Mercedes-Benz C-Class for sale in the Philippines
General information about the Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a series of compact executive cars which was first introduced in 1993. This year, this line of 4-door sedans, 5-door estates and 2-door coupes will extend to its fourth generation with the release of the W205 platform. The C-Class is considered to be the smallest luxury model from the iconic German brand.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class history
Since its inception, the C-Class has ranked top in the greatest number of units sold from Mercedes with 6.9 million vehicles sold as of November 2006. Most of these cars have been equipped with a 4matic transmission (four-wheel drive) since 2002.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review
Mercedes-Benz C-Class specs and performance
Most of the C-Class models are equipped with three engine options: a 1.8 liter inline-4 gasoline engine which spurts 154 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque; a 2.1 liter turbocharged in-line 4 diesel engine which pours in 240 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque; and a powerful 6.2 liter V8 gasoline engine that can propel this car with 450 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque. The top performing C 63 AMG model with the 6.2 liter engine can accelerate from 0-100 kilometers per hour (kph) in 4.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of up to 250 kph (for the electric, limited edition).
Mercedes-Benz C-Class fuel consumption
This car has a fuel efficiency rating of 11.9 km/L when driven in highway conditions, according to owners of this model.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class design
Mercedes-Benz C-Class exterior
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a unibody layout paired with a multi-link for its front and rear suspension. The C-Class has a sporty design with expressive lines integrated into its silhouette and has the compact proportions of a classic coupe. Its double-slatted radiator grille is accentuated by black, three dimensional diamond shape mesh. Exterior equipment includes a power glass sunroof, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear defogger, xenon high intensity discharge headlamp, daytime running lights and one-touch power windows.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class interior
The interior of the C-Class offers a refined and stylish cabin with an executive lounge feel thanks to its deluxe leather materials. The car’s expressive instrument panel has been arranged with several levels with strong horizontal emphasis and three-dimensional tube rings made of galvanized metal. Features inside its luxurious cabin include a sun sensor, interior air filtration, dual zone climate controls, beverage cooler, Harman/Kardon premium stereo system and speakers and a multi-information instrumentation that displays trip computer, external temperature, compass, tachometer and low fuel level warning.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class color options
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class line has a wide array of color schemes including: polar white, tenorite gray, obsidian black, diamond silver, palladium silver, cavansite blue, hyacinth red, and white pearl.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class safety rating and features
As expected, the C-Class delivers numerous safety and security features such as DISTRONIC PLUS proximity control, numerous airbags, a PARKTRONIC parking aid with space measurement, ABS, adaptive brakes with hill-start assist and NECK-PRO head restraints.
Because of these features, the European New Car Assessment Program has rated the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with a five-star safety rating with the following breakdown: 82-percent safety points for adult occupants, 70-percent grade for child occupants, 30-percent for pedestrian protection and 86-percent for safety assist.
What are the best features of the C-Class?
One of the most impressive models in this series is the CDI BlueEFFICIENCY which uses a 4-cylinder diesel engine that can deliver a 20 percent better performance and fuel efficiency than older comparable engine models. Most of the cars in the C-Class fall under the Euro 5 emission ratings, the highest for today’s automotive standards.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class price list in the Philippines
The C-Class has a wide price range for brand new units from the C 180 CGI Avantgarde that is valued at P2.98 million to the C 300 Avantgarde AMG Sport V6 which costs P4.38 million. Below is the complete price list of Mercedes-Benz C-Class units in the country; all variants are equipped with an automatic transmission:
- Mercedes-Benz 180 CGI Classic - P2.88 million
- Mercedes-Benz C180 CGI Avantgarde - P3.08 million
- Mercedes-Benz C200 CGI Elegance - P3.28 million
- Mercedes-Benz C200 CGI Avantgarde - P3.38 million
- Mercedes-Benz C200 CDI Avantgarde Edition C- P3.38 million
- Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI Avantgarde Edition C- P3.64 million
- Mercedes-Benz C250 Avantgarde- P4.08 million
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class 63 AMG- P7.38 million
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class 63 AMG Coupe- P7.48 million
Price of used Mercedes-Benz C-Class at Carmudi Philippines
A used Mercedes Benz C-Class can be bought for less than P700,000 for 2000 models and older depending on its variant, general condition and mileage. Below are the average prices of Mercedes-Benz C-Class listings:
- Mercedes-Benz C230 2001- P428,000
- Mercedes-Benz C200 Kompressor 2006- P620,000
- Mercedes-Benz C180 2011- P1,600,000
- Mercedes-Benz C250 2013- P2,756,000
- Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 2013- P4,595,000
Reasons to buy the Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Any cars from the Mercedes-Benz brand are head-turners because of their commanding presence on the road. Owning one can be a great experience thanks to its performance-oriented features and quality build.
In general, buyers looking for a top-performing executive car will purchase the Mercedes-Benz C-Class for its:
- Numerous comfort-centric amenities
- Powerful V6 engine
- Commanding road presence
- Lots of safety and security features
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, however, was criticized by car reviewers for having a complicated infotainment system and a slow-shifting automatic transmission.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. other compact executive cars in the Philippines
Locally, it competes with other executive cars such as the BMW 3-Series, which also offers a wide array of compact executive cars with body styles such as hatchback and touring. In terms of price comparison, both have the same median price range, but the C-Class top variant (the 63 AMG coupe) reaches P7 million whereas its 3-series’ counterpart, the 328i Sport, is tagged at P4.29 million. Some other top contenders are the Audi A4, which is known for its reliable suspension and fluid handling, and the Lexus IS250 which has a sporty body frame and is known for its fuel economy.
In the United States alone, more than 88,000 units of the C-Class were sold in 2013.