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2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Trims

2 Dr C230 Supercharged Hatchback

Avg. Price: $7,444

2 Dr C320 Hatchback

Avg. Price: $7,844

The Mercedes-Benz C320 two-door hatchback, new for 2003, combined the luxury amenities of the C-Class sedans with the underpinings of a sport coupe, including a sport suspension, special styling, high-performance tires, and sport bucket seats.

Power was provided by a 3.2-liter V6 engine that produced 215 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission was standard, while a five-speed automatic (the same one dropped into the C320 luxury sedans) was available as an option.

Standard features for the C320 sport hatchback included two-zone automatic climate control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, power windows, power door locks, power heated mirrors, cruise control, a lighted entry system, a keyless entry system, and a AM/FM stereo system with cassette.

Other features included 16-inch alloy wheels, traction control, and stability control, as well as a full complement of airbags.

The C320's ride, handling, performance, and safety features were among the positive points cited by drivers. Some drivers felt that the rear seat could be a tight fit for larger adults, and others felt the C320 needed more power. In addition, many drivers recommended the upgrade to the in-dash CD player, which was not standard equipment in any of the C320 vehicles.

4 Dr C230 Supercharged Sedan

Avg. Price: $8,410

4 Dr C240 4MATIC AWD Sedan

Avg. Price: $8,487

4 Dr C240 4MATIC AWD Wagon

Avg. Price: $7,649

4 Dr C240 Sedan

Avg. Price: $8,036

4 Dr C240 Wagon

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Avg. Price: $7,588

4 Dr C320 4MATIC AWD Sedan

Avg. Price: $8,600

The 4Matic all-wheel-drive system was a new addition to the Mercedes-Benz C320 four-door sedan for 2003. The all-wheel-drive system provided improved handling, stability, and traction in all types of driving conditions.

The C320 sedan was powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine that produced 215 horsepower. A five-speed automatic was the only transmission available with this vehicle. The automatic was equipped with the Touch Shift feature, which enabled the driver to upshift and downshift, depending on driving conditions, by nudging the shift lever left or right.

Standard features for the C320 sedan included leather seats (power-adjustable in the front), a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel equipped with audio controls, power windows, power heated mirrors, air conditioning, a keyless entry system, interior wood trim, cruise control, a trip computer, and a premium Bose AM/FM audio system.

Other features included 16-inch alloy wheels, traction control, anti-lock brakes, an anti-skid system, and stability control, as well as a full complement of airbags.

Drivers particularly liked the C320's smooth ride, as well its handling, performance, and safety features. However, some drivers thought the rear seat could be cramped for larger adults. In addition, many drivers recommended the upgrade to the in-dash CD player or CD changer, which were not standard equipment in the C320.

4 Dr C320 4MATIC AWD Wagon

Avg. Price: $9,053

The 4Matic all-wheel-drive system was a new addition to the Mercedes-Benz C320 wagon for 2003. The all-wheel-drive system provided improved handling, stability, and traction in all types of driving conditions.

The C320 wagon was powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine that produced 215 horsepower. A five-speed automatic was the only transmission available with this vehicle. The automatic was equipped with the Touch Shift feature, which enabled the driver to upshift and downshift, depending on driving conditions, by nudging the shift lever left or right.

Standard features for the C320 wagon included leather seats (power-adjustable in the front), a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel equipped with audio controls, power windows, power heated mirrors, air conditioning, a keyless entry system, interior wood trim, cruise control, a trip computer, and a premium Bose AM/FM audio system.

Other features included a roof rack, 16-inch alloy wheels, traction control, anti-lock brakes, an anti-skid system, and stability control, as well as a full complement of airbags.

Drivers particularly liked the C320 wagon's smooth ride, as well its handling, performance, and safety features. In fact, some drivers thought the all-wheel-drive-equipped wagon handled better than the sedan. Some drivers thought that although the wagon provided plenty of storage room, it didn't offer as much room as some of the larger SUVs. In addition, many drivers recommended the upgrade to the in-dash CD player or CD changer, which were not standard equipment in the C320 wagon.

4 Dr C320 Sedan

Avg. Price: $8,458

The 2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 four-door sedan was the core of the C-Class lineup, though it remained virtually unchanged since its introduction in 2001. Power was provided by a 3.2-liter V6 engine that produced 215 horsepower. The engine was linked to a five-speed automatic transmission. No manual transmission was available with this vehicle. The automatic was equipped with the Touch Shift feature, which enabled the driver to upshift and downshift, depending on driving conditions, by nudging the shift lever left or right.

Standard features for the C320 sedan included leather seats with power-adjustable front seats, air conditioning, power windows, power heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with audio controls, air conditioning, a keyless entry system, interior wood trim, cruise control, a trip computer, and a premium Bose audio system.

Other features included 16-inch alloy wheels, traction control, anti-lock brakes, an anti-skid system, and stability control, as well as a full complement of airbags.

The C320's ride, handling, performance, and safety features were among the positive points cited by drivers. Some drivers felt that the rear seat could be a tight fit for larger adults, and others felt the C320 needed more power. In addition, many drivers recommended the upgrade to the in-dash CD player, which was not standard equipment in the C320 sedan.

4 Dr C320 Wagon

Avg. Price: $8,325

The 2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 wagon, which was introduced into the lineup a year earlier, was powered by a 3.2-liter V6 engine that produced 215 horsepower. A five-speed automatic was the only transmission available with this vehicle. The automatic was equipped with the Touch Shift feature, which enabled the driver to upshift and downshift, depending on driving conditions, by nudging the shift lever left or right.

Standard features for the C320 wagon included leather seats, which were power-adjustable in front, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with audio controls, power windows, power heated mirrors, air conditioning, a keyless entry system, interior wood trim, cruise control, a trip computer, and a premium Bose audio system.

Other features included a roof rack, 16-inch alloy wheels, traction control, anti-lock brakes, an anti-skid system, and stability control, as well as a full complement of airbags.

Drivers particularly liked the C320 wagon's smooth ride, as well its handling, performance, and safety features. Although it provided plenty of storage room, some drivers felt it didn't offer as much room as some of the larger SUVs. In addition, many drivers recommended the upgrade to the in-dash CD player, which was not standard equipment in the C320 wagon.

C32 AMG

Avg. Price: $12,274

Well, there's no change in the 2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG -- not even a manual transmission, sad to say. In fact, there's still the donut spare and no CD player either.

But, the power still rocks.

The3.2 liter, V6, 349-horsepower engine is to die for. Some say they can get it to go 0-60 in 4.7 seconds; others say the tires just rip up the road and they love it all. All you need to do is touch the accelerator and you are off, roaring off, flying past people that thought you had a standard Benz sedan.

And then, it's big grin time.