Mercedes did a redesign of the C Class in 2015 so the 2016 C Class is mostly unchanged from the previous model year. Some new engine/drivetrain choices are available, but overall the car is similar to the 2015 offering.
The Mercedes C-Class is a small sports sedan or coupe aimed at people who want luxury and a fun driving experience. Mercedes launched the C-Class back in 1993. The current fourth generation of the car launched with the 2015 model.
Competing vehicles include the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, Lexus IS, Cadillac ATS, Infiniti Q50, and Volvo S60.
Styles and Pricing
The sedan version of the C-Class can be had in C300, C400, and C63 AMG trims. The C300 is split into Luxury and Sport versions, with each one offering some different styling details on the exterior and interior, unique wheel designs, and suspension tuning. Standard equipment for all C300s includes automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, automatic dimming side mirrors, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, dual zone automatic climate control, power adjustable seats, driver memory settings, synthetic leather upholstery, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, 7-inch Command infotainment screen, Bluetooth connectivity, in-car WiFi hotspot, CD player, HD radio, plus USB and auxiliary input jacks.
A Premium package includes heated front seats, LED headlights, a Burmester sound system with 13 speakers, and satellite radio. An Interior package provides ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, and ambient interior lighting. The Multimedia package comes with navigation with voice commands, an 8.4-inch infotainment screen, and rearview camera. The Lighting package adds adaptive LED headlights with adaptive high beams. An Air Balance package includes cabin air filtration and scent. An adjustable air suspension comes in the Airmatic package. Finally, the Driver Assistance package adds blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert, lane keeping assist, partially autonomous steering, forward collision warning, and automatic braking.
Some stand-alone options are available. These are front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, automatic parking assist, power rear sunshade, head-up display, keyless entry and ignition, power side sunshades, and a powered trunk lid.
The C400 is only available in a Sport model. Standard equipment is either 18- or 19-inch wheels, plus everything included in the Premium package.
The standard equipment for the C63 AMG has not yet been released.
The coupe version of the C-Class is available in C250, C350, and C63 versions. Standard equipment for the C250 is the same as the C300, plus heated front seats, satellite radio, panoramic sunroof, and a premium Harman Kardon sound system. A Sport Plus package adds 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, a tuned suspension, rear spoiler, and sport front seats. Blind spot monitoring is available as a stand-alone option.
The C350 adds an adaptive suspension. Almost all of the optional equipment from the C300 can be had with the C250 and C350.
A C-Class comes with a factory invoice of about $39, 000 for a C300 model and an MSRP of about $40, 000. The C250 trim level adds about $1, 000 to the vehicle’s MSRP and the C350 tacks on about another $1, 800. The C400 increases the MSRP by about another $8, 000, and the C63 AMG contributes around another $15, 000. Your status as a member means that no matter what option you go with, your Certified Dealer will give you a price that is not only fair, but also saves you money and comes without any hassle.