2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  -  $34,865


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $34,865
Base Invoice: $32,486
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn C300 Sport RWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: C300 Sport Sedan
Transmission: 6-Speed manual transmission
Engine: 3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Pros

Affordable luxury; a wide selection of performance engines; available 4MATIC all wheel drive system; strong safety feature list


Model Highlights

Three models are offered for 2011: C300, C350 and C63. The C300 comes in either a Sport or Luxury trim, and is available with either standard rear-wheel-drive configuration or with Mercedes-Benz' 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. The C350 and C63 are offered only in rear-wheel drive form. The base C300 Sport with rear-wheel drive comes with a 6-speed manual transmission, while the other models come standard with a 7-speed automatic transmission.

C300 models are powered by a 3.0L V6 engine that makes 228 horsepower and 221 foot-pounds of torque. The C350 models get a larger 268-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine and a transmission with dual shift mode. The high-performance, limited-production C63 AMG is powered by a monster 6.3L V8 engine that produces 451 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque.

Luxury models offer standard Comfort Suspension that incorporates a special damper system, which effectively has two modes: a stiff one for uneven surfaces or quick handling motion and a softer one to dampen vibration and road noise.

The C63 AMG model distinguishes itself with fender flares, a bulging hood, larger front air intakes and LED tail lamps to make it stand out, while inside there are special sport seats and a distinctive trim.

Standard equipment on all trims includes aluminum wheels, performance tires, sunroof, leather wrapped steering wheel, trip computer, and a host of other comfort and performance features. Optional equipment on all models includes navigation, harman/kardon surround-sound audio, HID headlights, rear parking aid, backup camera, hard disk drive, panoramic roof, leather seats and remote engine start. Rain-sensing wipers, woodgrain interior trim, power folding mirrors, heated seats and 4-way power lumbar is standard on the C350 and C63 and optional on the C300. Mercedes-Benz' Universal Media Interface with USB connectivity is optional on all C-Class cars.

Safety features on all C-Class cars include 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, front side airbags and full-length curtain bags, in addition to Mercedes-Benz' unique pelvic air bags. Electronic stability control is also standard, along with adaptive braking, tire pressure monitoring system and a brake-drying feature to help maintain peak brake performance when wet or dry. Rear body air bags are available as an option.

A number of packages offer a variety of luxury upgrades. The Premium 1 Package includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, power-adjustable seats, a power rear sunshade, split-folding rear seats and SIRIUS satellite radio. A Lighting Package adds HID bi-xenon headlamps and LED tail lamps, while a Multimedia Package includes navigation and an upgraded stereo with 6-GB hard drive.

While the C63 is an admirable performer already, it can be upgraded with the AMG Development Package, which adds a limited-slip differential, compound brakes, a track-calibrated suspension and a special Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel.


Model News

For 2011, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class receives modest styling updates, particularly a redesigned front end, with a new look to the bumper, headlights and grille. The rear end has been reshaped slightly as well, with new taillights.

Coming later in the model year is a new C-Class coupe, which will feature a long, swooping C-pillar and no B-pillar.


Value Writeup

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models are the entry-level luxury cars for the brand. In particular, the Sport trims compete directly with the BMW 3-Series and INFINITI G35.

Luxury trims come with a more traditional appearance, with a chrome grille and the Mercedes-Benz 3-pointed-star hood ornament. Sport trims feature a more-prominent grille-mounted Mercedes-Benz star and AMG body-styling. The Sport trims also feature deeper front and rear aprons, under-door rocker panels, 17-inch twin-spoke wheels, firmer suspension, 3-spoke steering wheels and titanium colored instrument panels. Each sport model also gets unique trim and wheels to fit.

The 2011 C63 AMG still stands out as one of the fastest high-performance vehicles available in the United States. Alternatively, the entry-level C300 is a very affordable Mercedes-Benz, carrying an affordable base MSRP of $33,900.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
313.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
452.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.0L/183

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2700 - 5000

Trans Order Code
411

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.10

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.75

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.63

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
88.2 ft³

Front Head Room
37.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Front Hip Room
52.3 in

Second Head Room
36.9 in

Second Leg Room
33.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
55.0 in

Second Hip Room
54.9 in

Wheelbase
108.7 in

Length, Overall
182.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.7 in

Height, Overall
56.3 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.1 in

Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3527 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link

Front Tire Size
P225/45R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.5 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 x 1.26 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x 0.86 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.4 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Years
Unlimited

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
2

Emissions Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V557000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 03, 2012

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
5,800

Summary
Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 S400, S550, S550 4Matic, S63 AMG, C300, C300 4Matic, E350, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, CL550 4Matic, and CL63 AMG vehicles manufactured from April 18, 2011, through July 12, 2011. Due to an irregularity stemming from the molding process of the fuel filter flange, the fuel filter flange may crack when operated in high temperatures.

Consequence
If the fuel filter flange cracks, it will leak fuel which may lead to a fire if anexternal ignition source in present.

Mercedes-Benz will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel filter, free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin in January 2013. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V081000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 11, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
711,266

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 ML320 BlueTec 4Matic, GL320 BlueTec 4Matic and R320 CDI 4Matic, 2011 E350 Cabriolet and E550 Cabriolet, 2009-2011 ML350, ML350 4Matic, ML550 4Matic, ML63 AMG, and C63 AMG, 2010-2011 ML450 4Matic Hybrid, E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic, E550 Coupe, E550 4Matic, and E63 AMG, 2011-2012 GL350 BlueTec 4Matic and R350 BlueTec 4Matic, 2009-2012 GL450 4Matic, GL550 4Matic and R350 4Matic, 2007-2008 SLK280, SLK350, and SLK55 AMG, 2011-2014 SLS AMG Coupe, 2012 SLS AMG Cabriolet, 2013-2014 SLS AMG GT and SLS AMG GT Cabriolet, 2005 C230 Kompressor and C320, 2006-2007 C230, 2006-2011 C350, 2008-2011 C300 and C300 4Matic, 2010-2012 GLK350 and GLK350 4Matic and 2006-2007 Chrysler Crossfire vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will their notify owners, and Fiat Chrysler will notify the affected Chrysler owners. Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Mercedes-Benz owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372 and Chrysler owners may contact Fiat Chrysler customer service at 1-800-853-1403.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V363000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 26, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
199,705

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 C300 Sedan, C300 4matic Sedan, C350 Sedan, C63 AMG Sedan vehicles, 2010-2011 GLK350, GLK350 4-Matic and E350 Coupe vehicles, 2011 SLS AMG, E350 Convertible, E550 Coupe and E550 Convertible vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, MBUSA is recalling certain model year 2008 C300 Sedan, C350 Sedan, C63 AMG Sedan and C300 4-Matic Sedan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Vehicles not originally s...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag modules, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification in July 2016. A second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V177000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 11, 2014

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
252,867

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (Mercedes) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 C300, C300 4Matic, C350, and C63 AMG vehicles manufactured January 26, 2007, through July 13, 2011. In the affected vehicles, a poor electrical ground connection may result in the dimming or failure of the tail lights.

Consequence
Dimming or failure of the tail lights reduces the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions of stopping or turning, increasing the risk of a crash.

Mercedes will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bulb holders if not previously updated and replace any corroded connectors, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. Owners will be sent an interim notification in June 2014. A second letter will be mailed when parts are available, currently expected to be in August or September 2014. Owners may contact Mercedes at 1-800-367-6372.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.5%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

6-Speed manual transmission

3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

Rear wheel drive

Independent 3-link front suspension -inc: anti-dive geometry, coil springs over gas shocks

Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: separate coil springs, gas shocks

Lower sport suspension -inc: sport shocks, sport springs

Front/rear stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brake system (ABS) w/brake assist

Pwr perforated & ventilated front & ventilated rear disc brakes

Dual exhaust w/chrome tips

17" 5-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 17" x 7.5" front, 17" x 8.5" rear

P225/45R17 front & P245/40R17 rear all-season performance tires

Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel

Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch open/close

Front air dam w/mesh air intakes, side skirts & rear apron

Auto halogen headlamps w/selectable light-sensing -inc: black inlays

Front halogen fog lamps

Single rear red fog lamp

Pwr heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals

Intermittent wipers

AM/FM/Weatherband radio w/CD player -inc: MP3 capability, (8) speakers, Bluetooth interface for hands-free phone, aux audio input jack

MB-Tex seat trim

8-way pwr front sport seats -inc: adjustable lumbar support, active adjustable head restraints

Floormats

3-spoke leather-wrapped sport steering wheel w/multi-function controls

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Instrumentation -inc: fuel & coolant temp gauge, clock, tachometer

5" central controller display w/retractable cover

Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, oil level check, digital speedometer, audio status, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings

Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display

Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down

SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic button, fuel filler door, selective unlock, programmable auto-lock

Cruise control

Anti-theft alarm system

Engine immobilizer

Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen filters, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows, sun sensor

Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff

Front/rear cupholders

Auxiliary pwr outlet

Aluminum trim

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Night security illumination

Aluminum-look shift knob

Electronic stability program (ESP)

LED daytime running lamps

Driver & front passenger dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature

Front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS)

Front/rear window curtain airbags

Front side-impact airbags

Driver knee airbag

3-point driver & front passenger shoulder belts -inc: height adjustment, emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter

Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: outboard emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiter, outboard automatic height adjustment

Outboard rear universal lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Child safety rear door locks

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
SPORT PKG
$0

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
7-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$1,490

 
BLACK
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
QUARTZ BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
CAPRI BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
MARS RED
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
STEEL GREY METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PEARL BEIGE METALLIC
$720

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GREY/BLACK, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ALMOND/MOCHA, MB-TEX SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
ALMOND/MOCHA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
GREY/BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$1,620

 
PREMIUM 1 PKG
$1,995

 
MULTIMEDIA PKG
$2,700

 
LIGHTING PKG
$985

 
18" AMG 5-DUAL-SPOKE ALUMINUM WHEELS
$1,040

 
PANORAMA SUNROOF
$1,090

 
TRUNK LID SPOILER
$300

 
ROOF SPOILER
$300

 
CHROME DOOR HANDLE INSERTS
$90

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$460

 
GLOVEBOX IPOD INTEGRATION KIT
$375

 
NAV + 4 - UNIVERSAL MEDIA INTERFACE
$1,290

 
HARMAN KARDON LOGIC7 SOUND SYSTEM
$810

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$750

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS
$700

 
KEYLESS-GO
$1,140

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$325

 
REAR SIDE-IMPACT AIRBAGS
$420

 
MBRACE SYSTEM
$660

 
REARVIEW CAMERA
$460


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