2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  -  $42,550


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $42,550
Base Invoice: $39,637
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $675
Trim: 4dr Sdn C 300 Luxury 4MATIC
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 27 | City: 24 | Hwy: 31
Body Style: C 300 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
Transmission: Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic 7G-TRONIC Plus
Engine: Engine: 2.0L Turbo I4 Includes ECO stop/start technology. FFV option is not available in all states, please consult your retail dealer and/or MBUSA to determine availability in your state.

Pros

Attractive modern styling; high-end features; typical Mercedes-Benz luxury; all-wheel drive; fuel-efficient diesel and hybrid engines, plus powerful turbocharged engines


Model Highlights

The 2016 C-Class is offered in several trims: C300, C300d diesel, C350e plug-in hybrid, C450 AMG Sport, AMG C63 and AMG C63 S. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while Mercedes' 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system is available on the C300, C300d and C450 AMG Sport.

The C300 is powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine displacing 2.0L and making a stout 241 horsepower. The C300d is powered by a 2.1L biturbo 4-cylinder diesel that makes 195 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Next is the C350e plug-in hybrid, with power derived from the 2.0L four in addition to a 6.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. The combination is good for 275 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. In the C450, there's a 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 362 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the AMG C63 tops them all with its 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8, rated at 469 horsepower and 503 pound-feet of torque. A 7-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range; in the AMG models it is a heavy-duty AMG Speedshift unit. Fuel economy in the C300 is rated at 25 on the highway and 34 in the city.

Like most European luxury cars, the C-Class can be optioned up with a huge variety of convenience and luxury features. However, the C300, C350d and C350e come with quite a few amenities on their own. Standard features include a 14-way power adjustable driver's seat, dual-zone climate control, two high-resolution screens with a touchpad interface, USB connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming, and LED daytime running lamps.

The C450 AMG includes everything on the C300, plus a Burmester premium sound system, heated front seats, sport tuned suspension, larger breaks to go beneath the 18-inch wheels, and, of course, a bigger, more-powerful engine.

In addition to the V8, the AMG C63 features wider 18-inch wheels and a mechanical limited-slip differential, while the AMG C63 S ups the ante with 19-inch wheels, larger brakes with red calipers, an electronic limited-slip differential and more.

An optional Interior Package adds leather seating, perforated and ventilated front seats, a powered front passenger seat and some additional interior lighting. An Air-Balance Package further spruces up the interior environment with an air purifier and a cabin fragrance system that will perfume the air in the C-Class.

A Multimedia Package includes a navigation system, as well as a rear view camera and SiriusXM satellite radio.

An adjustable air suspension system that can be set for sport or for comfort is available on the C-Class, as is a Driver's Assistance Package, which includes safety features such as blind spot assist and Mercedes-Benz' PRE-SAFE system, which can actually activate the brakes on its own, should it detect an impending accident.

Standard safety equipment on C-Class models includes nine airbags as well as adaptive braking technology, attention assist and of course all-wheel drive is available.


Model News

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was totally redesigned for 2015. For 2016, the C-Class adds three new sedans to the lineup, including the C300d 4MATIC diesel, C350e plug-in hybrid and C450 AMG Sport, while the C400 has been dropped. The C450 AMG features a twin-turbo V6 rated at 362 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque.


Value Writeup

The C-Class has traditionally been Mercedes-Benz' entry-level car. However, with the arrival of the CLA, the C-Class is no longer the German automaker's least expensive model. Mercedes-Benz has packed the 2016 C-Class full of upscale technology, determined to make the car feel anything but entry level. Despite this move upmarket, pricing on the C-Class remains competitive with other European small sedans such as the BMW 3-series. The 2016 C-Class starts at around $40,000.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6.0

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG

Cruising Range - City
417.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
24 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
27 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
539.40 mi

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement
2.0 L/121

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5550

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
37.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.7 in

Second Head Room
37.1 in

Second Leg Room
35.2 in

Wheelbase
111.8 in

Length, Overall
184.5 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.3 in

Height, Overall
56.8 in

Track Width, Front
61.5 in

Track Width, Rear
60.9 in

Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3594 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code
R02

Rear Tire Order Code
R02

Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17

Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.8 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 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
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V087000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 15, 2016

Component
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Potential Number of Units Affected
53

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 C300 vehicles manufactured December 11, 2015, to December 23, 2015, C300 4Matic vehicles manufactured December 12, 2015, to December 29, 2015, and C450 AMG 4Matic vehicles manufactured December 12, 2015, to December 22, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with a panoramic sunroof that may not be properly bonded, allowing the glass to detach and fall from the vehicle during operation.

Consequence
If the panoramic glass detaches during vehicle operation, it can increase the risk of injury or crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the bonding of the rear sunroof glass panel, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on April 12, 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture
DEC 10, 2015 to DEC 22, 2015

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V177000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 13, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
51

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016 AMG GT-S, GLC300, CLA250 and GLE300d 4Matic vehicles, 2013 C250, E350 BlueTec and G63 AMG vehicles, 2008-2014 C300 vehicles, 2013-2014 C300 4Matic and ML350 4Matic vehicles, 2009 C350 vehicles, 2014 CLS550, E350 4Matic, E350 Coupe 4Matic, E350 Wagon 4Matic, GLK350 and SL550 vehicles, 2012 CLS550 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2016 E350 vehicles, 2016-2017 GL450 4Matic vehicles, 2012-2014 ML350 4Matic BlueTec vehicles, 2015 S550, S550 4Matic and C300 4Matic Sedan vehicles, 2015-2016 C300 Sedan vehicles, and 2017 SL63 AMG vehicles. Various control units on these vehicles may have been updated with incorrect software, potentially affecting the correct deployment of the air bags in the event of a crash.

Consequence
If the air bags do not deploy as intended in the event of a crash, there would be an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update software in the affected control units, free of charge. The recall began April 21, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture
DEC 31, 2007 to DEC 31, 2016

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V243000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 10, 2017

Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
3

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2016-2017 C300 vehicles. The electrical contacts for the power steering electric motor may not have been properly welded, possibly resulting in a loss of electrical contact.

Consequence
A loss of electrical contact will cause the electric power steering assist to deactivate, increasing the risk of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the electric power steering rack, free of charge. The recall began June 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture
JUL 10, 2016 to NOV 02, 2016

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V114000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 22, 2017

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
307629

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2017 C300 4Matic, C300, CLA250, CLA250 4Matic and CLA45 AMG vehicles, 2017 C300 4Matic Cabrio, C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 Cabrio, C300 Coupe, E300, E300 4Matic, E400 4Matic Wagon, E43 AMG 4Matic, GLA250, GLA250 4Matic and GLC300 4Matic Coupe vehicles and 2016 C350e and GLC300 vehicles and 2016-2017 C450 4Matic AMG Sport and GLC300 4Matic vehicles. In the event that the engine or transmission cannot turn over, the starting current limiter may overheat from the repeated attempts of the starter motor attempting to start the vehicle.

Consequence
If the starting current limiter overheats, the surrounding components can melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional fuse in the electrical line to the starter, free of charge. Parts to remedy the vehicles are not currently available. Owners will be notified of the recall beginning in late March 2017. Owners will be mailed a follow up notice when remedy parts are available, currently expected to be in July 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture
JAN 31, 2014 to JAN 31, 2017

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V438000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 14, 2016

Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
17

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 C300 4Matic vehicles manufactured November 4, 2015, to March 1, 2016. In the affected vehicles, the electric power steering assist system may shutdown due to a software error.

Consequence
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the software for the electric power steering control unit, free of charge. The recall began January 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 03, 2015 to FEB 29, 2016

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V603000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 15, 2016

Component
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

Potential Number of Units Affected
62

Summary
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain model year 2016 GLC 300 SUV, GLC 300 4Matic SUV, C300 Sedan and C300 4Matic vehicles manufactured February 8, 2016, to May 18, 2016. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) control unit that may have been damaged before being installed.

Consequence
A damaged ESP control unit may inadvertently activate the stability control altering the vehicle's path. Additionally, the electronic parking brake may not function. Either condition may increase the risk of a crash.

MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ESP Hydraulic control units, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in October 2016. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.

Dates of Manufacture
FEB 07, 2016 to MAY 17, 2016

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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 Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11%

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

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 2.0L Turbo I4 Includes ECO stop/start technology. FFV option is not available in all states, please consult your retail dealer and/or MBUSA to determine availability in your state.

Transmission: 7-Speed Automatic 7G-TRONIC Plus

Full-Time 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive

3.07 Axle Ratio

74-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery

150 Amp Alternator

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Automatic Ride Control Comfort Ride Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

17.4 Gal. Fuel Tank

Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Permanent Locking Hubs

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Wheels: 17" Multi-Spoke

Tires: 225/50R17 All-Season

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Chrome Bumper Insert

Chrome Bodyside Moldings

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets And Reservoir

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Chrome Grille

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Rear Fog Lamps

LED Brakelights

Radio: HD AM/FM Single Disc CD/MP3 -inc: Media Interface 7" Color Display, Touchpad, USB connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming, weatherband, sound system and auxiliary input

Radio w/Clock and Steering Wheel Controls

8 Speakers

Audio Theft Deterrent

Window Grid Antenna

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

Front Bucket Seats -inc: 8-way power front seats w/lumbar support

40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

MB Apps Selective Service Internet Access

Leather Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Front Cigar Lighter(s)

Ashtray

Compass

Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Homelink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Full Cloth Headliner

Mb-Tex Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Interior Accents and Mb-Tex Leatherette Upholstered Dashboard

MB-Tex Upholstery

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Space Lights

Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel and Head Restraints

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows

Tracker System

Smart Device Integration

Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Power (driver Only) Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

mbrace2 Emergency S.O.S

Collision Prevention Assist Plus Forward Collision

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver Knee Airbag, Driver And Passenger Pelvic Airbag

BabySmart Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks

First Aid Kit

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
LUXURY PACKAGE
$350

 
WHEELS: 17" MULTI-SPOKE
$0

 
WHEELS: 18" 5-SPOKE
$500

 
TIRES: 225/50R17 ALL-SEASON
$0

 
TIRES: 18" HIGH-PERFORMANCE
$0

 
TIRES: 18" ALL-SEASON
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
POLAR WHITE
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$720

 
STEEL GRAY METALLIC
$720

 
IRIDIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
PALLADIUM SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
DAKOTA BROWN METALLIC
$720

 
LUNAR BLUE METALLIC
$720

 
DIAMOND SILVER METALLIC
$720

 
DESIGNO CARDINAL RED METALLIC
$1,080

 
DIAMOND WHITE METALLIC
$1,515

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, MB-TEX UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BEIGE/ESPRESSO, LEATHER UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BEIGE/ESPRESSO, MB-TEX UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
ASH/DEEP SEA BLUE, MB-TEX UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM
$325

 
LINDEN WOOD TRIM
$325

 
AIRMATIC PACKAGE
$1,190

 
PREMIUM 1 PACKAGE
$700

 
PREMIUM 2 PACKAGE
$2,220

 
AIR BALANCE PACKAGE
$350

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE PACKAGE
$2,800

 
LIGHTING PACKAGE
$800

 
HANDS-FREE ACCESS PACKAGE
$250

 
INTERIOR PACKAGE
$2,880

 
SURROUND VIEW PACKAGE
$1,290

 
MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE
$2,230

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$140

 
PANORAMA SUNROOF
$1,480

 
POWER REAR WINDOW SUNSHADE
$440

 
REAR TRUNK LID SPOILER
$350

 
LED HEADLAMPS
$0

 
SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO
$460

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$580

 
HEATED STEERING WHEEL
$250

 
KEYLESS GO
$550

 
REAR VIEW CAMERA
$460

 
PARKTRONIC W/ACTIVE PARKING ASSIST
$970

 
SD-CARD FOR GARMIN MAP PILOT NAVIGATION
$600

 
BLIND SPOT ASSIST
$550

 
ROLLER SUNBLINDS FOR REAR WINDOWS (MANUAL)
$380

 
HEADS-UP DISPLAY
$990


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