The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. The 2017 Lexus ES

C300

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

ES350

2017 Lexus ES

Performance Specs

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered with four different powertrain options. Among these, the most powerful is a bi-turbo 4.0L AMG® V8 engine which is capable of putting out a staggering 503 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, which is enough for it to move from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.9 seconds. The Lexus ES is only available with two different powertrains, the most powerful of which is a 3.5L V6 that only makes 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to move from 0 to 60 mph in only 6.6 seconds.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Performance

Standard Features

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus ES both give you easier, more affordable access to premium luxury, with both models featuring standard leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, 10-way power adjustable front seats, a premium infotainment touchscreen interface, a rearview camera display, Bluetooth®* connectivity, HD Radio, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Unlike the Lexus ES, though, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class also comes with memorized driver settings.

2017 MB C-Class Interior

Drivetrains

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered with two different drivetrain options, including rear-wheel drive and 4MATIC® all-wheel drive. While the rear-wheel drive system helps even out the weight ratio between the front and back, the available and sophisticated 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system is able to deliver power between the front and rear axles while also controlling power between the left and right wheels. The Lexus ES is only offered with a basic front-wheel drive setup.

2017 Merceded-Benz C-Class Suspension

Get More from the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

While both of these models are accessibly priced with starting MSRPs from under $40K, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class easily beats out the Lexus ES in several key areas of performance and luxury. When you’re ready to take a closer look at the newest rendition of the C-Class, we invite you to take the trip to Mercedes-Benz of El Dorado Hills. Check out our C-Class financing options, and come take a test drive any day of the week during our regular hours of operation. If you have questions about this compact luxury sedan, feel free to reach us online or give us a call at (888) 411-4120.

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