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EXPERT RATING
8.6

Likes

  • Strong 2.0T performance
  • Handsome design inside and out
  • Fine chassis dynamics

Dislikes

  • High pricing
  • Dull steering
  • Expensive options

The Mercedes-Benz C300 is expected to be the best seller in the sedan-only W206-series range, and is powered by a 190kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology, driving the rear wheels via a nine-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

Standard C300 features include electric front seats, satellite navigation, automatic parking, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, tinted windows, digital radio, remote boot lid closing, 19-inch alloys, as well as an AMG Line body kit and interior trim, adaptive cruise control, Lane Keep assist, a 360-degree camera, auto high-beam headlights, keyless entry/start, fingerprint scanner ID tech for the new 11.9-inch media display and a 48V mild-hybrid system to help cut fuel consumption and emissions. 

On the safety front, there are now 10 airbags fitted (including dual-front combined pelvic/thorax airbags, front centre airbag, rear side airbags, window airbags and driver’s knee airbag), Autonomous Emergency Braking front and rear (including for cyclists and pedestrians, at speeds from 7km/h to over 200km/h), adaptive cruise control with active stop/go, a 360 degree camera, Active Parking Assist, drowsy driver monitor, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Assist, ABS anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist, Adaptive Brakes with Hold function, brake drying and Hill Start Assist, electronic stability control, traction control, dusk-sensing LED lights, rain-sensing wipers and runflat tyres with tyre pressure warning.

The C300 also includes Driver Assistance Package Plus, ushering in Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Brake Assist with Cross-Traffic Function, Active Emergency Stop Assist and Active Lane Keeping Assist, among heaps more driver-assist safety features.

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Mercedes-Benz C300 2022:

Safety Rating
Engine Type Turbo 4, 2.0L
Fuel Type Unleaded Petrol
Fuel Efficiency 7.0L/100km (combined)
Seating 5
Price From $68,420 - $78,650

Pricing Guides

$77,521
Based on 19 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months.
LOWEST PRICE
$66,887
HIGHEST PRICE
$87,800

Range and Specs

Vehicle Specs Price*
c300 Base 2.0L, Unleaded Petrol, 9 SPEED AUTOMATIC G-TRONIC $68,420 - $78,650
c300 E (hybrid) 2.0L, Unleaded Petrol/Electric, 9 SPEED AUTOMATIC G-TRONIC $76,780 - $88,220
c300 Edition C 2.0L, Unleaded Petrol, 9 SPEED AUTOMATIC G-TRONIC $77,440 - $88,990
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*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
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Byron started his motoring journalism career when he joined John Mellor in 1997 before becoming a freelance motoring writer two years later. He wrote for several motoring publications and was ABC Youth radio Triple J's "all things automotive" correspondent from 2001 to 2003. He rejoined John Mellor in early 2003 and has been with GoAutoMedia as a senior product and industry journalist ever since. With an eye for detail and a vast knowledge base of both new and used cars Byron lives and breathes motoring. His encyclopedic knowledge of cars was acquired from childhood by reading just about every issue of every car magazine ever to hit a newsstand in Australia. The child Byron was the consummate car spotter, devoured and collected anything written about cars that he could lay his hands on and by nine had driven more imaginary miles at the wheel of the family Ford Falcon in the driveway at home than many people drive in a lifetime. The teenage Byron filled in the agonising years leading up to getting his driver's license by reading the words of the leading motoring editors of the country and learning what they look for in a car and how to write it. In short, Byron loves cars and knows pretty much all there is to know about every vehicle released during his lifetime as well as most of the ones that were around before then.
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Pricing Guide
$66,887
Lowest price, based on third party pricing data.
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