The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the C-Class both offer some of the latest automotive technology and performance of 2017, but they are technically in different classes. The E-Class is a midsize sedan, the C-Class, a compact sedan. In short, this means the E-Class is slightly larger than the C-Class. The E-Class is stretched out in various directions, but it also has a few other extra features that might influence your purchasing decision.
Both of these cars start with the same 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine, featuring 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. They also feature the same size gas tank, but this is where the similarities end. The E-Class is a bit heavier than the C-Class, so it comes with the new 9-speed transmission instead of the 7-speed in the C-Class. This balances out acceleration and efficiency, making both categories too similar to compare.
Once you climb into both luxury cars, you will see the E-Class has a completely new design throughout the cabin. It features 24.6 square inches of LCD screen, used for infotainment and instrument cluster purposes. It has the world's first ever touch-pad steering wheel. It even comes with an optional Air Balance cabin fragrance system.
As you can see, the E-Class and the C-Class are very similar, but they were built for different purposes. The C-Class is an agile, compact sedan that is built for sport. The E-Class is a midsize comfort king that is built for luxury and convenience. That being said, the only real way to determine which one is the right one for you is to come see us for a couple test drives. We are open every day of the week and we have one of the largest Mercedes-Benz E-Class and C-Class inventories in the state of Arizona.