Compare 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs E-Class Sedan

Specs at a Glance

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300

Engine

2.0L I4

Horsepower

241 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

24/33 *

Transmission

9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic


2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450

2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450

Engine

3.0L V6

Horsepower

362 hp

MPG (City/Highway)

19/28 *

Transmission

9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 450

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Choosing the right Mercedes-Benz is part of the fun. Let this comparison guide you through the differences between the C-Class and E-Class sedans this model year.

Performance

The C-Class sedan comes with three powertrains. The turbo generates 241 horsepower. A hybrid generates 275 horsepower. Next up, the AMG® C 63 engine kicks out 362 horsepower. Last but never least, the AMG® C 63 comes in two varieties. These cars have a V8 engine rated for either 469 or 503 horsepower. E-Class sedans also have a 241-horsepower turbo with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The AMG® E-Class has a V6 with 396 horsepower. Driving enthusiasts may also want to check out the AMG® E 63S with its 603-horsepower 4-liter V8.

Appearance

As a small sedan, the C-Class plays up its sporty proportions. Natural grain ash wood dresses up the C-Class interior. Standard upholstery is a leatherette with leather available on its highest trim. The dash tech is a seven-inch display with HD Radio and Bluetooth®. Many items are on tap, including heated and cooled front seats. A wireless charger and a 13-speaker Burmester surround sound system are on the menu of both the C- and E-Class.

E-Class sedans are mid-size cars with a bigger backseat for your adult passengers. The car also has a bigger trunk than the C-Class sedan does. Furthermore, it has a few more standards and a wider range of options. There’s a standard power sunroof and an available panoramic sunroof. MB-Tex upholstery is on board, although Nappa leather upholstery is available. To help you really relax, you can also get climate-controlled front seats with massage functions. Starting you off with the best, the full Mercedes COMAND system is on board. It includes a 12.3-inch display. Navigation is standard, and you get more smartphone integration and more voice command capability thanks to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A Wi-Fi hotspot can entertain passengers on their smart devices.

Safety

The C-Class has a list of systems to reduce the chances of a collision. The standard crosswind assist helps correct for sway. A forward collision warning utilizes a brake assist to minimize dangerous situations. Rain-sensing wipers and a rearview camera aid visibility. Mercedes Pre-Safe tightens seatbelts and closes windows to prepare the car if a collision situation is detected.

E-Class sedans has these same systems on its list, but it offers to take you further toward automation. Adaptive cruise control matches your speed to current conditions. An automatic emergency braking system may slow the car to avoid a collision. Evasive steering assist is ready to help you avoid hitting a pedestrian. A lane keep assist helps correct the car’s trajectory if its wheels are straying out of the lines. A 360-degree camera system can show you every object, car or person in your slow-speed path. A park assist reduces your stress even more. Traffic sign recognition and a head up display keep the driver informed.

There’s so much more to explore with the C-Class and E-Class sedans. Check out the whole inventory at your Mercedes-Benz dealer.


* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.