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2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a compact luxury vehicle produced by the Mercedes-Benz Group AG. The car is one of the smallest models in the lineup and has been in production since 1993. Since 2002, it has been available as a “4MATIC” four-wheel drive option. The series of Benz C-Class spreads over five generations, with the latest generation introduced in 2021.

This article reviews the 2007 Mercedes-Benz for sale in South Africa. So let us begin.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview

The C-Class is a well-engineered vehicle with a predictable and powerful drive. It has noteworthy safety features and comfortable seating. You may find the styling a bit dated, but it is a competitive vehicle that scores well on almost all other fronts.

The C-Class is powered by a C350 V6 engine which gives a powerful performance. Furthermore, the back seat may feel a bit small and cramped, with the cabin having ordinary furnishings, but its overall performance trumps these insignificant specifications.

Mercedes-Benz vehicles are known for their luxury, safety, and comfort, and you will find the same with the 2007 C-Class lineup. It includes the C230, C280, and C350 sedans which can draw admirable glances due to their sleek styling details.

The 2007 lineup has undergone minor changes, including discontinuing the C55 AMG model. Moreover, you will find that this generation of the C-Class comes with added flex-fuel E85 capability for the C230.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Models

The 2007 C-Class comes in four trims: C230 Sport, C280 Luxury, C350 Luxury, and C350 Sport. On the C230 Sport, you can find sport-tuned suspension, standard 17-inch alloy wheels, a CD player, and cloth sports seats.

The C280 Luxury trim comes with a more powerful engine which is something every car enthusiast looks for. You will find a softer suspension tuning, 16-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control with air filtration, power front seats with driver memory, and genuine wood trim.

The C350 Luxury trim has similar features but comes with a top-of-the-line V6 engine. On the other hand, the C350 Sports trim has power front sports seats and a larger engine. Optional features on the vehicles include HID xenon headlights, full leather upholstery, a Harman Kardon Logic 7 audio system, a navigation system, and a satellite radio with a six-disc CD changer.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Engine and Performance

The Mercedes-Benz lineup comes with three V6 engines. The C230 is powered by a 2.5-liter engine that gives 181Nm and 201 horsepower. In the C280, you will find a 3.0-liter engine giving 228 horsepower. The C350 is a top-of-the-line model powered by a 3.5-liter engine having 258  pound-feet of torque and 268 horsepower.

The C230 and C350 come with an optional seven-speed automatic transmission and a standard six-speed manual transmission. You will find the automatic transmission as standard on the C280 and C350 Luxury trim.

The Luxury models come in either a 4Matic all-wheel drive or rear drive, whereas, on the Sport models, you will only find a rear-wheel drive. Vehicles that come with 4Matic have a five-speed automatic transmission. You will find that the C350 Sport is the fastest model in the lineup.

The 2007 C-Class Safety Features

The 2007 C-Class lineup comes with standard safety features making it a reliable and safe vehicle to drive. You will find stability control, antilock disc brakes, and six airbags that include full-length side curtain bags and front-seat side airbags.

Optional features on the vehicles include a TeleAid emergency call system and rear-seat side airbags. The 2007 C-Class has a four out of five-star rating for front-passenger and driver protection in frontal impacts in the NHTSA crash test. For the front and rear-side impact protection, it has a five-star rating.

Furthermore, the C-Class has a “Good” rating from the IIHS, which is its highest rating for vehicle performance in the 40-mph frontal-offset crash test. In the IIHS side-impact testing, it received an “Acceptable,” which is the body second-highest rating.

2007 C-Class Driving Performance

As expected, the 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers a powerful and comfortable drive. The 3.5-liter V6 is one of the best engines in the lineup, but others offer adequate performance as well.

The Sports models do not feel as light in handling as some of the other sports sedans in the league. However, the grip is firm, and the body roll is well-controlled. If you are a driving enthusiast, you may wish for more steering feedback and firmer damping.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Interior

The 2007 C-Class models offer a reasonable interior with a mix of classy features. However, it may lack interior cabin elegance compared to other pricier models in its league. The dash does appear outdated compared to the cars overall interior, but it is quite practical.

Most materials within the cabin are quite nice, but you will find some cheap plastic here and there. The metal-ringed gauges look elegant and modern through. The trunk size is quite average for a car of this class. It can easily hold up to 12 cubic feet of cargo. The seats are comfortable, given the compact dimensions of the vehicle. However, legroom at the back may be a bit restricted, so taller adults may complain on long drives.


The 2007 Mercedes-Benz C-class is a well-equipped, practical, and powerful sedan that comes with standard safety features. Its the perfect fit for those looking for prestige and luxury and can easily compromise cargo and passenger space. The 3.5-liter engine has a lot of positive reviews.

The C-Class received a complete in 2001, and according to Forbes, this generation of the C-Class is perfect if you are on a budget. The Mercedes-Benz may seem expensive for its small size, but on several fronts, it offers more value than other Mercedes cars.

The Fifth Generation of Mercedes Benz C-Class

While we have reviewed the 2007 C-Class Mercedes Benz in South Africa for those looking for used cars, let us take a look at what is new in the fifth generation of this vehicle. The W206 C-Class entered the market in February 2021. All its models come with four-cylinder engines with an integrated starter generator and a 48-volt electrical system.

In China, the C-Class comes as a long-wheelbase version. The C-Class All-Terrain model is cross-over with an off-road focus. It features a 40 mm increase in ride height, external body cladding, additional drive modes, and a 4Matic AWD.


SBT Japan is one of the leading exporters of high-quality used vehicles. You can check our inventory for a wide range of used Mercedes-Benz models. The Mercedes-Benz for sale in South Africa lies between USD 1,180 and USD 20,000, which includes all models, including the 2007 C-Class.

If there is another vehicle you are looking for, then you can contact one of our customer support specialists, who are available round the clock to help you choose the best vehicle. They will guide you regarding the documentation for importing your vehicle to South Africa and walk you through each step.

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