Changes for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class:
Minor equipment changes accompany the C-Class into the 2014 model year, in advance of a completely redesigned 2015 C-Class sedan. New 507 Edition variants of the C63 AMG models also debut this year, and they make a ridiculous amount of power.
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered as a 2-door coupe and a 4-door sedan in C250, C300 (sedan only), C350, and performance-tuned C63 AMG model series. Additionally, the C250 and C300 sedans provide a choice between Luxury and Sport trim levels, while the C350 sedan is equipped only with Sport trim.
Engines and Transmissions:
The 2014 Mercedes C250 models are equipped with a turbocharged, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 201 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 229 lb.-ft. of torque between 2,000 rpm and 4,300 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment, delivering the power to the rear wheels.
A 3.5-liter V-6 engine is installed in the C300 4Matic and the C350 models. In the C300 4Matic, it makes 248 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 251 lb.-ft. of torque from 3,500 rpm to 4,500 rpm. In the C350, horsepower measures 302 at 6,500 rpm and the engine’s peak 273 lb.-ft. of torque is made from 3,500 rpm to 5,250 rpm. A 7-speed automatic transmission is standard for both versions of the V-6 engine, along with an Eco automatic stop/start system. The 4Matic all-wheel-drive system is optional for the C350 coupe.
The performance-tuned C63 AMG models have a 6.3-liter V-8 engine generating 451 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 443 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm, paired with a 7-speed AMG SpeedShift transmission and a big, fat, long list of hardware upgrades designed to maximize velocity. Incredibly, the new C63 AMG Edition 507 model is rated to produce 507 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 450 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,200 rpm, which is good for a scream to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
All versions of the 2014 C-Class except for the C63 AMG are rated to return between 22 mpg and 25 mpg in combined driving. The C63 AMG, on the other hand, gets 15 mpg in combined driving.
The 2014 Mercedes C-Class sedan receives a 5-star overall crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and earns the top rating of “Good” in all assessments conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) except for one. In the small overlap frontal-impact test, the C-Class received a “Marginal” rating from the IIHS.
Mercedes offers numerous high-tech features for the 2014 C-Class. Standard equipment includes a drowsy driver detection system called Attention Assist, and the car is equipped with Mbrace 2 telematics with an SOS button. Options include navigation, a premium sound system, a 10-gig music hard drive with Gracenote media database, Keyless Go, and an Advanced Parking Guidance system. Additionally, the C-Class offers active headlights with adaptive high-beams, passive and active versions of blind-spot warning and lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and more.
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