2018 Mercedes C-Class 300
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class model has been one of the few models in the ever-evolving and growing Mercedes-Benz range that remains true to its roots. The C-Class model still offers an alluring combination of style and pace with the usual levels of Mercedes quality that have made it so popular and it’s the luxury performance sedan class of four-doors that has long been a German specialty. For 2018, its upgraded base transmission keeps things competitive, and it increased the base equipment levels as well.
What’s it like inside?
The C-Class shares its interior with several other mid-range Mercedes offerings, and the fit and finishes are as you would expect it to be in this class. The modern dashboard design means that most functions are taken care of by the touchscreen display, and there are few physical buttons as well. The space available is decent in both the front and rear and the trunk is deep too with above-average space for the class.
As for the driving experience, the modern Mercedes’ has shifted its focus to a more dynamic feel. While the C-Class is a sporty drive, it still retains that relaxed ride and laid-back cruising ability that initially defined the marque. The suspension is well-resolved over bumps while still giving the chassis a taut.
Accurate feel in direction changes; this is the sweet spot in the range as the AMG. Convertible models exhibit a much harder ride quality. Available larger diameter alloy wheels look great but will also decrease the ride quality.
More about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class:
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class began life as the smallest Mercedes (the “Baby Benz”), but it has now grown to near midsize proportions, offering a level of roominess and comfort that rivals that you’ll find in many larger cars. With CLA-Class taking over as the compact Mercedes, the C-Class models are not the lowest-level Mercedes vehicle has. But with a wide range of price points and trim levels, they still hit the mark for shoppers that are looking for a modest-size luxury car today.
Sedan, coupe and convertible, the luxurious design of the C-Class interior are sure to have broad appeal, and the choice of materials — wood veneer, gleaming brightwork, and lush seating surfaces — won’t disappoint even the most discriminating buyers. There’s plenty of room for front-seat occupants to stretch out, although additional passengers might find entry into the back seat a bit of a challenge. And even though the feel of the interior is classic, there’s no shortage of modern technology available, including the latest version of the Mercedes COMAND infotainment interface.
The standard power is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque and comes linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Not enough power for you? There is an AMG C43 model that has a 363-horsepower twin-turbo V6, and the AMG C63 and C63S have a twin-turbo V8 engine that puts out 469 and 503 hp.
The vehicle performance will likely satisfy the vast majority of buyers. Although the C-Class isn’t an all-out sports model, acceleration is brisk, and there’s plenty of power for quiet and comfortable highway cruising. There are different driving modes which allow the drivers to tailor the responses to suit their moods, and the available Mercedes 4Matic all-wheel-drive system provides extra traction when needed.
C-Class models include the very well-equipped standard C300 sedan, C300 coupe or the Cabriolet, and the plug-in hybrid C350e, any of which can be further enhanced with a large variety of packages and options. The AMG C43 and C63 models are available for those who are looking for more spirited driving. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the vehicle that best meets your needs.
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