About Mercedes-Benz C300
As a unique model in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is famous for striking style, luxurious interior, and latest safety and driver-assist technology, Mercedes-Benz C300 has been built by a German multinational automotive corporation Daimler AG since 2007 as a compact executive car. Originally introduced as the successor of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (W203), C300 is one of the most popular entry-level luxury cars in C-Class and the second best-selling model in North American market as well as Benz's best-selling model. Competing against the Cadillac ATS, Buick Regal Sportback and Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, C300 has won many awards such as Top Gear Magazine's Executive Car of the Year. Now, C300 is in its second generation.
The first-generation Mercedes-Benz C300 (W204) was produced from 2007 to 2014 and was offered in only one body style, 4-door sedan. C300 came in several trim levels: Elegance, Luxury, 4Matic and Sport. Initially, Mercedes-Benz C300 was powered by a 3.0 L V6 rated at 228 hp and 211 lb-ft of torque, which was replaced by a 3.5 L V6 producing 248 horsepower and 251 pound-feet of torque in 2012. Engine sent power through 6-speed manual, 5-speed, 7-speed automatic transmissions to the front wheels. The current C300 (W205) is the first car to use the all-new Modular Rear-wheel drive Architecture (MAR) platform debuted at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and went on sale in North America in September 2014 as a 2015 model. Available in sedan, C300 comes in base, 4Matic, Sport and Luxury trim levels. Now, C300 gets power from 2.0 L turbocharged I4 making 241 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque and power is sent through a 7-speed automatic transmission to rear wheels or four wheels.
Mercedes-Benz C300 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
If you are looking for a comfy, extensively equipped luxury sedan as well as a dynamic, impressively engineered sport model, then Mercedes-Benz C300 will never disappoint you. But just as the saying goes we should always prepare for the worst situation, these common problems on C300 deserve your full attention:
First, excessive noises from engine and engine not starting are the most and worst reported problems with the Mercedes-Benz C300 according to the information at car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. This is obvious an engine issue, which could be serious enough to destroy the vehicle. Therefore, you had better learn about other typical symptoms of this problem provided by experienced C300 drivers and get them solved as soon as possible. Generally speaking, noise is only the first sign, if you do not attach enough importance to it, the engine will have performance issues such as misfiring, stalling and even suffering from starting issues; finally, the vehicle will lose power while acceleration and consume excessive fuel. The illuminated Check Engine Light could be seen as the last sign for inspecting the C300 spark plug, oxygen sensor, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter, fuel pump, valve cover gasket and engine control module.
Second, another horrible issue on Mercedes-Benz C300 would be the braking failure. I believe every driver knows how important a well-functioning braking system is. Thus, some C300 complained about some symptoms on their vehicle such as noisy and poorly brakes, pulsating brake pedal, locked up rear brakes, especially on wet surfaces, leaking brake fluids on the ground, as well as parking brake could not hold the car properly. And sometimes both Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Light will come on to warn you that the C300 brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum, brake rotors, brake line, brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable may be worn out.
To makes sure 100% safety and comfort, you need to keep every part on your Mercedes-Benz C300 in best shape. However, some parts on C300 are vulnerable and could not last as long as the vehicle. You are advised to add the C300 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, cabin air filter and antenna on the routine maintenance list.
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