Test Vehicle’s MSRP: $89,065 (Base C 300 MSRP: $42,395)
Seating Capacity: 5-passenger
Standard Safety Features: airbags; ABS; a rearview camera; a crosswind assist system; an electronic stability control system; a blindspot electronic system; a tire monitoring system; and rain sensing windshield wiper
Standard Equipment (AMG C 63 S): 4.0-liter Biturbo V8; an eco start stop system; a 9-speed automatic transmission; AMG driving modes; a high performance composite braking system; AMG specific grille; AMG ride control suspension with a 3-stage adjustment; red painted brake calipers; AMG 9-setting AMG traction control system; AMG performance exhaust system; ESP dynamic cornering assist system; power front seats with memory control; a 64 color LED interior /AMG front door sills; heated front seats; Nappa leather interior; a keyless ignition starter system; a keyless entry system; a power close trunk feature; a brake hold feature; SiriusXM radio; a Burmester surround sound system; an active brake assist system; race mode and race start function; silver seat belts; folding rear seats; a 10-inch infotainment screen; and AMG S instrumentation
Options: a driver’s assistance package; a parking assistance package; an exterior lighting package; a multimedia package; a panorama sunroof; gloss black exterior mirror housings; AMG performance steering wheel; an AMG HUD (Heads Up Display) system; AMG carbon ceramic braking system; heated and ventilated front seats; AMG racing inspired seats; 19-inch AMG wheels; and metallic paint
Other Trim Levels:
C 300 4Matic
C 300 4Matic
Audio On Test Vehicle: a 5-speaker AM/FM/HD
Android/Apple CarPlay: Standard
Bluetooth Connectivity: Standard
USB Connectivity: Standard
Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles
Standard Engine/Horsepower: 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder /255-hp
Recommended Fuel: Premium
Standard Fuel Mileage: 23-city/33-hwy
What’s New: With the exception of Mercedes-Benz’s product planning team making a number of features standard, the C-Class is literally a carryover for the model year. The big news is that a 10-inch infotainment screen is now standard on all C-Class sedans.
The luxury brand’s entry-level rear-wheel drive sedan is a capable of seating up to five. The C-Class sedan, which is available in a variety of powertrains and trims, has a starting price of $42,395.
For those seeking an exciting driving experience, the sporty AMG C63 S should fit the bill. This trim is tuned for performance. The high-performance sedan was tastefully designed and trimmed out with the AMG gear.
The well-crafted AMG C63 S model we reviewed was outfitted with the optional19-inch wheels, body forming AMG performance front seats and the latest semi-autonomous driving aids too.
Lastly, this mean looking machine, with its understated look, was a dream to cruise around on both the streets and the highways. Mercedes-Benz was able to find the perfect balance with the AMG-inspired suspension. Until one is behind the wheel, no one will know what's packing under the hood.
But: The pricing of this performance-oriented C-Class is within reach of S-Class pricing. If power is not top of mind, there are alternatives within the brand to consider.
Competition: 2020 BMW M3 with Competition Package