This time, the German maker isn’t delivering a “rich and powerful” experience. The 2017 C300 do it on purpose. You are getting a really complex but interesting feel: young and dominant, forceful and energetic. You don’t need to be rich to have one of these. You need to have class.
Let’s see more details and features of the 2017 C300.
Engine and Specs
The 2017 C300 features a turbo 2.0 L inline-4 powerplant, which is capable of generating 241 horsepower and a maximum torque of 273 lb-ft. These numbers seem reasonable and decent. Despite its looks, everyone must remember: This isn’t a sports car. The 2017 C300 is focused on luxury over performance.
In terms of transmission, the 2017 C300 packs a 7-speed automatic gearbox with great proficiencies. For the related mechanical aspects, this model features an amazing handling and steering, even on hard corners. The driving experience, according to Mercedes-Benz, is going to be exceptional.
When the numbers speak, we get an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph (249 km/h) and an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph (100 km/h) in 7 seconds. This is a clear reminder that this is not a sports car. If you want speed, go for a AMG-based model, which ones comes with high-performance engines and more aggressive, capable transmissions.
The 2017 C300 looks imposing and polite at the same time. That’s the whole idea. This model is not saying that you are old and rich, with plenty of investments on the stock market. Either is saying that you are young and reckless, living the life of a spoiled son. Now, the 2017 C300 does a great job being lavish and cocky. It wants you to feel good, comfortable and powerful on the road.
The body seems slim and dynamic. All the lines, from the front to back, transmit magnificence and purity. The 2017 C300 wants to be compact, sleek and belligerent, all at the same time.
The premium look is found both in the exterior and interior. The beautifully-crafted interior could be seen a little bit crowded for some tastes. But overall, it is modern and elegant, with the unique touch of Mercedes-Benz’s opulence. It features a more than complete and competent cockpit, abundant in toys. The sleek dashboard and central console are concluded by a tablet-like screen, well positioned for both appreciation and use with the right hand.
Only top-notch materials are found inside, on the doors, dashboard, steering wheel, seats, and more. Despite not being a high-end Benz, the 2017 C300 will not lack comfort and luxury. All the elements onboard are a key factor to the curb weight, which goes around 3443 lb (1562 kg).
The Bottom Line
The 2017 C300 will not try to scream and roar through its exhaust. All the way around, actually. This model does a great job dissimulating its modest power. It wants to be received as the masculine alpha male at the location.
Pricing details aren’t announced yet, but we can expect a price tag around US$40.000, considering the numbers of the 2015 C-Class line.