Get Entry Level Luxury With the Mercedes-Benz C-Class
So, you’re ready to make a change and you just aren’t sure where to start. Buying your first Mercedes-Benz can be a little daunting, especially if you are coming from the likes of a Toyota or Honda. While it is pretty easy to identify the different levels, a lot of luxury brand novices get very overwhelmed by the letters and numbers used for each vehicle. Well, we are here to help you navigate the selection to find your perfect Mercedes-Benz.
First things first, we are going to want to talk about what the different models are and what would best fit your personality and style. For now, we are going to focus on the sedans. We’ll discuss SUVs in future posts.
From smallest to largest, the Mercedes-Benz sedans are the CLA, C-Class, E-Class, and S-Class. While the E- and S-Classes are usually associated with the ultimate in luxury, they might be a little high on the price point. Being new to the luxury car world, you need to ease your way into the lifestyle that is owning a vehicle this sophisticated.
You are going to want to start out with the C-Class. It is a little bigger than the CLA, but still has the nimble handling you would expect from a midsize sedan like the Camry or Accord. This car’s smaller footprint makes it easier to live with on a daily basis if you are still up-and-coming in your career, so you need to be able to fit into the tough parking spots in the parking garage.
The other great advantage of getting into a C-Class is the additional power. Unlike the CLA, the redesigned 2018 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, a nine-speed transmission, and rear-wheel drive.
Now you’re determined to make your entry to luxury, but which model is going to be right for you? With four basic models in the C-Class, you really need to consider what you are most looking for in your first luxury sedan.
We’re going to break them up. First you have your Mercedes-Benz models—the C 300 and C 350e. The C 300 comes with all the standard features we have already talked about, the perfect starting place if you are just looking to commute to work, make the odd weekend road trip, and just want to enjoy the luxury of a Mercedes-Benz. In the C 350e you are going to be getting the same turbo engine with a seven-speed transmission, along with pre-entry climate control and a touchpad controller.
Should you be looking for something with a little more power, you might want to go with one of the Mercedes-AMG® models available: the C 43 and C 63. Equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 AMG® engine and a nine-speed transmission, the C 43 has more power than anything you will find in a midsize sedan. And the C 63? Just change out the V6 for a V8 and make that a seven-speed transmission. In both of these models you will find the coupe and cabriolet models as well. Additional options just to make you feel really confused.
We know that all these bells and whistles really mean nothing when you are considering if a car is right for you. What really makes the decision is whether or not it is going to break the bank. Well that is where Mercedes-Benz of Draper comes in to make the alley-oop. With more options than you would expect, we can make your dream for luxury a reality.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class might be the first step on the hierarchy of the brand, but you will notice the difference. The luxury will catch you off-guard and make you never want to go back to another brand. Come and see us today to find out how easy and affordable it is to make the switch.