Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan

Pros: Overall refinement; unique safety features; broad selection of engines; fine ride quality; quietness; thrilling performance of C63 AMG models

Cons: Cozy rear seat, especially in coupes; limited trunk space; base model could use some more standard features

CG Says: Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans are completely redesigned for 2015. The new car is longer and a bit wider than the previous generation, and interior room is increased. New 4- and 6-cylinder engines, a weight-saving aluminum-intensive structure, and new technology features such as an available adaptive air suspension are among the updates. With the addition of the entry-level CLA-Class sedan to the Mercedes-Benz lineup, the redesigned 2015 C-Class moves a bit upscale in size and prestige. Its strong points include regal cabin appointments and an impressive array of comfort, safety, and technology features. Prices are steep, but the new C-Class sedan is a compelling premium-compact car choice. The C-Class coupe is carried over from 2014 with no significant changes. The C250 coupe has a turbocharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder with 201 horsepower, the C350 coupe has a 302-hp 3.5-liter V6, and the C63 AMG coupe is powered by a 451-hp 6.2-liter V8. A redesigned coupe model based on the new platform should be joined the C-Class lineup soon.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 5 (4 in coupe)
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices C250 coupe: $39,400
C300 sedan: $38,400
AWD C300 sedan: $40,400
C350 coupe: $44,050
AWD C350 coupe: $46,050
AWD C400 sedan: $48,590
C63 AMG coupe: $63,000
C63 AMG sedan: $63,900
C63 AMG S sedan: $71,900

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
241
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-34

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6
Horsepower
329
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8
Horsepower
469 (503 in C63 S)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

2015 Mercedes-AMG C63
2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG sedan
2013 Mercedes-Benz C350 Coupe
2015 Mercedes-Benz C350 coupe