On all C-Class models, wedge-shaped styling features a steep rake to the windshield and back window. A familiar Mercedes grille with a three-pointed star insignia atop the sculpted hood sits up front. Headlights and turn signals are integrated into elliptical shapes, and triangular taillights are installed. At 178.3 inches long overall, the C-Class sedan is 2 inches longer than the comparable BMW 3 Series. C-Class sedans feature 16-inch tires.
In all C-Class models, five passengers may revel in a sizable wood-trimmed interior with leather and vinyl upholstery. Powered front seats have ample rearward travel to accommodate tall occupants. The C-Class sedan’s trunk capacity is 12.2 cubic feet.
Standard equipment includes dual-zone automatic climate control.
Under the Hood
A 215-hp 3.2-liter V-6 matches up with an automatic transmission in the C320 sedan.
Dual-stage front airbags and door-mounted side-impact airbags for the front and rear seats are standard. Optional curtain-type airbags deploy from above the side windows. With Mercedes’ BabySmart technology, sensors in the front passenger seat disable the airbags if they detect a child-safety seat in position. All C-Class sedans have antilock brakes and Mercedes-Benz’s Electronic Stability Program.