2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$33,990-$58,200
$31,611-$54,126
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The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a compact sedan that was first introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the outgoing 190 model range. The current model is in its third generation, last completely redesigned for the 2008 model year. The 2011 variants are mostly carryovers, with the exception of minor equipment changes and a new maintenance option.

The C-Class is sold only as a sedan - the wagon was dropped several years ago. Entry-level models feature vinyl upholstery with leather as an option. All are configured with a long list of amenities, including air conditioning and full power accessories. Options include the Premium 1 package, a Lighting package, and a Multimedia package.

Mercedes-Benz sells the C-Class as two distinct models: Luxury and Sport. The Sport models are distinguished by a large three-pointed star integrated directly into the fascia. Their interiors feature bolstered seats with special trim inside the cabin and sport-tuned suspension. Luxury models feature a traditional chrome grille with the Mercedes three-pointed star ornament mounted at the front of the hood, an elegant interior, and suspension that has been tuned for ride comfort.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered with several different engines. The 300-series are fitted with a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine rated at 228 horsepower. The 350-series receives a larger 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower. The flagship C63 boasts a 6.2-liter, eight-cylinder engine with output of 450 horsepower. A seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive is standard on all models. All-wheel drive - called 4MATIC - is optional on some models. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class between 13 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan starts with a base price of about $34,500 and tops out with the C63 AMG, which starts around $59,000.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a compact sedan that was first introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the outgoing 190 model range. The current model is in its third generation, last completely redesigned for the 2008 model year. The 2011 variants are mostly carryovers, with the exception of minor equipment changes and a new maintenance option.

The C-Class is sold only as a sedan - the wagon was dropped several years ago. Entry-level models feature vinyl upholstery with leather as an option. All are configured with a long list of amenities, including air conditioning and full power accessories. Options include the Premium 1 package, a Lighting package, and a Multimedia package.

Mercedes-Benz sells the C-Class as two distinct models: Luxury and Sport. The Sport models are distinguished by a large three-pointed star integrated directly into the fascia. Their interiors feature bolstered seats with special trim inside the cabin and sport-tuned suspension. Luxury models feature a traditional chrome grille with the Mercedes three-pointed star ornament mounted at the front of the hood, an elegant interior, and suspension that has been tuned for ride comfort.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered with several different engines. The 300-series are fitted with a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine rated at 228 horsepower. The 350-series receives a larger 3.5-liter, six-cylinder engine that produces 268 horsepower. The flagship C63 boasts a 6.2-liter, eight-cylinder engine with output of 450 horsepower. A seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive is standard on all models. All-wheel drive - called 4MATIC - is optional on some models. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class between 13 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, depending on powertrain.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan starts with a base price of about $34,500 and tops out with the C63 AMG, which starts around $59,000.

Available Trims for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name C300 Sport (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33990.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name C300 Sport (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37490.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name C300 Luxury (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35900.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name C300 Luxury (4dr Sdn 4MATIC) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37900.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
Name C350 Sport (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39990.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name C63 AMG (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 58200.00 Engine 6.3L/379 City/Hwy MPG 12/19
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INTERIOR
  • MB-Tex seat trim
  • 8-way pwr front sport seats -inc: adjustable lumbar support, active adjustable head restraints
  • Floormats
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped sport steering wheel w/multi-function controls
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Instrumentation -inc: fuel & coolant temp gauge, clock, tachometer
  • 5" central controller display w/retractable cover
  • Multi-function display in instrument cluster -inc: trip computer, exterior temp gauge, oil level check, digital speedometer, audio status, reminder & malfunction messages, driver-programmable settings
  • Mercedes-Benz Maintenance System display
  • Pwr windows w/1-touch up/down
  • SmartKey infrared remote -inc: trunk open, windows & sunroof open/close, panic button, fuel filler door, selective unlock, programmable auto-lock
  • Cruise control
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control -inc: dust & pollen filters, tunnel mode w/1-touch closing of all windows, sun sensor
  • Rear window defroster w/auto-shutoff
  • Front/rear cupholders
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Aluminum trim
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Night security illumination
  • Aluminum-look shift knob
  • Instrumentation -inc: fuel & coolant temp gauge, clock, Touch Shift & mode selection display, tachometer
  • 8-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: adjustable lumbar support, active adjustable head restraints
  • 4-spoke leather-wrapped sport steering wheel w/multi-function controls
  • Burl walnut wood trim
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob
  • 10-way pwr driver & 8-way pwr front passenger sport seats -inc: adjustable lumbar support, active adjustable head restraints, driver seat memory
  • Split-folding rear seats
  • Pwr tilt/telescopic steering column w/memory
  • Pwr rear window sunshade
  • Garage door opener
  • Black birdseye maple wood trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • AMG MB-Tex seat trim
  • 6-way pwr heated AMG front sport seats -inc: integrated headrests, adjustable side bolsters, adjustable lumbar support
  • AMG door entrance plates
  • AMG floormats
  • AMG 3-spoke performance leather steering wheel w/multi-function controls & aluminum shift paddles
  • AMG instrumentation w/race timer
EXTERIOR
  • 17" 5-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 17" x 7.5" front, 17" x 8.5" rear
  • P225/45R17 front & P245/40R17 rear all-season performance tires
  • Temporary spare tire w/steel wheel
  • Pwr tilt/slide tinted glass sunroof w/1-touch open/close
  • Front air dam w/mesh air intakes, side skirts & rear apron
  • Auto halogen headlamps w/selectable light-sensing -inc: black inlays
  • Front halogen fog lamps
  • Single rear red fog lamp
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals
  • Intermittent wipers
  • 17" x 7.5" 5-dual-spoke aluminum wheels
  • P225/45R17 all-season performance tires
  • Auto halogen headlamps w/selectable light-sensing
  • 17" AMG 6-dual-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 17" x 7.5" front, 17" x 8.5" rear
  • Pwr folding heated mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals -inc: auto-dimming driver mirror
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • 18" AMG 5-spoke aluminum wheels -inc: 18" x 8.0" front, 18" x 9.0" rear
  • P235/40ZR18 front & P255/35ZR18 rear high performance tires
  • AMG trunk lid spoiler
  • Bi-xenon headlamps w/corner-illuminating front fog lamps -inc: active curve illumination, headlamp washing system
  • LED tail lamps
MECHANICAL
  • 6-Speed manual transmission
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent 3-link front suspension -inc: anti-dive geometry, coil springs over gas shocks
  • Independent 5-arm multi-link rear suspension -inc: separate coil springs, gas shocks
  • Lower sport suspension -inc: sport shocks, sport springs
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brake system (ABS) w/brake assist
  • Pwr perforated & ventilated front & ventilated rear disc brakes
  • Dual exhaust w/chrome tips
  • 7-Speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift
  • 4MATIC all-wheel drive
  • Comfort suspension
  • Pwr ventilated front/rear disc brakes
  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
  • Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 7-Speed automatic transmission -inc: Touch Shift, SpeedShift, sport, comfort & manual shift modes
  • AMG 6.3L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • AMG independent 3-link front sport suspension -inc: coil springs over gas shocks, anti-dive geometry
  • AMG independent 5-arm multi-link rear sport suspension -inc: separate coil springs, gas shock absorbers
  • AMG front/rear stabilizer bars
  • AMG speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion sport steering
  • AMG performance braking system -inc: 4-wheel perforated & ventilated disc brakes, 6-piston fixed front caliper, 4-piston fixed rear caliper,
  • AMG sport exhaust system w/dual twin chrome tailpipes
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Electronic stability program (ESP)
    • LED daytime running lamps
    • Driver & front passenger dual-stage air bags w/front passenger adaptive feature
    • Front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS)
    • Front/rear window curtain airbags
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • Driver knee airbag
    • 3-point driver & front passenger shoulder belts -inc: height adjustment, emergency tensioning device, adaptive belt force limiter
    • Rear 3-point seat belts -inc: outboard emergency tensioning device, outboard belt force limiter, outboard automatic height adjustment
    • Outboard rear universal lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • 4-wheel electronic traction system (4-ETS)
    • AMG 3-stage electronic stability program (ESP)
    • Anti-slip regulation (ASR)
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM/Weatherband radio w/CD player -inc: MP3 capability, (8) speakers, Bluetooth interface for hands-free phone, aux audio input jack
    • SIRIUS satellite radio

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