How much is a Mercedes Benz C250?
In this blog, we will find out at prices of the Mercedes Benz C 250 and answer the following questions: what are the technical specifications of the Mercedes Benz C 250? How fast is the Mercedes Benz C 250? What are the common problems in the Mercedes Benz C250?
How much is a Mercedes Benz C 250?
A Mercedes Benz C 250 will cost around 45,000 USD for the fourth-generation model. The third generation W204 Mercedes Benz C 250 will cost 15000-25000 USD in the used car market. The price depends on the manufacturing year and the mileage of the vehicle. Mercedes Benz did not launch a C 250 model in the latest generation of the C Class.
Mercedes Benz discontinued the C 250 model after 2018. The facelift of the W205 fourth-generation C class had only C200 and a C 300 model. The new inline 4-cylinder engine along with the Camtronic in the C 205 facelift produced more power than the predecessor. Hence, there are only C200 and C 300 models in the C class launched after 2018.
All the generations of the C 250 are powered by inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engines. The pre-facelift W 204 C 250 used M 271 while the facelift and the W 205 models have the M274 engine. The transmission in the Mercedes C 250 are 7-speed and 9-speed automatic transmissions and there are only rear-wheel drive options.
The Mercedes Benz C 250 can easily last for many years. The engine is reliable and can do 200,000 miles without any major repairs. The C 250 is even available in coupe as well as sedan body styles. The depreciation rate of the C class is high, the W 205 C 250 is available for 30,000 USD in the used car market.
What are the technical specifications of the Mercedes Benz C 250?
The technical specifications of the Mercedes Benz C 250 are given in the table below:
|Technical specifications||W204 Mercedes Benz C 250||W205 Mercedes Benz C 250|
|Engine||M271 1,796 cc||M 274 1991 cm3|
|Power||201 HP||208 HP|
|Transmission||7 speed automatic||7 speed automatic|
|Width||177.0 cm||181.0 cm|
|Wheelbase||276.0 cm||284.0 cm|
|Height||144.4 cm||144.2 cm|
|Trunk capacity||475 L||480 L|
|Curb weight||1505 Kg||1480 Kg|
Both the generation of the C250 have similar suspension setup, there are McPherson struts on the front wheels with anti-roll bars connected by link rods. The rear axle has an open differential and a standard coil spring setup.
The M274 replaces the M271 engine in the W204 C class. The displacement is 2.0 liters and features a liquid-cooled intercooler alone with a secondary coolant circuit. The secondary coolant circuit uses its dedicated coolant reservoir and an electric water pump.
The Mercedes Benz C 250 can easily accommodate 5 passengers and more than 400 liters of boot space. The W205 is the latest model in the Mercedes C 250, it features advanced driver assistance systems and an intuitive touchpad interface to control the media system in the car.
The W 204 Mercedes Benz C 250 also has driver assistance systems like Parktronic, an electronic stability program, and attention assist. The inline four-cylinder engines are coupled to 7 G-Tronic plus transmissions.
The 7 G-Tronic plus transmission comes with a torque converter lock-up clutch and a more responsive shift program. In the W 205, there is an electrical auxiliary pump that is connected to the engine control unit through the CAN network.
The auxiliary oil pump supports the main mechanical oil pump to keep the pressure in the electrohydraulic valve body. It is also active when the engine is turned off in the Eco start/ stop mode. In the C250,16-inch alloy wheels are standard in both generations of the C 250 but there is the option of installing 17-inch alloy wheels.
The sports trim in the W204 C250 comes with wider rear wheels for better grip and a different front and rear bumper design. Mechanically there are no changes in the engine power output between the different trim options available in the Mercedes C 250.
How fast does the Mercedes Benz C 250 go?
The Mercedes Benz W204 C 250 has a top speed of 149 Mph and reached 0-62 mph in 7.4 seconds. The next generation W 205 C 250 on the other hand has a top speed of 155 Mph and the 0-62 mph is achieved in 6.6 seconds.
The power-to-weight ratio of the W 205 Mercedes Benz C 250 is 7kg /hp and the fuel consumption in the combined driving conditions is 32 MPG. The W204 also gave similar fuel consumption of 33 MPG in mixed driving conditions.
What are the common problems in the Mercedes Benz C 250?
The common problems in the Mercedes Benz C 250 are explained below:
This problem is very common in the W204 Mercedes Benz C 250 model. The wheel speed sensors used for measuring the wheel speeds send faulty signals to the electronic stability program control unit. As the control unit is unable to determine the correct wheel speed of all the driving wheels, it shuts off and the ABS also becomes inoperative.
The only remedy is to replace the faulty sensors and both the font wheel sensors are replaced together. Some of the models are also affected by an internal malfunction in the ESP control unit. If a software update does not remedy the fault then the control unit must be replaced.
Faulty throttle pedal
The throttle pedal of the W 204 Mercedes Benz C 250 can send an incorrect throttle pedal position to the engine control unit. It uses two hall sensors to measure the position of the pedal, when the fault occurs the check engine light comes in the instrument cluster.
If the electrical line between the throttle pedal sensors and the engine control unit is okay, the pedal must be replaced. One of the ways to prevent the throttle pedal issue is to keep the drive side floor carpet clean as the throttle pedal is installed on the floor.
Without changing gear consult the workshop
This message is displayed in the W 205 C250. The auxiliary oil pump installed at the bottom of the transmission can create a short circuit due to corrosion. The CAN communication between the transmission control unit and the engine control unit is also disrupted.
Replacing the faulty auxiliary pump is the only remedy for this problem. The CAN communication is restored after installing the new pump as the control unit is integrated into the auxiliary pump.
The cost of the different generations of the Mercedes Benz C 250 are provided in this blog. Key technical specifications and common problems in the Mercedes C 250 are also explained. The W205 Mercedes Benz C 250 is the best model in terms of reliability and it can be bought for less than 35000 USD in the used car market.