Comparison between:
• Mercedes-Benz C-class (W203) C 320 (petrol, 2000)
• Mercedes-Benz E-class (W210) E 430 (petrol, 1999)

Manufacturer, series, model, years of production

Basic information about the manufacturer, series and model of the vehicle. First and last years of production.

Model(W203) C 320(W210) E 430
First year of production20001999
Last year of production20052002

Body type, dimensions, volumes, weight

Information about the body style of the vehicle, overall dimensions, weight, boot space and fuel tank capacity.

Body typesedan (saloon)sedan (saloon)
Number of doors4 (four)4 (four)
Number of seats5 (five)5 (five)
Wheelbase2715.00 mm (millimeters)
8.91 ft (feet)
106.89 in (inches)
2.7150 m (meters)
2833.00 mm (millimeters)
9.29 ft (feet)
111.54 in (inches)
2.8330 m (meters)
Front track1493.00 mm (millimeters)
4.90 ft (feet)
58.78 in (inches)
1.4930 m (meters)
1536.00 mm (millimeters)
5.04 ft (feet)
60.47 in (inches)
1.5360 m (meters)
Rear track1464.00 mm (millimeters)
4.80 ft (feet)
57.64 in (inches)
1.4640 m (meters)
1534.00 mm (millimeters)
5.03 ft (feet)
60.39 in (inches)
1.5340 m (meters)
Length4526.00 mm (millimeters)
14.85 ft (feet)
178.19 in (inches)
4.5260 m (meters)
4818.00 mm (millimeters)
15.81 ft (feet)
189.69 in (inches)
4.8180 m (meters)
Width1726.00 mm (millimeters)
5.66 ft (feet)
67.95 in (inches)
1.7260 m (meters)
1799.00 mm (millimeters)
5.90 ft (feet)
70.83 in (inches)
1.7990 m (meters)
Height1426.00 mm (millimeters)
4.68 ft (feet)
56.14 in (inches)
1.4260 m (meters)
1455.00 mm (millimeters)
4.77 ft (feet)
57.28 in (inches)
1.4550 m (meters)
Ground clearance--
Minimum trunk/boot space capacity455.0 l (liters)
16.07 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.46 m3 (cubic meters)
455000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
520.0 l (liters)
18.36 ft3 (cubic feet)
0.52 m3 (cubic meters)
520000.00 cc (cubic centimeters)
Maximum trunk/boot space capacity--
Curb weight1565 kg (kilograms)
3450.23 lbs (pounds)
1770 kg (kilograms)
3902.18 lbs (pounds)
Maximum weight2045 kg (kilograms)
4508.45 lbs (pounds)
2280 kg (kilograms)
5026.54 lbs (pounds)
Capacity of the fuel tank62.0 l (liters)
13.64 UK gal (UK gallons)
16.38 US gal (US gallons)
80.0 l (liters)
17.60 UK gal (UK gallons)
21.13 US gal (US gallons)


Technical data about the vehicle's engine - location, displacement, aspiration, cylinders, valves, compression, fuel, etc.

Type of fuelpetrolpetrol
Type of fuel systemmulti-point fuel injection (MPFI)multi-point fuel injection (MPFI)
Engine model--
Engine locationlongitudinal, frontlongitudinal, front
Engine displacement3199 cc (cubic centimeters)4266 cc (cubic centimeters)
Valve mechanism typeoverhead camshaft (OHC)overhead camshaft (OHC)
Type of aspirationnaturally aspiratednaturally aspirated
Compression ratio10.00 : 110.00 : 1
Arrangement of the cylindersV engineV engine
Number of cylinders6 (six)8 (eight)
Valves per cylinder3 (three)3 (three)
Bore (the diameter of a cylinder)89.90 mm (millimeters)
0.29 ft (feet)
3.54 in (inches)
0.0899 m (meters)
89.90 mm (millimeters)
0.29 ft (feet)
3.54 in (inches)
0.0899 m (meters)
Stroke (the length of a piston stroke)84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)
84.00 mm (millimeters)
0.28 ft (feet)
3.31 in (inches)
0.0840 m (meters)

Power, torque, acceleration, speed

Information about the maximum power, torque, speed and the revolutions per minute, at which they are reached. Acceleration time from 0 to 100 km.

Maximum power218 hp (horse power)
162.6 kW (kilowatts)
221.0 ps (metric horsepower)
279 hp (horse power)
208.1 kW (kilowatts)
282.9 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power is generated at5700 rpm (revolutions per minute)5750 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Maximum torque310 Nm (newton meters)
31.6 kgm (kilogram meters)
228.6 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
400 Nm (newton meters)
40.8 kgm (kilogram meters)
295.0 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque is reached at3000 rpm (revolutions per minute)3000 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Redline RPM--
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.00 s (seconds)6.80 s (seconds)
Maximum speed245 km/h (kilometers per hour)
152.24 mph (miles per hour)
250 km/h (kilometers per hour)
155.34 mph (miles per hour)
Drag coefficient--

Fuel consumption

Information about the fuel consumption (urban, extra-urban, combined).

Fuel consumption (urban)15.4 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
3.39 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
4.07 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
15.27 mpg (miles per gallon)
4.03 mpl (miles per liter)
6.49 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (extra urban)7.6 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
1.67 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.01 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
30.95 mpg (miles per gallon)
8.18 mpl (miles per liter)
13.16 km/l (kilometers per liter)
Fuel consumption (combined)10.9 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.40 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
2.88 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
21.58 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.70 mpl (miles per liter)
9.17 km/l (kilometers per liter)
12.3 l/100km (liters per 100 kilometers)
2.71 UK gal/100km (UK gallons per 100 kilometers)
3.25 US gal/100km (US gallons per 100 kilometers)
19.12 mpg (miles per gallon)
5.05 mpl (miles per liter)
8.13 km/l (kilometers per liter)
EU emission standard--
Catalytic converter--
CO2 emissions--

Transmission, drive type

Information about the transmission (automatic and/or manual), number of gears/speeds and type of drive.

Transmission model--
Type of transmissionautomaticautomatic
Number of automatic gears5 (five)5 (five)
Number of manual gears--
Final drive ratio--
Drive typerear wheel drive (RWD)rear wheel drive (RWD)


Technical specifications about the type of steering and the vehicle's turning circle (turning diameter).

Type of steeringrack and pinionrack and pinion
Type of power steeringhydraulichydraulic
Turning circle diameter--


Information about the front and rear suspension of the vehicle.

Type of front suspension - coil springs - double wishbones
Type of rear suspension - coil springs - coil springs


Type of brakes used on the front and rear wheels as well as presence of an ABS (anti-lock braking system).

Type of front brakesventilated discsventilated discs
Type of rear brakesdiscsdiscs
ABS (anti-lock braking system)YesYes


Type and size of the rims and tyres of the vehicle.

Rim size--
Tyre code205/55 R16235/45 R17W