2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class


2.0L I4 2.0L I4


255hp 241hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/34 * 21/30 *

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Serving Fort Mitchell, KY

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class have long been two of the best-selling models that the German company has produced and with excellent reason. The C-Class bundles luxury, style, and performance into a neat little package, while the E-Class serves as the quintessential luxury executive sedan that excels as a road cruiser. The C-Class was previously Mercedes-Benz’s entry-level offering in the United States, but that has changed with the introduction of the A-Class. Now, the C- and E-Class models reside comfortably in the center of the Mercedes-Benz range and offer compelling and attractive features in two slightly different variations. Both the C-Class and E-Class models are provided as sedans, coupes, or cabriolets, but the E-Class is also available as a wagon.


The 2019 C-Class has a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder that now produces 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. This revised engine produces 14 additional horsepower compared to last year’s version and is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission. The result is a highly respectable 0-60 mph time of 5.5 seconds. The 2019 E-Class features several engine options, including a 2.0-liter 241-horsepower turbocharged inline 4-cylinder and twin-turbo V6. The 4-cylinder version produces 273 lb-ft of torque, while the V6 produces 369 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 in the E-Class can be achieved in 6.5 seconds with the 4-cylinder and a blistering 4.6 seconds with the V6.


The C-Class is attractively styled and blends elegance and aggressiveness well. The door panels feature three styled surfaces which ordinarily would be too much on other cars but works perfectly with this design. The rear taillights are sculpted and elongated, looking as if they are stretching from the read quarter panel to the top of the rear bumper. This looks provides width and is skillfully balanced against the taper of the trunk from the roofline. The E-Class is a larger vehicle, measuring at 193.8 inches (compared to 184.5 inches for the C-Class), and stylistically is very similar to the C-Class. The roof of the E-Class sits slightly higher with A-pillar and C-pillar construction that makes it appear statelier than that of the C-Class. While the E-Class has sculpted doors as well, it only features two styled surfaces which help keep the appearance more in line with a larger luxury cruiser.


There is seemingly no end to the features each vehicle has. Both feature Mercedes-Benz active and passive driver-assisted safety technologies that are world-renowned, including adaptive braking, automatic brake drying, rear cross-traffic alerts, and emergency calls. The C-Class has eight different packages to choose from including a comprehensive multimedia package and exterior lighting package. The E-Class features 11 different packages, including an Energizing Comfort package that contains air purification and fragrance systems.

Purchasing a Mercedes-Benz is unlike any other experience in the automotive industry. Visit Mercedes-Benz of Fort Mitchell today and schedule a personalized tour and test drive of the next car of your dreams!

* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.