2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 SedanNew Search Select Other Trims
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class OverviewThe C-Class comes in no fewer than five different trim levels, with two basic C300 trims and three different AMG models. The base C300 engine was updated in 2019, and now makes up to 255 hp from the turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The C300 comes standard with rear-wheel drive and a 9-speed automatic. Expect a 0-60 time of under 6-seconds for the C300 models.
The AMG C 43 is where things begin to get serious. Powered by a 3.0L V6 and sporting a pair of turbochargers, the C43 makes 362 horsepower and an impressive 384 lb-feet of torque at only 2500 rpms. Mercedes-Benz claims a 0-60 in 4.6 seconds.
Large-displacement V8s have given way to smaller, turbo-charged efficient V8s. The AMG C63 and C63 S sit at the top of the C-Class lineup, each offering a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 making tons of horsepower. The C63 offers up 469 hp, while the S version is further tuned to make 503 hp.
In addition to the eclectic trim lineup, Mercedes offers a ton of option packages to further customize. The C300 can be had with an AMG package for those who don't want the full AMG experience, the package simply adding many of the styling cues from the more expensive trim levels, while also adding more powerful brakes and brushed aluminum pedals. An exterior lighting package includes an adaptive headlight system and Ultra-Wide Beam headlamps. The available Multimedia Package adds a huge 10.25-inch high resolution display to the center console as well as three years' worth of map updates and traffic updates for the navigation system, all of which can be controlled via voice commands.
Mercedes-Benz has added the latest in active safety systems for 2020. The company has improved their active radar systems to now see up to 820 feet from the front of the vehicle, while also covering 130 feet to each side and 260 feet to the rear of the vehicle. When combined with the automaker's camera systems, the car can detect objects up to 1640 feet from the front of the vehicle. The updated sensitivity works with Mercedes' active and passive safety systems to make the new C-Class safer than it's ever been before.
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Model Changes
The 2020 Mercedes Benz C-Class gets a few standard safety additions for the new year. All C-Class models now get blind-spot monitoring, passive keyless entry, hands-free access to the trunk and a power trunk closer.
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Value
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a sedan, a coupe and convertible starting at just around $40,000, which puts it in competition with the BMW 3-Series and the Audi A4. While BMW and Audi tend to highlight the sporting nature of their compact cars, Mercedes-Benz designs lean more towards luxury and conservative styling. The C-Class offers a level of quiet composure that's rare at this price point. Even the absurdly powerful AMG-trimmed C-Class models offer more luxury than the high-performing entries from the other German automakers. Even so, the top end of the lineup offers an intense driving experience that ranks with the best performance cars anywhere.
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Strengths
Clean styling; affordable luxury experience; available high-performance AMG models; powerful engines; refined ride; range of bodystyles
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