The C-Class was first produced in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 range. It used to be the smallest model in the Mercedes-Benz line-up before the arrival of the A-Class. In the Philippines, the nameplate was launched in 2014.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class boasts of its refined new silhouette that is created by a balance of edges and angles. Its body lines run from the sides to the rear that functions as a wind cutter which provides improved aerodynamics.
Up front is the brand’s signature 3D radiator grille with the iconic Mercedes-Benz emblem at the center. Large, protruding LED headlamps and daytime running lamps complete the front fascia. Wheels differ among the C-Class models as the base variant comes with 16-inch alloys while 18-inch alloys are delivered for the top range variant.
Inside the C-Class is a refined and luxurious cabin decked in premium materials. The brand’s signature neutral color palette is blended with more modern details and features. Seats of the C200 and C250 variants are wrapped in high-quality leather matched with an electronically adjustable driver’s seat for added comfort.
The central console is straightforward yet well-designed in a wood finish. On top of these is the German brand’s signature lighting that sets its cabin’s ambiance apart from vehicles under its segment.
The trunk that is accessible through the rear door can accommodate up to 480-liters of cargo.
Technology & Safety Features
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is modernized with a 7-inch high-resolution multimedia system that is capable of connectivity through AUX, Bluetooth, USB, and smartphones. Audio comes out of a Burmester surround sound system that has five speakers with a front bass.
All variants are equipped with hill start assist, tire pressure monitoring, start-stop system, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, ABS with adaptive brakes, and air-condition systems with Thermatic automatic climate control. The two higher-spec variants come with all previously mentioned plus a push start button.
Platform & Chassis
The C-Class can sit up to five people in its 2,840mm wheelbase. It rides on a Modular Rear Architecture (MRA) platform with multi-link front and rear suspensions coupled with coil spring shock absorbers. The stopping power of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes from disc brakes all around.
Engine & Drivetrain
There are two engine options for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class that depends on the variant. Under the hood of the C200 and C250 is a 2.0L 4-cylinder gasoline engine mated to a 7G-TRONIC Plus automatic transmission that sends power exclusively to the rear wheels. The top of the line variant produces 283 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the C200 powers out 247 hp and 300 Nm of torque.
The base C180 variant comes with a 1.6L 4-cylinder gasoline engine attached to a 7G-Tronic automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Its engine can produce 154 hp and 250 Nm of torque.