Mercedes-Benz C- and E-Class are classic vehicles manufactured by the German automaker Daimler/Benz/ Chrysler/AG. The history of both vehicles runs back to the 1990s making them prestigious enough in this generation. From classic to modern models, the Mercedes-Benz C- and E-Class serve with the most outstanding vehicle designs ever.
Below is a thorough review of features that make the two cars in terms of body style, performance, fuel efficiency, and interior designs with a concentration on the 2017 models.
(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of September 2020.)
Capacity/Doors 5 Seats / 4 Doors 5 Seats / 4 Doors
Average Fuel Economy 9.6-12.6 kmpl 10.98 to 18.0 kmpl
Key Features A/C, Engine start stop button,
Multi Functioning steering wheel
A/C, Power windows, Engine start stop button,
Average Used Pricing $1,220 - $13,170 $1,620 - $15,020
Interior and Exterior Comparison
If it’s one that is designed to capture both the driver and passengers’ attention, then it’s the interior of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The vehicle in itself is a sedan that comes with sporty features that reflect on AMG features. The C-Class is designed with power front seats with 3-positions driver seat memory. The interior is spacious enough to accommodate up to five people with its rear seat coming in 40/20/40 split-folding seats that allow one to make space for luggage. The interior of the C-Class is designed to accommodate adult drivers and passengers with enough legroom and headspace making it a very comfortable vehicle to drive in spite of the height or body size of the driver and passengers.
The exterior of the C-Class is designed to match up with all the interior’s standards. It comes with a variety of styling and wheel choices from elegant to aggressive. It is sculpted with sporty lines and a wind-honed body with an agile stance and many elegant details. Its looks are complemented by 17’’ to 19’’ wheels, LED headlamps, and tail lamps all coming in a range of grille designed from sporty, classic to modern.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with a range of models just like we have observed in the C-Class. The interior is neatly crafted with a leather seating surface that is highly comforting for the driver and passengers. The dashboard is complemented by the E-Class steering wheel designed with innovative touchpads that gives the driver full control of the vehicle without shifting positions or eyes from the road. The front has power seats with 3-position memory along with a 40/20/40 split-folding option for the rear seats which allows one to make ample room for cargo. Unlike the interior of the C-Class, the E-Class is designed with a power tilt/sliding glass sunroof and ambient LED lighting that gives the interior a different kind of warmth. When it comes to interior space, the E-Class comes with enough options to meet the demands.
Mercedes-Benz provides the E-Class in both sedan and wagon options making them able to accommodate 5 to 7 adults and ample boot space for cargo.
C-300: This executive model of the C-Class comes in a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine with an ability to deliver 241 horsepower at @5,500 rpm and 273 lb-ft torque @1,300-4,000 rpm. While offering power to push the vehicle, the C-300’s engine accelerated from 0-6- mph in 6 seconds flat.
C-350e Plug-in Hybrid: This engine model comes with a 2.0 L inline-4 turbo engine but adds 60kW Electric Motor to the powertrain which makes it more luxurious yet economical. The C350e Plug-in Hybrid delivers a powerful 275 horsepower with 443 lb-ft torque and an acceleration rate from 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
AMG C43: This model comes with an enhanced 3.0L V6 turbo engine that delivered a thrilling 362 horsepower @ 5,500-6,000 rpm and 384 lb-ft torque @2,000-4,200 rpm and an acceleration from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds.
AMG C63: This model comes with an impressive handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine that offers a powerful 469 horsepower @5,500-6,250 rpm and 479 lb-ft torque @1,750-4,500 along with an acceleration of 0-60 mph in 4 seconds.
AMG C63S: Topping this list is the AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with an outstanding performance enhancing feature; the AMG C63 S while offering a magnificent 503 horsepower @5,500-6,250 rpm and 516 lb-ft torque @1,1750-4,500 along an impressive 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.
Mercedes-Benz vehicles have gained high popularity over the years due to its catchy styling, premium quality, and affordability. It is available in a range of models that determine the power projected by the vehicle whether on a highway drive, or daily city errands. Below are engine options based on the model offered.
E 300: This model is equipped by a 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine that comes with a 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission, a 241 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm and 273 lb-ft torque @ 1,300-4,000 rpm and an acceleration capability from 0-60 in just 6.2 seconds.
E 43: This model comes with a 3.0L V6 biturbo engine with AMG-enhanced 9G TRONIC transmission, a maximum 396 horsepower @6,100 rpm and 384 lb-ft torque @ 2,500-4,500 rpm, and an acceleration from 0-60 impressively in 4.5 seconds.
AMG E 63 S: Similar to the AMG E 43, this is a performance generated model that comes with an extraordinary AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine and AMG performance 4MATIC AWD, a maximum 603 horsepower @ 5,750-6,500 rpm and 628 lb ft torque @2,500-4,500 and acceleration rate from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds.
When it comes down to deciding which Mercedes-Benz suits you best, the choice falls on whether the vehicle is powerful enough, and economy friendly in terms of fuel efficiency. Coming in a range of model options, Mercedes Benz C-Class runs at 24 city and 34 highway MPG while the E-Class achieves 22 city and 30 highway MPG. Both conditions can widely differ depending on the mileage and driving conditions. Both vehicles are designed with outstanding features that make them similar yet unique extensively. The C-Class offers a sporty styling while the E-Class offers luxury and sports styling. To explore pricing options in order to settle down for a vehicle of your liking, visit BE FORWARD.
Written by: Sharon-Rose Emmanuel Nanyaro