It is not as good as the E- class but the C- class is the cheapest sedan you can buy from Mercedes-Benz at the moment, pound for pound. But the C300 is something else because it offers things normally not present in it’s price range.
It actually has a 2.0L Turbocharged Straight Four that produces about 241 horsepower and 273 lbs-ft of torque and a 9 speed gearbox allows it to hit sixty from a stop in just 6.2 seconds. That’s not bad considering that it’s not meant to compete against E-classes and the 3 series.
It also has collision warnings, lane departure warnings, adaptive brake and adaptive assistant and brake assist and many things normally found on an S-class as standard are optional in this which is great and it costs less than an S-class even if you’ve upgraded.
I mean, it starts at $40,250 and the S-class is $90,000 starting – more than double! If that’s not a massive savings, I don’t know what is.
It’s quite comfy and all lovely, this. If you buy their legendary AirMatic suspension, you won’t even feel most of the bumps on the road; like flying on asphalt. Driving this thing is like driving a coffin, though.
There’s no thrills because it was meant to be driven without thrills; relaxed cruising. It was so silent driving it, I could hear my hair growing. Looking at your Facebook is much more frantic.
Also, the drive mode in this thing actually works. Unlike majority of luxury-sports cars there (even the S-class), the modes actually work. You can actually feel your body parts being relocated when you mash the throttle at Sport+ and braking in that mode makes them come out of your ribs.
Comfort? Well, it’s like driving a Rolls-Royce Phantom. I’d rather have this than an S-class. It’s smaller, which fits in most roads and it’s easier to park AND it’s cheaper.
Plus the wife would love it.