witched.

This is a much different C300 than previous years. Total luxury!

By Tom

on Aug/15/16 04:26 PM (UTC)

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My Grandfather's Car with Gadgets

First the exterior and ride is beautiful; it rides like my 2012 E-Class and its only a C. Hats off to MB they did that right. However, the interior layout is very disappointing. First, the gear shift is now on the column like my grandfather's 55 Chevy. The gear shifter is flimsy and clumsy to use. I much prefer the floor gear shift which makes the car feel sporty. Next the E-Brace M System is clumsy and cumbersome to use. Everything, I mean everything is in the E-Brace from climate control, to maps, to the radio is in there. The screen is about 2x the size of 2012 E Class. It mounted on the dash as if some one mounted in a big screen TV in their basement wall. The center console looks barren, and with the E-Brace mounted between the seats and the TV set just hanging out there, the elegance of a luxury car is gone. In my opinion, its not attractive at all. I have owned 4 Mercedes, and its does not look like I will be buying my 5th. I was planning on looking at a CLS but most likely I will hang on to my E-Class until I figure out what to buy.

By Ed Chandlee

on Jul/25/16 04:30 PM (UTC)

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Best small premium sport sedan !

Great car !

By JB

on Jul/16/16 04:59 PM (UTC)

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By Rob Schwartz

on Jan/21/16 09:08 AM (UTC)

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By Russell

on Feb/27/17 10:17 AM (UTC)

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Happy every time I drive it

A perfect balance — favors luxury / comfort, but handles well. I keep discovering touches that are just done right, additional conveniences. "Exceeds expectations" as HR would say. My last car was a Lexus GS430. This is almost as quick but much better mileage, more luxurious inside and of course more modern gadgets. Of course I always want faster acceleration *and* better mileage; the C300 is a great balance and competitive with other modern cars. I got the Airmatic and love the controlled but compliant ride — the adjustment from comfort to sport is noticeable but not huge; can't say how it compares to the steel suspension. Distronic is fabulous — would never again buy a car without this feature. Lane Keeping Assist is a far cry from "auto steer" (it's called "assist" for a reason). But in stop-and-go traffic these two systems work together and follow the car in front almost perfectly, hugely reducing the stress level of those situations. I wanted something smaller than the GS but with the same room for me (6'5", 175 lbs), and the C300 delivers. The seats and driving positions are great (no sunroof — didn't want to give up that extra inch of headroom). I test drove against current GS, BMW 3 and 4, and Infiniti Q50. The C300 was the hands-down winner for me, and I have no complaints. Buying was also painless — I configured a build here at Edmunds, emailed the result and "True Market Value" to MB San Jose (now part of Auto Nation), and they ordered it for me. No hassles, everything done as promised. My biggest reservations were based on having owned an SLK 250 — which was a super fun top-down cruiser but had a lot of drawbacks as daily transportation — seat comfort for long trips, highway noise, turbo lag + low seat / long hood / quick steering made it hard to drive on narrow roads with confidence. The C300 has none of these problems: more predictable handling, better seating position for both winding roads and interstate cruising, almost no turbo lag (which together with the excellent transmission programming means I never miss the traditional shift lever or need the shift paddles — they're a nice toy). And more refined COMAND. I keep finding details: the fact that the trunk hinges have their own pockets so they don't crush cargo. And the folding box that stows under the trunk floor. Etc. I love this car. I've owned Audi, Volvo, Ford SHO, MB, and Lexus and was pretty happy with all of them, but this is by far my favorite car.

By Robert Norton

on Feb/11/16 08:34 AM (UTC)

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Best car ever

Love driving this car, feels like being in a spaceship..

By Arthur

on Jan/25/16 12:26 PM (UTC)

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Best Mercedes since the 2007 E-320 Blue Tec

I thought the 2007 E-320 Blue Tec I purchased nine years ago would never be topped but the new 2016 C-300 has changed my mind. We have had it almost two months and it is a true winner. It has everything you could ask for with economy, style, comfort, and the technology is great. The Distronic plus drives the car on the highway by itself, the LED lighting with corner tuning works well and the other high tech systems including the navagation, are really something although it requires some study of the manual. This one looks like a keeper.

By Kevin Geraci

on Jan/09/17 05:24 PM (UTC)

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It certainly is not your Father's MB anymore...

For the record, I owned a 2014 C300 4Matic Sport and now own the 2016 C300 4Matic Sport, which short of getting an older Benz, will be the last MB I purchase--where to start? First let's start with things that should be on a $45,000+ compact luxury car 1) Real Tailpipes--that's right the tailpipes on this vehicle look like they are very nice chrome flat-tipped tailpipes--they are fakes, not even connected to the exhaust system--just stuck in the plastic bumper--really?--did I buy Dodge Dart?; 2) MB Tex upholstery, they should put leather in their cars...period. At this price point---not even the E Class has it standard, it is still an option--ridiculous; 3) They got rid of all the dials for the climate control for 2016 and replaced them with these horrible 'climate bar' toggle switches, which take 3x as long just to more the temperature gauge--why?, the old dials worked quickly and efficiently, why move to a completely ineffective control that is 'blind'...that is you have to look at the Nav screen to see what temperature you are at--nuts; 4) Voice Control (Nav and Blue-tooth Phone) is so bad as to not be believed--my 10 yr. old original iphone had a more sophisticated voice interface than this car--don't believe me, ask anyone who drives one--it is so bad, it is unusable--Call "Schneider", did you say "Spider", no...did you say 'Slider?"...it is maddening!; 5) Navigation has traffic alerts and traffic conditions built into it, other than that, it sucks, my old 2006 TL was way better...the 2014 was worse still, so marginal progress has been made, but you still can't do the most basic functions with this nav, and as stated, voice control is completely useless.; 6) Ride is significantly worse than the 2014, it feels tinny and cheap now--you can now feel bumps and ridges, that you would have glided over in the 2014 and the interior noise is much worse as well, a lot louder inside--part of that is the crappy sounding 4 cylinder engine (as opposed to the velvety and quiet V-6 in the 2014) but it was probably done to reach those fuel economy figures moving to the future; 7) The turbo 4 cylinder engine does have excellent throttle response off the line as compared to the V-6, but after 40mph, the V-6 is way better, so negotiating around the slugs on the road is a bit easier at slower speeds with the 2016 (so long as you are in Sport or Sport+ mode that is),but it loses its torque pretty quickly after 40mph and fuel economy is marginally better, maybe 2-3 MPG--gimme' back the V-6; 8) Interior is better looking in the 2016 overall, so long as you don't mind the Nav screen sticking up like an after thought...OK, let's remodel the interior, and then decide where to put that pesky nav screen later?--it's a shame as the interior overall is really pretty nice; 9) I am convinced the auto-stop 'Collision Prevention Assist 'function although alerting you that you are getting close to something, will not stop, I am convinced it will not work after many 'tests'...if you are right behind a car you should NOT be able to floor the accelerator--you can here, so don't pay for the option if it doesn't have, it does not and will not work--I told the dealership, and they said it is operating fine, I said OK drive toward that wall and let's see it it will stop--they smiled and wouldn't do it--they know it doesn't work either--sure to be a future lawsuit there. I have tested it many times and had to stop on my own every time, inches from walls, cars, you name it I have tried it on everything; 10) The headlights are the worst headlights I have ever seen in a car, especially one costing $45,000---I had a 1985 VW beetle in college that had better lights--why? they use H4 halogens--yes, 1980's technology in a $45,000 2016 car--if you get one, and I don't know why you would, definitely pay the $2,500 or whatever it is for the 'steering activated HID headlight option, I had it on my 2014, this does not--it is essential--horrible visibility without it---I mean come on, Mazdas, Toyotas and Hyundais have HID standard for Christ-sake. OK, I could go one for awhile...suffice to say, if you want a decent MB with good build quality you have to go S or E class with all the options or an AMG. And BTW if you think the E Class is much better---it's not--I drove an E class over the weekend and I gotta' tell you, not much better, same cramped backseats, etc. No better really at all, so I figured why spend the extra $25,000?. I have driven MB since the 1970's, but no more...time to make a move, so sad. I would still buy a 2010-2014 C63 or E63 AMG--at least you get the decent build quality and a real engine and amenities. Say Mercedes, want to buy this one back?

By Jake MeHoff

on Sep/06/16 04:33 PM (UTC)

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Very Poor Value

First, I will say this car looks pretty nice, and handles well, but that's about it. The seats are hard as rocks, and extremely uncomfortable on a long trips, regardless of the adjustments. The floorboard appears to go down at an angle, so I couldn't even get my feet in a comfortable driving position. Access is very poor, with the seating very low, and with trying to wedge between the steering wheel and the B-Pillar. The controls are horrible. Instead of knobs, there are very small levers for everything, and they are all the same size. Why would a "sync" button be the same size as the blower control?! I set my favorite radio stations, but haven't figured out how to get back to my list of favorites for the last 6 months. When I try to change stations, it seems to jump back and forth between satellite radio and FM. The "advanced electronics" try to tell me to rest when I am not tired, and beep at me when there is nothing in the road. At 6,000 miles, I was left stranded when my serpentine belt jumped off, and the car overheated. I found out that run-flat tires can't be repaired, so a nail cost me $420 for a new tire at the dealership. I had a 2014.5 Toyota Camry prior to this, for 38,000 miles before my wife totalled it, and would gladly take another. It was inexpensive, comfortable, easy to operate, and it NEVER needed repairs. Not to mention it was much roomier. I will be very happy to end my lease of this C-Class.

By Nancy H.

on Aug/10/16 08:09 AM (UTC)

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Mercedes Benz C300 Sedan - Eco Start / Stop

I have only had the car for 3 days, and while I love the car - it looks and drives like a dream. My only complaint on this car is the ECO start / stop. I don't like that when you are braking or place the car on "hold", after about 30-60 seconds the car jolts from zero RPM to 0.5. This is fine as the car is trying to keep the a/c up (I live in Florida), but the jolt is unpleasant - everyone thinks there's something wrong with the car. I would be okay if the transition were smoother. I know I can turn it off, but then I would sacrifice better fuel efficiency. On all other aspects of the car - it is simply amazing, the suspension is wonderfully comfortable, the sound system is crisp and surrounds you. The seats are smart and well designed. My commute to work on the highway is something special every day.

By Alex

on May/24/16 08:23 AM (UTC)

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C450 AMG

Climate control is crap, set it at 60 and hot air is blowing. AC needs to be always ON.
Transmission is poor, jerks a lot! I mean A LOT!
Interior started cracking within 2 days / 100 miles! Can't believe it! C'mon! My Genesis Coupe lasted on NYC roads for almost a year / 10k miles before i started hearing creaks! Hyundai Sonata 2015 is still silent after 2 years of ownership!
Command Entertainment system is not touch, just completely garbage.
Trunk is smaller than in my previous Genesis Coupe.
OEM wheels are joke, easily get cracks.
Its a great car but not for 65k MSPR. I would price it at 45-50k max.

Would never purchase a mercedes again.

By Wish They Did

on Nov/17/16 06:54 PM (UTC)

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Wish it had more practical options.

The overall interior experience is great, for the two people in the front seats. The people in the rear are left with nothing better than the backseat of a Toyota carolla. I really wish that for the extra money you pay for a Mercedes compared to other German auto makers, you could get better optional features for the rear seats, such as heated rear seats or maybe even three zone climate control. The Bmw 3 series offers the option of heated rear seats, and Audi A4 offers both heated rear seats and three zone climate control. I don't know what's taking Mercedes so long to get with the program. The other crazy thing is, all of these options are available on the c class in Europe! I think that it would be beneficial for Mercedes to add these options to the c class AS WELL AS THE E CLASS. The e class has this same exact issue. It would be nice if Mercedes added these, especially for people who live in places where it gets cold.

By Michael C

on Nov/09/16 12:07 PM (UTC)

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Finally...a Mercedes With BMW/Audi Handling

This is my second Mercedes, with the last one being an E550. I've long admired Mercedes for quiet, comfort, and engineering, and in some instances, performance (such as that E550). None, however, have been road handling champs. Even this model's big brother, the C63, is notoriously tail happy. That has now changed. Put this thing into Sport+ mode and it will stick to anything, and in wet or dry conditions. Want the more traditional Mercedes ride? Comfort mode is just the ticket. More than any car I've driven, the difference between these are akin to driving 2 different cars. The interior is simply superb with respect to materials, just as you would expect from Mercedes. There's been a fair amount of criticism of the 'stuck on' nav display, and I confess that I had my doubts about it - prior to actually seeing the car. In practice it is far less obtrusive than it appears in photos, where the typical shot suggests that it might be in the line of sight of an average driver. That is definitely not the case. I am only 5'8", and it causes no problem whatever. In addition, the quality of the display itself is excellent. Would I rather have, say, a pop up type of display? Sure, but in the end it's nothing more than a minor, inconsequential factor. One more small complaint...the transmission can seem to get a bit confused at times. At least one professional review made a point of this. I don't notice the problem until I get into stop and go traffic, when it seems to anticipate a shift into a higher gear just as I'm lifting my foot to brake. I'm fortunate not to drive often in such conditions, but it's worth noting for those who do. And finally, a word about the performance. This car will move fast when asked, pure and simple. Mercedes claims 0-60 times at 4.9 seconds, I believe. That is pessimistic. I've timed it on numerous occasions at 4.5. Perhaps equally importantly, acceleration from 60 to 80 mph seems to take no time at all - and it sounds good getting there. My one comment is that the exhaust note is not as satisfying as that of the older E550. That's not a complaint...nothing sounds like a big V-8. My wife has said that I now have a cheetah rather than a lion. I find the analogy to be apt. In summary, this is simply the best all around car that I've owned in over 40 years of driving. It's the rarest of all cars - a seriously comfortable daily driver that turns into a beast (a well-behaved one) at the touch of a button.

By Paul Schroeder

on Oct/10/16 02:22 PM (UTC)

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A great car

This is a great car. We previously had a 2014 C300 4Matic. I would frequently tell my wife that what that car needed was more horsepower and a quicker shifting transmission. This car has both. The transmission shifts in an instant (almost as good as Porsche's PDK) and rev matches downshifts. The handling is sharp and the steering is precise. The ride is good for a car with these sporty characteristics. The seats are comfortable and the interior is very high quality. The nav system is far superior to the one in our prior car (which I rarely used, preferring Google Maps in my phone). I highly recommend this car, especially to those who might be considering an S4 or a BMW M sport line car.

By EF318

on Jan/29/16 07:43 AM (UTC)

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Best in Class

Best in class comfort and quality. 0-60 is adequate, but the C450 has you covered if you need more. Roomy backseat good for 2 car seats. Very comfortable/adjustable driver's seats. Panorama roof is gorgeous but expensive. Black Ash wood is the way to go. Distronic Plus is great, second only to Tesla's Autopilot. Automatic Emergency braking is standard, unseen in this segment. Got 15% off the sticker price but it required a good deal of effort and communicating with 4 dealerships.

By DR Wilson

on Jul/20/16 02:04 PM (UTC)

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Maybe my favorite car so far.

This car is described as a mini S class. That's accurate. It's fun to drive, very comfortable and feels like a luxury sedan should. My third Mercedes, it's by far the best one yet. The other two were an '12 300C and a '14 glk 350. I respected the first one and like the second one. The new C is way ahead. I got the car during a February snow storm in Maine. It's excellent in the snow. Details: 1. Ride and handling are outstanding. We've taken it on two, long road trips. At the end of the day we were never tired. 2. The interior is elegant. The Burmeister sound system is terrific--very close to a live event. The front seats are very comfortable. 3. The interior is design and materials are beautiful. MB really got this right. 4. The engine/transmission combination are a fine match. The turbo 4 has more than enough grunt to move the car very quickly. Switch from standard "C"omfort setting "S"port setting, and the car is even quicker. 5. It's very economical--not that it's a reason to buy a Benz. In 8,000 miles, I have averaged 29 mpg. It's not without its shortcomings. The back seat is still tight, but that comes with smaller cars. The BIGGEST DRAWBACK for me is the infotainment system controls. The system on the previous generation was reasonably intuitive. This new track pad is a redundant nuisance. I brush it, and the radio station changes. I constantly referring to owner's manual to do things. I find that the satellite radio cuts out more often in this car than in previous models. It's probably because the antenna is embedded in the rear glass and not on the roof anymore. Suggested option packages: A. Blind spot monitoring; B. Premium package which gives you the Burmeister stereo; C. Command package which includes voice activated control of your phone, radio, and navigation.

By Scott K

on Mar/03/16 08:39 AM (UTC)

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Great car

My first Mercedes and I am hooked....dealership was amazing etc etc....cannot complain....I see what they mean about in Economy Drive mode it may be considered a bit more sluggish BUT I am not a sports car driver so I don't need that to be better for any real good reason...love the interior...love........
I have the Sports Package and love it............
NOTE: I replaced the "run-flat" tires after almost a year....I do put mileage on the car higher than typical...but one tire was wearing thinh aleady and form the start the ride was rougher and noisier than I wanted...the new tires that are regular but good quality mad a HUGE difference in the comfort and noise level of the car.....I won't buy a car with the run flats ever again...I will negotiate that out of the deal if need be...........

By Robert W. Kagen

on Dec/08/15 12:56 PM (UTC)

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2016 C300; First Impression - - WOW!

I have had the auto less than a week so my first impression I hope will be my lasting impression. I had a 2015 SLK250 and was not happy because it turned out to be just what it was suppose to be without the "Mercedes" feel and comfort. Then I test drove a 2016 C300 and it sure felt like I was driving a "sporty" sedan but this time it has the comfort and feel of what I wanted and expected in a Mercedes. The vehicle was made to order in Alabama and took about 4 weeks from day of order to day of delivery. Bottom line is the C300 I'm driving is truly one of the best, if now the best driving car I've owned, very smooth and quiet and handles like a dream. The "driver" adjustments for comfort are outstanding. Best choice in new cars for 2016 I could have made.


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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    111.8 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    184.5 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    79.5 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    56.8 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    3594 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    41.7 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    35.2 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    12.6 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Driven Wheels
    all wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    Performance
  • Rear Tire Width
    265
  • Rear Tire Profile
    35
  • Rear Tire Speed Rating
    Y
  • Front Tire Width
    245
  • Front Tire Profile
    35



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front And Dual Rear
  • Knee Airbags
    Driver Only


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    13
  • Cd Player
    Single CD/DVD
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Watts
    590


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Auto Dimming Side Mirrors
    Electrochromatic
  • Side Mirror Memory
    Includes Exterior Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    2.0l
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    18.0 galons
  • Brake Drying
    Yes
  • Rear Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

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Vehicle Performance

Sedan / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    4.5 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.1 sec @ 108 mph
  • Source
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GLE550e 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 100.6 mph
  • Source
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GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.8 sec @ 99.1 mph
  • Source
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GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 101 mph
  • Source
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GLE400 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.1 sec @ 97.3 mph
  • Source
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GLE300d 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.6 sec @ 81.7 mph
  • Source
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AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 110.5 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 112 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

GLE550e 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 100.6 mph
  • Source
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GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.8 sec @ 99.1 mph
  • Source
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GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 101 mph
  • Source
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GLE400 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.1 sec @ 97.3 mph
  • Source
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GLE300d 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.6 sec @ 81.7 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 110.5 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 112 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

GLE550e 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 100.6 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.8 sec @ 99.1 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 101 mph
  • Source
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GLE400 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.1 sec @ 97.3 mph
  • Source
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GLE300d 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.6 sec @ 81.7 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 110.5 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 112 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

GLE550e 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 100.6 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.8 sec @ 99.1 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 101 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

GLE400 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.1 sec @ 97.3 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

GLE300d 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.6 sec @ 81.7 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 110.5 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 112 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

GLE550e 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 100.6 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.8 sec @ 99.1 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

GLE450 AMG Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 9A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.1 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    13.7 sec @ 101 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

GLE400 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    5.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.1 sec @ 97.3 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

GLE300d 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.6 sec @ 81.7 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 110.5 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

AMG GLE63 S Coupe 4MATIC / AWD / 7A

  • 0-60 Mph
    3.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    12.5 sec @ 112 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $28,555
  • Private Seller Price
    $31,044
  • Dealer Price
    $32,922
  • Original MSRP
    $43,125


2016 Mercedes Benz C Class Problems Report:


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  • 2016 Mercedes Benz C Class Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Mercedes Benz C Class Top 10 Problems
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2016 Mercedes Benz C Class JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

  • The rest

INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

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2016 Mercedes Benz C Class Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    24 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    31 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Mercedes Benz C Class Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • CORROSION
    4 years / 50,000 miles
    3 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    Unlimited

2016 Mercedes Benz C Class Key Factors

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Pros

  • Refined ride and handling
  • Meticulous construction and engineering
  • Diverse powertrain offerings
  • Elegant interior
  • Rip-roaring AMG C 63 model.

Cons

  • Cool but clumsy touchpad infotainment interface
  • Pricier than most competitors.


2016 Mercedes Benz C Class True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,447$1,498 $1,550$1,604 $1,660$7,759
Maintenance$311$979 $625$3,244 $2,593$7,752
Repairs$0$0 $0$1,254 $1,929$3,183
Taxes & Fees$3,961$261 $236$214 $194$4,866
Financing$1,317$1,044 $761$470 $167$3,759
Depreciation$9,439$3,900 $3,432$3,043 $2,730$22,544
Fuel$1,801$1,855 $1,911$1,968 $2,028$9,563
True Cost To Own ®$18,276$9,537 $8,515$11,797 $11,301$59,426

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Mercedes Benz C Class NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 03/21/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I bought a new 2016 c-class mercedes benz . i had the car for less than 24 hours when the engine light came on. i immediately took the vehicle in and was told that they do not have a fix for the problem. it is a problem with the ambient airflow. the engine does not work properly, causing a rough ride. when trying to accelerate the engine will stall and then shoot forward.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/12/2016

Component(s): FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 mercedes benz c-300. consumer writes in regards to vehicle fuel system causes gas stations nozzle to disengage prematurely, which makes filling fuel tank difficult. *smd


Date Complaint Filed: 07/26/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 mercedes-benz c300. the contact stated that there was an extensive glare that impacted the contact's visibility pertaining to the mirrors. the manufacturer was notified of the failure and advised the contact to have a dealer inspect the vehicle. the service center manager at the dealer test drove the vehicle and indicated that there was a high glare causing poor visibility. the dealer and the manufacturer provided no repair solution. the contact was unable to determine if the vehicle would be repaired. the failure mileage was not available. updated 09/08/16*lj


Date Complaint Filed: 09/14/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

C300 anti collision sensor malfunction light displayed and loss engine power for several seconds. the car was traveling aprox 20 mph at the time on city street. then power resumed, the warning light went out. mercedes-benz of temecula, ca could not find a problem. workorder 229423, 9/13/16


Date Complaint Filed: 09/17/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | STRUCTURE:BODY | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

After stopping and waiting at a traffic light for 15-30 seconds, i had my feet on the brakes and left turn indicator on. the "hold" option to lock my brakes was not engaged. the car was stationary. without warning, the car shifted into drive and jolted forward into the vehicle ahead of me at the light. (i was the second car in line, and i stopped about a half car length behind the other driver.) the acceleration was not a typical, gradual movement associated with what happens when i release my foot from the brake to drive. it was a sudden and jarring jump regardless of the fact that my foot never left the brake. i tried to press the brakes multiple times to stop the forward movement, but my car hit the vehicle in front of me twice. the steel bumper of the other vehicle was not damaged. the front area of my hood (emblem and grill) were crushed. i reported earlier electronic issues to my local dealership as notable oddities, but none made me this concerned about safety of others, my passengers, and myself. as recently as a week earlier, my rear-view camera froze and locked as i was reversing into my garage, so had i trusted the screen in my car, i would have reversed another 5-10 feet into my garage. i could not unfreeze it without putting the car back into drive and restarting my car. months earlier, the sensor on my side mirrors started to go off without any other source of danger or collision on vacant streets. the air pressure alert warned that my tires were becoming dangerously flat; however, en route to the gas station, the pressure monitor noted that all tires were now returning to normal pressure levels and no inflation was needed. there have been many peculiar events with this new c300 in recent months, but my primary concern as a caregiver is the sudden acceleration from a stopped position--or from any position--without my direction or intent.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/15/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | EXTERIOR LIGHTING | STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: NoFire: YesNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

On oct 14th at night car was driven in heavy rain off interstate i5 off ramp to exit interstate. there were cars both in front and behind us exiting and upon driving further noticed there was standing water. other cars were making it through slowly, there was no room to turn around. this car almost made it to the end of the offramp and then stallled. other cars were forced to go around. tried to restart the car to no avail. called for roadside assistance. noticed smoke coming from the hood and then all lighting went dark in car. then saw flames from the hood. quickly ran through water to escape and flames got several feet high. passer by's had called 911 as entire front of car was engulfed in flames. fire department had to cut open car hood to put out fire. car damaged beyond repair and they too were incredulous that a new car would be engulfed in flames after stalling in the rain.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/30/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 1Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My wife was driving her car on a paved, and dry, road. she was following behind a suv, that applied the brakes abruptly. she had difficulty stopping her car and she wound up hitting the suv in front of her. while this does sound unusual, it is for this car (2016 mercedes benz c300). the salesman told us that this car was equipped with an anti-collision. system called "collision prevention assist plus". it is supposed to activate a light on the dash. if the car gets even closer yet, it is supposed give an audible alarm. if the driver doesn't respond and the car gets even closer to the car in front, the system should deploy the braking system until the driver engages. even if the driver doesn't deploy the brakes, the car is supposed to stop before a collision. in our car, this system did not function. there was no light, no audible alarm, and no deployment of the brakes. the car was involved in a rear end collision with a mazda crv. so far, mercedes benz has not called me back. i filled out a questionnaire two weeks ago to inform them of the problem. our car has been sitting at the body shop awaiting mercedes to get back to us. i have done everything i know to try and get mercedes to contact me. this feature was grossly misrepresented by the salesman at anaheim hills mercedes and he has been reprimanded for it. what is worse, the car collision prevention assist plus system completely failed.






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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

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The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class builds on last year's redesign with a few new models, including the turbodiesel C300d and the C350e plug-in hybrid. Another new 2016 C-Class model is the C 450 AMG, which replaces the C400 and gets much of the AMG C 63's performance hardware. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a fully competitive small luxury sedan with excellent performance, comfort and feature availability.

Following last year's complete redesign, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gives you even more reason to go with the three-pointed star for a small luxury sedan this year. Only three models were offered for 2015 — the four-cylinder C300, the V6-powered C400 and the V8-packing AMG C 63 — but now a four-cylinder diesel and a plug-in gas-electric hybrid have joined the party.

The compact 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class bears an unmistakable resemblance to its full-size S-Class sibling.

The new C300d diesel provides impressive fuel economy (above 40 mpg on the highway is likely) and a formidable 369 pound-feet of torque, while the C350e hybrid boasts an estimated all-electric range of 18.6 miles on battery power before its four-cylinder engine switches on. If it's performance you're after, don't fret; Mercedeshas got something new for you, too. The C400 has given way to the spicier 2016 C 450 AMG, which gets an amped-up turbo V6 and a slew of performance parts swiped from the top-dog C 63. If you want a C 63 but don't have the budget for one, the new C 450 presents an intriguing alternative.

Of course, the updated 2016 C-Class also carries over all of the strengths of the redesigned 2015 model, including added rear legroom and eye-catching styling inside and out, as well as an optional air suspension that's unique in the segment. Furthermore, the advanced safety technology that has become a modern Mercedes hallmark is fully present here, such as standard automatic emergency braking: a rare inclusion in this price range.

If you're shopping the C-Class, you'll also want to check out its arch-rival, the BMW 3 Series, which continues to hold plenty of appeal with its engaging driving dynamics and available wagon and coupe body styles. Also hailing from Germany are the 2016 Audi A4 and S4. They're nearing the end of their production cycles, but they've still got a lot going for them. We'd also suggest checking out the Lexus IS, which is newly competitive thanks to the IS 200t's turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or the sporty Cadillac ATS and well-equipped Infiniti Q50 if you're looking for a slightly less expensive alternative.

Clearly, there's an abundance of enticing alternatives here, but the Edmunds "A" rated 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is undoubtedly one of the best small luxury sedans in the world.

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