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Mercedes-Benz C-Class

$ 89,900 - $ 187,900* MRLP

The fifth-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class brings more technology, specification and safety to the brand’s mid-sized sedan. Encompassing C200 and C300 models, with high-performance C43 and C63 AMG models slated to arrive in 2023.
2023 Drive Car of the Year, Best Medium Luxury Car

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What we love

  • -Impressively premium equipment list
  • -Comfortable ride 
  • -High-tech, user-friendly infotainment

What we don't

  • -Brake pedal feel takes some getting used to
  • -Rear seat can't match the fronts for trinketry
  • -Compact driver's footwell
2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review: DCOTY 2023 - Best Medium Luxury Car
Review | 28 Feb 2023


Find out how the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class impressed judges to take the title as 2023 Drive Car of the Year, best Medium Luxury Car
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Comparison | 12 Jun 2023


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2023 Mercedes-AMG C43 video review: Australian first drivePlayIconRounded
Launch Review | 16 Feb 2023


A seismic shift has hit AMG's once thunderous hero cars. Does a new four-cylinder C43 pack the same punch as its turbo V6 predecessor?

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Launch Review | 14 Dec 2022


The Mercedes-AMG C63 has swapped twin-turbo V8 power for four-cylinder plug-in hybrid technology.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Price*

2023Mercedes-Benz C-Class C200 1.5L Sedan RWD$89,900
2023Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 2.0L Sedan RWD$95,900
2023Mercedes-Benz C-Class C43 AMG 2.0L Sedan 4WD$138,900
2023Mercedes-Benz C-Class C63 AMG S E Performance 2.0L Sedan 4WD$187,900

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Specs:

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Fuel Efficiency
6.9L / 100km
Towing braked
1800 kg
Towing unbraked
750 kg
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Dimensions

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has 4 variants. The height ranges from 1441mm to 1452mm, the width ranges from 1820mm to 1900mm and length is between 4755mm and 4834mm:


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Owner Review | 9 Dec 2021
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2011 Mercedes-Benz C180 BE: owner review
Owner Review | 29 Jun 2020
I have owned many vehicles over the years from the major car manufactures both Euro & Japanese & have experienced the good & bad they had to offer.But a Mercedes ?, never really thought about one seriously.As a young bloke I always thought it's a pensioner car or only for "the toffs" to own.I was in the market & spotted a one owner "Black" not the best for Aus conditions I know,but low klm UK import c180 Avantgarde wagon with AMG sport pack full service hist etc for sale.Well a little different it peaked my interest.I had it inspected,negotiated a price & bought it from the original female owner.It is a replacement vehicle for my wife (she likes brand names) although through experience I tend not to believe "marketing hype" . But it fit the bill & seemed like a sensible choice,solid & safe,medium sized practical wagon with quality build materials & with pretty reasonable performance when called on,along with the frugality of a 1.8T all positives in my book. The electronics of 7sp gearbox tends to let the engine labor a little around the suburbs a bit,it's the price paid for economy. The turbo suffers a little lag at low revs so you adjust your driving style to suit the engine/gearbox dynamics.But given a few revs it rewards like on the open road where cars of this design do shine. Although it's no "V8 fire breather" driven sensibly using the engines torque curve for it's capacity it gets along just fine.On open road with the low profile 18's & AMG sports pack suspension the ride quality is slightly harsh compared to my friends standard c200 setup,but all is forgiven under brakes or occasionally in my case "no brakes" into corners tight or sweeping if you can "pick a line",it's solid & dependable.The cabin is pretty quite it's well appointed with sports type heated seats,flappy paddle flat bottom wheel nice dash all the usual Mercedes appointments.Maintenance is nothing extraordinary a good local mechanic cant do,just stick to the service schedule & don't skimp use quality parts,the correct grade synthetic oils & filters for engine,gearbox & don't forget the diff. My only "real gripe" I have is minor one the transmission tunnel takes up a little leg room in the cabin.I only really notice it during long drives but by then it's usually time to get out & stretch the legs.Other than that so far it's reliable & comfortable on a short or long drive generally it's a really nice place to be.
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 Avantgarde: owner review
Owner Review | 1 Feb 2020
I review my friend’s car because I drive and ride the car very often, hence I know the car in detail from A to Z. My friend has no time to write an owner review as he always busy working on his Mercedes and doing hunting on classic or rare Mercedes for investment. Thankfully he has a golden heart, allowing me to review and criticise his car. Move on to the main topic, The C320 Avantgarde is very rare in my home country, Indonesia and turns out its quite rare too here down under. This is why the C320 has officially become a collectible item. On the outside, the car looks similar with its less powerful siblings i.e. C180, C200, C240 you name it. I reckon some people may assume that the car is only a rebadged “ordinary” c-classes mentioned before, with an aftermarket avantgarde accessories, given that this modification often found on late Mercedes models. The C320 was the top model of non- AMG C Class for some years before the arrival of the more muscular C350. A book shall not be judged by its cover, under the bonnet, there is a punchy 3.2 litre 6-cylinder engine with V configuration that develops 160 Kw, 310 Nm 0-100 Km/h in roughly 6.8 seconds. The engine is matched to five speed Tiptronic gearbox dubbed 5 G-Tronic, that was one of the most advanced transmission back in 2001. That performance really is more than enough for cruising around the city on daily basis. I once abruptly punched the throttle when cruising around on a motorway, the engine responded quickly, pulling the car to high speed effortlessly like an accelerating aircraft on take-off. I also love the sense of being pushed from the back when the car accelerates, the joy of having the power sent to rear wheels. Handling is quite sharp, thanks to W203 compact dimension, rigid suspension and light weight. Hence, I believe that these are the recipes for making a car fun to drive and agile. As a top of the line, the car is fitted with various sophisticated safety and other assisting features such as antilock braking system, electronic stability programme, eight airbags. Inside the cabin, the driver and passengers are spoiled by numerous features i.e. cruise control, sunroof, fully electric driver and front passenger seats, electric steering wheel adjustment, six-disc changer and multi information display. All these standard features were ahead of its time and remain relevant until now, despite the car has been around for almost two decades. The boot is spacious too, it can accommodate a golf bag or a medium sized suitcase. Despite being rich in features, the car still has some disadvantages. The rear seat’s legroom is very tight and the backrest is way too upright, making the car feels smaller than its actual size. The ride quality is harsh on bumpy road, the consequence of having a firm suspension for better handling. The headlights remain conventional like pre 2000 Benzes. They are yet fitted with projector that provides better visibility at night or during foggy weather. The side mirrors are not foldable; hence one needs to put more effort when passing by another car on small street. I admit that the C320 really is a decent car. The car is fun to drive, fit for daily use and short-haul. It also good to look at too. It bears some resemblances with its larger sibling, the W220 S-Class, especially the rear-end. The C320 disadvantages are, nevertheless, acceptable considering the C-Class once became Mercedes entry level sedan in early 2000s. All in all, The C320 is a performance sedan that suits everyone, considering the AMG C-Class might be too aggressive for some.

2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG review
Owner Review | 3 Sep 2019
After many years of driving and having had the opportunity to enjoy some modest but fine examples of good 4 and 6 pot motoring, I had a burning desire to enjoy the experience of a big V8. The choice for me was simple, or at least seemed simple, between an E90/E92 M3 or the W204 C63 AMG. The latter choice was going to be very different, as I had always owned and driven manual cars and the C63 didn’t offer that option. Also, having owned and driven the Bavarian marque for 23 years, I felt some loyalty to the brand, which made a change difficult. But, having done my research and after checking out a few examples, I chose the AMG. Thereafter, I spent the best part of 18 months looking for the perfect specimen and travelled far in my quest, even to Brisbane for a quick day one day round trip to inspect one, but eventually the car “gods” must have been looking after me, as the one that I ultimately found was less than a 5 minute drive from home at a local MB dealer. It was easily the best example that I had seen, a one owner with low mileage, full dealer service history, and despite being 4 years old, was in near new and immaculate condition. Some might suggest that a big V8 is impractical as a daily driver in the heavy peak hour traffic in Melbourne but when driving in Comfort Mode, it is a smooth, quiet and comfortable drive. Whilst it is a thirsty V8, it is reasonably OK on fuel use when driven sedately but don’t be expecting anything better that about 17litres per 100kms for the city commute. Most of the time I drive it in Comfort mode and only use the Sport and Sport+ mode when I am on windy roads and looking for a more energetic throttle response and gear changes. And it does that very well, with the aggression of a real muscle car, reminding you of the 358kW of power that is ready to be unleashed!! If only my driving ability is good enough to take advantage of this! It is very much a Jekyll and Hyde offering, in Comfort mode it is sedate and peaceful for your daily commute to the office and when changed to S or S+ you feel the car tighten and firm up at the twist of the dial and respond like it is hungry for real action. The positives The engine – bulletproof constitution and the last of the naturally aspirated V8’s made by AMG and such a joy to drive with the huge torque delivery right from go. And the sound of the barking V8 when you fire it up is just magic! It is the best sound I have heard from a car for a long time. No matter how I am feeling at the start of the day, the bark of the V8 always lifts the spirits! And when I drive in S or S+ mode on the back roads, I turn the stereo off and have the windows down – no orchestra in the world can match the sound that the V8 produces on those drives! The front one piece bucket seats with the generously sized side bolsters really secures you into your driving position and the seat provides excellent lumbar support for those long drives. The interior is what you would (and should) expect from a car of this quality and price. There is good access to all controls, good vision from the cockpit and the two way steering adjustment makes it easy to find the perfect driving position. The comfort access function is great steering wheel rising to allow easy entry and exit from the driver’s seat. I haven’t had the good fortune of travelling first or business class to date, but I would imagine that driving the C63 on a long drive on the open road would be a comparable experience, albeit without the cabin service! The “not so good” aspects It is hard to accept that a car with this price tag would have any negative attributes but we live in the real world and even the best car manufacturers can sometimes fall below excellence. Not that this car has too many, in my opinion. The ride on the 19 inch rims and 30 profile tyres on the rear is not for the faint hearted. You feel every undulation and imperfection on the road and yearn for smooth bitumen when you drive. I wonder whether 18 inch rims with slightly more generous profile may have been adequate. My 330ci Clubsport runs on these and has a much more comfortable ride. Whilst only minor, I feel that the gear paddles are a bit of a gimmick. Having always predominantly driven manual cars, I expected that the paddles will have an instantaneous response for gear changes but I found that the response is slightly delayed. When driving the car in S or S+ mode, the automatic gearbox does an excellent job precluding the need to use the paddles. Although I have never tracked the car, when driving around windy and sharp bends, the car feels heavy and lumbers through the corners. It takes some effort to keep it graceful around these sharp bends and I imagine that the BMW E90 or E92 would do better. But the exhaust output from the C63 more than makes up for this!! As obvious as it sounds, forking out your hard earned dollars at the bowser every week can be quite painful. Especially since the car only takes premium unleaded and with current fuel prices, one could save a deposit for a house with a year’s fuel supply. But I knew this beforehand, so I can’t really complain! Servicing costs and maintenance are also quite expensive and although I have only had to do this twice so far, the B service is quite expensive at an MB dealer. My thoughts are that when the car is out of warranty, there is probably no real need to stick with the dealer services. So do your research and find a good and reputable service centre that specialises in these cars and save yourself some real dollars. Other than the above, I cannot really fault the car. It is a joy to drive and from my perspective, it is a “keeper”. I hope to still have it as one of my cars and to keep driving it to the end of my days.

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Is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class cheap to maintain?

A service plan is available to purchase when you buy a new Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Buyers have the option of 3 years ($2650), 4 years ($3600) or 5 years ($5200).

What does C-Class stand for?

The 'C' in C-Class means 'Compact'.

Which is bigger, Mercedes-Benz C-Class or E-Class?

An E-Class (Executive Class) is bigger than C-Class (Compact Class). The E-Class is larger in every dimension: length 4955mm vs 4755mm, width 1860mm vs 1820mm, wheelbase 2939mm vs 2865mm

What does the Mercedes-Benz C-Class compete against?

The Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Genesis G70 and Jaguar XE all compete in the same mid-sized luxury sedan segment as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Where is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class made?

Australian market W206 C-Class models are built in East London, South Africa. Some variants (AMG) are built in Bremen, Germany.

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* ‘MRLP’ is the manufacturer’s recommended list price as provided by our data provider and is subject to change, so is provided to you for indicative purposes only. Please note that MRLP is inclusive of GST, but is exclusive of any options and does not include on-road costs such as registration, CTP, stamp duty and dealer delivery. Where an MRLP is stated as a price range, this reflects the lowest to highest MRLP provided for that model range across the available variants.
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