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The Most Common Mercedes Benz C-Class Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Mercedes Benz C-Class. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the C-Class

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has long been considered the “standard” sedan offering in the eclectic Mercedes lineup. Where the S-Class is the more “flagship” of luxury, the C-Class is a smaller, somewhat more affordable offering. It was first introduced back in 1993 as a replacement for the Mercedes-Benz 190, and was actually the smallest Benz on offer until they released the A-Class back in 1997.

To date, there have been 5 generations of C-Class cars, the most recent starting in 2021. When first launched in 1993, the C-Class came with a huge range of engine options ranging from 1.8L to 5.4L gasoline options, as well as 2.0L, 2.2L, and 2.5L diesel options. These have been somewhat pared down over the years to the point where we now have 3 gasoline options with mild hybrid technology, a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and a diesel offering, nearly all at 2.0L displacement.

Of course, where consumers care less about the number of engine options, they do care about design and features, and that’s where the newer Mercedes C-Class models --- as with most Mercedes models --- are known to shine. The interior of the latest models, for example, is characterized by many high-tech additions, including a digital instrument cluster, touch-sensitive controls, heated front seats with memory settings, and much more.

One can still enjoy the hints of classic luxury, too, of course, with open-pore wood trims, brushed aluminum detailing, fine leather upholstery on the seats, and so on. Furthermore, with even the very newest fifth-generation models and all 3 trim levels starting well under $50,000, they remain a good example of “affordable luxury.”

While some would rather push the boat out and get the more resplendent S-Class, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers decent value, fantastic technology, and sleek design. It’ll never be the grand sibling of the family, but it holds its own very well in an eclectic range.