2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. E-Class

Looking for fine-tuned driving dynamics and high-end interior features to enjoy when you’re behind the wheel in San Antonio? Whether you opt for accessible luxury with a 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class or premium performance with a 2020 E-Class model, you’ll be treated to the same classic Mercedes-Benz experience. If you’re still searching for the model that meets your desires — and your budget — exploring the difference between C-Class and E-Class sedans will help you make the right choice. Read on to compare the C-Class vs. E-Class price range, standard interior features, available performance upgrades, and more.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan


2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan

Starting MSRP*

2.0L inline-4 turbo

Base Engine

2.0L inline-4 turbo
255 to 503 hp


255 to 603 hp
12.6 cu-ft

Trunk Space

13.1 cu-ft
10.25-in touchscreen

Central Display

12.3-in touchscreen

64-color Ambient Interior


COMAND® Navigation


What’s the Difference Between C-Class and E-Class Sedans?

To help you get started, we’ll explore the difference between C-Class and E-Class starting prices, available drivetrains, and more. A comparison of C-Class vs. E-Class pricing will tell you that C-Class models are more accessible to a wider range of Alamo Heights buyers. Whether you choose a C-Class or E-Class model, adding available feature upgrades — or choosing a top-of-the-line AMG® performance variant — will push up the starting price:

C-Class vs. E-Class Sedan Price Range

  • 2020 C 300 Starting Price — $41,400 MSRP*
  • 2020 E 350 Starting Price — $54,050 MSRP*
  • 2020 AMG® C 63 S — $75,700 MSRP*
  • 2020 AMG® E 63 S Price — $107,350 MSRP*

C-Class vs. E-Class Drivetrains and AMG® Variants

  • C-Class Sedans: Choose between standard FWD and available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive. Three AMG® C-Class Sedan models offer racing-inspired Mercedes-Benz performance upgrades.
  • E-Class Sedans: If you upgrade from FWD, you have two 4MATIC® AWD configurations: the E 350 and E 450. Performance AMG® E-Class sedans build on the strengths of the E 450.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. E-Class: Performance Specs

In terms of base engines, you won’t see a difference between C-Class and E-Class sedans: both come standard with the same 255-hp 2.0L turbo I-4. However, you’ll note that E-Class upgrade options deliver higher max horsepower than C-Class upgrades. C-Class vs. E-Class standard specs and upgrades are as follows:

C-Class and E-Class Base Engine Specs

  • Engine — 2.0L turbo Inline 4-cylinder with 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • C-Class EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy – 24 mpg city/35 mpg highway**
  • E-Class EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy – 23 mpg city/32 mpg highway**

C-Class Engine Upgrades

  • 385-hp biturbo® V6 (AMG® only)
  • 469-hp AMG® biturbo® V8 (AMG® only)
  • 503-hp AMG® biturbo® V8 (AMG® only)

E-Class Engine Upgrades

  • 362-hp biturbo®
  • 429-hp Inline-6 (AMG® only)
  • 603-hp AMG® biturbo® V8 (AMG® only)

Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. E-Class: Interior Features

Both lineups deliver the plush interior, premium materials, and cutting-edge tech you expect from Mercedes-Benz. Here, the difference between C-Class and E-Class is key premium features that come standard on the E-Class are only available as upgrades on the C-Class. Compare C-Class vs. E-Class interior features to see which has what you desire most on the road in Shavano Park:

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Standard Interior Features

  • 10.25-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Driver-seat memory function
  • 5-speaker premium audio system

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Standard Interior Features

  • 64-color ambient interior
  • 12.3-inch high-res display screen
  • COMAND® navigation + 3 years of updates
  • Multicontour front sport seats with massage
  • Driver and front passenger-seat memory
  • 8-speaker premium audio system

Explore the Difference Between C-Class and E-Class Sedans with Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio

The team at Mercedes-Benz of San Antonio is committed to helping you find the perfect C-Class or E-Class model that delivers just the driving experience you desire. Ask our expert technicians for DIY car care tips, or save on your next Mercedes-Benz with national offers and pre-owned vehicle specials for San Antonio drivers. Apply for financing online to get started today!

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

**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.

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