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If you have ever owned a Mercedes C-Class then we would like to hear about it. If you had to replace any parts then let us know how they performed when fitted. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Mercedes C-Class Overview

The Mercedes C-Class is classed as a compact executive car which is produced by the German automobile manufacturing company Mercedes-Benz. This range of cars replaced the 190 series in 1993 and was Mercedes entry level model until the introduction of the A-Class in 1997. This vehicle is available in saloon and estate versions, with the Coupe version being in its own class, the CLC-Class. The C-Class cars are very spacious and have the now familiar amazing safety features associated with Mercedes cars. They are very well equipped cars but are expensive to buy and not as well refined as you would expect for a Mercedes. Not as good as BMW 3-series. Sound anything like your experience of the C-Class?

Mercedes C-Class History

The first generation (1993-2000) was more of a continuation of the previous 190 series but had a smoother, rounder, more modern look. This was Mercedes entry level car until the introduction of the A-Class in 1997. This car was given a mild facelift in 1997 mainly affecting the exterior and interior parts. The second generation (2000-06) was introduced in 2000 with a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard and the model type no longer designated the engine size for some models. In 2004 it received a facelift, mainly affecting the interior design. The third generation (2007-present) is slightly larger than the previous versions, taking a lot of its styling from the S-Class and some from the CLS-Class. This is the current version in production.

Model Types

Classic Espirit Classic Selection Avantgarde Elegance Sport Avantgarde SE AMG Sport SE Executive SE

Fuel Economy

The Mercedes C-Class has had several different engines available throughout the years. The engines currently available in the third generation are: 1.6, 1.8, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5 and 6.2L petrol and 2.2 and 3.0L diesel engines. The 2.2L diesel engine is the most economical of the range, offering up to 46mpg which is really good. Which engine do you have on your car and how does it perform economically? Remember to take into consideration the fuel type, engine size and age of vehicle when determining fuel economy.


The Mercedes C-Class has had the following gearboxes available throughout its lifetime: 5 and 6 speed manual or 4, 5 and 7 speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? We have a section of our website dedicated to Mercedes gearbox parts where you can find your C-Class gearbox parts at amazingly low prices.


If you are looking for Mercedes C-Class parts then we want to help you find affordable parts. We have a vast network of UK Breakers with parts available for all makes and models. You can either enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the C-Class parts page to find the exact parts you need for your car.