Overview & Reviews
For 2011, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is unchanged save for some shuffling of options and feature packages. A new pre-paid maintenance option debuts, while last year's Dynamic Handling package has been eliminated.
- Smooth ride
- Quiet interior
- Distinct sport- and luxury-oriented models
- Ultra-high-performance C63 model.
- Solid build quality
- Pricier than most competitors.
- V6 engines down on power compared to rivals
- Austere cabin
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 10 of 23.00
Forever Mercedes-Benz - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By foreverbenz - June 2 - 10:00 am
This car is a rolling bank vault. When you close the door you hear the wonderful thunk. I never noticed the C-class before. Just the feeling of security makes the car. Other than that what else is there not to like about this car? It handles on rails; the steering is well balanced and the brakes are superb. The transmission is also extremely smooth. I wouldn't necessarily can this car a "rocket-ship" but it does pack quite a punch. The most important message I'm trying to convey is just to test it for yourself. The BMW 3-series may have a little bit of better handling but in my opinion the interior is cheap-looking. Overall, the C cannot be beat on style, comfort, and safety.
Luxury vs. Sport model - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By shaggydog199 - May 3 - 3:14 am
The car is great but our hardest decision was Luxury vs. Sport. While the Sport seems most popular, this is why we decided on the Luxury. 1. We keep cars for 100,000 miles or 10 years, whichever comes first. The Luxury is a more traditional look so we thought it would 'last' longer. 2. The ride is stiff, maybe a little too stiff in the Sport. 3. The tires are different sizes on the Sport so can't be rotated. 4. The ground effects stuff on the sport looks alittle edgy, and we don't have curb cutouts in our hood so we have to jump an angled curb. Looks like the ground effects stuff is a little closer to the ground. 5. This one is really shallow! Like seeing the star from inside
So far so good except seat - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By Mike T - December 31 - 10:00 am
Great looking car, love the new front grill design. The low price 27 month lease is what sold me on this. It's only going to really be a 24 month commitment I was not sure I wanted to lock into a 36 month lease since I am used to driving an SUV. Love the ride, the look and the interior. Chambers was a great dealership. In economy mode, car starts in second gear so it's a little hesitant. Sport mode MUCH improves this as does tiptronic. No trouble with passing moves on highway. Rock solid to 80 mph and then I can feel a slight jitter. Maybe noisier than Lexus but quiet to me coming from SUV. Nice compromise on sport/comfort. Front seat is killing me. I am 6'0", 195 lbs.
Back in a Benz - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By abofla1 - June 3 - 7:53 am
After leaving the silver star in 2007, I went to a BMW 528I and then a Cadillac SRX. I have owned and leased 5 Mercedes since 1997 and I missed not just the brand but the service from the dealership. My 2011 C300 Sport Sedan is fun to drive, comfortable and quite good on gas averaging about 27 on the highway. I've had it 3 weeks and after comparing it to a few vehicles like the BMW,Lexus, Infiniti and Cadillac, I decided to go back to Mercedes. The japanese manufacturers offer a little more bang for your buck, but I have all the features that I need in the P1 package. Its sharp,nimble and so far, an all around great vehicle.
Love it all, but one thing.... - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By dwr1979 - November 29 - 7:43 am
Been car shopping for 5 months. Tested everything, then saw apr rates for MB and decided to go in and drive one. I was sold. It's the best car I have personally owned- road noise is low, smooth/ solid over bumps, autorain wipers are amazing, the mbtek keeps the car smelling new and no one knows its not leather. the transmission is not even a consideration....i never feel it shift. the baby turns tight and crisp. I am getting about 25 mpgs right now, but just rolled over to 2000 miles so this is still probably not accurate.
My 1st MB (C300 Sport) - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By jiamin - November 16 - 11:13 pm
Bought it yesterday and only put 30 miles on it. My previous four new cars are all Japanese and never thought about a european car because of reliability concern. Consumer report recommendes it so I get it. Gethered a few premium compact car ratings side by side. C300 has the highest overall score, especially the noise level rating. Excellent quality inside out. Back seat passenger can easily talk to the multimedia person. Time will tell me if it's reliable.
I'm back - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By lawman1967 - April 28 - 2:04 pm
I used to drive almost the exact same car, a 2009 C300 with premium 1 package. My new one is a certified 2011 C300 with premium 1 and multimedia (the only missing from my 09). Even the interior and exterior colors are the same. I am in this car because the 2012 C250 I bought and drove for 28,000 miles just had too many electrical glitches, until it reached the point that Mercedes-Benz bought it back. THe combination of ride, handling, comfort and company support when I ran into trouble was enough to keep me in a C class Mercedes, though I decided to go certified used this time. This car is exactly the same as I remember (fondly) my 2009 C300. Delightful.
the tires are not great - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By beiz - December 18 - 1:37 pm
My 2009 C300 sports 4matic is good in general. After driven 16,000 miles, I heard noise at highway speed. I took it to the dealer and they could not find anything wrong but charged me $50 for the check. 2 months later, I still felt its too noisy at high speed. I took the car to a different dealer and was told that the continent tire making the noise. They recommended to replace the four tires with a price over $1000. I couldn't believe the news. I paid over $40,000 for the car with expensive package and assumed Mercedes-Benz had the quality free of worry. It turned out the car used a cheap tire on it. With only 16,000 miles of normal city driving, the tires need to be replaced!
Terrible Windshield Wipers - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By John Hudson - August 30 - 10:00 am
The 2011 Mercedes Benz C300 luxury is nice to look at. You can get many options (at a cost),but the windshield wipers stutter and are very noisy. The auto wiper sensor is terrible and has no consistency. It's hard to believe Mercedes has made such a huge mistake.This problem destroys the whole car.
Best Premium Compact Sedan - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
By LEXpert - April 16 - 2:00 am
I mainly was drawn to this car when my neighbor got one. I just couldn't take my eyes off of it. The short term lease sealed the deal. I have had 30+ cars and can't commit to one for long. I have recently had an Infiniti G35x and a BMW 325xi. I like how solid it is built. It is also very refined. Granted, the interior materials aren't as nice as other Mercedes, but they are far nicer than the Japanese upscale cars and equal the BMW 3 series. I am a big fat guy and I find the seats and seating position very comfortable. I am very hard to please, so for me to like this car so much says a lot.