C-Class vs. E-Class: Choosing a Luxury Sedan

June 15th, 2016 by
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Fremont drivers in the market for a luxury sedan have several options to choose from. Unfortunately, the sheer amount of information available can often make selecting the ideal sedan a challenge. Let’s take a look at both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class Sedans’ similarities and differences. They both offer the high level of luxury you expect from Mercedes-Benz, but each has a few special touches that make them unique.

By the Numbers

The easiest place to start a comparison of the C-Class and E-Class is looking at the numbers. The C-Class Sedan is the compact entry-level sedan in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, with the C 300 Sedan starting at $38,950. The E-Class sets the standard for the luxury mid-size sedan, and is available in both Sport and Luxury versions to deliver the driving experience you desire. The base trim level for the E-Class is the E 250 BlueTEC® Sedan, which has a starting MSRP of $52,650.

Thrilling Performance in Each

Whether you choose the C-Class Sedan or the E-Class Sedan, you’ll have uncompromising Mercedes-Benz power and performance under the hood. Both have four distinct engines to choose from, including a hybrid option in the C-Class and a BlueTEC® clean diesel option in the E-Class.

The base gasoline engines for each class belong to the C 300 and the E 350 trim levels. The C 300 Sedan sports a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder that delivers 241 hp and up to an EPA-estimated 34 mpg highway, while the E 350 Sedan has a 3.5L gasoline V6 that generates 275 hp and gets up to 29 mpg on the highway.

On the fully-loaded side of the spectrum we have the AMG® C 63 S Sedan and the AMG® E 63 S Sedan – both of which house a handcrafted AMG® biturbo V8. The AMG® C 63 S generates 503 hp, while the AMG® E 63 S delivers a whopping 577 hp. Whichever sedan you choose, you’re sure to find plenty of power at your disposal.

Comfort and Convenience

Both the E-Class and C-Class Sedans seat five passengers and have similar cargo volumes. Still, you’ll find subtle differences between the two in terms of interior space and convenience features. The E-Class sedan offers a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, perimeter lighting, and wood trim as standard equipment in each of its sedans; these are all optional features in the C-Class sedans. The larger body of the E-Class means a little extra headroom and legroom for rear passengers, whereas the smaller, lightweight body of the C-Class offers a streamlined profile for quick maneuvering.

Check Out the C-Class and E-Class Sedans Today

Do you need help narrowing it down further? The knowledgeable staff at Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Fremont would love to show you just what makes each Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class vehicle unique. Give us a call at (510) 623-1111 to set up a test drive, or stop by our showroom today!

Posted in 2016 Models, Models