We’ve had the chance to get behind the wheel of both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and C63 AMG Black Series and can say they both deserve the hype it receives. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class competes in a tough class crowded by the likes of the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4, and the new kid on the block--the Cadillac ATS. Nevertheless, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class still holds its own as each of the aforementioned vehicles have its strengths and weaknesses.
New for 2013
For the 2013 model year, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class welcomes a 3.5-liter V-6 engine for the C300 4MATIC. This new engine boosts performance and fuel economy over the 3.0-liter V-6 engine it's replacing. The C300 4MATIC and C350 also see the addition of start-stop technology as well as mbrace2, and optional features like adaptive cruise control and an all-new Sport Plus package.
- A bunch of engines and trims to choose from
- Build quality
You Won't Like:
- Smaller than the competition
- All-wheel drive only available with one engine
- BMW 3/4 Series
- Audi A4
- Cadillac ATS