2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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2014 Mercedes Benz C350 Front Driver Side In Motion
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

New For 2014

For most C-Class models, 2014 is a quiet year. The C350 goes up a notch in wheel size with a new standard eighteen-inch five-spoke wheel. Split-folding rear seats are now standard. The C63 AMG, boasts a new Edition 507 option package (for coupe and sedan). It raises engine output to 507 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque and is denoted by black-painted mirror housings, front and rear spoilers, and rocker panel trim. It also has red brake calipers, an aluminum hood, and nineteen-inch forged wheels in black or silver. The interior, in leather/Dinamica, can be had in two different designs and features a sport steering wheel wrapped in faux suede, gloss black trim, and special badging.

Vehicle Summary

The compact 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class competes against cars like the Audi A4 and the BMW 3 Series. This model formerly was Mercedes' entry-level model, but now the smaller, less-expensive CLA-Class performs that function. The C-Class is available as both a coupe and a sedan. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available on some models. The C63 AMG is a high-performance hot rod that is based on the C-Class but has an entirely different look and feel.

Overview

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the most accessible Mercedes-Benz models, but that doesn't mean you want the most affordable version. The C250 is the least expensive C-class, the one advertised with all those low monthly lease price come-ons. It's powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that musters 201 hp and 229 lb-ft of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard, as it is in all C-Class models. Unlike the direct-injected turbocharged fours in the BMW 3 Series and the Audi A4, however, the Mercedes 1.8-liter feels poky, and it doesn't sound particularly good. Our advice is to step up to one of the six-cylinder 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models.

The next model up the ladder is the C300 4Matic. It's available only as a sedan and is the only 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class four-door with all-wheel drive. The C300 uses a 248-hp V-6 that also makes 251 lb-ft of torque -- numbers that are still somewhat low for this segment. Like the C250, the C300 is available in both Sport and Luxury trim, which is a difference mostly of styling details. Moving up to the C350 -- coupe or sedan -- nets you a more highly tuned version of the 3.5-liter V-6 with 302 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. This engine motivates the C-Class with the authority you'd expect. The C350 is offered in Sport trim only, and there's no 4Matic for the sedan but it is available in the coupe. All C-Class models have the reassuring firmness—in their ride, steering, and controls -- that has been a hallmark of Mercedes-Benz cars. The C-Class is not the most plush or high-tech offering in the segment, but it may be the most Germanic.

The C63 AMG is a different animal altogether. It's bristling with muscles, thanks to a 451-hp V-8 that speaks with a racy exhaust note. This 6.2-liter unit is the last of the big-displacement, normally aspirated AMG engines, and we'll be sad when it's gone. Metering out its tremendous power is a thrill, and we love the aggressively calibrated gearbox, hefty steering, and composed chassis. This is AMG's most rewarding product, until you get into silly money for something like an SLS AMG.

You'll like:

  • Straightforward controls
  • Teutonic feel
  • Scintillating performance (C63 AMG)

You won't like:

  • C250 acceleration
  • Plain-Jane styling
  • C63 AMG fuel consumption

Key Competitors

  • Audi A4/A5
  • BMW 3 Series/4 Series
  • Infiniti Q50
  • Lexus IS
2013 Mercedes Benz C300 4MATIC Front View In Motion 1
2013 and 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models are the latest subject of a fuel economy adjustment by the EPA, as the agency has revised city fuel economy numbers slightly downward after finding an error in Mercedes’ calculations during audit testing.
2014 Mercedes Benz C63 Amg 507 Coupe And 2014 Audi Rs5 Coupe
This week’s episode of Head 2 Head features a match made in horsepower heaven. Two German naturally aspirated, V-8 powered high-performance coupes—the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 and the 2014 Audi RS5—square off to your heart’s delight.
2015 Mercedes Benz C Class Teaser Front End
Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser video for an unnamed upcoming model, and we think it’s the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Based on the fleeting shots of the car in the video, it looks like the C-Class will be making a move upmarket in order to give the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class more room at the bottom of the Mercedes lineup.
Mercedes Benz C Class Wagon Prototype Left Side 1
Our spy photographer recently caught a 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon prototype testing in Germany. While we don’t expect the wagon bodystyle to come to the U.S., the C-Class sedan and coupe will return along with the new convertible variant.
2015 Mercedes Benz C Class Convertible Prototype Front Right View From Side
W'e're no stranger to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan, as we've caught it testing out and about on multiple occasions, but its drop-top cousin appears to be more camera-shy disguising itself with a fake hard-top roof.

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$31,666
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$35,800
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$29,850

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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Specifications

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Engine
1.8L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
31 MPG
Horsepower:
201 hp @ 5500rpm
Torque:
229 ft lb of torque @ 2000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD
  • Navigation
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
50,000 miles / 48 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Marginal

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Depreciation
37.7%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$17,870
37.7%
Insurance
$9,995
21.1%
Fuel Cost
$10,309
21.8%
Financing
$3,786
8%
Maintenance
$3,689
7.8%
Repair Costs
$1,255
2.6%
State Fees
$476
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $47,380 What's This?
Value Rating: Poor