Mercedes C240 Specifications

Updated April 17, 2017

The Mercedes C240 is one of the trims of Mercedes' C-Class, a compact luxury/executive car from German automaker Mercedes-Benz. It appeared at the beginning of the C-Class's second generation of production (2001 to 2007). Mercedes manufactured the model as a sedan from 2001 to 2005 and as a wagon from 2003 to 2005.

Engine, Transmission and Fuel Economy

The Mercedes-Benz C240 has a 2.6-litre V6 engine with a 18-valve single overhead camshaft (SOHC) configuration and a sequential electronic fuel injection system. It produces 168 horsepower at 5,500rpm and 177 pound-feet of torque at 4,500rpm. Also, it has a bore and stroke of 3.54 inches by 2.69 inches and 10.5:1 compression ratio.

Depending on the model year, the standard transmission is a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. Fuel economy is estimated at 17 to 20 miles per gallon in the city and 25 to 27mpg on the highway.

Physical Specs

Mercedes-Benz designed the C240 as a five-seat vehicle. The sedan provides 88.5 cubic feet of passenger space and 12.2 cubic feet of cargo space, while the wagon offers a passenger volume of 89.3 cubic feet and a cargo volume of 25.2 cubic feet. Additionally, the car has 16-inch alloy wheels, a turning diameter of 35.3 feet and a ground clearance of 6.3 inches. The curb weight is between 3,300 and 1588 Kilogram.


Throughout its production run, the Mercedes C240 had an original manufacturer's suggested retail price range of £18,850 to £22,750, according to MSN Autos, with the 2001 sedan being the least expensive and the 2005 wagon being the most costly. As of October 2010, customers can buy a used C240 in the £4,550 to £12,350 range, based on Kelley Blue Book valuation and depending on the model year.

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