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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan
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$41,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.5
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Tesla Model 3
2019 Tesla Model 3
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$39,490
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9.0
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
Electric
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 140 MPG
Hwy: 124 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³
Trunk Volume
15 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Electric
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
N/A
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
N/A
Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.8 ft
38.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.5"
18" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
P235/45WR18
Rear Tire
P245/40HR18
P235/45WR18

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
28 MPG
133 MPG
City
24 MPG
140 MPG
Highway
35 MPG
124 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
17.4 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
417.6 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
609 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.5 in
184.8 in
Height
57 in
56.8 in
Max Width
71.3 in
72.8 in
Front Width
61.5 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
60.9 in
62.2 in
Wheelbase
111.8 in
113.2 in
Ground Clearance
3.8 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.7 in
42.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
37.1 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.3 in
56.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
53.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
35.2 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.1 in
37.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55 in
54 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
52.4 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,472 lbs
3,627 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
12.6 ft³
15 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Polar White
Solid Black

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Selenite Grey Metallic
  • designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • designo Diamond White Metallic
  • Deep Blue Metallic, Paint pricing is subject to change.
  • Midnight Silver Metallic, Paint pricing is subject to change.
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat, Paint pricing is subject to change.
  • Red Multi-Coat, Paint pricing is subject to change.

Standard Interior Materials

  • AMG Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • AMG Saddle Brown, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • AMG Silk Beige, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • designo Platinum White, designo Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Silk Beige, MB-Tex Upholstery
  • Black, Premium Seat Trim
  • White/Black, Premium Seat Trim

Optional Interior Materials

  • AMG Black, Leather Upholstery
  • AMG Cranberry Red, Leather Upholstery
  • AMG Silk Beige, Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Silk Beige, Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Optional
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Standard
Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Hands-Free Liftgate
Standard
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Standard
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Standard
Seat Memory
Optional
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles