Having the exact features and capabilities you want with your Mercedes-Benz is essential to making sure you get the complete luxury experience. With each Mercedes-Benz class there are different models available with different performance technologies and amenities. For the C-Class, looking at the differences between the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 vs 2016 C300 4MATIC can help ensure you find the Mercedes-Benz that’s right for you.
Differences Between the 2016 C300 and the C300 4MATIC
With the 2016 C300 and C300 4MATIC the main difference is the drive configuration. From top to bottom the engine specifications for both C-Class models are identical, excepting the drivetrain. The Mercedes-Benz C300 sedan features a rear-wheel drive configuration that enhances acceleration through an increase in traction caused by the weight transfer.
The C300 4MATIC offers drivers the advantage of the Mercedes-Benz 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. Different from four-wheel drive, the 4MATIC all-wheel drive optimizes torque and control of every wheel all the time. The 4MATIC system provides increased effectiveness on corners and in less than ideal road conditions. Along with the 4MATIC system also comes Mercedes-Benz’s 4-wheel Electronic Traction System. While the standard Electronic Stability Program reduces engine power to retain control the 4-wheel ETS responds with torque application to the proper wheels individually, to provide the best grip.
What is the Difference if Fuel Economy Between the C300 and C300 4MATIC?
Due to the different drivetrains of the 2016 C300 and C300 4MATIC, each of the sedan achieve different fuel economy ratings. The Mercedes-Benz C300 has an estimated fuel economy of 25 miles per gallon driving in the city and an average of 34 mph on the highway. The C300 4MATIC has a slightly lower fuel economy, estimated at 24 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway.
Both the Mercedes-Benz C300 and C300 4MATIC are high-performance luxury sedans built with elegant designs and the most advanced technologies. Each model has its advantages in either efficiency or performance. For more information on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup, contact our team at Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington in Delaware.