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2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport Sedan

    C230 Sport Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      201/181
    • ENGINE
      2.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $29,650
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 Luxury Sedan

    C280 Luxury Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      228/221
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $33,400
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 Luxury Sedan

    C350 Luxury Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      268/258
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $38,600
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 Sport Sedan

    C350 Sport Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      268/258
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $38,000
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

The C-Class is highly sophisticated even though it uses an older design, and continues to be a competent entry in the luxury sedan segment.

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Overview

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a small sedan, which for years has been a favorite amongst buyers looking for an entry-level luxury sedan car. It's known for its stylish exterior, and it is instantly recognizable as a Mercedes. As expected from a car of this class, its performance is excellent, but its luxury marque comes at a cost. In sum, it's the ultimate choice for anyone looking for a slightly sporty, tasteful sedan. This luxury sedan has excellent handling abilities and innovative safety features. Its performance packs a punch due to the powerful engine, but it's been around for so many years that some of the older models are beginning to look a little dated. As a Mercedes, it's often a lot more expensive than its competitors, considering the ordinary features and costly repairs. It has a relatively small backseat for its size.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.5-liter V-6, 3.0-liter V-6, 3.5-liter V-6
Transmissions: six-speed manual, seven-speed automatic
Models: Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport, Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 Luxury, Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 Luxury, Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 Sport

What's New

Only a few minor changes occur in the 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, including the discontinuation of the C55 AMG and adding the flex-fuel E85 to the C230.

Exterior

The 2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport is fitted with 17-inch wheels, and the C280 Luxury models have 16-inch wheels. It is a relatively compact car, and there's not a lot of legroom in the back. Although the interior is well appointed, it's not as luxurious as some other cars in this class. The trunk has a cargo capacity of 12 cubic feet. It is an extremely nice car to drive, and occupants will find it very comfortable. It doesn't have as responsive steering or firm suspension as some of the other luxury models, but the Sport models perform reasonably well.

Interior

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available as the C230 Sport, the C280 Luxury, the C350 Luxury, and the C350 Sport. The C230 Sport is fitted with cloth sports seats, a CD player, and a sport-tuned suspension. The C280 Luxury has a more powerful engine but is still better mannered on the road. It comes with a softer suspension, 16-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control with filtration, power front seats and driver memory, and a real wood trim. The C350 Luxury is very similar, but is fitted with the top-of-the-line, V-6 engine. The standard equipment included on the C350 Sport is generally the same as the C230 except it has power front sports seats and a more powerful engine. Optional extras include HID xenon headlights, a navigation system, a powerful audio system with a six-disc CD changer and satellite radio, and full leather upholstery.

Performance & Handling

The 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles are powered by three different V-6 engines: the C230 features the 2.5-liter, V-6 engine, which gives 201 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque; the C280 has a 3.0-liter V-6, which produces 228 hp; and the C350 has a 3.5-liter V-6, which produces 268 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. All models have a standard six-speed manual transmission, but there is an optional seven-speed automatic transmission. The C280 and the C350 Luxury have automatic transmission fitted as standard. The sport models are rear drive, while the Luxury models are either rear drive or all-wheel drive. The fastest is the C350 Sport, which achieves zero to 60 in six seconds.

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class include stability control, anti-lock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and rear-seat side airbags. It scores well in government crash tests, achieving four out of five stars for driver and front passenger protection in frontal impacts, and five stars for rear side-impact protection.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 Sport: 17/23 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C280 Luxury: 19/26 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 Luxury: 18/27 mpg city/highway
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350 Sport: 17/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Many luxury features
  • Attractive power from the C350’s V-6 engine
  • Multiple safety-oriented features

You Won't Like

  • Small backseat
  • Often more costly than competitors
  • Only available as a sedan
  • Ordinary cabin furnishings

Sum Up

The C-Class is highly sophisticated even though it uses an older design, and continues to be a competent entry in the luxury sedan segment.

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