2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview

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2 Dr C230 Kompressor Supercharged Hatchback
Avg. Price: $9,490
2 Dr C320 Hatchback
Avg. Price: $10,096
4 Dr C230 Kompressor Supercharged Sedan
Avg. Price: $10,096
4 Dr C240 4MATIC AWD Sedan
Avg. Price: $10,342
4 Dr C240 4MATIC AWD Wagon
Avg. Price: $9,760
4 Dr C240 Sedan
Avg. Price: $11,309
4 Dr C240 Wagon
Avg. Price: $11,878
4 Dr C320 4MATIC AWD Sedan
Avg. Price: $10,865
4 Dr C320 Sedan
Avg. Price: $11,464
4 Dr C55 AMG
Avg. Price: $15,353

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4.65 stars

Based on 48 reviews

C230 Kompressor 5 Star Entry Level Benz!!! by Michael
 — Well my wife and I actually traded our 2011 Kia Soul for a 05 C230 kompressor sedan. I know some may think thats crazy but the Soul with its under powered 4cyl, cheap materials, and loss of value was ... Read More
Excellent Low Cost Luxury Car! by Brian
 — Bought this car to experience the luxury of MB without the higher cost of some of the higher end models. Additionally, didn't want to spend a ton of money given some experiences I've heard with MB qu... Read More
Still The Best Performance Value Out There, Tons Of The Best German Engineering For Very Little Coin by Tim
 — With 362 brake horse power my C55 can be scary fast! Taking the car onto the track for a full weekend of driving proved to be easy, the brakes never faded, the handling was great, predictable and c... Read More

2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview

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2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2005 C-Class lineup receives an exterior styling refresh, and interior changes include a new dash, redesigned seats and some subtle trim enhancements. A new audio system with six speakers and a CD player is now standard in all models.  The C320 wagon has also been dropped for 2005.

Other changes include an improved short-throw six-speed manual transmission and a new suspension system. A DVD-based navigation system is now optional, but the Mercedes service program has been discontinued.

There are nine trim levels in the 2005 C-Class lineup. A tenth variant, the C55, gets its own model designation due to AMG enhancements.  All models come standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate controls, an interior air filter, heated power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, remote keyless entry, a CD player, and a trip computer.

The C230 Sport Coupe is the entry point, housing a supercharged 1.8 liter inline four.  This engine provides 189 horsepower, and is also found in the C230 Sport Sedan. The second tier C320 Coupe is similarly equipped, but it upgrades to a 3.2 liter V-6, which generates 215 horsepower.  The C230 Coupe also has a Sport Sedan counterpart, which adds leather upholstery, a power driver's seat, and illuminated visor mirrors. The C320 Sport Sedan adds a power tilt/telescope steering wheel, ten-way power front seats, a memory system for the driver seat,  aluminum interior accents, and a Harman/Kardon sound system to the C320 Coupe's equipment list.  This sedan is also available with AWD.

Positioned between the C230 and C320 Sport Sedans are the C240 Luxury Sedan and Wagon.  This trim adds a few additional features and is also available with Mercedes' 4-Matic all-wheel drive system. The C240 is powered by a 2.6 liter V6, which makes 168 horsepower.

C-Class options are largely dependent on trim levels, but there are a few notable packages.  The C230, C240, C320 Sport Coupe are all eligible for an Entertainment Package, which adds a harmon/kardon audio system and an a six-disc CD changer.  The C230 Sport Sedan, C230/C320 Sport Coupe, C240, C320 sedan, C55 are all available with an optional navigation system.

The Mercedes C-Class lineup would be slimmed considerably for the following year, but in 2005, this group offered a variety of body style, power plant, and drive train options.  Reviewers praised the C-Class for its powerful V6 engines and cutting edge safety and luxury appointments.  Unfortunately, the C-Class features rather pedestrian interior styling, and value in class is rather questionable compared to options like the Audi A4 and BMW 3-Series.

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What Is Wrong When I Put It In Drive And Mashing The Gas Pedal And It Want ...

My car stalls when I press on the gas pedal and want move but finally after I shift it to neutral and back to drive it will move but with a slightly jerk! it will do the same thing when going into rev...

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