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Compare Mercedes C-class W203 facelift [C 30 CDI AMG] vs Mercedes C-class W202 facelift [C 180] vs Mercedes E-class W211 [E 200 CDI 5AT]

Reviews

Neo score
76%
78%
82%
Pros
  • Reintroduction of C55 AMG
  • Slightly less rusty
  • Good 0.26 drag coefficient
  • Good towing capacity
  • Amazing M113 engines in the C43 and C55 AMGs
  • Robust 5G-TRONIC transmission
  • Clean, elegant styling
  • Double-wishbone + multi-link suspension setup
  • Good towing capacity
  • Superb M113K in E55 AMG
  • Elegant styling
  • All engines available in RWD
  • Double-wishbone + multi-link suspension setup
  • No air- or ABC-related suspension problem
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Troublesome 7G-Tronic transmission
  • Non-AMG models still looked "off"
  • Non-AMG models not so good looking
  • Lethargic diesels
  • Continued 4MATIC nonsense
  • Body corrosion issues

Price

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Variants

C 30 CDI AMG
C 55 AMG
C 180 Kompressor MT
C 180 Kompressor
C 200 CDI MT
C 200 CDI
C 200 CDI DPF
C 200 CDI DPF MT
C 200 CGI MT
C 200 Kompressor MT
C 200 Kompressor
C 220 CDI MT
C 220 CDI
C 220 CDI DPF
C 220 CDI DPF MT
C 230 MT
C 230
C 230 Kompressor MT US
C 230 Kompressor US
C 230 Kompressor MT
C 240 MT
C 240 4MATIC
C 240
C 270 CDI MT
C 270 CDI
C 280 MT
C 280 4MATIC
C 280
C 320 MT
C 320 4MATIC
C 320
C 320 CDI MT
C 320 CDI
C 350 MT
C 350 4MATIC
C 350
C 180
C 180 MT
C 200
C 200 CDI
C 200 CDI MT
C 200 D
C 200 D MT
C 200 Kompressor
C 200 Kompressor MT
C 200 MT
C 220 CDI
C 220 CDI MT
C 220 D
C 220 D MT
C 230
C 230 Kompressor
C 230 Kompressor MT
C 230 MT
C 240
C 240 MT
C 250 Turbodiesel
C 250 Turbodiesel MT
C 280
C 280 MT
C 43 AMG
C 55 AMG
E 200 CDI 5AT
E 200 CDI MT
E 200 Kompressor 5AT
E 200 Kompressor MT
E 220 CDI 5AT
E 220 CDI MT
E 240 4MATIC
E 240 MT
E 270 CDI 5AT
E 270 CDI MT
E 280 CDI 4MATIC
E 280 CDI 5AT
E 280 CDI 7AT
E 280 CDI MT
E 320 4MATIC
E 320 5AT
E 320 CDI 4MATIC
E 320 CDI 5AT
E 320 CDI 7AT
E 350 4MATIC
E 350 7AT
E 400 CDI 5AT
E 420 CDI 7AT
E 500 4MATIC
E 500 5AT
E 500 7AT
E 55 AMG

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
455 L / 16.1 cu-ft
430 L / 15.2 cu-ft
540 L / 19.1 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
11.0 L / 11.6 qt
8.5 L / 9.0 qt
9.8 L / 10.3 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
5.5 L / 5.8 qt
6.5 L / 6.9 qt
Fuel Capacity
62.0 L / 16.4 gal
62.0 L / 16.4 gal
65.0 L / 17.2 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
555 kg / 1224 lbs
480 kg / 1058 lbs
500 kg / 1102 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Disc
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Disc
Disc
Offroad | Approach Angle
16.7 deg
Offroad | Breakover Angle
12.5 deg
Offroad | Departure Angle
17.0 deg
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Double-wishbone
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Multi-link
Multi-link
Tire Size
Front wheel tires: 225/45 R 17 Rear wheel tires: 245/40 R 17
195/65 R15
205/60 R16
Turning Circle
10.8 m / 35.3 ft
10.7 m / 35.2 ft
11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan
4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
145 mm / 5.7 in
Size | Height
1412 mm / 55.6 in
1427 mm / 56.2 in
1452 mm / 57.2 in
Size | Length
4526 mm / 178.2 in
4516 mm / 177.8 in
4818 mm / 189.7 in
Size | Width
1728 mm / 68.0 in | 1980 mm / 78.0 in (mirror unfolded)
1723 mm / 67.8 in
1822 mm / 71.7 in
Track Width | Front
1493.0 mm / 58.8 in
1499.0 mm / 59.0 in
1577.0 mm / 62.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1478.0 mm / 58.2 in
1464.0 mm / 57.6 in
1570.0 mm / 61.8 in
Weight
1580.0 kg / 3483.3 lbs
1350.0 kg / 2976.2 lbs
1635.0 kg / 3604.6 lbs
Wheel Size
Front wheel rims: 7.5 J x 17 H 2 Rear wheel rims: 8.5 J x 17 H 2
6.5J x 15
16 in
Wheelbase
2715 mm / 106.9 in
2690 mm / 105.9 in
2854 mm / 112.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
6.8 sec
13.0 sec
12.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
6.5 sec
12.4 sec
11.5 sec
Braking | 100 km/h - 0
39.0 m / 127.9 ft
CO2 Emission
201 g/km
178 g/km
183 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag
0.26 ~ 0.27
0.31
0.27
Fuel Economy
7.6 L/100km / 31.0 MPG (combined) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)
10.6 L/100km / 22.2 MPG (urban) | 6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (highway)
6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (combined) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (urban) | 5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
250.0 km/h / 155.3 mph
190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph
203.0 km/h / 126.1 mph
Towing Capacity
670 kg / 1477 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 3
Euro 2
Euro 3
Engine
OM 612.990
M 111 E 18 / 111.921
OM 646.951
Engine | Bore
88.0 mm / 3.5 in
85.3 mm / 3.4 in
88.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
16.5:1
9.8:1
18.0:1
Engine | Displacement
3.0 L / 180.0 cu-in / 2950.0 cc
1.8 L / 109.8 cu-in / 1799.0 cc
2.1 L / 131.1 cu-in / 2148.0 cc
Engine | Power
231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 3800 rpm
122.0 hp / 91.0 kW @ 5500 rpm
122.0 hp / 91.0 kW @ 4200 rpm
Engine | Redline
6000 rpm
4600 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
78.3 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
67.8 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
56.8 hp/L / 0.9 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
97.0 mm / 3.8 in
78.7 mm / 3.1 in
88.3 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque
540 Nm / 398.3 lb-ft @ 2000-2500 rpm
170 Nm / 125.4 lb-ft @ 2700-4500 rpm
270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-5 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
5-speed
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic
Automatic 5G-TRONIC
Automatic

Production

Availability
2004 ~ 2004
1997 ~ 2000
2003 ~ 2006
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