1997 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $31,045
10 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $31,045 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.3L 148 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
28MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$31,045
Invoice$26,490

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
28MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.3L 148 hp I4
Power 148 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 162 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom41.5 in
Back Legroom32.8 in
Wheelbase105.9 in
Length177.4 in
Width67.7 in
Height56.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.6 cu ft
The 1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 replaces the C220 or earlier years and is part of the "baby Benz" lineup. The '97 Benz C230 has a DOHC 2.3 liter, 148 horsepower engine, and while it's st... Read More
The 1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 replaces the C220 or earlier years and is part of the "baby Benz" lineup.
The '97 Benz C230 has a DOHC 2.3 liter, 148 horsepower engine, and while it's still in the entry-level luxury class, many consider it safe, dependable, and solidly built.
It has a 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission, a special chip-within-the key rendering duplicated keys unable to start the car, a universal garage door opener, and double-wishbone suspension.
Although nothing is hidden on the C230's dashboard, making all gauges easy to read, the same cannot be said for viewing out the back. The high rear shelf minimizes viewing space, a complaint for many drivers.
Original MSRP: $35,995
9 national listings
Adds to C 230 Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $35,995 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.8L 194 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$35,995
Invoice$30,800

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.8L 194 hp I6
Power 194 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 199 lb-ft @ 3,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom41.5 in
Back Legroom32.8 in
Wheelbase105.9 in
Length177.4 in
Width67.7 in
Height56.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.6 cu ft
No engine changes in the 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280, but boy, what a lot of cool conveniences! The '97 C280 now comes standard with a 5-speed automatic transmission along with a nifty i... Read More
No engine changes in the 1997 Mercedes-Benz C280, but boy, what a lot of cool conveniences!
The '97 C280 now comes standard with a 5-speed automatic transmission along with a nifty ignition key transponder that's really a universal garage door opener.
One new security feature can pose a drawback, however. There's a microchip put into the ignition key with a unique code that makes it so duplicated keys just won't work -- great to thwart thieves, not so great if you lose your key and try the one you made and stuck in the wheel well.
Virtually all drivers of the '97 Benz C280 consider it a pleasure to drive and a terrific ride with virtually no road noise.
Sedan
Original MSRP: $52,520
1 national listing
Adds to C 230 Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Antenna Type: power · Cassette · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Digital instrument panel · Tachometer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $52,520 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.6L 276 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$52,520
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

3.6L 276 hp I6
Power 276 hp @ 5,750 RPM
Torque 284 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16 gal
Front Legroom41.5 in
Back Legroom32.8 in
Wheelbase105.9 in
Length177.4 in
Width67.7 in
Height56.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
C 36 AMG
Adds to C 230 Sedan:
No additional major features.