2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Technical Data

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C300 Luxury

C300 Sport

C350 Sport

C63 AMG

Vehicle type

Four-door, five-passenger sedan

Four-door, five-passenger sedan

Four-door, five-passenger sedan

Four-door, five-passenger sedan

Chassis

Steel unibody

Steel unibody

Steel unibody

Steel unibody

 

Internal Combustion Engine

90-degree V6

90-degree V6

90-degree V6

90-degree V8

Valve arrangement

4 valves per cylinder

4 valves per cylinder

4 valves per cylinder

4 valves per cylinder

Valvetrain

Double overhead camshaft per cylinder bank;duplex chain-driven; variable valve timing

Double overhead camshaft per cylinder bank;duplex chain-driven; variable valve timing

Double overhead camshaft per cylinder bank;duplex chain-driven; variable valve timing

Double overhead camshaft per cylinder bank;duplex chain-driven; variable valve timing

Displacement (cc)

182.7 / 2,996

182.7 / 2,996

213.5 / 3,498

378.7 / 6,208

Bore (in./mm)

3.46 / 86.0

3.46 / 86.0

3.66 / 92.9

4.02 / 102.2

Stroke (in./mm)

3.23 / 82.1

3.23 / 82.1

3.39 / 86.0

3.72 / 94.6

Compression ratio

11.3:1

11.3:1

10.7:1

11.3:1

Horsepower @ rpm

228 @ 6,000

228 @ 6,000

268 @ 6,000

451 @ 6,800

Torque (lb-ft.) @ rpm

221 @ 2,700 - 5,000

221 @ 2,700 - 5,000

258 @ 2,400 - 5,000

443 @ 5,000

Intake system

Magnesium two-stage resonance intake manifold

Magnesium two-stage resonance intake manifold

Magnesium two-stage resonance intake manifold

Magnesium two-stage resonance intake manifold

Max. engine speed (rpm)

6,500

6,500

6,750

7,200

 

Transmission

Seven-speed automatic

Six-speed manual or Seven-speed automatic

Seven-speed automatic

AMG SPEEDSHIFT PLUS Seven-speed automatic

Shift controls

Touch Shift manual shift control

Optional Touch Shift manual shift control

Touch Shift manual shift control

Touch Shift manual shift control w/ Shift Paddles

Gear ratios

Automatic

Manual / Automatic

Automatic

Automatic

1

4.38:1

5.10:1 / 4.38:1

4.38:1

4.38:1

2

2.86:1

2.78:1 / 2.86:1

2.86:1

2.86:1

3

1.92:1

1.75:1 / 1.92:1

1.92:1

1.92:1

4

1.37:1

1.25:1 / 1.37:1

1.37:1

1.37:1

5

1.00:1

1.00:1 / 1.00:1

1.00:1

1.00:1

6

0.82:1

0.81:1 / 0.82:1

0.82:1

0.82:1

7

0.73:1

-- / 0.73:1

0.73:1

0.73:1

R

- 3.42:1

- 4.63:1 / - 3.42:1

- 3.42:1

- 3.42:1

R2 "comfort mode"

- 2.23:1

- 2.23:1

- 2.23:1

- 2.23:1

Final drive

3.07:1 (3.27:1 w/ 4MATIC)

3.07:1 (3.27:1 w/ 4MATIC)

2.82:1

2.85:1

 

Stability control

ESP stability control

ESP stability control

ESP stability control

3-Stage ESP System

Suspension

Four-wheel independent; coil springs, gas shocks, stabilizer bars

Four-wheel independent; coil springs, gas shocks, stabilizer bars

Four-wheel independent; coil springs, gas shocks, stabilizer bars

Four-wheel independent; AMG springs and gas shocks, stabilizer bars

 

front

Strut with two-piece control arm, antidive geometry

Strut with two-piece control arm, antidive geometry

Strut with two-piece control arm, antidive geometry

Strut with two-piece control arm, antidive geometry

 

rear

Five-arm multilink, anti-squat geometry

Five-arm multilink, anti-squat geometry

Five-arm multilink, anti-squat geometry

Five-arm multilink, anti-squat geometry

Steering

Rack-and-pinion, speed-sensitive hydraulic power assist with variable centering

Rack-and-pinion, speed-sensitive hydraulic power assist with variable centering

Rack-and-pinion, speed-sensitive hydraulic power assist with variable centering

Rack-and-pinion, speed-sensitive hydraulic power assist with variable centering

Turns, lock-to-lock

3

3

3

3

Steering ratio

13.5

13.5

13.5

13.5

Turning radius (ft.)

35.3

35.3

35.3

38.5

Wheels (in.)

front

7.5 x 17

7.5 x 17

7.5 x 17

8 x 18

 

rear

7.5 x 17

8.5 x 17

8.5 x 17

9 x 18

Tires

front

225 / 45 R 17

225 / 45 R 17

225 / 45 R 17

235 / 40 R 18

 

rear

225 / 45 R 17

245 / 40 R 17

245 / 40 R 17

255 / 35 R 18

Brakes

Power assisted 4-wheel vented discs with ABS anti-lock; Brake Assist

Power assisted 4-wheel vented discs with ABS anti-lock; Brake Assist

Power assisted 4-wheel vented discs with ABS anti-lock; Brake Assist

Power assisted 4-wheel vented discs with ABS anti-lock; Brake Assist

Disc diameter (in./mm)

front

11.6  / 295

11.6  / 295

13.4 / 340

14.2 / 360

rear

11.8 / 300

11.8 / 300

11.8 / 300

13.0 / 330

Disc thickness (in./mm)

front

1.26 / 32

1.26 / 32

1.26 / 32

1.4 / 36

rear

0.86 /22

0.86 /22

0.86 /22

1.0 / 26

 

Exterior dimensions (in. / mm)

Wheelbase

108.7 / 2,760

108.7 / 2,760

108.7 / 2,760

108.7 / 2,760

Length

182.3 / 4,630

182.3 / 4,630

182.3 / 4,630

186

Width (mirrors folded)

69.7 / 1,770

69.7 / 1,770

69.7 / 1,770

70.7

Height

56.9 / 1,444

56.3 / 1,429

56.3 / 1,429

56.3

Ground clearance (in.)

4.5

4.1

4.1

TBD

Track

front

60.7 / 1,541

60.4 / 1,533

60.4 / 1,533

61.8

rear

60.8 / 1,544

59.6 / 1,514

59.6 / 1,514

60

Interior dimensions (in.)

Head room (w/sunroof)

front

37.1 / 942

37.1 / 942

37.1 / 942

37.1 / 942

2nd row
3rd row

36.9 / 938

36.9 / 938

36.9 / 938

36.9 / 938

Leg room

front

41.7 / 1,059

41.7 / 1,059

41.7 / 1,059

41.7 / 1,059

2nd row
3rd row

33.4 / 848

33.4 / 848

33.4 / 848

33.4 / 848

Shoulder room

front

54.7 / 1,390

54.7 / 1,390

54.7 / 1,390

54.7 / 1,390

2nd row
3rd row

55.0 / 1,398

55.0 / 1,398

55.0 / 1,398

55.0 / 1,398

Cargo Length

Back row up

--

--

--

--

Back row down
2nd and Back row down

--
--

--
--

--
--

--
--

Cargo floor width (narrowest)

--

--

--

--

 

Capacities

Cabin volume (cu. ft.)

88.2

88.2

88.2

88.2

Cargo volume

Back row up

12.4

12.4

12.4

12.4

Back row down

       

Curb weight (lbs.)

3,560 (4MATIC 3,737)

3,527 (4MATIC 3,737)

3,615

3,649

Gross vehicle weight rating (lbs.)

--

--

--

--

Towing (lbs.)

 

--

--

--

--

Max. total payload

--

--

--

--

Fuel tank/reserve (gallons)

17.4 / 2.1

17.4 / 2.1

17.4 / 2.1

17.4 / 2.1

 

Performance

0-60 (seconds)

7.1

7.1

6.1

4.3

Top speed (mph)

130

130

130

155

Fuel mileage, city/hwy

18 / 26 (4MATIC 18/25)

18 / 26 (Manual 18 / 26)

17 / 25

13 / 19

Note: Technical specifications are subject to change.

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