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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

By Matt Zimmerman


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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The elegant vehicles make every journey memorable. Their comfort level, performance cubes, and the styling make everything so wonderful that you can never forget it. Well, the Mercedes-Benz takes most of the credit for creating such remarkable vehicles. And one of those types, the C-Class, was released back in 1993.

The C-Class appeared in the market as an executive car. But soon it even became the choice of the sports enthusiast. Well, this happened after 7 years of the launch. And this was when the Mercedes had introduced the coupe body style for this car.

Well, since its launch, the C-Class has been into four generations. While each generation has remained available for 7 years. The first one was discontinued in 2000. The second lived till 2007. Then the third came in for the next 7 years and stayed till 2014. While the present one is the fourth generation, which might remain on till 2021.

The present model line is available with 5 trim levels, and a couple of sporty editions available in the AMG series. The pricing begins at $41,400 and goes up to $73,700. While the AMG series begins from $55,900. Further, there are plenty of add-ons available for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which would certainly make you get them. And once you get them on, the pricing would certainly go up and up.

The latest improvements were made in 2018 for the model of 2019. This included some cosmetic improvement, interior betterment and the inclusion of the new diesel drivetrain, adding more value for the European customers.

Well, now is the time to move ahead and explore the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. See you down there!

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1.6 – 4.0 L6 – speed manual

7 – speed automatic

9 – speed automatic

156 – 329 hp221 – 443 lb – ft
0 – 62 MPHTop SpeedBody StyleMPG
4.8s136 mphSedan

Estate Wagon



21 city/ 36 highway


Hood of 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available with a variety of powertrains divided among various models. Well, the performance is the most common impact available under each model line. And along with that, the smooth handling is even the standard feature.

The base segment comes with the 1.6 L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine making 156 hp of power at 284 lb-ft of torque. This is the C180 model, which is commonly sold in the European and the Asian markets. Further, the powertrain is mated with the 7-speed automatic transmission.

The C200 gets the 2.0 4-cylinder engine making 184 hp of power at 221 lb-ft of torque. And it comes mated with the 6-speed manual transmission. While the 7-speed automatic remains optional. The turbocharged version is available under the C250 banner with 211 hp of power at 258 lb-ft of torque, with the manual transmission.

The C300 is the North American babe with the 2.0 L inline-4 turbocharged engine. This machine is capable of producing 255 hp of power at 273 lb-ft of torque. The 6-speed manual comes standard but the 9-speed dual-clutch transmission remains optional.

The C-Class even features a hybrid variant, under the C350 banner. It is even equipped with the 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine making a combined output of 279 horses with 443 lb-ft of torque.

The C400 is the most powerful standard C-Class variant. While the AMG models remain the heavily pounded machines. Well, this model comes with the 3.0 L twin-Turbocharged V6 engine, making 329 hp of power at 354 lb-ft of torque. And it gets the 9-speed automatic transmission.

The diesel variants either come with 2.2 L 4-cylinder with 170 and 204 horses or with the hybrid making 231 hp of power at 397 lb-ft of torque.


2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Exterior

The C-Class is available in 4 body styles. The sedans are common in the North American market. While the estate wagons, coupes, and convertibles are available in the rest of the world. Further, the exterior styling is pretty stylish. And cosmetics include modern equipment. The standard exterior features include the LED DRL, projector lamps, 17, 18 and 19-inch wheels and an attractive rear. Overall, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is an attractive car, which can easily lure a lot of spectators around it.

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Interior of 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

All the comfort lies here! The poised interior appointment blesses the C-Class with lots of luxury and an extraordinary comfort level. Though its competitors are well versed in terms of the interior setting. But still, it is a class apart. Well, the interior ingredients include premium leather seats, leather hides and the leather-wrapped steering wheel and the gear knobs. Further, there are 64 colors of ambient lighting included from which you can choose any color that suits your mood.

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Features of 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The C-Class gets the option for the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Further, it includes a 12.3-inch driver’s cluster display with configurable options. Well, the system features voice commands, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and comes with the navigation. While the system could also be operated through a touchpad controller. Further, some additionally available features include keyless ignition, hands-free entry, and the electronic trunk closer.

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Safety

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class includes plenty of safety features. It comes with all the necessary passive safety equipment. And additionally, it gets a handful of active safety and driving dynamic features. Some available features include an active braking assistant, driver attention system, antilock braking system and active distance notification at high speeds. Further, some tech-savvy safety features are also available for this car. These include crosswind assist, rain-sensing wipers and the tire pressure monitoring system.

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Kia Stinger

The Audi A5 remained the best competitor for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class for years. But recently the Kia Stinger has jumped between the A5 and the C-Class. And it became its closest competitor based on its specs. Well, the Stinger is sportier and sexier than the C-Class, getting more attraction for the performance lovers.

But the C-Class is indeed a class apart with some decent luxury features and a comfortable ride. While Mercedes needs to lower down the pricing a bit to make it sit atop the competition.



About Matt Zimmerman

Matt is no stranger to the automotive world, writing about cars since 2008 as a contributor for several huge automotive websites such as Car and Driver, AutoEvolution, Motor1, CarAdvice or MotorTrend. A true fan of everything with wheels, his garage includes a dozen of different cars, including an old BMW M3 and a Tesla Model S. Learn more about GCB's Editorial Process.

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